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I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I live in a pretty small home and I LOVE gathering small-space organizing ideas. Today I found even more smart ideas, and below you will find 10 ways to squeeze storage into your small space.

1) I have a ton of craft supplies and they get messy. Set up a little crafting space with a pegboard and rolling cart, and you’re all set. Found on The 36th Avenue.

I have a ton of craft supplies and they get messy. Set up a little crafting space with some peg boards and rolling carts and you're all set. Found on The 36th Avenue.

2) This is so clever. A corner rod creates a little extra hanging storage in an unused corner! Found on Radical Possibility.

This is so clever. Creating a little extra hanging storage in an unused corner! Found on Radical Possibility.

3) There is unused space under your sink! Organize it with these ideas on the Mrs. Meyers blog.

There is some unused space under that sink! Organize it with these ideas on the Mrs. Meyers blog.

4) This is actually a problem we are dealing with in my home. We need a little table space behind the sofa, but we don’t have the space to put any store-bought tables behind it. Maybe we should make this! Found on Always Never Done.

This is actually a problem we are dealing with in my home. We need a little table space behind the sofa, but we don't have the space to put any store bought tables behind it. Maybe we should make this? Found on Always Never Done.

5) I don’t like how many boxes I have in my small storage space. We would save a little room with this garbage bag dispenser idea. Found on Martha Stewart.

I don't like how many boxes of this and that I have in my small storage space. We would save a little more room with this garbage bag dispenser idea. Found on Martha Stewart.

6) I love this little bar table by the window. It’s like having a little cafe in your home. Found on Offbeat and Inspired.

I love this little bar table by the window. It's like having a little cafe in your home. Found on Offbeat and Inspired.

7) Most of us have that little space right behind the door that is not used for anything. Why not use it? This is a clever way to organize kid books in a small space. Found on Yellow Bliss Road.

Most of us have that little space right behind the door that is not used for anything. Why not use it? This is a clever way to organize those kid books in a small space. Found on Yellow Bliss Road.

8) In my home, we REALLY needed more room to store food in the kitchen, so we squeezed a little pantry into the smallest of spaces! See how I did it on the Home Depot blog.

In my home we REALLY needed a bit more room to store food in the kitchen, so we squeezed a little pantry into the smallest of spaces! See how I did it on the Home Depot blog.

9) Magnetize a cutting board and you can hide it under a kitchen cabinet. Plus, this makes it easy to get to when you need it. Found on Family Handyman.

Magnetize a cutting board and you can hide just under a kitchen cabinet. Easy to get to when you need it. Found on Family Handyman.

10) I know I’m not the only person that has purchased drawer organizers only to find out they don’t fit or they are flimsy and fall apart. This blogger made a drawer organizer on a small budget that fits perfectly into her drawer! Found on Organized Mom.

I know I'm not the only person that has purchased drawer organizers only to find out they don't fit, or they are flimsy and fall apart. This blogger made a drawer organizer on a small budget that fits perfectly into her drawer! Found on Organized Mom.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Hangers aren’t only for storing your pretty clothes. They can be transformed and used to organize a number of different things around the home. I hope you enjoy these 12 smart ways to organize your home with hangers!

1) Instead of a stack of magazines, drape your favorite reads on a wall-mounted hanger! Found on BHG.

Instead of a stack of magazines you can drape your favorite reads on a wall mounted hanger! Found on BHG.

2) Learn how to make this fun wooden hanger coat rack for your front entry. Found on BHG.

Learn how to make this fun wooden hanger coat rack for your front entry. Found on BHG.

3) Maybe you just need something very simple for your entry. Flip a hanger upside-down, attach it to the wall, and you have a a wall hook! Found on Annaleena Shop.

Maybe you just need something very simple for your entry? Just flip that hanger upside down, attach to the wall, and you have a a wall hook! Found on Annaleena Shop.

4) You can easily make this non-slip hanger for pants with a bit of elastic. No more legware slipping off and onto the floor! Found on Live Free Creative.

You can easily make this non slip pant hanger with a bit of elastic. No more pants slipping off and onto the floor! Found on Live Free Creative.

