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{WIN} A MightyPurse – a purse that charges your phone

Handbag Butler was created in 2008 which started with the Handbag Holder a bejewelled and printed hook which then was followed by the Key Holder which simply clips onto your handbag to hang your keys. The entrepreneurial duo did not stop there! Frustrated with running out of battery on their mobile and not liking the overly “techie” solutions on […]

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  • Vivien Lee

    I would love to see a compact backpack in royal purple.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Richardson

    black and pink :) leapardReplyCancel

  • Sitizalifah Syed

    I sling bag with a phone compartment and for it to come in denim.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Groves VonFange

    I’d like to see a satchel (small) in Cerise with black accents. ReplyCancel

  • Karen Morley

    A style of bag that I could take away on holidays within my beach/pool bag. Something with a tropical beachy pattern and somewhat waterproof!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body with phone charger in leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Ariel Loh

    Semi-waterproof, shoulder bag with organized compartments; aquatic teal with metallic gold accents, teal striped with light coral for the interior. Compact, functional, and classy.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Hudson

    glittery evening bagReplyCancel

  • Michelle L Harrison

    I would love a larger tote bag in a green and blackReplyCancel

  • Tanya Honore

    I think a clear one would be awesome. Very funky and just add a little colour with the strap. Fluro maybe :-) ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Frame

    I would love a bag that has some pretty bling on the front of it that I would be proud to show off on special occasions and take to church too.But I wouldn’t want it to be overly embellished so if I wanted to use it for a casual affair it would still be appropriate to carry it then too.
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  • Lorrie Brook

    One that is easily cleaned and big enough to hold a nappy wallet as well for us mum’s on the go!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    A satchel or messenger bag style in denim would be fantastic. Hands free, large enough to carry all my bits & bobs & goes with everything I own – almost.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Cox

    I would love a bag that was in denim (for day), that then had a clear extra cover with some gold/silver bling – to take through to night/special occassions!ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Massey

    I would love to see a Black and silver lace…. This is such an amazing purse! I need one!!! Would be so awesome to get it work bag size as I would love this as my work bag.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna Monteiro

    A mustard or saffron colour and some custom made monogram ones would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Lewis

    A black and white stripe is classic and neat.
    Stylish and functional can’t be beat!
    A mighty purse makes any outfit complete.ReplyCancel

  • Georgina

    A colour changing of soft gray to baby blue with several fake diamonds over it.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Nicholls

    I would suggest a similar size but make it two compartments, one containing pockets for credit cards and a wallet/fold out pocket for cash; the other side being a simple zippered compartment containing the charge battery plus space for a phone and lipstick/compact. Rather like a new cross body bag which Fossil have released (but is too small to be practical). Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see the Gypsy mighty purse. Made with vintage saris, coins and little mirrors!ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    I would love to see a red clutch in patent leather. I love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    Something black and sparkling for going out, maybe old style glowmesh style :) as a mum of 4 having hands free and organised is a must!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Coppack

    I would love to see a Teal coloured soft leather MightyPurse with a silver zip and a small flap that covers the opening.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    A white wedding/bridal version – pretty white lace with delicate pearl and Diamante additions. What bride wouldn’t want one!ReplyCancel

  • frances

    As a chubby grandma I need all the help, I can get. This bag leaves me hand free,

    when out and about, with my munchkins, and always in contact as well well done

    RED so I can find it easierReplyCancel

  • Jacelle

    A bag with some extra dazzle like diamonties or sequins for fun.ReplyCancel

  • Diana Gamra

    Mightypurse……..what a great idea,
    Many colours are already here.
    Perhaps a golden or bronze hue,
    Would make it extra spacial for me and you!ReplyCancel

  • Carley Monk

    I would like to see a nice looking wallet that enables me to charge my phone on the go in a nice pink, bronze, silver colours. The wallet can store everything I need daily.ReplyCancel

  • Noni Goodchild

    What a fabulous product! I’d love to win one. The style I’d like to see next would be a tiny bit bigger to serve as a more functional clutch, with card and coin compartments. Same gorgeous colours and quality!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna Weaver

    I’d like to see a snazzy bag that you could take on a posh night out or wear with a pair of jeans – metallic? It would need to be big enough to hold my purse, phone, keys, glasses, and my lippy! Any additional space would be a bonus.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    One of the new spring colours is Cyan, which makes any outfit look fresh. A bag that can take you shopping, the park with the kids and a wine out with friends. Versatile and bright. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Vandermey

    Love it. I would like to see, something abit bigger. Maybe multicolour. Love the orange and blue. ReplyCancel

  • Carlene Franklin

    Frosty Ice White Shimmer Purse – a gold zipper, solid gold heart decal added to the hand strap, gold battery insert, detachable shoulder strap :) ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Willis

    The color doesn’t matter so much, but black is the most adaptable. The style I would really like is a mini backpack or maybe not so mini. I love backpacks.ReplyCancel

  • caitlin

    I would love a royal purple one and something with purple polka dots. Actually anything purpleReplyCancel

  • Melissah Trenfield

    A little bit of bling would make may phone sing.ReplyCancel

  • Kirby

    I would love to see a coral coloured on. Keeping it simple but something to match me on my wedding day!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Citrus
    latest fashion accessory colour light bright zingy
    stunning paired with jeans and a tee for day
    fabulous splash of colour for evening glamourReplyCancel

  • Susan

    A mini backpack in any colour. Then the phone will be hands free too :) ReplyCancel

  • Eden

    I would love to see a nice purple and black purse, maybe in a zebra stipe pattern. A few subtle studs around the bottom would add a nice touch. One of these would definitely be handy insted of having my bulky KK purse lol.
    Goodluck everyone :) ReplyCancel

  • Sherryl waterson

    Slouch type bag in matt black. Yes pleaseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Bright and bold rainbow stripes with a wrist strap to bring colour to even the greyest day!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Sherriff

    A small tan or caramel barrel handbag. Love the idea and the colour is very versatileReplyCancel

  • Natalie Blair

    neon pink or neon yellow, being a purse it is on the smaller scale so a color that bright would not be too much, it would be the perfect accessory, other than that maybe a timeless print like orla keily. ReplyCancel

  • Deb Hornsby

    A shiney pinkish copper would be a lovely new addition

    Id love love an orange purse but i am totally sold on any colour, the concept if these little beauties is just fantastic. I am a NON handbag person but i need something and this is my rolls royce of what i had i mind. Blown away!ReplyCancel

  • Patty

    Backpack style in a teacher motif.ReplyCancel

  • Margareth

    It would come handy as I am always on the go. Thank you for giving us the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    A little bigger with curved edges more shaped like a hand bag.
    Orange with some bling & a tassel. Great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonny

    I would like to see an all pure white purseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Would love to see a little bit bigger (to fit ipad)crossover type with front & back pockets for travelling in dark brown.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Callus

    Easy, CHEVRON!!! :D ReplyCancel

  • Clara

    Purse with wrist strap covered with bling, ie diamontesReplyCancel

  • Denise Macfarlane

    Such a great collection already, how about some footy team colours, maybe a bit bigger in size, more unisex so the boys can get in on the act. ReplyCancel

  • Maddie Bowerman

    A nappy bag version would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    A brighter turquoise purse (real leather, silver zip/clips/etc) with the Sakura purse hanger/key finder design as a feature on the outside. *sigh*ReplyCancel

    • Jen

      Btw, the email provided with this entry does not match my FB email. Just thought I’d mention that in case you were using it to cross-reference with likers of the page…

      ps. I hadn’t heard of these purses before and they’re a great idea!

      pps. Another idea – some designs a man would be happy carrying around… Maybe something less purse-like and more like a card-wallet that could fit in a pocket?ReplyCancel

  • Annette Connor

    I’d like a bag that could convert to a small backpack (in red or black), big enough for phone, money and passports while travelling. A backpack feels more secure for daytime touring, while an option to take off straps to use as a handbag or clutch for night would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Parker

    Bright orange like a sneaky little fox with silver bling bits as it would be my little sly secret about what a clever purse I own.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    it is almost spring time so it’s great for pastel colout
    would be great to mix baby pink & turquoise
    will be great if the bag can be folded when it’s empty
    and adjust the strapReplyCancel

  • Mascha

    A nice looking leather (or other ‘expensive looking’ fabric) backpack that looks more like a normal bag/purse with loads of different pockets! I’m called the bag-lady by friends now (not good), cause I always have my groggy backpack with me as I need to bring so many things to work with me.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Arnold

    Cool gadget to have. Would like to see a sporty version next so phone charges on really long walks or whilst training at gym. Colour would be ice blueReplyCancel

  • Summer Hinaki McDade

    Id love to see a two-tone mighty purse style with a bold print one side and a soft casual colour of sorts ob the other side but that goes togetherReplyCancel

  • Heather Green

    Electric blueReplyCancel

  • Definitely a baby bag style would be awesome. Mums get flat phones too!ReplyCancel

