Get Organized with Over-the-Door Shoe Organizers

Let’s get organized with over-the-door shoe organizers this week!

Get Organized with Shoe Organizers

I’m obsessed with Over-the-Door Shoe Organizers.  I have one on the back of every door in my house.  I even have one in the kitchen so today I’m sharing some fun ways to stay organized with these handy dandy shoe racks.

Let’s start in the kitchen:

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Racks

You can use them as a snack station

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Keep your spices organized and easy to find

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

I have a small one from The Dollar Store in my small pantry that holds my spice packets and small things like popcorn, granola bars, Jell-O, etc.

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Hold all your kitchen utensils

Hall Closet

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizer

 Use them to organize hats, mittens, and gloves.


or all your cleaning supplies.


Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Toys, toys, and more toys!

Organize Lego Pieces with a Shoe Organizer

What about all those LEGO pieces?  What a great idea.

Organize coloring books with a shoe organizer

Coloring books

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Craft supplies


Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers


Organize belts with a shoe organizer


Organize jewelry with shoe organizer


Tank tops

Organize Baby Stuff with Shoe Organizer

Organize baby stuff

Linen Closet / Bathroom:


Organize medicine and first aid supplies

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Hair products

Organize Makeup in Shoe Organizer



Organize papers with a shoe organizer

Store important papers in a shoe organizer.

Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Cords and electronics

Organizing office supplies with a shoe organizer

Office Supplies

Craft Room:

Organize your sewing supplies with a shoe organizer

Sewing supplies

Organize yarn in a shoe organizer


Get Organized with Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Gift Wrap


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I must say that I never would have thought to put one in the garage but now I will definitely be doing this ASAP.  This is exactly what I need in my garage.

You can even use one in the car!

car shoe organizer

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How do you use over-the-door shoe organizers to keep your house organized?

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DIY Diaper Caddies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #HuggiesNewYear #CollectiveBias

I’m so excited about today’s craft project because it has been such a lifesaver!   After I got home from the hospital with Easton, my mom helped me put together these adorable DIY Diaper Caddies and I use them every single day.  Plus, we were able to upcycle old boxes which makes this craft project even better.

DIY Diaper Caddies

I would probably go crazy without them. That’s how much I rely on them daily.  Plus, it keeps things organized and in a specific place so when I need something for Easton, I know exactly where to find it.

And they are aren’t hard to put together either.  Turn some old boxes into these fabulous diaper caddies with supplies you probably have already.

Materials needed:

  • shoe box (I used old photo boxes I had in my closet)
  • scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush
  • gold brads
  • old leather belt or leather fabric
  • X-Acto knife

Now for the fun part.  These diaper caddies may seem like a lot of work but it only takes 2 steps to make them.  The longest part is waiting for the Mod Podge to dry.

DIY Diaper Caddy Step 1

First, cut scrapbook paper in strips to cover box.  I covered the long sides first and then the smaller sides.  Adhere paper to box using Mod Podge and paint brush.

DIY Diaper Caddy Step 2

Once the Mod Podge has dried, cut leather into 1 inch by 6 inch strips (this might vary depending on the size of your box).  Poke holes in leather and box using an X-Acto knife.  Attach leather handles to box using the gold brads.

You could really just add the scrapbook paper to the box and call it a day but I love the leather handle.  It only took about 5 minutes to add the handle and it makes it much easier to pick up and move around.

DIY Diaper Caddy Step 3

Finally, fill diaper caddy with all your baby essentials.  Mine is full of HUGGIES® diapers, wipes, lotion, diaper cream, hand sanitizer, birp cloths and books.

DIY Diaper Caddy

I keep one on my nightstand, downstairs on our end table and one in Easton’s bedroom.  I even put one together for the car just in case of an emergency.  I can not tell you how handy these diaper caddies are and I love that it didn’t cost a lot of money to create.

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I also love that I’m able to stock up on HUGGIES® diapers and wipes at my local Family Dollar.  I love all of the great Baby Items you can get at Family Dollar for an every day low price.  It also happens to be one of Connor’s favorite places to shop – I wonder why?!


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This would also be a perfect baby shower gift.  Every new mom would love a diaper caddy full of diapers, wipes, burp cloths and everything a baby needs on a daily basis.

