Here at A Thrifty Mrs, I’ve talked frequently about organising your home and life with items you already have around your home (and I’ll link to some of them below) however sometimes folk come up with genius ideas which lead me into shops to part with money. Obviously I try my very best to hunt down bargain versions of these organisational wonders and here are some of my favourites.
I used to keep my shoes in their original boxes (yes they even had photos on the front) or clear boxes (which by the way are a bargain on eBay) but our flat is quite small now and we don’t really have that kind of space. I saw these type of shoe organisers in a shop for £20 each and I was mighty tempted to get them however when I got home I tracked down similar ones on eBay at £3.99 (plus if you buy 2 you automatically get one free). They’re fab because they have little pockets for separating the shoes plus a see through top and a handle. These now live under our bed and they’re the perfect solution to an organisational and storage problem. They come in green, polka dot-y hearts and cream with a brown trim.
Make up or desk organiser
My friend, who I might add is seriously lacking in organisational skills, just bought one of these organisers to sort things out in the make up department. Apparently it has cut down her morning ‘faff time’ to 25mins from well over an hour. Amazing.
I blogged about these handbag organisers a couple of months ago here and I’m still full on, head-over-heels in love with mine.
Everything comes with a wire these days and they can very quickly become a hellish tangled mess. I’ve tried lots of different methods for keeping them neat and tidy but simple and easy cable ties have been the most effective for us here a Thrifty Towers. I’ve bought them on the high street before now at great expense but eBay as usual comes up trumps here. You can even get different colours too so you can colour code and know exactly what each bundle of wires is for. I wouldn’t be without a stash of them.
P.S. I did a little OOTD post earlier today.