Get Organized #4: Stuff Storage

You know those things that you need to have access to regularly but you don’t need misplaced or handled by certain toddlers living in your house?

At my house that’s things like library books, homework folders that come home Monday and don’t go back ’til Friday, recorders (every 4th grader in the state has to learn how to play one…WOO!), etc.

Here’s where we keep that stuff:

That’s right. I bought 2 more magazine racks. The one next to my piano inspired me! I made liners for my baskets out of some fabulous new Amy Butler fabric and used an old IKEA curtain for the inside.

The initials were inspired by this artwork from Pottery Barn but were custom made for me by my fabulously talented friend Lei over at My Many Colored Days. I Mod Podged them to Balsa wood circles that I painted cherry red. Once the Mod Podge was good and dry, I coated them with 2 or 3 coats of Triple Thick. It’s like Mod Podge crossed with Diamond Glaze or something…I love it! Then, I drilled tiny holes in the tops and hung them on the baskets with wire.

This wall is right as you exit to the garage, so the last thing we pass on our way out. You can see keys hanging in the top of my picture. We keep them on hooks there, too.

Next up? Kids’ school work.

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  1. That is a great idea! It's so hard to keep things organized, but this would really help! Thanks!

  2. The Fear Fam says:

    Love it! Much better than the standing magazine rack I have on my kitchen counter … nothing stays in it and the counter is always littered with the kids' paperwork. A system like this would work great in my laundry room. Now if someone else would make them for me that would be great. :)

  3. Great idea!

  4. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    Keep these great ideas coming!!

  5. My name is Nan, says:

    where did you find your magazine racks at. I have been looking for something just like that for a while now.

  6. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    I found them at a store called Down to Earth in Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah.

  7. Sisters' Stuff says:

    I love that idea. Cute and organized. Way to go!

  8. Love it! Where did you get the magazine racks?

  9. LOVE this idea. LOVE. Kelly STILL runs off w/those random items and it makes me insane. (or "helps clean up" by throwing everything in the trash. grrr) I'd have to figure out a different system other than initials, though. Too bad we named them both K names, lol.

  10. I want to do this, but have no idea where in my house it would work. Any suggestions?

  11. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    And, I've just been informed by a friend who went to Down to Earth today that they don't have the racks anymore and don't know if/when they'll be getting anymore.

    Any readers with other suggestions?

  12. They turned out so, so cute Char. Love it. I am bummed they don't sell them anymore, I was hoping to get some this summer while I am there.

    I'm enjoying this trade-off idea (Char gave me one of her fabulous camera straps in exchange for these letters,ladies…!) So let me know if you need anything else Char, lol! ;)

  13. Blackeyedsue says:

    Tai Pan has some racks that are a little more decorative, but they would work. I went to the one in Clearfield today and they had a couple of stacks of them.

  14. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Char, you've done it again! I always love your projects -

  15. Just wanted to say you're brilliant. I am sure you know, but if not I am telling you. I love your blog and am always so excited when you post new things! Thanks!

  16. What a great idea! I have a spot near my back door that I've been thinking about turning into a kid-friendly school organization spot. This looks like a great way to handle it. Thanks for sharing!

  17. {northern cottage} says:

    love the crisp black and the shape….and those labels – nice!

  18. I absolutely love this idea. Wondering where I can stash this same idea in my house!! We are always tracking down stuff to pack up in the morning!!

  19. Where did you get your wire baskets?

  20. Awesome! My gkids who stay at my house throughout the week have more crap than I do so this takes care of one crap issue!

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