5) Do you have an extensive eyewear collection but no where to put your glasses? Use a wooden hanger to display them neatly on your wall. Share on Flickr by, Hilda Grahnat.

Do you have an extensive eyewear collection and no where to put them? Use a wooden hanger to display them neatly on your wall. Share on Flickr by, Hilda Grahnat.

6) I’ve been using pant hangers to hang artwork for a couple years now. I like them because I can easily switch out art if I want. The Graphics Fairy took it a step further with this sweet butterfly decoupage hanger.

've been using pant hangers to hang artwork for a couple of years now. I like it because I can easily switch out art if I want. The Graphics Fairy took it a step further with this sweet butterfly Mod Podged art hanger.

7) These branch hangers are lovely and perfect for displaying a favorite clothing item. Found on the Free People Blog.

These branch hangers are lovely and perfect to display a favorite clothing item. Found on the Free People Blog.

8) With some shower curtain rings and a hanger, you can create the perfect scarf organizer. Found on Everyday Dishes.

With some shower curtain rings and a hanger you can create the perfect scarf organizer. Found on Everyday Dishes.

9) This DIY project is for parents with kids that have a ton of doll clothes. These tiny hangers will make it easier to store doll clothes and find items when needed. Found on The Craft Patch Blog.

This diy is for the parents with kids that have a ton of doll clothes. These tiny hangers will make it easier to store those clothes and find items when needed. Found on The Craft Patch Blog.

10) A wire hanger also makes the perfect paper towel holder! Found on Fingerfabrik.

A wire hanger will also make the perfect paper towel holder! Found on Fingerfabrik.

11) Update your hangers with a bit of color and wooden beads! You can use different colored beads to organize your clothing by type. Found on Paper & Stitch.

Update your hangers with a bit of color and wooden beads! You could use different colored beads to organize your clothing by type. Found on Paper & Stitch.

12) Transform a hanger into a lid holder and more! This YouTube channel shares 20 different things you can make with a wire hanger. You should check it out. Found on Thai Trick.

Transform a hanger into a lid holder and MORE! This YouTube channel shares 20 different things you can make with a wire hanger. You should check it out. Found on Thai Trick.

Last year I also shared 8 Ideas to Organize your Home with Hangers. Enjoy!

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


It’s the new year, and I’m ready to get organized! Every January I feel the need to clean my home. I dig deep and go through drawers and cupboards, and I definitely go through my closets. In preparation for my January deep-clean, I have found some great ideas to organize bedroom closets. I hope you enjoy these 10 clever closet organizing ideas!

1) Spray painting your hangers different colors is a great way to organize your clothes! Hangers found on Design Love Fest.

Spray paint your hangers different colors to organize your clothes! Hanger found on Design Love Fest.

2) Make mornings easier by planning your outfits for the week and using these free printable daily tags. Find these on Make Life Lovely.

Make mornings easier by planning your outfits for the week and using these free printable daily tags. Find these on Make Life Lovely.

3) Everyone has a few clothing items that REFUSE to stay on a hanger. Create no-slip hangers with pipe cleaners! It’s a colorful and low-cost solution. Found on In My Own Style.

Everyone has a couple of clothing items that REFUSE to stay on a hanger. Create some no slip hangers with some pipe cleaners! It's colorful and low cost. Found on In My Own Style.

4) Did you know you can easily make a double hanger by using a soda can tab to connect two hangers? Found on The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Did you know you can easily make a double hanger by using a soda can tab to connect two hangers. Found on The Shabby Creek Cottage.

5) It’s hard to organize scarves and belts, but this sliding storage will help! Check out the full DIY on View Along the Way.

It's hard to organize scarves and belts, but with this sliding storage will help! Check out the full DIY on View Along the Way.

6) Organize your shoes with this clever cardboard triangle shoe holder! Find out how to make it on A Piece Of Rainbow.

Organize your shoes with this clever cardboard triangle shoe holder! Find out how to make it on A Piece Of Rainbow.

7) If you need to store items in baskets in your closet, you can label them with these free printable labels! Found on In My Own Style.

If you need to store items in baskets in your closet you can label them with these free printable labels! Found on In My Own Style.

