How I Organized My Tool Cabinet

Good morning! I hope you all had a fun and family filled Easter! It was such a beautiful day here. Perfect for hunting eggs! I was able to accomplish a few projects while I was off for spring break.

This locker cabinet was one of my projects. What a mess! I was constantly having to dig through all this to find the one tool or item I needed. There are small tools that I use in the house, a few painting supplies, batteries, and other miscellaneous items. I finally decided it was time to do something about it.

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I found this divided box and knew it would work perfectly for all the small pieces I had in the locker. I started out putting the smaller items in the small squares. Items such as nails, screws, hooks and eyes fit perfectly in these compartments.

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Once I finished with the smaller pieces, I had several larger items. I was able to take some of the dividers out to make larger spaces. I placed razor blades, zip ties and larger hooks in these compartments.

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I also had a small clear plastic box that I filled with the larger tools like the hammer, screwdrivers, levels, wire cutters and sandpaper.

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I also had a divided box for batteries. I have had this organizer for awhile and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it for the other items.

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What a difference! It’s amazing how two little organizers could make this much of a difference! It’s so much easier to find what I need now. I have the batteries on the top shelf and hung up a few extra packs on the hook. I also have a few painting supplies and the staple gun in here.

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I placed the divided box and the tool box on the bottom shelf.

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Such a simple solution to a big messy problem! I’m so glad to have this one project done.

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Have you organized any areas in your house lately? Do you have any simple solutions for keeping your items neat? Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!

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Cable Management for the Win!

Hello!  Can you believe today is February 1st?  Where has this year gone so far?  I swear yesterday it was New Years…but I guess not.

Speaking of New Years, how are everyone’s resolutions going?  Good…bad…have you given up already?  I hope not!  Keep going!  You can do it!

One of my New Years resolutions is to manage things better.  You know, things like time, schedule, money, and cables.  Ugh!  My cable management is terrible.  I just hang my phone charger and Fitbit charger from my lamp (which looks like an Eiffel Tower mind you), but my cats really like playing with them.  And, it probably isn’t good for the cables either.

But thanks to Blue Key World, this problem has been solved!

*This blog post has been sponsored by Blue Key World*

Blue Key World is a company that specializes in home and kitchen wear.  How cool is that?  They created these nifty little doo-dads that help you with keeping your cables organized.  But not only that, but they create some pretty sweet knifes for your cooking supplies.  Not impressed yet, just wait and see.

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They were kind enough to send both mom and I a pack of 6 cable organizers.  These organizers are tiny!  They aren’t very big so it’s perfect to hide behind a shelf or on the leg of a table to keep your cords in order.  What’s even better is they come with a sticky pad on the back.  Just peel off the sticker and BAM!  Stick it to whatever surface you need to!

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Now I only used two, one for my phone charger and one for my Fitbit charger.  Just so that way they weren’t hanging on my Eiffel Tower lamp and falling willy nilly.  The hole that holds the cord is big enough for the cord, but small enough that your charger port won’t fall through.  And the matte texture of the organizer helps to hold the cords in place.  How cool is that!

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Mom and I both tried them for a week to make sure that they worked.  We also gave my dad one for his phone charger, just to have an extra person try it.  Mom always complained about her phone charger falling out of her phone during the night and waking up to an almost dead phone.  But with Blue Key World’s cable organizer, she hasn’t had to worry about that at all.  Her phone has stayed plugged in all night long.  And my dad?  Not the same issue, but really enjoyed not having to try to find his fallen phone charger at night when he was ready to go to bed.

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For me, I have one tiny complaint.  And honestly, it’s not even that big of a deal and it’s not entirely the fault of the cable organizer.  My phone charger has a matte finish on it, just like the organizer.  So my phone charger had a bit of a hard time sliding up and down through the small hole in the organizer.  But if the hole was any larger, my charger port would fall through meaning the organizer wasn’t doing it’s job.  But other than that, it’s great!  My cats aren’t always trying to play with my cables, they are more organized, and they aren’t just hanging around on my lamp all the time.

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Overall, if you need a cable organizer, this is the way to go.  If you click here, this will take you to Blue Key World’s Amazon page where you can purchase one of your own.  I promise you won’t be disappointed if you purchase one!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Closet Round Up

Hello!  How was everyone’s week?  Mine was fine, thanks for asking.

Now!  I live in an apartment with a walk in closet, but it’s not very big or organized.  So this week in looking for inspiration for myself, I thought I would share my favorites.  Some of these are organization, some are awesome pictures, but all of them are just cool!