  • gillianne

    Of love to see a matching portfolio/ briefcase and matching wristlet in red and black both with charging capabilities. Red and back both allow total maximization of every outfit from sweats to dress and dual charging maximizes the ability to charge a phone and reader at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Venkat

    I LOVE the idea of a cross-body bag just for me in (drum roll) aqua-blue.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi t

    I’d love a watermelon coloured mighty purse for travel, slim line with room for iPad, phone, magazine, sunglasses & credit card and key holderReplyCancel

  • Emily Bobbitt Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life) along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Tania

    Love to see pink and purple colors together

    And bag a bit biggerReplyCancel

  • Janine

    I think some floral ones would be fabulous! :) ReplyCancel

  • Cherie

    Camoflague so I can accessorise with my uniform.ReplyCancel

  • Jalna Hampton

    I’d like a satchel style with a zip
    on the flap in a denim blue leatherReplyCancel

  • Nerissa Roberts

    Black hobo style with a long strap and
    braided leather detail on the front.ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Creamy White with Jet black skulls, and visa versa. Maybe will some metal studs!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Oh and in double body cross overReplyCancel

  • Amanda Rossetto

    A chevron pattern in the pastel colours of spring/summer such as mint, yellow or apricot. Something casual for day time.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stacey

    I would love to see a “mighty handbag”-a bit bigger than a purse, with room for purse keys, handbag stuff! The outside would have small crochet flowers and cute owls embroidered on! Brown leather with bright colours!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Servaas

    I’d love to see some blokey styles, or at least more middle of the road! Grey felt or suede, denim, more shoulder bag than tiny clutch. I have 4 boys so my girly tastes are slowly fading…ReplyCancel

  • Naysie

    a larger handbag style, tiffany blueReplyCancel

  • I have one of those Hangbag Butlers in my bag. A necessary thing for a lot of restaurant dining. My friend has one of those purses and she swears by it.ReplyCancel

  • Lucretia

    I would like to see some denim bags in the mighty purse range. Pale wash, fringes!ReplyCancel

  • Carly

    I’d love a purse with one side business and the other casual/bling covered, a modern day mullet – business in the front, party in the back!ReplyCancel

  • Mariana Azuero

    Is love to see one in real leather. Camel or tobacco color. I like this clutch just the way it is in size. Small enough to take as a clutch and if you need a bigger bag, it fits in there just fine. :) ReplyCancel

  • Bron L

    Would love to see one with a bow on it.ReplyCancel

  • I would love a bag just big enough to fit a small purse, packet of cig guess & my phone, that was any colour, so long as it was covered in elephant pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi worley

    I would love to see chevron! Pink!ReplyCancel

  • Helen W

    I would love to see a funky, bright nappy bag style! I’m a modern mum on the go who constantly forgets to charge her phone.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Ferreira

    Love the MightyPurse, I would love to see a floral one with an Australian Native Plants design and some beautiful earthy colours.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    I Would love to see some more multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black. ReplyCancel

  • Donna Parsons

    I don’t understand the 2 different cablesReplyCancel

  • Emily Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life)along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Pound

    As the face of Lupus and arthritis, I would love a Lupus awareness bag to help raise awareness of this debilitating and deadly disease.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Shaw

    Absolutely love this idea. I’d love to see it as a compartment in a slightly bigger purse, for nights out to the theatre, concerts or movies. I could still charge my phone if need be but would be able to carry some cash, cards, and make up or medications I need with me without going to a handbag.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    A slightly larger satchel, messenger bag or mini backpack. For me I work out of the office all day going from one client to the next. So something’s a little bigger that fits my phone a notebook, asthma spacer, plus sections or cards, money etc. as for colours something bright! Blue, yellow or mutlicolour!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G

    I would love a metallic rose gold color and in terms of size, a bag large enough to fit my iPad with extra room for wallet, phone, and keys.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pruss

    A backback in tan and gold – my hands are free while it charges and carries my loadReplyCancel

  • Jac

    Keep it simple, yet add a dash of sparkle with sequins or different colour zipper to the leather ie pink with mintReplyCancel

  • Laila

    A cross over bag with in purple with an added bit of sparkle. All your bags look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    A Mighty Purse in bright Chevron would be sure to impress!
    It’d be perfect by day, or by night with…my little black dress!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Cantero

    Love it. I would like to see any of the current colours with added silver studsReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see something in a simple colour block, eg mostly black (goes with everything!) but with a 2″ strip of emerald green or electric blue for a pop of interest.ReplyCancel

  • Mara Morrison

    Love it – perhaps a vintage denim and lace with detachable strapReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Kurniawan

    I would like to see the same style with skin colour, i think it would look elegantReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    More multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black, or a touch of green or blue.ReplyCancel

  • Micheala Donohoe

    Would love to see some ‘chevron’ styles! Black and white, hot pink and black, navy and coral! Then I could co-ordinate with any outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Nic syriotis

    I love this funky cool idea!
    I would love a tan/camel coloured purse – so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Schramm Clifton

    Truly amazing idea – I think one in denim with bling would be an awesome purse. Would appeal to all age levels and be great gift for my daughters and grand daughters.ReplyCancel

  • Lindi Owen

    A mighty purse would be might pretty in silver or gold, to add some glamour to a night out!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wendels

    I would love it in a compartment in a hobo style handbag, that would be fantastic and in a tan leather colour!ReplyCancel

  • Tania King

    what a great idea never seen these before I love it! perfect for me as my phone is nearly always going flat! charging up anywhere would be awesomeReplyCancel

  • Vicki O'Neill

    I would love a black satin evening-style clutch with a bit of bling – sequin flowers or diamantés.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie-lee jones

    Would love to see a black with hints of bright pink.ReplyCancel

  • Karina Walls

    Glomesh would look amazing! Glitz and glamour with incredible functionality!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie

    Embroidered with bright flower patterns. Love hibiscus flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Whyte

    I love this idea, my phone is always going flat when I’m out! I would like to see a bag which is big enough for my purse, keys, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Would love to see a hard cover clutch version in the classic colour of black.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Big, bold and bright in yellow. To fit the kids tablet which I end up carrying every time. Adding perfect colourful OOMPH to any outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Finden Hanson

    This is a great idea. I would love a zebra print.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren A

    I’d love to see a MightyPurse in a “bum bag” or armband style, for use when exercising or travelling, and either in basic black or casual denim.ReplyCancel

  • Adele Smith

    A tote bag with custom designs. I would like to be able to add my own personalised touch like a photo or a quote, something that means something to me. Well done on such an innovative product.ReplyCancel

Tween Wardrobe Makeover

This post is sponsored by Howards Storage World My beautiful Miss 10 (soon to be 11) is growing so very quickly, she thankfully has her dad’s genes as she is already the same height as me.  I imagine all my kids will tower over me in merely a few years. Last year I reorganised the […]

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  • Marina

    Such a practical makeover :) Love the butterfly earrings holder. We are about to makeover Miss (will be) 8 yr’s room for her birthday next week. I was in a muddle about her wardrobe, but you’ve given me some fabulous ideas :) Thanks :) ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    That looks fantastic – do you know if you can install a similar system without removing the top shelf? We are about to build a house and we’re having those top shelves installed. Thanks so much for your ideas!ReplyCancel

    • Trouble_Kat

      You certainly can, you just buy shorter uprights… also be aware that this post is sponsored – there are other similar options available out there!ReplyCancel

      • Yes you don’t have to remove the top shelf, it just means you have to work around the design with the current shelf in mind.ReplyCancel

    • Hi Claire, you can design the whole thing yourself and make it as high as you need. The team instore can help you with the design, I also got some ideas via the Elfa System Catalogue. There are also so many great add ons which would be suitable for your wardrobe, shoe racks, jewellery storage etc.ReplyCancel

  • Trouble_Kat

    The difference is amazing! I couldn’t afford to change master 4′s cupboard (or mine) yet, so I have put up with the shelving that was already there, and added an extra hanging rod that attaches to the high rod, now his out of season clothes go on the top rod and the in season clothes go on the bottom!
    Can’t wait to afford to do a proper set up in my own cupboard!!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Ibarra

    Our daughters are the same age & I have the same dillemma. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Hope it helps Joni, my Miss is loving her new space and it’s stayed tidy!!ReplyCancel

  • AlyceB

    What a fabulous new space! I bet you have one very happy tween on your hands!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Could you give us some idea of how much this system would cost? I’d like to do something similar in my wardrobe!ReplyCancel

    • Karen O'Sullivan

      just from looking at their site I’d allow at least $1000. probably do it much cheaper sourcing items from discount stores etcReplyCancel

  • Anna

    I would be happy if Miss just 9′s wardrobe looked like your before pic! She “cleaned” her room the other day – the room looked amazing, the wardrobe, not so much lol.ReplyCancel

  • Karen O'Sullivan

    Looks great but did the poor girl really need you to share her undies on the internet.ReplyCancel

  • Justine Saidman

    Personally I’m not an Elfa fan. I did, however, buy some awesome drawer organisers from Ikea which have worked wonders in my incredibly untidy twin girls’ drawers! I used them for separating underwear into socks, undies and then a box for pjs and then the girls also have another one for leggings and other bits and pieces. My girls chose their own colours for these organisers which ensures that they know which is their drawer.