DIY Diaper Caddies

And you know what makes these diaper caddies even better?  After Easton stops wearing diapers, I can put these on my bookshelf and use them to organize things and they will look fabulous!

How do you keep all your baby essentials organized?

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60 Home Organization Ideas {The Crafted Collective}

Happy Friday and welcome back to another week of The Crafted Collective!

60 Home Organizing Ideas

Summer is the perfect time to get organized and today we are sharing 60 Home Organization Ideas to help get you organized.


Shoe Organization


Garage Organization


Organize Your T-shirts


Kitchen Cabinet Organizing Tips


Organize Under the Bathroom Sink


Use Baskets and a Lazy Susan to Organize the Refrigerator


Family Command Center

596023950429547038857Closet Organization


Linen Closet Organization


Organizing Cleaning Supplies


Organizing Cords


Organizing Wrapping Paper

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Organizing Your Pantry


Drawer Organization


Underbed Storage

So, have I motivated you to get organized?

Check out my lovely co-hosts for even more inspiring ideas:


Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Pitter & Glink

The Benson Street

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10 Tips for a Clean and Organized Refrigerator

I’m slowly starting to clean and declutter areas of our house.  I’m using my Cleaning Checklist as a guide and decided to start with my refrigerator.

10 tips for a clean and organized refrigerator

So today I’m sharing 10 Tips for a Clean and Organized Refrigerator.  These tips make such a huge difference when cleaning and organizing your refrigerator.  And I’m so happy with how my refrigerator looks now thanks to some of these tips.

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#1 – Use cling wrap, wax paper, and/or placemats in your refrigerator so you can quickly clean up spills.

Setting up Zones in your Refrigerator - 10 Tips for a Clean and Organized Refrigerator

#2 – Set up zones.  Such a great tip from As Jules is Going.


#3 – Add baskets.  These baskets from Walmart are cheap and I love the handles.

#4 – Add a Lazy Susan

Baskets in Freezer - 10 tips for a clean and organized refrigerator

 Tip #5 – Use baskets in the freezer too.

Adding 4 baskets to my freezer made such a huge difference.  I only wish I had done this sooner!  Now everything has a place and I can quickly grab what I need instead of searching through everything.


Tip #6 – Add labels.

After you set up your zones, use labels to label where everything belongs.  You can print out these labels over at Organizing Home Life.



Tip #7 – Jessica from Mom 4 Real is a genius!!  She suggests writing the contents of your freezer on your ice maker with a dry erase marker so you always know what you have.  Such a great tip!

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Tip #8 – Use labels to label leftovers and stuff you put in the freezer.

meal planner and grocery list

Tip #9 – Use my Meal Planner and Grocery List Printable to keep track of what you need at the grocery store.  I keep mine on the side of my refrigerator so I can quickly add to the checklist.


Tip #10 – And I’ve got a great DIY Cleaner that is perfect for cleaning out your refrigerator.

What tips and tricks do you have for keeping a clean and organized refrigerator?

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Time to Get Organized and Declutter!

Happy New Year!!

My goal for 2015 is to get organized and declutter.  I feel like I spend time organizing closets just to fill it back up with junk.  So instead of just organizing things, I decided it was also time to declutter the house.

I keep seeing ideas and checklists all over Pinterest and Facebook for decluttering your home but they require you to do something every day or once a week. I just can’t commit to doing something every day or week so I came up with a more generic checklist that covers every area in my house that I can do whenever I have time.

Declutter and Organize Your Home Checklist

I printed out my checklist and put it on the refrigerator.  My plan is to start in the kitchen.  I’ll be sharing tips and tricks for each area throughout the year to help with the process.

I hope you’ll join me.  Print out the checklist HERE and start decluttering your home with me.  If you would like a custom checklist, feel free to email me at and I can make one for you.

Here are a few tips to get motivated:

1.  Set up a system to organizing what you want to keep, give away, and throw away.

declutter with a system


You can use boxes, bins, trash bags, etc.  Use whatever you’ve got on hand.  I love the idea of using collapsible laundry baskets so they can fold up quickly when you aren’t in the organizing mood.

