Showing posts with label organize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label organize. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Etceteras: recipe organization

Organizing: Covered Recipe Binder via homework | www.carolynshomework.comWith the new year always comes a wave of cleaning, purging and organizing. I’m not sure what it is that brings that out in some of us but I’m going to ride that wave for as long as I can. I haven’t had time to tackle some of the larger organizing projects, like cleaning out my closet {sigh… I’ll need a full weekend to tackle that mess} but I did get one little project done and I’m thrilled with the end result.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Upcycling: Back-to-school pencil cans


It’s nearly that time of year again – back-to-school. And that means it’s time to get organized. I threw out all my son’s dried up pens, stubby-broken pencils and bits of who-knows-what.

I found cans in my cupboard of various shapes and sizes. I simply washed them out and covered them in a variety of paper using spray mount. Here’s a trick: to help your decorative paper stick to the cans, wrap the can in another piece of paper with no glue or spray mount, than place a few rubber bands around the can. Once the spray mount is dried, remove the rubber bands and outer paper.


The square-shaped can doubles as a full-year calendar. I included clothes pins for homework reminders and a ruler on the large can. The small can works for paper clips, rubber bands or the inevitable…stubby pencils.


Hopefully, we can stay organized at least through October.