Use Beautiful Things To Get Organized

We usually think of ordinary things to use to get organized--tubs, totes, containers, shelves, plastic bins, etc., etc., etc.  What if you used something beautiful to put things away in??  That is an idea worth looking into.

Look around your home or go to your local thrift store.  Do you see something you can repurpose to fit your storage needs?  Something you can make beautiful?

Traditional Home magazine has some great examples for you.

 This is a "centuries-old Directoire-style secretary—that came from a Paris flea market—serves as a dresser."  I think this would be great for keeping mail and piles of paper out of sight.

This is a "centuries-old Directoire-style secretary—that came from a Paris flea market—serves as a dresser."  I think this would be great for keeping mail and piles of paper out of sight.

 This is a vintage blue-painted cabinet with open shelves to store dinnerware that is right where you need it to set the table!!  

This is a vintage blue-painted cabinet with open shelves to store dinnerware that is right where you need it to set the table!!  

 This is" a vintage French wine cage with metal shelves" that now stores tableware.  Beautiful to look at and extremely functional!  Can't beat that!!

This is" a vintage French wine cage with metal shelves" that now stores tableware.  Beautiful to look at and extremely functional!  Can't beat that!!

 What do you think of this antique baker's counter that stores culinary supplies with utensils in jugs on top?

What do you think of this antique baker's counter that stores culinary supplies with utensils in jugs on top?

For all eighteen photos of ideas to store things beautifully and functionally, go here.  They are very creative ideas!!  It reminds us to "think outside of the box"!!

OR BETTER YET. . .

Along the thought of using beautiful things to create the space you need, here is a perfect free printable quote on the subject of doing exactly that!!

 Gaye at "encouragables" created this quote as a free printable, along with other quotes.               via  encouragables

Gaye at "encouragables" created this quote as a free printable, along with other quotes.               via encouragables

Hope this broadens your vision on how to organzie your life in beautiful ways!!