I am a self-diagnosed neat freak. I love to clean and I love to organize. (If I could have a container, holder and/or label for EVERYTHING, my life would be complete!) And this is my brand new blog for everything NEAT!
I have a toddler in perpetual motion, a packrat daughter, a dog and a disorganized husband... and I hope to share the challenges, trials, errors, rewards and insights of being a bit "too clean obsessive" in a family that's not so in love with neatness. And I am making a promise to clean, rearrange, organize and simplify my life... and help you along the way! SO stay tuned for my journey toward everything orderly and efficient!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 121: Knotty No More!

Necklaces make me mad.  Well, not necklaces in and of themselves... it's the twisted, knotted ones that really irk me.  Call it a pet peeve, if you will, but a tangled necklace is as good as broken in my hands.  I just don't have the patience to deal with it!  And if it's stuck on my neck because of a knot or a broken clasp, then I'll tug and pull until it snaps.  It's terrible, really.  If I ever needed anger management for anything, it's with necklaces.

That's why THIS idea makes me SO very happy!

What a clever and fun way to keep those darn, decorative strands separate and ready to wear!  Just take a simple wood piece, painted or distressed to match your taste or decor, and add some knobs - random, colorful ones, matching knobs or just all the "extras" you have lying around in junk drawers!  Hang it in a closet or bathroom or even on a door, and now necklaces have a happy - and safe - home!

Now, THAT's neat!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 120: Chalk labels strike again

Y'all know that I LOVE using chalk panels, labels and charts for the kitchen and in the pantry. (You can see those posts HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!) But there are just so many uses for Uppercase Living's awesome chalk (or dry erase) panels.

Here is a very neat idea for garage storage! Just get some galvanized buckets, slap on a chalk label, and write whatever it is that's supposed to go in that pail! You can store your labeled containers on a shelf or against a wall. You can also use colorful buckets, plastic bins or crates and have fun with stacking, sorting and color coding.

You can find lots of great chalk and dry erase options on my Uppercase Living website. But THIS is one of my favorite new sets. This awesome "tags and tidbits" set comes with all sizes and shapes, so you can have lots of fun using these in lots of fun spaces!

Now, THAT's neat!