    You’re lucky that your daughter is tall! My girls are on the short side so they would never manage to reach a high rail in the cupboard, but I love the way that you have separated things out on different rungs. It makes perfect sense!ReplyCancel

    • Sorting makes it so much easier for them to find things and put them away again when clean, love the sound of your wardrobe, sounds very organised! Yes, my daughter certainly has her fathers gene when it comes to her height, Miss Tween and her twin brother are both the same height as me.ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    I found SHOES to be a real problem with my girls. I ended up going with the acrylic shoe cubes from Howards. Both my girls have a little alcove in the end of their wardrobes and the shoe cubes fit in neatly. They stack so you can build the shoe cubby tower as tall as you need to accommodate however many shoes they have. They weren’t the cheapest of things to buy, but I considered it an investment in my sanity as I LOATHE seeing shoes lying about. It is SO much easier to keep things organised if everything has a home.ReplyCancel

  • 1ofthzoo

    Wow that is so funny, we just went to Bunnings to do the same thing with our ten year old’s room, so project is underway. a great tip to save on painting if you don’t want to repaint is to use the decals – ebay has some great finds to brighten up the walls. And Jacqui, its not very expensive, depending on how many draws/shelves you put in, you are only looking on average $150.00 to $200.00. Bunnings has some great tips, and even some graph paper to draw a sketch model up to fit your desired layout. Great fun!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I love the way you have folded the shorts, that way she can see them all without destroying the pile! Going to use this tip for Master 7!!! Out of interest, did you remove the top wire shelf (as pictured in the top 2 pics of new design)? Just wondered what its purpose was? Or is it needed for the structural integrity of the system?ReplyCancel

  • Tisia Sims

    I’m going to be getting my 8 year old granddaughter soon. Thank you for the suggestions.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Happy it has been able to help you Tisia :) ReplyCancel

  • Lime & Mortar

    What a lucky daughter. You’ve made a fantastic tween wardrobeReplyCancel

  • jjoanne

    Beautiful work. I saw on alejandra costello’s Page that she lays the plastic IKEA shelf protector on the shelf where you have her jewellery etc to make it more stable and things don’t fall through. I thought that was a great idea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      That is a great idea, I do have the plastic matting over the area with the jewellery which makes it a solid type shelf, elfa make a version that fits perfectly :) Might have to go look at alejandra’s page :) ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    Hey Guys ?
    I know this post is sponsored by Howards (as much as I love them!) But if you go to Store & Order (formerly Store) they have their own ‘home brand’ which works with all the Elfa range. You can use that for all the basics, then if there are any specific drawers (e.g. pant rails) the Elfa slots right in ?ReplyCancel

    • Alex

      Sorry, just to follow up, that’s exactly what I’ve done, with an 1900mm wide space, after putting in all of the drawers (8) shelves (6) pant rails and hanging rails, it ended up costing about $1,500-$2,500 (I did it all in stages, and I splurged a little on the birch finish for the drawers as it’s an open space!)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        The birch would be a really lovely finish Alex!ReplyCancel

Organising your Closet by Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

This is a guest post by Melissa, from Suger Coat It and author of the newly released Budget Fashionista Workbook The truth of the matter is that most of us have TOO MANY clothes. We don’t wear them. We buy them hoping they will work with other items we have but it isn’t the case. They sit on […]

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  • Marian@ Apricot Tart

    I am so doing this, Melissa! Thanks for the inspiration to steamline a bulging wardrobe filled with a few favourites and then masses of clothes that I hardly wear but keep – just in case!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Miles

    OMG!!!!!! I love your ideas but WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE SHOES!!!!! They are awesome!!!ReplyCancel

    • Haha. Thanks Claire! These are from a store called Big Shoe-Zam. They stock shoes in sizes 11+ AND they come in a pink/orange/purple combo. So only good news if you have big feet I’m afraid. ;) ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Am I the only one that buys clothes when they are needed and/or fit with something I already have? I think ahead rather than just buying – even when impulse shopping! I still have a quick think and make sure it will go with other clothes I already have. Otherwise what was the point in spending the money?ReplyCancel

    • I do now. But I know for a long time that just wasn’t the case for me. Now my wardrobe is much more considered and all works together. Like you said, what was the point in spending the money otherwise?ReplyCancel

  • lazyhead

    Gee, you people are good. There is no way I’m on top of my washing enough to limit the number of tops and pants I have. I’m constantly running out of tops with a “quick! put a load of washing on”. And if that one pair of shorts up there got something spilled on it (or baby spit up!) and it’s the middle of summer…eek! Nope. If I did this I’d be stinky, stained or nakedReplyCancel

    • Haha. Well there IS that problem. Maybe triple your choices and go from there. There IS always stinky, stained and naked. Always underrated as far as clothing choices go in my book. ;) ReplyCancel

  • SUCH a good idea. I’ve been working on my own version and it was SO liberating donating or chucking out things that had cluttered my wardrobe for WAY too long! It is so much easier to figure out what to wear each day and much less expensive as I think more about what I really NEED vs impulse shopping or splurging.ReplyCancel

  • Ally

    I stick with similar brands that I know will work well together and fit me well. For example country road or esprit each have a particular style so personally I would rather go with the style of the brand then finding another person’s style… hope that makes sense!!ReplyCancel

    • It DOES and a it’s a great strategy too. Often brands have similar ‘feel’ to their items year after year that continue to work together long into the future. Nice addition! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki

    Do you look at a celebrity that has a similar body type (pear, hourglass etc), or just one that you like their clothes style?ReplyCancel

    • Great question Vicki! I choose based on a style I like. It may take a little trial and error at first to work with your shape compared to theirs but there is usually a way. I try a lot of stuff on. Wallet in the car. Haha.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Inglis

    What to do when retired on the pension and live in a regional town, and in the tropics

    I can only wear jeans from about May to August as it is hot and sweaty don’t wear dresses due to my awful legs now I struggle with this, so end up wearing elastic waisted 3/4 pants and t shirt I am 5ft 1 so everything I try on in Target and Big W are way too much fabric or miles too long and I am not good at alterations usually end up making a mess of it I worked as a receptionist in Melbourne for 40 years so dressed in skirts jackets etc full make up hair the works but now we don’t go anywhere to dress up as everything is so casual here even a night out they don’t dress up in my opinion,
    I love wearing jeans and jacket shirt etc but cannot anymore
    it is hot and sweaty from about October to end of April

    sorry rant overReplyCancel

    • I hear your pain Wendy when it comes to the length of dresses and pants. I’m 149cm short and when I pick up a pair of 3/4 pants they are usually full length on me. I found a gorgeous dress recently was $69.95 and was all over the floor, it just wasn’t worth to get it altered. Wished they made clothes for shorties :) ReplyCancel

      • Wow! I had no idea. No wonder I always feel like a giant person. I’m 180cm. That’s a ruler length of difference. Plus heels! ;) ReplyCancel

    • I live in a regional area in Queensland, so I hear you on some counts. I have the opposite problems thought being an almost 6ft, long in the torso lady.

      All I can say is find a brand and a style you like and shop them. Online I shop a lot at asos.com and theiconic.com.au for a wide range of brands and usually free delivery. Some online retailers are offering more and more choice with leg length and designs for petites and plus.

      If you were curious about capsule wardrobe I would start with searching for capsule tropical or beach vacation/holiday capsule wardrobes. There may be a few too many party options for you but at least they’ll be packing for the tropics.

      And just quietly, it sounds like you already HAVE a capsule wardrobe! Just not by choice. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Ram Prasad

    Thanks for the blog love to arrange closet using your idea
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  • […] This page has a good example of what this might look like—and voilà! You have just created many, many outfits! When you have all these items and when you like them and they fit well, you have limitless combinations available! How great is that!? […]ReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Wardrobes

I  have found some wonderfully decorated and organised wardrobes, wouldn’t it be nice…… Wardrobe Inspiration Gallery {image credit} {image credit} {image credit} {image credit} {image credit} {image credit} {image credit, unknown} {image credit}

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  • Fareehaz

    hi kat, these days you have been posting some interesting pictures but sorry to say, this one looks unrealistic and perfect for magazines only. Infact these wardrobes look more like posh boutiques and designer shops. Honestly i would never like to have my wardrobe to be so much full of stuff stuff and stuff. less is more I believe. When we have bigger houses we end up creating bigger mess (as said by Anthea Turner)ReplyCancel

    • I had the same thought…they remind me of shops….sooo many hand bags. They are inspirational though. I think I would be ashamed to have sooo many clothes though :)
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  • if my wardrobe knows what good for it, it will transform itself into the black one above between now and when i go to it next, lolReplyCancel

  • Star Concepts - Olivia

    Oh wow, how do we organise the person to come and arrange that!!! PS Love all those shoes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • While they look fantastic they look like wardrobes that scream of LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER!!! It does remind me of the SATC 1 movie and when Jess get that new wardrobe in her new apartment with Big.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Blackmore