8) I love this idea of raising a closet rod! Check out this closet makeover on Urban Acreage.

I love this idea to raise the closet rod! Check out this closet makeover Urban Acreage.

9) Do you live in a house that lacks actual closet space? You can transform a little nook into clothing storage with some copper pipe! Check out this lovely makeover on SF Girl By Bay.

Do you live in a house that lacks actual closet space? Maybe you can transform a little nook into clothing storage with some copper pipe?! Check out this lovely makeover of SF Girl By Bay.

10) I have a drawer full of tights and I can never find what I’m looking for. This clothespin idea is great! Check it out on Lana Red Studio.

I have a drawer full of tights and I can never find what I'm looking for. This clothespin idea is great! Check it out on Lana Red Studio.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


It’s wintertime and that means it can be hard to get the kids outside to play. This also means a lot more time spent indoors with bored children. Skip the boredom and bring gardening inside by making terrariums! It’s surprisingly easy to do, and your kids will have fun decorating their own mini indoor gardens.

What you will need:

  • something to lay down over your table (kids are messy)
  • a container to serve asthe terrarium (mine are from Michaels)
  • small rocks
  • activated charcoal
  • cactus and succulent soil
  • succulents or cacti
  • any fun decorations your child wants to put in their mini terrarium garden
  • a spoon and/or chopsticks

What to do:

Step 1: Lay down something over your table to make cleanup easier. Kids can get messy and dirt will probably spill.

Step 2: Pour a layer of pebbles onto the bottom of the terrarium. This will act as the drainage layer.

Step 3: Sprinkle a layer of activated charcoal over the pebbles. The charcoal will keep water fresh and prevent the buildup of mold and bacteria.

Step 4: Add a layer of potting soil. I like to use a special soil that’s meant for succulents and cacti. You can find this soil at most gardening stores.

Step 5: Plant the plants in the terrarium! If you have cacti, you might need to help your kiddo so they don’t poke themselves.

Step 6: This is my daughter’s favorite part. It’s time to add decorations! I recommend using chopsticks to put in your decorations so you don’t hurt the plants. I added white rocks with a little spoon. Note: All decorative items should be waterproof (rocks, glass, plastic, etc).

Step 7: You are done! The great thing about succulents and cacti is they require minimal attention. Just keep them in the same spot in your home and water occasionally. Usually your plants will come with watering directions, or you can ask the garden store you bought them from. We bought ours from Pistils, a very cute garden store (and a favorite of mine) here in Portland.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


10 Organizing Printables for the New Year!

I cannot believe we are nearly in 2017! Every new year I feel the need to go through my house and get rid of stuff I do not need and organize the rest of my life. It’s a nice fresh start for the year. Below you will find 10 organizing printables for the new year!

1) Sometimes you just need to focus on a couple things to finish for the day. These printouts from Design Love Fest will help you get important tasks done.

Sometimes you just need to focus on a couple things to finish for the day. These print outs from Design Love Fest will help you get those important tasks done.

2) Download these pretty labels, made by me, on the Better Homes and Gardens blog to keep all those messy cords organized! Check them out here.

Download these pretty labels, made by me, on the Better Homes and Gardens blog to keep all those messy cords organized! Check them out here.

3) Organize your family time with these free printables! Found on I Heart Naptime.

Organize your family time with these free printables! Found on I Heart Naptime.

4) These prepared clear zippered bags are perfect to grab when you’re in a hurry! Get free labels to make these for your home on BHG.

These pre prepared clear zippered bags are perfect to grab when your in a hurry! Get some free labels to make these for your home on BHG.

5) If you have ribbon, you probably know how messy and tangled it can get. Download these printable ribbon wraps to organize all that lovely ribbon. Found on Free Pretty Things for You.

If you have ribbon you probably know how messy and tangled it can get. Download these printable ribbon wraps to organize al that lovely ribbon. Found on Free Pretty Things for You.

6) I provided some printables so you can make this weekly meal planner for your kitchen! Find it on The Paper Mama.

I provided some printables so you can make this weekly meal planner for your kitchen! Find it on The Paper Mama.

7) All of those laundry bottles and boxes are sort of ugly, so use these printable labels to make your laundry room look pretty! Found on Boxwood Avenue.

Okay. All of those laundry bottles and boxes are sort of ugly, so use these printable labels to make that laundry room look pretty! Found on Boxwood Avenue.

8) Try this wonderful laundry cheat sheet! My husband has shrunk way too many of my favorite sweaters, and I need this. Found on Boxwood Avenue.

They also made a wonderful laundry cheat sheet! My husband has shrunk way too many of my favorite sweaters and I need this. Also found on Boxwood Avenue.

9) Keep your 2017 planner organized with these colorful printable planner stickers! Found on Minted Strawberry.

Keep your 2017 planner organized with these colorful printable planner stickers! Found on Minted Strawberry.

10) I can ALWAYS count on I Heart Organizing to have the best tips and printables to organize anything in my life. Check out this post to set up a very organized filing system.

I can ALWAYS count on I Heart Organizing to have the best tips and printables to organize anything in my life. Check out this post to set up a very organized filing system.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


12 Neat Hardware Makeovers

Today is all about DIY hardware for your home. Craft your own drawer pulls, makeover an old doorknob, and update that boring garage with a little hardware.

1) I’m loving these DIY geode drawer pulls. They are so lovely. Found on Popsugar.

I'm loving these DIY geode drawer pulls. They are so lovely. Found on Popsugar.

2) These Anthropologie-inspired DIY rope drawer pulls are great and low-cost to make! Find out how on CK and Nate.

These Anthropologie inspired DIY rope drawer pulls are great and low cost to make! Find out how on CK and Nate.

3) If you’re not into rope pulls, maybe you’d prefer these leather handles. Find the DIY on Designer Trapped.

If you're not into the rope pulls, maybe you would like these leather handles? Find the DIY on Designer Trapped.

4) If you already love the design of your drawer pulls, but you don’t like the color: paint them! This post explains the correct way to spray paint those old metal pulls. Found on Refresh Restyle.

If you already love the design of your drawer pulls, but you don't like the color: paint them! This post explains the correct way to spray paint those old metal pulls. Found on Refresh Restyle.

5) These golden animal pulls would be perfect for any kids’ desk! They’re made using spray-painted toys. Found on Apartment Therapy.

These golden animal pulls would be perfect for any kids desk! It's made using spray painted toys. Found on Apartment Therapy.

6) You can also craft drawer pulls out of copper pipes! Check out this amazing dresser transformation on Mountain Modern Life.

You can also craft some drawer pulls out of copper pipes! Check out this amazing dresser transformation on Mountain Modern Life.

7) Make these knobs with a few rocks right from your backyard. Find the DIY on BHG.

Make these knobs with some rocks right from your backyard. Find the DIY on BHG.

8) How many of you have a doorknob in your home that you cannot stand because of its finish? Well, you can easily make it over with some spray paint! Find out how on Handle the Heat blog.

How many of you have a doorknob in your home that you cannot stand because of its finish? Well, you can easily make it over with some spray paint! Find out how on Handle the Heat did this on their blog.

9) Now that you have your doorknob ready to go, you have to install it! Check out this tutorial on the Home Depot blog to see how to install a door knob.

Now that you have your doorknob ready to go, you have to install it! Check out this tutorial on the Home Depot blog to see how to install a door knob.

10) Have you considered installing a rolling barn door in your home? This tutorial might be for you. Learn how to make your own barn door track hardware. Found on Baby Rabies.

Have you been wanting to install a rolling barn door in your home? This tutorial might be for you. Learn how to make your own barn door track hardware. Found on Baby Rabies.

11) I love everything about this hardware makeover. Framing a doorknob with a ceiling medallion and adding a bit of paint is a great way to update your closet door’s hardware. Found on Popsugar.

I love everything about this hardware makeover. Framing a doorknob with a ceiling medallion and adding a bit of paint is a great way to update your door's hardware. Found on Popsugar.

12) Did you know you can easily update your garage doors with a bit of hardware? Check it out on the Bliss Images site.

Did you know you can easily update your garage doors with a bit of hardware? Check it out on the Bliss Images site.

Do you have any plans to update the hardware in your home?

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


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