So enjoy!

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Closet Reveal from Brighton the Day

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5 Closet Organization Tips from My Domain

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Awesome Walk In Closet Redo from Organized Living’s YouTube Page

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Tips for Organizing a Small Closet from Queen Bee of Honey Dos

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Best Ikea Closets on the Internet from Who What Wear

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Dream Closet Makeover from Love Create Celebrate

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Beautiful Dark Wood Closet from Decor Pad

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Ikea’s Billy Bookcase for Closets from Apartment Therapy

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Simple Open Closet from Pure Wow

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Closet Reveal from Ivory Lane

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How to Get Yourself Organized

Hello!  Before we get started, I must say that I feel completely unorganized while writing this post.  I have been working (slaving) over decor for a potluck that my work is having and kind of forgot about this…sorry.

But next week you will see how I decorated!

So here are some helpful tips on how to get organized.

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Apparently I am not the only one who has absolutely no idea how to fold a fitted sheet.  Angela Says helps us all figure out how to properly fold that stupid sheet.

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Man I wish that I had this much food in my fridge that it needed to be organized.  My fridge is just random sodas and leftover pizza and milk.  Lots of milk.  I also traveled through about 5 separate blog posts and don’t know where this picture came from.  Sorry.

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Any yarn lovers out there like me?  Here’s an old blog post from us about how to organize your yarn supply.

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THIS IS LITERALLY IN MY DAD’S GARAGE!  Mom saw this a while ago and showed my dad who built it.  It’s awesome! Her Tool Belt gives you the full DIY on this cool project!

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I really like this mail organizer.  I would pick some different fabric than this, but DIY Projects tells us how we can make our own.

 

I wish this was my closet!  It is so clean and organized and looks super nice.  Just A Girl and Her Blog shows us how to organize our closets to make it perfect for us.

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How cute is this bookshelf?  it can totally help organize your books or other knick knacks to show off.  Tara Michelle Interiors shows us how she built the perfect shelf for organizing.

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I think this looks so pretty.  And I have a bunch of nail polish that I don’t use, so this would be perfect!  Also, the original source isn’t available anymore which is sad.

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Do you ever have so much jewelry that you just don’t know what to do with it?  Why not hang it on a mirror?  Click here to see how we organized our jewelry!

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Desk Chair Makeover

Good morning! Are you snowed in where you are? I hope everyone is okay! We are finally having some much needed rain! I think I write about this every year, but it’s just been so long since we really had enough. Hopefully it keeps coming! I was also able to get a few projects done during my Christmas break, so here goes!

I found this chair by some trash cans while we still lived at the old house, so that is over a year ago. It’s just been sitting in my garage waiting for me. 🙂 Haley took her desk chair to school with her and had been using one of my kitchen table chairs, so this was the perfect project for the desk in her room.

The chair was a dark brown so I primered it first. I always start with the chair upside down on a table. That way I am sure to get all the underneath parts and don’t miss anything that I have to try and touch up later. Once the underside is done, I turn it over and paint the top. So I started with the primer. I forgot to get a picture of just the primer so you can see some runs from the grey from when I painted the underneath side.

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I went over the whole chair with grey paint next. This was paint I had from Haley’s bedroom. I don’t know the color because it was an ‘oops’ can at Home Depot. I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby at the after Christmas sale. I loved all the different pops of color in it! I can’t have anything too crazy in Haley’s room, so she actually helped picked it out.

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I took my board for the seat of the chair and laid out the fabric under it. Then I cut the fabric to a couple of inches larger than the board. This will give me enough to staple onto the board.

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Making sure the fabric is centered, I fold over the edge of the fabric to give it a little more strength. I start by stapling the fabric in the center of each side of the board, making sure it is a snug fit. Once I have the middle staple in, I do a few more on each side to keep it all even. For the corners, I fold it in to make a neat fold.  I have a couple of other posts about recovering chairs if you want to check them out, here and here.

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Once the fabric was stapled to the seat board, I screwed the board back onto the chair. And it was finished! Sometimes I wonder why I put off things for so long, when in reality, it doesn’t take that long to do the whole project. Who knows?!

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Now Haley can finally have a chair at her desk and won’t have to keep stealing my kitchen chairs! Lol!

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I’m so glad I got this project done. One less thing in my garage. Now on to the next one!

 

I hope you all have a great week!

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