I love coming home to an organized space after a long day of work. There is nothing like decompressing and relaxing in a space that is orderly and free of chaos.
However, I realize that many believe organizing a space can be costly but it doesn’t have to be which is why thrifting at DC Goodwill is becoming a favorite hobby of mine. I’ve found some amazing home goods and craft pieces from there that I’ve incorporated into my space to make it tidy and organized.
Here’s what I lucked up and found during my last shopping haul at DC Goodwill:
If you haven’t done so already be sure to read Think Outside of the Box: An Organized Pantry Shelf where I used the two craft boxes to organize my food pantry by containing my vitamins and medications which created a more aesthetic feel.
By separating my medications and vitamins, it makes it easier for me to grab exactly what I need without rummaging through the pantry.
In an effort to continue to organize my space, I also decided to tidy-up my entryway.
It’s so convenient to take off your shoes and leave them by the door but by doing so it can create an eyesore. Personally, I don’t like an eyesore and I like for everything to be in its place – preferably contained. So, I created an organized entryway by setting up a drop-zone using the IKEA basket.
Now, the shoes can be placed directly inside the basket along with the slippers. I also added an air freshener to keep the entryway smelling fresh which makes walking into the home inviting.
I grabbed an 11X14 canvas while shopping and decided to use it to create a memo-board to store small mementos, post-it affirmations, and other small reminders that I like to have on display. But these items would typically be sprawled across the desk-space which makes focusing on work challenging so I had to do something.
To create the memo-board, I used some of my leftover craft products: adhesive contact, paper from Target, twine, an easy tacker, Gorilla Glue, and mini clothespins.
From a blank canvas to a creative memo-board.
I love visual reminders that put me in a good mood as well as a clear desk-space which enhances my productivity.