    Agree with boutique comments, while every room is undoubtedly beautiful, and I certainly wouldn’t say “no” if offered one, I suspect the time, effort and mental energy to maintain it would be a bit much. Now that level of detail in a study, library, craft room etc. is another thing :) I enjoy your blog every day, thanks for the work you put in, Toni
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  • who has that many shoes ?!?!!ReplyCancel

  • Liannedgong

    OMG I want the ones with all the shoe storage do you think my husband would extend the house so I can have the walk in of my dreams? neeerrrr don’t think soReplyCancel

  • Buchman007

    WOW!!!! Dont I WISH I had that many clothes and closet space! This is toooo unrealistic to me! This looks like a celebritie’s closet!!!ReplyCancel

  • carlisworld

    Who has that many clothes and shoes? As beautifully displayed as everything is I am a big believer of less is more, it’s not hard to maintain a lovely organised attractive space when you dont have an awful lot of things, but the things you do have you love!
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  • Toni Blackmore

    Happyhousewifey, I think my daughter does. Sometimes think I should have named her Imelda:)ReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    I’m getting similar to the 6th photo. I have tonnes of clothes and shoes (I so need to do a clean out once we move back in). I think the other ones are way too over the top, I do adore the Elfa walnut one, if we weren’t getting ours made. I can’t wait 2 more months (hopefully) visiting from http://fattyfintoskinnyminnie.blogspot.com.ReplyCancel

  • Roxy

    Love it!
    I have the second last wardrobe system. The great thing about it is that you can build it as you go! You don’t have to get it all at once!ReplyCancel

  • wendy

    i would really love to see some realistic wardrobes and storage ideas for the average family with 4 kids…ReplyCancel

  • Jenni

    Please please can I have the last one. Luv it.ReplyCancel

  • Amber

    I actually hate all the pictures! Why do people think all the clothes and shoes are necessary. No wonder people are drowning in debt. The second picture is shocking! She has every colour of the rainbow just in tops!ReplyCancel

    • Kel

      The second one got me as well… who needs 7+ yellow tops? Honestly.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    It would be lovely to have more room and proper areas to store things like shoes as our current built in wardrobe is seriously lacking and we can find things due to the rediculous L shaped layout.ReplyCancel

  • 01jubjub

    Wow. I find these images really disheartening. Is this kind of ostentatious display of frivolity really what we should be encouraged to aspire to as a society and as individuals? All I can think when I look at these wardrobes is the hundreds and thousands of dollars sitting there (probably largely unworn) in specifically designed wardrobes to hold it all when millions of people world over don’t have enough bare warmth or food to sustain them. How much better could the world be if we only bought what we needed and shared what we have with those who need our help? Not to mention how much longer our precious resources and our planet would be sustained. It makes me sad that we as a society believe that excessiveness of such possessions is important.ReplyCancel

  • Kiwimama

    Interesting wardrobes… as an average housewife, trying to make ends meet with little children on very little I can’t say I’ll be aspiring to any of these (my jeans and sneakers just wouldn’t quite look as cool as all those heels and beautiful coloured garments). I’d love to see some ideas for something that’s not walk in and makes a normal size wardrobe work effectively. Pleased to read that some folks found it helpful :) ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    Unrealistic? Possibly, Inspiriring, yes. The clothes look awesome all colour co-ordinated like that. I’ve been wondering what to do with all my shoes and my wardrobe looks a lot like the first one so the wall at the end could be a great place to put them. I also love the rug idea too. Just because we dont all have millions of dollars and a housekeeper doesnt mean we can’t pinch the ideas of those whove had the professionals in to really think about how the space could be used.ReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Jewellery Storage Ideas

I am so excited to be showing you all these different ideas of storing your jewellery. Please be warned this is a long post, but worth looking through. Readers Gallery This is a tip I picked up from Trinny & Susannah. Just rows of small nails on the back/inside of wardrobe. It works really well […]

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  • meljewel

    oooh Just gorgeous!! I have high quality fashion jewellery that i sell part-time so i have a huge collection, great inspiration for a new display!!ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    I have a lovely hand made jewellery tree. The bottom is an overturned goblet and the branches are old spoons and forks. I LOVE it! It holds all my bits AND looks pretty on my dresser. ReplyCancel

  • Pinkfrosting

    I’d love to see a pic. Sound fabulous.

    I will work on this project this week. Will show you what I come up with. Great post Kat.
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  • Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots

    It’s really interesting seeing how everyone has organised and displayed their jewellery. I really like the frames with hanging wires. Will definitely have to sort out my jewellery :-) ReplyCancel

  • As always, you have inspired me to sort out my jewelry chaos. I use a big hanging thing with pockets (fro Howards) but never got round to filling it so I still have bits in all sorts of places. So many great ideas here. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I use this from Ikea: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/80181935 It’s pretty good but not so great. I have to re-organise my necklaces because this works well for rings, bracelets and bangles but not necklace unfortunately. Thanks for sharing these ideas above, I do think I might decorate a corkboard to make it look nice and pin up my necklaces. ReplyCancel

  • I made a hairclip holder for my daughter similar to that last one with the ribbons and frame, but instead I used a canvas (painted it first) and added ribbons.

    http://blossom-heart.blogspot.com/2011/05/crafty-creations-hair-clip-holder.htmlReplyCancel

  • I organised my jewellery a little while ago. I took before and after photos. I was going to use it as a topic for my blog when i eventually get started. I have used a shelf inside my wardrobe. I used cheap stick on hooks from the cheap shop. I got a pack of 20 for $2. I also picked up from a second hand shop fitting place , the earring holder. Now I can see most of my jewllery. I still have a couple of items that I wanted to keep in boxes, but I have found I wear a variety now.ReplyCancel

  • Ella

    These are all wonderful ideas, but just wondering if anyone has any ideas for someone who travels a lot? I go away on at least a weekly basis and i like to take different bits and pieces with me. The jewellery bags/rolls don’t really work too well so after some alternativesReplyCancel

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  • stacksandlots.blogspot.com

    I have been wanting to make a frame with chicken wire on fabric for a while. But decided to re-arrange a few things in the house and came up with something to get me buy until I pull my finger out. Here it is….
    I used the woven square placement I had in the centre of our dining room table. It wasn’t currently being used as I now have a basket with paper and pencils for the kids to draw whenever they want there instead.
    I’ve now got the frame, but yet to find a wire I like but this is working out well so far.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Maree

    I love the cork board idea. I bought paper towel holder from woollies and it holds all my bangles. And I have a fancy dish that all my costume rings go in. I will definately invest in the cork board at the moment all my chains are hanging on a hook which gets tangled :) ReplyCancel

  • sophie

    Good article, even better comments. I’ve got some great ideas now – thanks guys!ReplyCancel

{Giveaway} Jewellery organiser

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to KylieP for winning the prize. Brag Bags Jewellery Organiser Yesterday I showed you how I organise my jewellery, but understandably you may not have the same amount of space for yours.  Brag bags have beautiful jewellery organisers and they are so kindly giving one away to a lucky reader! […]

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  • Karenandjayse

    All done!!ReplyCancel

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    All done !!! :D ReplyCancel

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    All done!!! :) ReplyCancel

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    Both are done. ReplyCancel

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    Mission complete!!ReplyCancel

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    another one done :D ReplyCancel

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  • Mandy Merenda

    Hello!!! I have completed both the requirments above ;) Good luck everyone!!! Kind regards, Mandy Merenda. ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for the opportunity for another giveaway! Love them a lot! Have done both requirement :) ReplyCancel

  • KylieP

    Hi there!!! Have completed all the requirements … thanks for another choice to win!! =)ReplyCancel

  • JB

    I have completed both requirements. Love the thought of organising my jewellery. I never wear it!
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  • LeighR

    All completed. Thanks heaps for the recommendation!ReplyCancel

  • E Churchward

    All done, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Amarylise

    All done, just gorgeous, I love it! (and I have the perfect spot!)ReplyCancel

  • Matandmara

    All done! Love love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karin Williams

    I have completed both the requirments above. How easy was that? I was going through my jewlery this morning, thinking about how organised your wardrobe is!ReplyCancel

  • All done.. I love this idea.. so niceReplyCancel

  • Chantal Williams

    Done, fabulous product thanks for sharing Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Missaliant

    Hi There, I have just met both requirements :) Fingers crossed.
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  • Alli brown

    Done and done :) ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    So gorgeous! Have liked again! CheersReplyCancel

  • Val G

    Oh I would so love to win this! I have a wire coat hanger doing the exact job… Not very pretty on a plain coat hanger! Completed both requirements :-) ReplyCancel

  • Wenjowade

    All done! Love your daily tasks …slowly getting our home organised!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    completed both the requirments xxReplyCancel

  • I have followed the instructions. What a lovely prize. My jewellery has been stashed away in a moving box for nearly 2 years now … I really need to get it out. lol. xReplyCancel

