you guys remember this ad from citigroup a couple of years ago, right? at the time, i didn’t really cook and i thought–genius idea. i’m all about repurposing a space so it functions for your specific needs.
i soooooo wanted to post this yesterday! i’ve been watching a lot of larry king live recently and one of his guests this week was joan rivers. i’m dying to see her documentary but of equal fascination is how joan rivers organizes her jokes! a wall of card cabinet file drawers with labels. the larry king interview only briefly highlighted this (see my transcript below) but i’m curious to know if she still does this. insane and lovely.
starts at the 5:59 minute mark
Larry King: The files you keep
Joan Rivers: Yeah
LK: [Milton] Berle used to do that
JR: Also Bob Hope. Someone told me that he had a joke room. Isn’t that amazing? You’d walk into a room and there’s nothing but file cabinets and you… balloons?! Got it over here under B! And so I started to keep every joke I could.
an over the door shoe organizer isn’t just for organizing shoes. this gent repurposes the organizer for “on the go” items. and if you click here, you can find out exactly what is stored.
if you haven’t already, introduce yourself to command hooks (they’re kinda awesome). some holding up to 5lbs of weight, i’ve used them twice recently to display clients necklaces for easy access. they’re also a great solution for renters as they don’t damage the walls surface and are a cinch to remove. i find mine at the container store and home depot but i’m guessing they probably have them at target as well.
have i been living under a rock not to have known about IKEA’s rationell line? IKEA says it best, “a series of interior fittings that help make better use of kitchen space.” i couldn’t agree more. since moving, our trash can has been in limbo living everywhere from beside the oven (hate) to in the laundry room (double hate). the perfect spot? underneath the sink. a way to make that option sing? –this product from the rationell line.
i’m no garden maven (i count myself lucky to keep succulents alive). but i do know a good system when i see one. check out this grand idea–cutting down regular sized file folders to fit perfectly in a small tin. labeled and neat, now the seeds are searchable–which prevents ordering seeds you may already have (raise your hand if you’ve ever done that before)!
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(images; chiot’s run)