Organizing those Little Things

I have really been enjoying Pinterest! There are just so many great ideas for decorating and organizing, cleaning and recipes…  This past week I found some good ideas for how to organize  some of the smaller things around my house, and many of them came from The Family Handyman which has awesome ideas!

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One of the ideas was to use bread clips to label cords. I have several appliances close together on my counter so this helps me know quickly which one I am plugging in. I try not to keep things plugged in that I am not using because my mother and father had a house fire a few years ago when they weren’t home from a blender that was plugged in and defective.

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They also can work to label other cords like all those computer cords.

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Just be careful not to puncture your cords!

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This was a clever idea also, to attach an empty tissue box to a cabinet door with thumbtacks, and then store your empty grocery bags inside for when you need them ( I actually used velcro to attach mine to the door).

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Even though I don’t have a lot of ribbon at the moment, I thought this was a great way to store spools of ribbon. Just use a pants hanger that has the lift up bars to slide your ribbon on. Mine was missing a rung, but that might work well for larger spools!

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I really liked the idea of storing cupcake liners in a pretty glass jar. A taller jar would be pretty, but I had this short one on hand. You will need a jar with a wide mouth to get the liners to fit inside.

Last week I organized this cabinet, and then I saw another terrific idea on using a tension rod in the back of the cabinet for those itty bitty spices and seasonings so they don’t get hidden behind the larger ones.
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I hope these tips are helpful; I know I was excited to share my recent Pinterest finds with you!

, Organizing those Little Things, Sometimes the littlest things can be a huge help!
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For more organizing tips, be sure to check out my Organization Archives!


  1. I love your organisational pins. I had pinned the same idea about putting the cake papers in a jar too!

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  2. Found your link at Funky Junk and love so many of the ideas you discovered on Pinterest! I have just started over there and now see why it’s so addicting! Now I need to go look for some jars for my cupcake papers!

  3. Great ideas. Love the one about the computer cords and the cupcake liners. I am going to do my cupcake liners tomorrow. I am a new follower. Please visit and follow me as well. Ginger

  4. I love the cupcake wrapper idea. I used a small jelly jar with a regular lid. It works well – only one liner comes out at a time since it is a tight fit.
    Can’t wait until my kleenex box is empty to organize my plastic bags.

  5. That’s a genius idea for the tension rod. I will defifnitely be getting a couple for my cupboards as I have no idea what’s hiding at the back!

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