Albert Einstein once said, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”
To which I conclude that bloggers are advancing science every day. Seriously, have you seen some of the creative new angles that people share on their blogs? Amazing, I tell you. When it comes to regarding old organization problems from a new angle, there are some great ideas floating around the ol’ blogosphere.
Here are some of my recent favorite finds on living an organized life.
There are so many ways to maximize your cabinet space in the kitchen. I am constantly amazed (with an occasional “duh” said to myself) at the creative ideas for organizing cabinets.
My aluminum foil, saran wrap, and similar products are taking over one entire drawer in my kitchen. That is too much space, I think. Two ways to store those pesky boxes inside your cabinets are shared on Ask Anna and Chica and Jo.
How about this idea to use magazine holders to store your canned food? That is seriously maximizing some space!
More than a Plastic Bag Holder
Do you know those plastic bag holders that Ikea sells for less than $2? Some bloggers have shared some great alternative uses for this cheap and versatile product:
Store your wrapping paper!
Organize and hold your balls of yarn!
Need a place to keep extra toilet paper? Voila!
What about using one for managing clean rags in the laundry room or storage closet? Who would have thought that I could get so excited about a plastic bag holder?
To the Bathroom!
If you have long hair or a child with long hair, then you know about the constant misplacement of hair ties. This blogger bought a carabiner for $1 to store her daughter’s hair elastics!
Bobby pins create a similar problem. Try a strip of magnetic tape on the inside of your drawer and never search for a bobby pin again. Or tweezers!
Use a tension rod under the sink to store spray bottles for cleaning.
I also love Martha Stewart’s idea for adding storage in your bathroom over the door. It is organized, pretty, and practical.
The Science of an Organized Life
It doesn’t take much to organize your life a little every day or week. The blogosphere is full of ideas that range from super simple to very involved. Take a gander, try an idea or two, and see if your life doesn’t open up to even more creative possibilities.
I also recently read a lovely blog post titled 45 Life Lessons from a Dying Old Woman with No Reason to Lie. One of her life lessons and suggestions was to “Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.” I loved that.
What have you discovered lately than makes your life more organized? Are there any organization-themed blogs that inspire you? Do you have a recent “scientific” discovery that you have blogged about?