Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pintrest - DIY pencil organizer

As much as I loved our little plastic pencil cup, it was starting to get a little crowded. I found a DIY "marker caddy" on Pintrest that I found to be very easy! My version is a little different but the idea is basically the same.

I took an empty puzzle box (the puzzle I finished a few weeks ago and glued it together), some paper towel and toilet paper rolls, cut them up, and stuck them inside the box. Initially, I didn't have enough cardboard rolls to fill up the whole box and the pencils and pens couldn't hold themselves up. Until I found one more paper towel roll hidden in another shoe box my temporary solution was to paper clip all the rolls together and to the box. Voila!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pintrest - Organizing a t-shirt drawer

I've seen various blogs depicting Pintrest Fails but none that showed people trying all these DIY projects with normal to great success.

I found a pin that helped with organizing your t-shirt drawer. The lady who posted this idea describes reorganizing her son's t-shirt drawer. She listed very simple and clear instructions and although she was dealing with shirts that were probably bigger than mine and slightly different in shape, I thought I'd try it out anyway.

Before: shirts barely fit. Hard to find the one I wanted to wear

After: I fit more shirts in the drawer than were originally in there. Huzzah!

The project was mostly a success. I was able to fit a few more shirts than were in the drawer before but since my dresser is kind of small the shirts stuck UP a little too much and got stuck in the dresser when I tried to pull out the drawer again. I just squished down what I could to make it fit and hopefully not get stuck. Another remedy I could try would be to double fold those shirts that stick up but then I'd end up taking up more room in the drawer. The ultimate answer would just to get a bigger dresser.

Stan "helping"