  • Meegan

    Thank you for the chance to win something from Bragbags!! Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Mmzcwozniak

    All done :) Thankyou Katrina.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Williams

    Thanks Katrina for the link to bragbags and the chance to win this lovely jewellery organiser.
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  • Helen W

    Hi there..I have Liked Brag Bags & completed all tasks. Love both your pages…ReplyCancel

  • Fiona S Gow

    Glad to head back to Bragbags, & of course I like your blog today too!! Wishing myself luck…ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Bushell

    All done…love the organiser!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Coopman

    All tasks completed. What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tam

    DITTO, I’m done.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Forrester

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this competition…I have completed the requirements. Best wishes Karen FReplyCancel

  • All done :))) They are really nice!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Hargrave

    All done :) ReplyCancel

  • Sue Connell

    Thanks for alerting me to these gorgeous organisers. I’ve completed both requirments xxReplyCancel

  • meljewel

    Hi, I have completed the requirements for this giveaway. Anyhow I am new to your site and loving it! Spent abit of time on my tab yesterday browsing all your older posts. And have the same trouble with my miss 6 and her room, so am decluttering/cleaning today. ReplyCancel

  • Shirley McCoy

    All done! Thanks xReplyCancel

  • Amanda Maybin

    Done all, love the jewellry organiser!ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn Bartlett

    Done all the requirements, and am now absolutely addicted to your site. Thanks to you, I may actually be able to call myself organized one day :-) thanks for the opportunity to winReplyCancel

  • All done! What a great prize!ReplyCancel

  • Cath

    Hi there, I have completed all the requirements to be in with a chance to win your beautiful jewellery organiser. Please please please pretty please, pick me :) ReplyCancel

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  • Nerys Lewis

    All Done – How cute is the Jewellery Organiser :) ReplyCancel

  • Karen Edwards

    All done, thank you.
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  • Jeantunbridge

    All done, Thanks for sharing a talented lady :) ReplyCancel

  • Ive completed both requirements :) ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Completed Thanks for the link to Brag Bags. I really need to organise my Jewels. Would love to win, if not I’m off to make my own or better still go back to Brag Bags I’m sure that would be easier, for a not soo organised person.ReplyCancel

  • done hope im not too late :D ReplyCancel

  • Leabre05

    I have just completed both requirements! Cheers!
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  • Louise

    All done, thank you :) ReplyCancel

  • Completed and now nervous about finding Brag Bags.ReplyCancel

  • Reannonhope

    Done what you asked-thanks for pointing me in their direction, I love the stuff they have :D ReplyCancel

  • Talea

    All done! Thanks! :) ReplyCancel

  • Jess B

    Completed the requirements! Really want this one cos my necklaces are tangled up in knots in a drawer :( ReplyCancel

  • mandy

    Hi love your work, completed the give away requirements :D ReplyCancel

  • Janjudd

    Many Thanks for This Fantastic Opportunity, have been looking for something like this, appreciate The Idea also all of the above is done..Cheers JanReplyCancel

  • Andrea Healy

    Completed…
    Thank you… : )ReplyCancel

  • Terri

    Hi I completed the requirements. thanks for this opportunity to win something lovelyReplyCancel

  • Sandylee

    completed the giveaway competition. Fingers crossed for me!! Heaven knows I could really do with this prize.ReplyCancel

  • Hi, completed both requirements. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Candice Needham

    Done! <3 ReplyCancel

  • Latisha Pahau

    Hey Katrina,Totally love the referal even though its for a comp the bragbag site is awsome and i love it have defplanz to purchase some items from there.So what was required to be completed for the comp was done and thanks once again Have a Fab Day!!

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  • Jo

    All done :) thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

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    completed both requirements thank youReplyCancel

  • Meryl

    I’ve completed the requirements for the giveaway! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

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    completed both of the requirements, thanksReplyCancel

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  • Cathy T

    Hi there have done all of the requirements! Thanks CathyReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    all completed – LOVE this jewellery storing tip from another PINTEREST addict!! ReplyCancel

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    completed both requirements :) ReplyCancel

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    Love it!ReplyCancel

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    Done and luv them thanksReplyCancel

  • Alannah

    I have liked both times. I would love to win this for my mother-in-law. Smiles and thanks for the chanceReplyCancel

  • Meagan

    Done both. Thank you! ReplyCancel

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    Completed both requirements
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  • malleemum

    Both “likes” done and fingers crossed for a prize coming my way!!!!ReplyCancel

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    I have completed both requirements & look forward to maybe have a prize come my way. Thankyou.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    I’ve done all the requirements! -hang’n out to see who wins!
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  • Kerrie Lee

    Hi there, completed both requirements :-) ReplyCancel

  • Ash Mack

    Hi. I have completed all the requirements. Thank you. This is a fantastic giveaway and a great product. ReplyCancel

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    Done, ThanksReplyCancel

  • Cathy White

    Done :-)

    Going to read up on Meal Planning on your blog too, yay!ReplyCancel

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    (Entered for my SIL in Australia).ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Morcom

    All DoneReplyCancel

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  • kerry santillo

    Hi there , just wondering , I have no like button on top of post but twittered instead is that ok, Hope so , lovely prize !! thanksReplyCancel

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    Completed.ReplyCancel

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    All done <3 :) ReplyCancel

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    All done…thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Fairbridge

    Was already a fan but I said you resent me. Have liked alsoReplyCancel

  • Lisa Robertson

    Done!! So glad to have found this page – will be having to get me some of their items regardless, for me and for presentsReplyCancel

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    I have completed my entry and loving all of your links. Their items make unique presents which I love.ReplyCancel

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  • Julie-Ann Biasi

    I cannot find the “Like” button for the post :( but I have cmpleted the other part! Can someone help me please?ReplyCancel

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    I have completed all the above requirements…fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Airey

    All done thank u for letting me and every1 have a chance in this competition ;) ReplyCancel

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  • Rita Maguire

    Have completed both requirements. Was thinking of making one but would have been nowhere as stylish!ReplyCancel

  • Cherie Akers

    I have completed both requirements. Would be overjoyed to be able to organise my jewellery-ThanksReplyCancel

  • Belinda Bonello

    Done both :) ReplyCancel

  • Faye Berry

    Done, done, done! Thanks for sharing- what a great idea :) ReplyCancel

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  • Kim Pankiw

    Hi, all done! Thanks so much for your website, I just love love LOVE being organised! I dont wear my jewellery enough so I hope I win this so I can get it out and display it all, Im sure then I will wear it more, as well as my 3 year old daughter who loves by ‘jewels’.
    Congrats on your award as well, well done!ReplyCancel

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    Can I BRAG that I’ve done both parts too?!!! :D ReplyCancel

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  • Kelly Arndt

    Both missions completed. The Organisers are a lovely idea and would make a perfect gift(Hope Hubby is watching me type this from over my shoulder!)Good Luck All!ReplyCancel

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    I did it !! <3ReplyCancel

{Organising} Jewellery

This is my jewellery area in my wardrobe.  I created this space to prompt me to wear my jewellery more often.  To have it easily accessible makes me wear it more often. I made this jewellery holder, step by step instructions coming next week. Bracelet and Earring holder from Howards Storage World (target and dollar […]

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  • Maaja

    My oh my – I’m in love!!! Great idea :)
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  • Commonchaoschronicle

    Looks great Kat! I would have to clean out heaps of clothes to attempt something like this. Might be my next decluttering challange!ReplyCancel

  • Brilliant idea.ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    I LOVE this idea, Kat. I’m too embarrassed to show how I currently have them stored but since I’ve been “inspired” by Seven Cherubs’ and have been buying more pieces, I need to find a better way to store them. And I think you just gave me the answer!ReplyCancel

  • [...] I showed you how I organise my jewellery, but understandably you may not have the same amount of space for yours.  Brag bags have beautiful [...]ReplyCancel

  • Jaki Flegg

    WOW!!
    Great way to store your jewellery and it certainly would encourage you to wear it all more.
    My collection is much more modest and I actually put a photo on my blog a couple of weeks ago :)
    http://memoriesandcreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/around-my-home.htmlReplyCancel

  • Karin Williams

    Thanks so much for your inspiration! And for posting where you bought your jewlery stands from. Just rang up Howards Storage World and found they have the bangle holder! YAY! Guess what i will be doing tommorrow? Shopping and Organising!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • [...] and finally my jewellery area more details HERE [...]ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots

    That looks lovely, such a pretty space as well as being organised. Umm my jewelry is in a big jumble at the moment lol. But you’ve certainly given me some inspiration ReplyCancel

  • wow – they don’t call you the organised housewife for nothing! ;) You ARE very organised!!ReplyCancel

  • Hubby hung up a hanger from Ikea on our mirror! It’s perfect – looks similar to your’s.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy White

    Gorgeous!! NZ blog readers – I have seen Spotlight with similar earring holders, might be worth a look ;-) ReplyCancel

  • guest

    At the moment I store jewellery in empty Ferrero Rocher boxes. I have about 4 stacked on top of each other. The boxes are so pretty, and I can see into them without having to unstack them all to find the items I want. I also use these boxes in other areas of the house, like the bathroom drawers and bedside drawers for holding small items. ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl_lynde_60

    I have a great hanging jewellery organiser I bought at the Tamborine Markets, its a gorgeous padded material with 40 clear pockets and hangs in the wardrobe on a hanger. I just absolutely love it! They are on the internet at: loveganesha.com.au. ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Fowle

    This came at the perfect time for me, I’ve been searching for ways to store my jewellery, and yet see it easily, so that I wear it. Jewellery boxes are so pretty, but unless you make the effort to open them, you never wear half of the things.ReplyCancel

    • Your right, I needed to see all my necklaces and makes it a quicker process when dressing. Would love to see what you come up with :) ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    My everyday jewelry is in a 4-drawer (9″wx15″h) mini dresser from Rubbermaid. Each drawer is divided using empty decorator soap boxes. Each box is lined with flannel so jewelry does not slide around when the drawer is opened and closed. Jewelry is colour-coded in the boxes so it’s easy to spot what I need.

