Friday, January 15, 2010

My attempt at being a little more organized

I don't claim to be an organized person. I'm sure my husband is sitting here snickering right now. To tell you the truth he is WAY more organized and tidy than I am. One room that gives me fits when it comes to tidiness is our master bathroom. I feel like it is a catch all for every one. My girls are always digging through my drawers for hair bows, my oldest always wants the styling products, they are constantly stealing our toothpaste, or leaving theirs in here, and don't get me started about the laundry. Why can't the clothes make it into the basket? It's all a bit overwhelming so I decided to start small.

Just to keep things real here is a picture of my "hair" drawer:

Yeah, it's bad.

So here was my solution:

SOOO much better! I whipped theses cord keepers up in a jiffy from supplies I already had here in... you guessed it... my stash!

They were so easy and here's how I did it:

First cut a piece of fabric 5"x7" (you can make it bigger if you have a bigger cord. Oh, and yeah that's my funky retro 70's orange towel that I use for an ironing board in the background. Don't you lurve it?)

Second: Fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together and sew up 2 sides.

Here's my cute machine sewing up both sides.

Clip your corners so it will lay correctly.

Flip it right side out. I top stitched mine because I'm a topstitchin' fool. Just make sure you close up the end that is open.

Cut your Velcro the size of half of your keeper. Sew one side of Velcro on one half of one side. Flip it over and sew the other side of the Velcro on the opposite side of the keeper.

Here's your finished product.

OK, I went a little crazy with these. I have them all over the house now making all my cords tidy! They are so cute and soooo easy!

I linked up over at Thrifty Decor Chick! Check her out she totally ROCKS!!

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Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Check out my tips including how to get pen off and couch!


Reese said...

These ROCK! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing :)