Beautifully Organized: Lingerie Drawer

Today we’re taking a look at the lingerie drawer. A few tips for getting it beautifully organized:

  • Get rid of undergarments that don’t fit you properly, are uncomfortable, and/or are worn out. In other words, out go the pieces that you never wear or feel good wearing. They’re just cluttering up your drawer and getting in the way of being able to easily find the pieces you do wear. Bras in good condition can be recycled here.
  • Sort the keepers by type: bras, undies, camisoles, etc.
  • …as well as by function: everyday, fancy, etc.
  • You can also sort by color, if that’s something you consider when selecting what to wear: nude, black, brights, etc.
  • Arrange based on frequency of use. Everyday undergarments need to be the most easily accessible, so they should be up front or in the most easy to reach drawer. Pieces you only use once in awhile, such as for a certain occasion or with a particular type of clothing, can go in the back or in a less accessible drawer.
  • Use dividers to keep everything sorted and in place within the drawer. Be sure to first look at what you have, and measure the height, width and depth of your drawer(s) before buying anything! A few options:

interlocking drawer organizers

linen drawer organizer, linus closet drawer organizer, skubb storage set (<I use these in my own drawers)

Hope you found the tips useful!

1-lucky mag, 2-redbook mag, 3- via idiva
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Jewelry Box as Office Supplies Organizer

I love when people think creatively and use things for something other than their intended purpose.  In an article for Traditional Home, Chris Plantan suggested using a jewelry box to organize small office items like paper clips, pushpins, pens, tape, notepads, etc.  Looks pretty enough to have out on a desktop for easy access. Great idea! -wouldn’t you agree?

In case you’re wondering, the box shown is the McKenna from Pottery Barn (unfortunately looks like they no longer offer it in pink).

image credits: 1-5 via this video, 6-photography by werner straube for traditional home
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Chatting with Annie

Annie of Live Simply interviewed me for her blog – click on over to read the interview!

image credit:(c) Kathleen Deery Design
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Hanging Cups

Use small hooks on a rod or under a shelf to hang, make easily accessible, and display beautiful cups:

Gives the kitchen a lovely homey feel don’t you think?

image credits: 1-via pinterest,  2-via design sponge, 3- via beacause i’m addicted, 4- via apartment therapy
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Two Entryways

I participated in two fun design challenges this week.  Click on over to Shauna’s blog to see what I did with this table:

and Cristin’s blog to see what I did with this bench:

See you there!

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Dining Settees

Love the idea of using sofa seating in a dining area.  It’s pleasantly unexpected and helps create a comfortable casual feel:

image credits: 1- unknown, 2- atlanta homes mag, 3- southern living, 4- slettvoll, 5-via things that inspire, 6- via be mine interior design, 7- tracery interiors via atlanta home and lifestyle, 8- lonnymag, 9- house beautiful, 10- martha o’hara interiors, 11- via my home ideas, 12- coastal living, 13- photography by virginia mcdonald via style at home
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Happy Friday!

Whether you’ll be indulging in the simple pleasures of relaxing at home, or you’ll be out and about, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

image credit: katy
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Organizing Sunglasses

Love this idea from Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. She used a frame, hooks, and wire to create a sunglass holder:

See how she did it here.

p.s. Along similar lines, another idea

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Beautifully Organized: Perfumes


Click on over for the latest post in my Beautifully Organized series on La Dolce Vita. See you there!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My hubby and I will be heading out to the movies tonight to watch The Vow -have you seen it yet? Something similar actually happened to us a little over a year ago – my husband had a head injury causing him to lose a few years of memory and didn’t remember the time we dated, got married, etc., – so I’m prepared for it to be a tearjerker!

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love!

image credits: 1- by yvestown, 2-via the glitter guide, 3-humunku shop
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