2.  Ask yourself these questions:

declutter questions


 I need to keep these questions handy to help me stay focused:)

3.  Get everyone in your home involved!  It has to be a team effort.

collect moments not things


What are your goals for 2014?

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Tips and Tricks for an Organized Closet

Tips and Tricks for an Organized Closet

I spent Sunday afternoon organizing my husband’s closet.  I found this awesome closet organizer at Walmart that helped motivate me.  What I love most about it is that it’s portable so when we move, we can take it with us.

closet organizer

After spending the day organizing, I thought it would be fun to share a few closet organizing tips and tricks that will make your life so much easier.

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1.  I’ve seen this on Pinterest a lot and finally decided to do it.  Let’s see how many things I never wear.  I have a feeling it’s a lot.

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2.  I love these ideas for No-Slip Hangers.  But first, I need to invest in all new hangers.  Mine are all mismatched and old.

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3.  Use a wooden dowel or PVC piping and some string to create a double clothes rack.  Alex you’re brilliant!

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4.  Create space saving clothes hangers using soda tabs or chain.

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5.  I love this idea especially the idea of using drapery rings to hang hats and gloves.

pool noodles in boots

6.  Use pool noodles to keep your boots from falling over.  Not only does this help your closet look neater but it will keep your boots from flopping over.

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7.  Tension rods to the rescue!  How awesome is this?  Use them to hold all your shoes.  I definitely need to do this ASAP!!

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8.  Use the back of closet doors.  I have a few shoe organizers on the back of doors but I think I might like this idea better.  This would be perfect in Connor’s bedroom.

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9.  Use every inch of your closet.  Last summer I took out the one long rod from my closet and placed two rods on one side and one on the other side.  This allowed me to use all that empty space in my closet and gave me so much more room.  I then placed a dresser and shelves in my closet.  I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough space to hang my clothes but I actually had room for more clothes.

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10.  Add extra shelves to the empty space in your closet.  This might be a little time consuming but so worth the effort.  I love the idea of adding an extra shelf to the top of the closet.  I need to do this in my closet.

What other organizing tips and tricks have you discovered that help keep your closet organized?

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Homework Caddy – Keeping Homework Time Organized

School started yesterday for Connor and I needed something to keep all our school supplies organized during homework time.  Last year I felt like I was always scrambling around looking for glue or highlighters or even pencils when it came time to complete homework.

Homework Caddy

So this year I’ve solved that problem with a Homework Caddy.

I found the wooden box at Michael’s on clearance.  Since it already had the chalkboard, all I had to do was tape it off and  spray paint it red.  After the paint dried, I lightly sanded it to give it a distressed look.

Homework Caddy

I added 3 mason jars and then filled it with school supplies and books for Connor’s monthly reading log.  When it’s time to do homework, all I have to do is pull out the homework caddy and we are good to go.  Such a time saver!

Homework Caddy

Now we have all the school supplies in one place and we are always ready for homework time.

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Organizing Under the Bathroom Sink

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My goal every summer is to organize different areas of the house.  And since summer is halfway over, I decided I better get motivated.  I was getting so frustrated at the clutter and disorganization I had going on under the bathroom sinks that I knew I needed to start there.

After spending a few nights last week cleaning and organizing all the bathroom vanities, I thought I would share what I did.  The best part – it didn’t take as long as I thought it would.

organizing under the bathroom sink


This is what I did in each bathroom:

  • I added shelf liner to the bottom of each vanity.
  • I added a paper towel holder to the side of each cabinet for quick wipe downs.  I got them for a dollar at the Dollar Store so this was super cheap.
  • I had a couple of these wooden boxes that I purchased a while back.  They are actually planter boxes and since they have plastic liners, I knew they would be perfect in the bathroom.   I wrapped them in washi tape to hold hand soaps and tall bottles.
  • In the downstairs bathroom, I added a spice rack to hold medicine and vitamins.
  • I added plastic containers with chalkboard labels to each bathroom.  Now everything has it’s own place.  Even Rocky has his own drawer.
  • I added a small plastic basket to hold the hand towels that go in each bathroom.

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The last thing I did was stock every bathroom with Cottonelle toilet paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths.

