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Some of you wanted to see exactly what I was packing on my long trip to Paris. For 3 weeks, I was trying to adhere to the 5-4-3-2-1 packing plan so I could fit everything in just one carry on bag, without having to wear all black. I got pretty close.
4 shirts, mostly sleeveless, only one of which is a black t-shirt.
3 bottoms (one maxi skirt, one short skirt, and one pair of cropped pants).
2 light sweaters.
1 swimsuit with a cover-up that can double as a dress all on it’s own (That makes 5 dresses).
1 nightie and robe.
3 pair of shoes that are all very comfortable, light and good for walking.
My travel outfit is the maxi skirt, blue t-shirt, and the larger Dansko sandals on the left. All super comfy.
Sure, I could economize just a teensy bit more, but when it all fits in one carry-on and still leaves a little room for shopping, why?
If you want to see if this wardrobe held up for my long stay in Paris, check out my Instagram.
What do you think. Could you pack like this for a long trip?
My laundry “room” is right in my kitchen, so any little organizing upgrade makes me happy about a dozen times a day. This time, I repurposed a plastic pretzel can into something super useful.
These pretzel rods are yummy, so we go through quite a few each year.
They are a great size, and useful for storing all sorts of things, like bath toys. No upgrading needed.
But with a little contact paper, I finally had the best little spot on my laundry shelf for the rolls of trash bags that we buy. I already had the contact paper, which I used to re-cover some office storage. I just covered the outside of the container and stashed the trash bags inside. It just looks pretty.
What have you repurposed lately to help you with organizing?
There’s starting to be a chill in the air where I live, and like most folks, I’m swapping my iced beverage for a hot one. I’m always looking for ways to make my crowded kitchen Lazy-Susan cabinet work harder, and trying to cute-it-up at the same time. Now I have a cute little place for organizing tea bags right at my fingertips.
I had been wanting a better tea-storage solution ever since I spied this little tea bag organizer, but I knew I could come up with something even better.
Supplies for Tea Bag Organizer for Lazy-Susan
This easy little DIY only took a few supplies and a few minutes at home.
I started with a galvanized tin sign market from Michaels. I was planning on hanging it with a 3M Command Hook, but by a happy accident, it slides in place perfectly.
Next, three paper boxes from the craft store (about $2 each) got a little label on the short side. I stamped them “MORN,” “NOON,” “NIGHT” to separate the types of teas I usually have on hand. I stuck these on with Satin Decou-Page, which I’ve been using in quite a few projects lately.
You could easily use pre-cut blackboard stickers, or freehand some chalkboard lettering if that’s your thing. (Emily from Two Purple Couches, I’m looking at you.)
On the long/back side, each box got 2 strip magnets. These were self-adhesive, but I applied a little Decou-Page just to be sure they would stick.
That’s pretty much it. Now I can remove all that extra packaging and half-empty tea boxes. My little tea boxes are up off the shelf, and are even cute enough to sit on the table and let a guest choose their own tea.
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You can see I’m trying to pretty up the rest of my lazy-Susan by transferring other products into old sauce and salsa jars, like I did in my organized pantry.
If you are trying to kick the coffee habit like I did, try out this Chai Latte recipe, which I am also mixing ahead of time and storing in a jar in my organized Lazy-Susan.
Does this idea solve a problem in your corner cabinet, Lazy-susan or pantry?
If you are lucky enough to have a glass front cabinet or glass front display case, you may be thinking they are impossible to keep organized. But using this one little trick, your glass front cabinets can look super organized all the time.
Glass front cabinets before:
Here’s the trick: Mix and match brightly colored basket, which you can use to store all of your stuff, and amaze your friends with how organized you are.
There. Don’t you feel happier and instantly more organized?