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Gift Wrap Organization

Image via Farm Chicks

Image via Farm Chicks

We consistently find that our clients and friends struggle with finding ways to organize gift bags and wrapping paper etc. Typically, it all ends up in a jumbled mess thrown in a closet, smashed in a drawer, or scattered all over the house. We have some ideas for you that might make the Holiday Season and wrapping all those Christmas presents less stressful.

We have come up with ideas to work with any space.

If you would like to keep your wrapping supplies in a closet, try out one of these ideas.

Image via Southern Scraps

Image via Southern Scraps

Image via Krazy Coupon Lady

Image via Krazy Coupon Lady

If you don't have closet space, what about a dresser?

Image via Real Simple

Image via Real Simple

Image via Ballard Design

Image via Ballard Design


Under the bed storage options...

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Image via Iheartorganizing

Underbed storage tote from The Container Store

Underbed storage tote from The Container Store

Free standing storage options... 

Try a decorative laundry basket or trash can (Image via Smart School House)

Try a decorative laundry basket or trash can (Image via Smart School House)

Repurpose a bar stool (Image via Princess Pinky Girl)

Repurpose a bar stool (Image via Princess Pinky Girl)

We are interested in your ideas as well? How do you keep your wrapping materials organized?

October Organizing Look Book

 

We spent some time hunting down a few of our favorite Fall/Winter organizing tools to help you enjoy this season. Whether you're taking on the garage or just need some order at the front door, this list has what you need to get started.

Order at the Door

Fall weather means tracking in more of the outdoors. Drop your shoes or boots onto one of these snazzy trays to cut back on the cleaning.


Cooler weather means more layers. Need a quick place to stash extra jackets this season? Add a seasonal coat rack near your entrance for easy access & quicker tidying up. So many looks out there, we had to give you a few choices for the tall & pint-sized folk as well.

 
 

Getting the Garage in Gear

The pleasant temperatures make it a great time to tidy up the garage, garden shed, or attic space. Here a some storage ideas that can make those spaces work for you. We love these overhead storage shelves that give you more floor space plus the option of hanging bicycles is fantastic.


This next storage option is genius. Yard tools can often be a bugger to store well. Unused filing cabinets can be a pain to get rid of. Solve both problems by losing the filing cabinet drawers, lying it on it's side, add a splash of cute paint, & viola! you've got yourself some sturdy storage! Click the link below to find out details on this very doable DIY project.


Organize your flower pots, smaller garden tools, & watering can onto a potting bench. Just a little investment can go a long way to bring order to your gardening space. The link will take you to lots of styles available on Ebay.com.


As always, we LOVE to hear from you! Have any tips or ideas to share? Let us know in the comment box.

Need some help organizing your extra spaces? Call us at 865.245.9080 & we'd love to help!

Organize with Style - HYD's favs for the week

This week we're sharing some of our finds in the organizing world
to help clear up a little clutter while looking fabulous too.
Hope they inspire you as much as they did us!

These baskets by West Elm have endless uses while brightening up any space. Use them for towels, a hamper, toys, or as an entryway catchall.


We love this 8-pocket bag that can be used for any small items like cosmetics, cell phone, keys, or any small personal items you need a home for.


Find a home for all the little notes scattered around with this magnet board from Bliss Home.


The cutest metal picnic basket for a delightful outdoor summer meal! Such a delightful way to pack up your picnic.


Drop your spare change, your keys or any other little treasures into the Heritage Catchall.


Using reclaimed barn wood, After The Leaves Fall, creates beautiful storage for your earrings, bracelets, & necklaces with this lovely jewelry organizer.