Craft RoomTara Anderson's comments: "I'm a freak about things being organized and clean. I joke that I'm going to retire and start a (professional) organizing business."
Shopping BagsThis low-mounted peg rail hung in yvestown's kitchen makes it the perfect drop spot for grocery shopping bags, especially when those bags are as cute as the kitchen's decor.
Modern Diningmviamontes2's comments: "We rent a 608-square-foot, one-bedroom heavy timber loft in a 1920s shoe factory. Our design approach combines simple clean lines with classic midcentury modern pieces. The hanging pendant and accent wall help to define our dining zone within the living room. The Jonathan Adler vase is filled with fresh seasonal flowers weekly."
HomeschoolGennine's two sons have matching but separate work stations where they spend mornings at home school with mom. The creative wall of art proves organization doesn't have to mean fewer things: it just means a more organized way of displaying them.
Decorating Themethat's swell's comments: "My kitchen is all Coca-Cola, so it was carried over into the dining room too." Themes or collections are great to organize, because no matter how different the items, they all look as if they belong together.
Color-Coordinatedrob_pym's comments: "Color-coordinated CDs for rapid location."
Girl's Playroomtnprph's comments: "A darling, organized playroom. I designed this space to keep my daughter's toys from taking over the room. My husband built the furniture and I did everything else (made all artwork, made window treatments, covered all lampshades). The room has plenty of floor and desk space for playing and learning. The mural is 3-D, with ladybugs made out of oval artist's canvases, huge paper flowers and a homemade picket fence."
Cubes and Shelvesnancy475's comments: "Walk-in closet in the guest bedroom is now a compact but organized space to do scrapbooking and cardmaking without making a mess in the main part of the house."
Cooking Solutionssolaana's comments: "So excited about that magnet; my creative knife collection wasn't fitting in the knife block I had."
Studio ShelfThe vintage finds of littlepinkstudio include a wire stand and a blue powder box. The wire stand she painted pink to hold rubber stamps; the powder box holds her vintage rhinestone jewelry.
Overhead Libraryfyngyrz's comments: "The building, an old church, had 14' ceilings, and so splitting that into two equal spaces minus the floor thickness results in each floor having about 6' 7" of headroom. This puts the base of the joists at a convenient height for retrieving paperback books.
"When we're done, there will be about 363 linear feet of bookshelves in the room. This isn't enough for all of our books, but some sections, such as the music and martial arts sections, can go to the spaces devoted to those pursuits. If there is overflow after that, the joists over the entryway may be called into service. You simply can't have too many bookshelves, or books, as far as we're concerned."
Clean KitchenYou can't go wrong when organizing with sleek Ikea cabinets. Idahostudios' kitchen also incorporates an open shelf with ordered dishware and a cabinet holding a collection of clay cups.
Fabric CollectionCan you believe this is in an unfinished basement? "It's amazing what a little pink fabric will do," says The Domestic Diva.