Exploring some new options for toy storage in our home, I came across these great rolling bins. These would be great for our girls because they could wheel them into a room, play with the toys, and then wheel them around cleaning up again. I love the shallow crate for under the bed storage. Our bed is a Malm from Ikea, and has such a small storage space beneath it most bins won’t fit. The shallow crates would be perfect. These might be a bit pricey, but some rolling storage crates might make a great weekend project sometime soon!
Via Remodelita, Serena & Lily
So this weekend I decided we needed a new system of organizing our mail situation. Our former system was haphazardly stacking everything on the table or the counter, in no real order, and moving the pile back and forth between the two whenever it was in the way. We have tried different types of organizers, but what it boils down to is that I am lazy. Unless something is super simple, I will probably eventually stop using it. Or if it doesn’t keep things in plain sight, I will forget about them. When I found these clipboards I knew that was the system for me, because it was about as simple as it gets. I could only foresee one problem, and that was the possibility of my wife and I forgetting which board was which and mixing things up again. We would need boards for three categories: things that need attention right away, things waiting to be dealt with later, and mail ready to go to the mailbox. I decided just painting big numbers on each board was the way to go.
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If you are like me, then finding the right type of planner/organizer is essential if you are ever going to use it. Unless it fits my life perfectly, i am not likely to stick with it. I might use if once or twice, but after a few days or weeks of trying I will give up. For me, it is finding something that can be as flexible and unscripted as my days tend to be. My priorities are constantly shifting and things that were on the back burner will suddenly leap to the foreground and need immediate attention. I have tried a lot of different types and styles, and I have come to the conclusion that anything offering more than today’s date at the top of the page and a blank slate below is too much. Day’s events can easily take up three pages after a few calls from clients, or as little as half a page if its just me and my computer.
If you are anything like me, then the Flexible Day Planner from designers Lisa Smith Michael Savona may be the perfect fit. I love the open ended feel of this planner. Space to write, draw, clip, and stick. More excitingly, this post is the opening post of Show Show Room. “The planner is the debut product of Show Show Room, an online display space that pushes design retail to a new conceptual level. Show Show Room not only features retail products, but also the ideas and explorations that fueled their design.”
via Design Bureau