    Good (precious&expensive) items are not usually for every day so those are stored in an antique satin 2-drawer jewelry box with a lid that opens. I spent 4 hours on a rainy Saturday cleaning and organizing all the items so everything has a “place”. The best part is that now I know what I have, it makes deciding what to wear easier and careful consideration is given for any new purchases.ReplyCancel

    • That’s a really clever way of organising your jewellery Suzanne, I like the idea of lining it with flannel so they won’t move.ReplyCancel

{Cleaning} Jewellery

  This week is all about jewellery…I’ll be showing you how to clean, organise and declutter (hmm, maybe, this will be the hardest declutter challenge yet) your jewels.  Not sure if I have the heart to part with my jewellery but we will see what we can do.  Most of my jewellery is sentimental, all […]

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  • Hmm, I think I need to do this. Often when I pick up one item, the rest of my jewellery comes with! Do they make conditioner to detangle necklaces?!? I like your focus on dressing up more. Right, I’m inspired to sort my stuff out and make it easier to accessorise in the 5 minutes I have to get ready each morning. Thanks :) ReplyCancel

  • I have lots of long necklaces (the costume Jewellery Type) and because I could never remember what I had stashed in a box, I hung them all behind the wardrobe door using 3M Command Strip Adhesive hooks. Now I can see every necklace and they are not taking up any valuable space. In fact, it’s perfect use of dead spaceReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots

    I definitely need to clean and sort my jewellery. I love the idea of making things a bit more special and making the effort to wear jewelry regularly. I definitely need to do this for myself.ReplyCancel

{Organise} Other bits and pieces in the wardrobe + {GIVEAWAY}

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Kelley, Carmen and Rebecca for winning the vouchers. This is a sneak peak of my wardrobe, I’ll show you complete full photo’s during the month, but today I want to show you how I organise the other bits and pieces, that aren’t clothes, in the wardrobe. I use an […]

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  • Melanie Wadham

    Looks awesome, I just need a bigger house! I love knick knacks and old memorabilia, so my house is ” cluttered” with all sorts of interesting pieces but really at the end of the day it just collects dust and when I die one day no doubt my kids will just biff the lot!ReplyCancel

  • Katnjas

    Love this idea using expedit shelving, my most fav from IKEA.
    I have also completed all tasks to be in the running for this giveawayReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    Good Morning, your an inspiration Katrina and i love popping over most days to get new ideas for my home…..its a great feeling slowly sorting and decluttering my house, thankyou…..and mor-star will certainly be getting my business…..they have some get products. Thanks for the continued motivation. ReplyCancel

  • Wow what a great way to get organised! All requirements done to win!!! Have just the perfect spot for it too!ReplyCancel

  • Maaja Jensen-Hoskin

    Am going to IKEA tomorrow to get TWO expedit bookshelves – can’t wait!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Birkett

    Requirements complete! Love their baskets! Am planning a new house with lots of the Expedit units lol.
    P.S When is the 181th of August? ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Amy B

    Hi Kat .. I’ve completed both requirements! Plus also..181th August?? lol
    Thanks Kat!! xxReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots

    Don’t count me towards the competition, just wanted to how cute is that bear of yours! I’m a big fan of expedit too! Hadn’t thought of using one in the wardrobe though :-) ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Herbert

    What a great idea though dont like it LOVE it…. the above competition requirements are doneReplyCancel

  • Alimitch81

    Would really love an expedit unit! Next on the budget I think. Have completed the requirements for the comp.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Charles

    I love it! Comp requirements completed!ReplyCancel

  • Would really love an expedit unit! Have completed the requirements for the comp. ReplyCancel

  • Kristyne_vs

    hey there, i have completed the requirements for this awesome comp. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Linderic

    Katrina
    Love the bottom of your wardrobe so far, good ideas, looks so orderly!Can’t wait to see the rest.
    LindaReplyCancel

  • Karina Lamb

    HI there, Your post is fabulous! I’m off to redesign my wardrobe. :) I’ve also done everything asked to enter the Mor Stor comp. Cheers, KarinaReplyCancel

  • Kimbeez

    Love those baskets. I have three baskets (similar) in my shelving in the bathroom which is for the towels so they are nice and neat and not falling out all over the place. Mind you I think that is the most organised cupboard in the house. All done for the comp.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Whittaker

    Love mor-stor and Love your page! ReplyCancel

  • Jen Renoden

    All done! I love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Elishia

    All done, hope to one day be as organised! :-) ReplyCancel

  • All done and dusted!! now to head off and make a wish list of mor-stor, i do have a OCD storgae issues :)
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  • Rachael Hargrave

    all done :) ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    I already have the ikea expidit & i agree that the Madison Water Hyacinth Cubes look great, even better than the ones that ikea sell and @ same price too. I have liked both pages, what a great giveaway competition, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • astonmel

    I don’t know where I’d be without my ikea unit, I have larger one in my lounge room for all our books and photos and am going to be purchasing another for the kids play area. And now I want one for my wardrobe. :-) ReplyCancel

  • astonmel

    And I have done all the stuff for the comp :-) ReplyCancel

  • That looks so great! Comments and likes all done!!ReplyCancel

  • Carmel

    Done – I would love 2 of these units – one to sort my scrapbooking “stuff” and one for the lounge/dining area for DVD’s, scrapbook albums – they could just be the answere to my clutter.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    Times like these I wish I had a larger walk in robe…sigh! All liked and looking forward to seeing more of your organised wardrobe. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Wright

    Hi, love your idea for your wardrobe, mine seems to be the place everything is put in to be out of site and dealt with at a later stage, your article has given me some great ideas on getting started. All entered in comp, thanks for great ideas. ReplyCancel

  • We have two Expedit bookshelves in the girls room and I LOVE them. Would like some more storage baskets though. I have liked both pages.ReplyCancel

  • Meganmurfitt

    Followed the steps. I am so in love with these baskets…… I have been on the lookout for some ones like this for ages!!! Your page inspires me. Thanks, MeganReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea. We are in the process of looking for a new house and when we do i will be getting the shelves and baskets. Love the clean looking idea but still funky and user friendly. I ‘like’ both pages. So cant wait!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I just scored a IKEA expedit unit for $100 and im in love.. thank you for the inpsiration :) ReplyCancel

  • Nikkimc

    I so want this prize….. After drooling over ALL your EXPIDIT pics for so many months now…… just bought two expidits FINALLY… and need some storage boxes now, just wait til you see my scary before pic, and better mid pic… and dreaming of my mor-stor cubes for my final pic!! lol <3ReplyCancel

  • Chickielee

    You are a woman after my own heart! Organised space means and organised mind!

    Both “Like” ‘s are done for the entry into the competition! fingers crossed…ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for this awesome comp Katrina have done both requests you have asked for =DReplyCancel

  • kp

    Requirements fulfilled. Love your work Kat, keep it up :) ReplyCancel

  • Gilbertfrog

    Your expedit is at the standard of excellence! We have the biggest expedit (2adults, 2 teenage children and with a baby due in 5 weeks… I am thinking I’ll need another soon!) The expedit is very handy but does end up looking cluttered quickly, so thankyou for your recommendation for mor-stor and the woolies white boxes. They’re just what we need to de-clutter and better organise our expedit. I have completed step 1,2 and 3 of the competition and am crossing my fingers! Have a great week :) ReplyCancel

  • Josie

    ‘done annnnnd done! I have some of the mor-stor strapping cubes in my boys bedroom – LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Mcfarlane

    Liked and liked….Like you blogs too :)
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  • Jill

    All done! Thanks Kat for all your great ideas. I’m off to get my Expedit Unit for my craft room and the living area.ReplyCancel

  • All done! Thanks for the new ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Hi, just a quick note to say I have completed requirements for your give away :) ReplyCancel

  • I am seriously green with envy! That looks fabulous. Can’t wait to see what’s on top.ReplyCancel

  • Loving your blog and thanks for putting me on to “Mor-Stor”
    My house is looking very organised!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Guest

    Have done the required. Great website. What is really needed is a campaign to get the Ikea Expidits on SALE… I’d buy at least 3!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Crapella

    Another great giveaway Katrina! Thanks for the storage inspiration with the Expedit!! Fingers crossed xReplyCancel

  • Corinne

    All requirements done!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Lovely. Liking and comments all doneReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Done! I am getting the expedit unit this weekend for our living area, these baskets would look great!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Housden

    Hi, I have completed all requirements. They look great!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui Smith

    Hi there, requirements fulfilled :) ReplyCancel

  • Meagan.h

    Requirements fulfilled :o)
    If only there was an ikea near me, this unit is exactly what I need.ReplyCancel

  • Cath Marshall

    I have complete all requirements. Your helping me so much. I am going from someone that has her head done in to not so done in LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Perthcastings1

    Yep, I’ve liked the blog, liked the other page and I’m writing in your comments. Count me in. ReplyCancel

  • Looks awesome – love it!ReplyCancel

  • Oooh I LOVE Ikea!! Its my favourite place to go in the whole wide world… well maybe New York comes before Ikea, but really!! Its so awesome there!! We have both the 4×4 and 5×5 bookcases in the same range with the bright blue containers for the kids toys!

