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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Here are a few other posts you might like:

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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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Happy New Year!

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Happy 2018! Can you believe it! Are you excited for the new year? Do you have big plans? The new year always gets me in the organize and throw out mood. I have been going through my Christmas stuff and throwing lots away and donating the rest. Since this was the first year I got to decorate this house, I wasn’t sure what I was going to use or what would work. Well, now I have a better idea and I am really trying to purge.

Did you go after Christmas shopping? I picked up a few items, like wrapping paper, ribbon and tags. I have a tote like this one and keep all my Christmas wrapping supplies in one place. I even keep tape, scissors and a pen in there. Whenever I buy wrapping supplies this is where I store it. It’s so nice to be able to pull out the box and have everything in one place.

I have also been going through my closet. I pull out the pieces I am not sure about and then try them on or plan to wear them one day. If I just don’t like it or it doesn’t fit, away it goes! It sure feels good to have more room in my closet. The hardest part for me is the shoes. Oh, I love my shoes!  I redid how I stored my scarves and gloves in my hall closet a few years ago and I still use this method. Here’s the post.

Do you love printables? Do you need a new calendar for 2018? The Cottage Market has so many cute ones! There are ones for Harry Potter, princesses, unicorns, floral and anything else in-between! I just printed off one for myself!

Did you party for New Years Eve? Better Homes and Gardens has all sorts of ideas for all kinds of parties! We just stayed home and had our traditional pizza dinner. 🙂

Do you make resolutions in the new year or set goals? Do you have ideas of projects you want to do around the house or the yard? My list is too long to post here, but I want to work on my laundry room and I would like my side yard to look like this. I can dream can’t I?

Thank you so much for following along with me each week! I really appreciate all my readers and love to read you comments! I hope you have a blessed 2018!

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