3 Clever Ways to Organize Your Stuff Behind Closed Doors
Here on the blog I usually show you the parts of my home that are in full view for all to see. Today I thought it would be fun to show you a few things that are behind closed doors.
These are areas that I see on a daily basis that keep me organized, but that no one else who enters my home would see, unless of course they started snooping around, opening cabinet doors and drawers.
I have a few friends and family members who love to do this, If you are like them, you will enjoy seeing what is behind door …
Door No. 1
This is how I store and keep my tablecloths wrinkle-free. I hang them in our foyer closet that is right off the dining room. We don’t use the closet for coats since all of them are hung out in the garage where we enter and exit the house.
Last year, I edited all of my tablecloths down to only a few. I fold them long ways and then hang them over men’s suit hangers that I equip with cardboard tubes from gift wrap.
I love the red hangers…they are from my first job working in retail display. They say, Hess’s Mens Store which has been out of business for years. Seeing them always brings back fond memories of working with the person who changed my career path – Paul Kairis. XO
Simply cut a gift wrap tube to the same width as the pants hanger rod. Open the rod and slide the tube on. Close the rod.
If you don’t have this type of hanger, you can use plastic hangers.
You just need to cut the tube lengthwise, too. Once it is cut, place it over the rod.
When I make this type, I duct tape over the cut to secure.
I roll very large or oilcloth tablecloths on the long cardboard tubes that fabric yardage comes on. I make sure to always ask for these tubes when I buy fabric yardage.
Door No. 2
This is not quite a door, but a drawer I open a few times each day. I like to line my drawers with decorative paper; usually I use gift wrap or wallpaper. This wallpaper is no longer available. It is left over from this table makeover I did when I first started blogging. To see where I store all my paper click here.
In the shoebox, I save all the Business Reply envelopes that come in junk mail offers. I use them to create my grocery lists. They are perfect since I can place my coupons for the week right inside the envelope with my list. EZ!
I recently made over my address book. I like the old-school way of keeping track of all my address and phone numbers. It is like the song...make new friends, but keep the old... I have my gadgets and devices, but the old school way is so much more elegant and visual – which makes it more appealing to me.
I covered the outside with a leftover scrap of fabric and used spray glue to attach it. I made over my daily planner in the same manner. I used a fun map of Annapolis, Maryland to line the front and back cover. Another fresh start along with my calendar. Can you tell I am a little excited that September will soon be here?
Door No. 3
I have shown you the fabric memo board that is on the front of one of my kitchen cabinets. Now you can see what is on the inside of the door…
…the household calendar. It is from Paper Source. I love it, not only because it has a different chalkboard each month, but more so since it is a calendar that starts with August instead of January. If you are like me, then you feel that September 1 feels more like New Years Day, than January 1. Getting my new year up and running before Sept 1st helps give me that organized fresh new start. It is where Ed and I put our schedules, appointments, weekend trips, events, vacations, and reminders so we can keep track of each other. We each keep our own calendar, but this is our visual.
How to Hang a Calendar on the Back of a Cabinet Door:
On the top part of the door, hammer a small nail into the wood on an angle. Hook the hole or hook on the calendar over the nail. (Make sure your nail is not longer than the thickness of your cabinet so you don’t punch a hole through it.)
I hope you enjoyed the little peek into what I keep behind closed doors and maybe took away a few organizing ideas that you can use around your house.
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