    Liked this post and like their FB page!! ReplyCancel

  • Kerrie

    Hi such a great idea and can’t wait to go to ikea this weekend. Requirements fulfilled. ReplyCancel

  • dietsch

    I’ve fulfilled the two requirements!
    Thanks for a great blog!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that just looks fabulous! I’ve just bought 3 storage cupboards for my new ‘cake room’ from Ikea. Lots of shelves!! The plan is to put baskets/boxes/drawers on some of the shelves for grouping things together. Any chance you could fly down to Adelaide and organise it for me?! LOL Requirements complete too :) ReplyCancel

  • Chantal Williams

    I love love your wardrobe and the expedit unit and morstor baskets, looks fantastic!
    Would love to win ;) ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Requirement fulfilled, Thank you for a great Blog.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Johnson

    All done! Love the Expedit series. I have a 5×5, a 4×4, a 2×4 and 2 2x2s. Great for so many things!ReplyCancel

  • Leannne

    Love your ideas. Now love Mor too. Have liked both pages. :)
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  • I love my Expedit bookcases /storage units we have them in the boys rooms. I want another now for my room ! The mor baskets look lovely. Liked this post and the Mor FB page.ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    Have fulfilled requirements- looove your site !!
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  • Celia_az1

    All done Kat. Thanks for the helpful blog. ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    Love your organised ways. I hope you can help me get my house straightened out. I have been having so much fun to declutter the rooms around my house. So thanks for a great way to use some awesome storage ideas. Keep up the awesome work.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wellington

    Done what I needed to! Now I just need to work out how many storage issues I can solve with these beaut products!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine

    The Expedit Unit is great and the baskets look so fantastic. I love the look in the girls’ room, definitely would love to get one for my teenage daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Donna_73

    Requirements filled, love how you’ve used this unit – looks so good! I NEED one… hmmm, maybe more LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Marelle

    Hi Katrina I have LIKED and visited Mor-Stor and told them you sent me thanksxReplyCancel

  • I’ve met the requirements. I like the printables.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    All done :-) I have two Expedit Units but have used the matching Ikea baskets for one…just toying with the idea of getting some more, would love to try the mor-star Madison Water Hyacinth Cube (Medium) as living in Hobart options are not aplenty! x ReplyCancel

  • I would like to enter the giveaway please, requirements completed.ReplyCancel

  • Val G

    Just had coffee with a friend who told me about your website and I LOVE it! Fulfilled both requirements as listed above. Fingers crossed:-)
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  • Joss

    So grateful for finding your website!! I’ve fulfilled the requirements and am addicted to IKEA, thank you for all your wonderful tips! Joss
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  • BrodieH

    All requirements fulfilled, I don’t know what I would do without IKEA to fill my house with :) ReplyCancel

  • Carmen Gould

    Done. Love getting your weekly email and getting inspiration from your Facebook page! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacinta

    I have completed the requirements for the giveaway :) ReplyCancel

  • Just Stuff

    Requirements fulfilled :D LOVE my 5×5 Expedit!! Thanks so much for more storage inspiration xReplyCancel

  • Karen forrester

    Hi I would love to be included in this competition to please!!! I am soon to move and need all the organizational help I can get:-) fulfilling criteria now … Thank you Karen FReplyCancel

  • Mabella Cottage

    All done Kat! Liked and commented! I have 2 expedit units and plan to purchase 2 more. They are excellent! I have a 4 x 4 and an upright 2 x 4 next to each other for the kids toys and books, effectively a 6 x 4 unit. I use Ikea wardrobe baskets in them because they are few cm narrower and that makes them easier for the littlies to manouver them about. They also have a long vertical handle which is so simple for timy hans to manipulate. I’m planning to purchase 2 5 x 5′s for “My Room” – a work in progress. lol!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yay, both done. Love Ikea storage units. I have one for grandchildrens toys I keep for their visits.ReplyCancel

  • Vbrindley01

    Hi, requirements filled. I really need to get to IKEA, don’t I? ReplyCancel

  • Daja747

    have just found your website 24 hours ago and can’t believe I’ve been missing this!! I’ve done your above requirements, and can’t live without my expedit unit in my daughters room, love your work :) ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Hi, I have liked both pages needed for the giveaway. I absolutely love your blog and am inspired by you every day. Thanks a heap ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Loved this Blog! Filling requirements as we speak…….. and done!ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Loved this Blog! Filling requirements as we speak…….. and done!ReplyCancel

  • Hels

    Have just liked both as per requirements! Love you blog and posts and love keeping up to date on FB! ReplyCancel

  • Hels

    Have just liked both as per requirements! Love you blog and posts and love keeping up to date on FB! ReplyCancel

  • Kidsjm4

    I am new to The Organised Housewife and sooo love what I see. I just don’t know where to start. I have completed the requirements needed to go into the draw for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Kidsjm4

    I am new to The Organised Housewife and sooo love what I see. I just don’t know where to start. I have completed the requirements needed to go into the draw for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Catoed

    Love your work, and i have fulfilled all the requirements!ReplyCancel

  • Catoed

    Love your work, and i have fulfilled all the requirements!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Starkey

    All done. Love my expedits but need some baskets! :) ReplyCancel

  • Completed both requirements! I’m so jealous of your cupboard space, oh to dream! :-). Mel.ReplyCancel

  • RuthB

    Hi. have completed both requirements.ReplyCancel

  • Rkjcuttler

    Completed all requirements. I really want to buy some of those baskets. ReplyCancel

  • Rkjcuttler

    Completed all requirements. I really want to buy some of those baskets. ReplyCancel

  • Hello, love following you on facebook and here. I have liked here and on Mor-Stor.
    Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • I was wondering which way to start the unit or the basket to sort out the toy mess ! I am going with baskets first :) Then I can work out which unit I need. Thanks for the ideas and the comp. Thanks for the chance to kick start it….all requirements done and done :) ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    All requirements fullfilled, great work…….ReplyCancel

  • Morganj16

    Where do you put the unit? On the floor of your built in wardrobe? Great blog!!
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  • Susie

    Hi. I have completed the requirements by liking the page and posting your name and web site on the facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • Morganj16

    Have completed all the requirements above.ReplyCancel

  • KylieP

    I would love one of those wonderful units!!!! Love the look of the mor stor baskets … have been eyeing them off for months now … if only I could win ;-) ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Bodycott

    LOVE all your ideas:) can’t wait to see what else you have to share with us:)
    I have done everything that I need to do to enter the draw
    Thankyou:)
    KelleyReplyCancel

  • Mcjlm

    Done :) thanks for sending us xxxReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    In my longer term plans to get an expedit unit (not enough space/too much other furniture currently!) I will need baskets for it so a voucher would go a long way to get me pre-organised! Keep up the fantastic work with the blog…I find it incredibly inspiring! Have fulfilled all requirements for comp.ReplyCancel

  • Xoxohall

    Ah, mor-stor doesn’t post to me, but I will look for like baskets for my Argos storage unit. It is the same only slightly smaller interior cube sizes.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I have done both little “jobs” now I will just cross my fingers!ReplyCancel

  • KatieLee_01

    Done! ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    completed both the requirments ReplyCancel

  • Attila_the_mum

    Liking done & comment on wall posted. I was looking for the same baskets but bigger to put on an open shelf above my wardrobe but being regional makes it hard – not much variety & I like to see what I’m buying so I know it will fit.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Henderson

    Love the solution! So neat, tidy & effective. Thanks for the inspiration . ReplyCancel

  • Annette P

    Requirements done… hoping I’m a lucky winner I have so many plans… not enough funds to fulfill them. I know you are the inspiration in both mine and my sisters house, thank you for helping us change our ways.ReplyCancel

  • meljewel

    hi, i have completed the requirements, fantastic site just got the cleaning chart thanks!
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  • Davina