These things are amazing!  I’ve been buying them since I first started potty training Connor and now we are all hooked on them.  I’ve placed a Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths Upright Dispenser in each bathroom.  Connor and my hubby are obsessed with using these so I now also keep a small pack in my purse for when we are out and about or traveling.  I can’t tell you how many times they’ve come in handy this summer while we’ve been at the beach or traveling.

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Mason Jar Bathroom Set

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ok, let’s be honest – who doesn’t love mason jars?!  I’ve become obsessed with them just like everyone else and when I started redecorating our master bath, I thought it would be fun to make a toothbrush holder using a mason jar.

Then, after searching on Pinterest, I found this fabulous idea – add a shot glass to the top of a mason jar to hold cotton balls and q-tips.  How smart is that?!

I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t really go wrong with turquoise paint and mason jars.  I painted one mason jar turquoise without painting the band and for the other mason jar, I just painted the band.  I left the lid off of both jars.  Then I sanded the turquoise mason jar and added the shot glass.  Luckily I already had the shot glass but I’m sure it won’t be hard to find one that fits.

And look how great these mason jars look with my chevron Listerine bottle.  These fun, new designs add charisma and spunk to any bathroom!  The bright color and chevron pattern creates a decorative feel so I don’t won’t mind it sitting out on my bathroom counter.

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The bottle’s four different colors allow room for individuality and creativity when choosing which color best fits in your bathroom. The variety of flavors and fun colors paired with a chevron pattern gives everyone something to look forward to in the mornings and at night!

They are available in four different colors and flavors:

  • Cool Mint
  • Fresh Mint
  • Arctic Mint
  • Fresh Citrus

I chose the Fresh Citrus because of it’s color and I love the way it tastes.  Next I have to try the Cool Mint.  These chevron Listerine bottles are available for a limited-time and exclusive to Target so make sure you pick some up the next time you are out shopping.

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DIY Drawer Dividers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I finally finished a project I’ve been needing to do for years!

DIY drawer dividers


My kitchen drawers were a disaster.  I could never find anything.  I found a few different tutorials for DIY Drawer Dividers on Pinterest and decided it was finally time to try it.  And, of course, I LOVE the way they turned out.  But what’s not to love about a great DIY project and getting organized.

I’ve tried buying different containers and trays to organize things but they never seem to do the job so it was time to make them myself.  Look at all that junk!  I don’t even know what all is in that drawer!!

Materials needed:

  • 1/4 inch poplar wood.  The width will depend on your drawers.  Mine was 3.5 inches wide.
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • miter box saw
  • wood glue
  • Duck Brand’s Shelf Liner


I’m going to start with my junk drawer because it was the worst drawer in my kitchen.

Step 1:  Clean out the drawer and add Duck Brand’s Shelf Liner.  This simple step made the drawer look better already.

Step 2:  Figure out how you want your drawers divided.  I decided I wanted my utensil drawer to have diaginal dividers and my junk drawer to have different sections.

Step 3:  Use the miter box to start cutting the wood.  I cut my longer pieces first and then cut the small piecess to fit in the spaces.

Step 4:  Glue everything together using liquid nail.  I glued the pieces together but I didn’t glue them to the drawer.  I actually made the dividers into two seperate pieces so I could easily remove them if I wanted to.

Step 5:  Once the glue is dry, you are ready to place the dividers in the drawer.

An organized junk drawer in FIVE easy steps!  Woohoo!!

And for the utensil drawer, I decided to make the sections diaginal.

This time I used the miter box and saw to cut the ends of the wood at an angle and glued the pieces to the drawer.  Then I cute the Duck Brand’s Shelf Liner to fit inside each section.

Look at what a huge difference that makes!

Finally – organized kitchen drawers!  Now I can actually see how many wooden spoons I have and find stuff in my junk drawer.

I just have to say that shelf liners makes such a huge difference when organizing drawers and shelves.  Duck Brand’s Shelf Liner‘s are available in various colors and designs.  I love how something so easy can make a boring drawer or shelf look so much better!  And it makes me happy everytime I open my new organized drawers.

Now’s the perfect time of year to get things organized!  Follow Duck Brand on Pinterest and Facebook for more creative ideas on how to use their shelf liners.

What projects will you be working on this summer that Duck® brand shelf liners would be perfect for!

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