    Hi! I have completed both requirements. Excited about the competion – and love your ideas and advice! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, I’ve completed both requirments =D Love their Ava paper rope cubes too!
    I’m new to your blog and am loving it so far! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas for us overwhelmed housewives.
    Jodi SibleyReplyCancel

  • Dolphinn22au

    What a great introduction. Storage ideas are always welcome. Thanks for the suggestion. I too have also done all the above to go into the fabulous draw. Fingers crossed :). And thanks heaps for all the great ideas via your blog. Loving it ReplyCancel

  • [...] bedrooms, play rooms and bathrooms – just where you need them most.  They also stock my most favourite basket which fits perfectly into your expedit IKEA [...]ReplyCancel

{Decluttering} Wardrobe Cabinets

#26 Wardrobe What do you keep in your wardrobe that necessarily shouldn’t be in there?  Does it belong in the shed, the office, or in the laundry?  Today I would like you to find at least 5 items and place them in a better home and find 5 items to declutter from your wardrobe.  Not clothes […]

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  • Our wardrobe really needs a lot of tidying up! At the moment it doesnt even have all our clothes in there, its frustrating but I think I have to admit that I have too many clothes! LOL ReplyCancel

  • I seriously need to go through mine as well. We don’t have a shed so my wardrobe is kind of the shed and I am always trying to de-clutter it. Time for another clean out I think. Thanks for the reminder. N xReplyCancel

  • Ooh. I really do have to do this one. Our WIR has become a disaster zone. The things my husband has stored up on the top shelf are a danger. I’ve literally had them fall down on me while I jump (ok, so I’m kind of short. I have to jump or get a chair if I want to see anything on that shelf) to see if there’s something I”m looking for in there.ReplyCancel

  • Wicked Kitti

    Yay! I’ve needed to do this for ages. My wardrobe is filled with boxes of paperwork. Tax returns and receipts well over the 7 year timeframe, Old resumes, outdated bank statements, etc. There are even old coffee machines!!? Hopefully after this there will be room for my shoes… ;-) ReplyCancel

  • Wow, I really have fallen behind in my 52 challenge! I was just looking at my wardrobe last night thinking that I need to bag up all the clothes that I can’t fit into. What’s the point of having them take up valuable hanging and drawer space?ReplyCancel

  • Muddled Up Mumma

    I am about to pack my wardrobe up tomorrow in preparation for moving house. I have someone helping me as I want to be strict with what stay and goes, to get off to a good start in the new home. ReplyCancel

  • I’m taking a day off work next week, so I can spend a full (child free!) day tackling my wardrobe… so SO glad that the wardrobe is your focus this month! :) ReplyCancel

  • Norlin

    Hmm…5 things? that’s a bit hard…I can name one so far – my wedding dress that’s been packed in a box, and it’s sealed too. Might have to move that into my spare room instead. ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots

    I really really to sort out and organise the top shelf of my wardrobe but haven’t had the time to do it. This is a good idea, I can manage taking five things from it and finding new homes for themReplyCancel

  • Tina

    My wardrobe is a bit of a hold all because we don’t have a lot of storage space. I have a plastic tun in the bottom that I’ve been putting stuff that I’ve bought and putting away for Christmas, and there’s a box of Annabelle’s baby momentos in there that can probably be moved to somewhere else. ReplyCancel

  • Hmm, grandparents’ stuff, clothes/shoes/etc, study books, my fabric stash, linen closet (there’s nowhere else for that stuff to go!)… it’s a giant built-in and even with all the stuff that’s in it, there’s still more space!!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina,
    I have just finished my declutter & reorganisation of my hall wardrobe and have posted the photos onto my blog (http://glasgowmummy.blogspot.com/2011/09/chuffed.html) and linked up to your post.
    Thank you for the tips & advice… I’m so pleased with my new organised space & am ready to tackle the next area in the house…
    SarahReplyCancel

  • Ali

    I went through my wardrobe, I took out my girl guide hat that has pins on it from going on holiday of each town plus girl guide pins… that is now center stage on a draw on a doll, I also found my old camera have decided to finally sell it. My baby toy that is with the hat, being a show piece. Hats, bags, all gone, I now have a lot more room, ReplyCancel

    • Great work, nice that you can that you get to view your special items every day xReplyCancel

  • Buff

    I have hundreds of items of clothing that I’m having trouble sorting out and giving away. I don’t seem to be able to part with clothing. Can anyone help me?BuffReplyCancel

    • Suzanne

      I see this was posted 8 months ago. Any luck since then? It’s tough getting rid of “perfectly good clothing”. Unless it’s a classic cashmere sweater (I wish) or another classic and pricey item I toss/consign/give away anything that’s 10 years old. If it’s a trendy item it may only be 2 years old as trends end quickly. For items that are REALLY hard to part with but you know they need to go… have a photo taken of you in it! Plan a “modelling day” so you can have fun dressing up, taking photos and then say bye-bye. Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

  • Buff

    I’m thinking I should just get things into colours and currently worn items and then making a pile of things I’m not wearing. p.s. a lot of my clothes have been very expensive to purchase but I really don’t need 30 leather jackets! Help.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    I clean out the closet twice per year (warm/cold weather). I take gently worn items to the consignment shop and those items which are older styles to my local church that helps out those in need.

    I sew my own clothes and make jewelry (I’m a designer). The shop is always happy to me and it’s good to recycle.

    Suzanne from Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

    • sorting through twice per year in the cold and warm seasons is fantastic, a great way to ensure that you don’t collect too much and you can remove/donate what you didn’t wear during the season. Your onto it!!ReplyCancel

      • Suzanne

        Starting in the Autumn I’ll be sewing one clothing item per week for a new wardrobe. Each item that’s new means one old item must go. I’m a designer/pattern drafter/seamstress so I am a walking advert!ReplyCancel

Decluttering the big hall cupboard

This is a guest post by Fiona, from the blog My Paperless PHD. We moved into this house nearly four years ago. One of the things I loved was this massive storage cupboard in the main hallway (in addition to a separate linen cupboard!) I shouldn’t be surprised at what happened really. I am a […]

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  • Shae

    What a lovely post. So motivating I love the reward idea. Well deserved!ReplyCancel

  • Jas

    i am loving this site Katrina……getting me so motivated with my decluttering and organising….i have a hallway closet to get to soon too…thanks for your tips Fiona. Where did you find the suitcase storage containers? love them!!!!ReplyCancel

  • T T

    I love plastic containers just need a better way of labeling them so I can find what I’m stacked and packed away. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • astonmel

    Oh how I miss my big hall cupboard! I must admit, it is a breeding ground for hoarding, but properly arranged… it looks great, good job! I now have just one linen/hall/everything that doesn’t have a home cupboard. :-( ReplyCancel

  • [...] Take Fiona Trapani, for instance. When she moved into a new house, the “massive storage cupboard in the main hallway” looked like it would always be sufficient, but within two years, it was “filled to brimming” and “no longer accessible.” It took three weeks and several trips to her local donation center, but she finally got everything organized, as the before-and-after photos can attest. Best of all, she took another photo two months later, just to prove that clutter control can be permanent. (The Organised Housewife) [...]ReplyCancel

  • [...] everyone, and welcome to my new subscribers. The guest post last week for Organised Housewife has helped generate more traffic to this blog and has doubled the number of wonderful people who [...]ReplyCancel

  • have just read this post,lucky for me i have a head cold and can now catch up on all the blogs you miss having 5 kids! Im more than a little envious about the storage let me tell you! i have a 5 bedroom home with NO storage,its ridiculous! any how ie decided to sort the christmas decs and would love to know where you have purchased the suitcase storage containers from ? thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, love the pictures. You’ve come a long way! keep up the good work I will be watching your progress.ReplyCancel

{Inspirational} Handbag storage ideas

Handbag storage ideas This week we have decluttered, cleaned & organised your handbag collection.  Today I am sharing more inspirational ideas to get your handbags organised.  Do you have a fantastically organised collection of handbags?  If you would like to share, please email your photo and i’ll add to this post.  {image credit} {image credit} […]

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Katrina — great photos!

    Here is mine — vertical handbag & scarf storage on a protective silk tabbed strip. (*shameless advertising* available through my website at http://www.bragbags.com.au).

    Thanks JennyReplyCancel

  • This is a genius idea, I LOVE the handbag storage! My handbags, always get thrown into a cupboard, and in the past i have be known to have thrown out handbags I’ve loved because they have lost shape!
    Answer to my problems :)
    Thanks,
    Fiona
    http://www.brayola.comReplyCancel

    • somebody has also suggested to put some fabric over the hook for more support for the handbag too :) ReplyCancel

  • msminter

    Handbags are actually not that easy to store. I hang my bags off hangers, but I like your ring idea better! My Mum used to have a hanging shoe organiser for her bags.ReplyCancel

    • A hanging shoe organiser is a great idea for the smaller bags, in fact the shoe organisers are also great for scarves as well.ReplyCancel