Organising other bits and pieces in the wardrobe

 

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 IKEA Expedit Bookcase with Mor-Stor baskets, which is perfect for this space.

Ikea – Expedit Unit – $119.00

Mor-stor – Madison Water Hyacinth Cube Medium – $29.95 each

In this cabinet I keep: A few treasured possessions, cushions and a signature bear my Nan made me.

These white boxes fit beautifully in the cubes, purchased from Woolworths.  In these boxes I store jewellery cleaning cloths, extra accessories such as scarves, travel cosmetics bag and old jewellery.  I showed you how great the Benji boxes are HERE for storing my shoes that I don’t wear so often.

And my favourite baskets to fit the expedit are the Madison Water Hyacinth Cubes.  They are a perfect fit, I love that the handles are leather so they are easy to clean.  These baskets really make the unit functional and they look appealing too.

 My full unit…what’s on top coming next week!


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122 comments

Katherine Prefol August 10, 2011 - 8:30 PM

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

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Julie Regan August 10, 2011 - 10:12 PM

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

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Anne-Marrie Bennett August 10, 2011 - 11:06 PM

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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Tanya Starkey August 10, 2011 - 11:12 PM

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

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Naomi Bowden August 10, 2011 - 11:32 PM

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

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Cazz Hindley Avon Representati August 10, 2011 - 11:41 PM

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

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Amy Wallis August 11, 2011 - 1:17 AM

All done! Thanks for the new ideas!

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Julie 'Hicks' Jenner August 11, 2011 - 1:41 AM

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

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Melanie Wadham August 10, 2011 - 7:37 PM

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!

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Katnjas August 10, 2011 - 7:51 PM

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

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Jasmine August 10, 2011 - 8:17 PM

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.

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Maaja Jensen-Hoskin August 10, 2011 - 8:49 PM

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

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Kristen Birkett August 10, 2011 - 9:00 PM

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)

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Amy B August 10, 2011 - 9:05 PM

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

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Kate @ Puddles & Gumboots August 10, 2011 - 9:23 PM

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 🙂

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Jodie Herbert August 10, 2011 - 9:36 PM

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

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Alimitch81 August 10, 2011 - 9:50 PM

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

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Jen Charles August 10, 2011 - 9:54 PM

I love it! Comp requirements completed!

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Kristyne_vs August 10, 2011 - 10:28 PM

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

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Linderic August 10, 2011 - 10:38 PM

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

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Karina Lamb August 10, 2011 - 10:58 PM

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, Karina

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Kimbeez August 10, 2011 - 11:02 PM

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.

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Kylie Whittaker August 10, 2011 - 11:02 PM

Love mor-stor and Love your page!

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Jen Renoden August 10, 2011 - 11:03 PM

All done! I love your blog!

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Elishia August 10, 2011 - 11:05 PM

All done, hope to one day be as organised! 🙂

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Rachael Hargrave August 10, 2011 - 11:08 PM

all done 🙂

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Anna August 10, 2011 - 11:09 PM

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!

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astonmel August 10, 2011 - 11:10 PM

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. 🙂

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astonmel August 10, 2011 - 11:10 PM

And I have done all the stuff for the comp 🙂

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Carmel August 10, 2011 - 11:13 PM

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.

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Michelle K August 10, 2011 - 11:16 PM

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. 🙂

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Maggie Wright August 10, 2011 - 11:18 PM

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.

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KellB August 10, 2011 - 11:23 PM

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.

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Meganmurfitt August 10, 2011 - 11:26 PM

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, Megan

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Fiona August 10, 2011 - 11:30 PM

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!!!!!

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Nikkimc August 10, 2011 - 11:34 PM

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 <3

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Nikkimc August 10, 2011 - 11:35 PM

oh PS done both!!! LOL

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Chickielee August 10, 2011 - 11:39 PM

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…

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kp August 10, 2011 - 11:55 PM

Requirements fulfilled. Love your work Kat, keep it up 🙂

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Sevencherubs August 11, 2011 - 9:58 AM

Looks awesome – love it!

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Gilbertfrog August 11, 2011 - 12:05 AM

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 🙂

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Josie August 11, 2011 - 12:10 AM

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

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Amy Mcfarlane August 11, 2011 - 12:22 AM

Liked and liked….Like you blogs too 🙂

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Jill August 11, 2011 - 12:52 AM

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.

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Rebecca August 11, 2011 - 1:24 AM

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

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Lisa Warren August 11, 2011 - 1:39 AM

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

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Kirsty August 11, 2011 - 11:54 AM

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!!

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Julie Guest August 11, 2011 - 2:23 AM

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!!!!

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Clare Crapella August 11, 2011 - 2:25 AM

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

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Corinne August 11, 2011 - 3:27 AM

All requirements done!

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Kathy August 11, 2011 - 3:28 AM

Lovely. Liking and comments all done

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Rebecca August 11, 2011 - 4:18 AM

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

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Chris Housden August 11, 2011 - 4:43 AM

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

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Jacqui Smith August 11, 2011 - 4:57 AM

Hi there, requirements fulfilled 🙂

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Meagan.h August 11, 2011 - 7:30 AM

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

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Cath Marshall August 11, 2011 - 7:47 AM

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.

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Perthcastings1 August 11, 2011 - 8:15 AM

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

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Kerrie August 11, 2011 - 12:00 PM

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

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dietsch August 11, 2011 - 12:13 PM

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

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Anonymous August 11, 2011 - 12:18 PM

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 🙂

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Chantal Williams August 11, 2011 - 9:01 PM

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

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Lee August 11, 2011 - 9:37 PM

Like! Like! and Like!
Lee
[email protected]

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Anonymous August 12, 2011 - 12:29 AM

Requirement fulfilled, Thank you for a great Blog.

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Jo Johnson August 12, 2011 - 3:58 AM

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!

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Leannne August 12, 2011 - 6:11 AM

Love your ideas. Now love Mor too. Have liked both pages. 🙂

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Trish August 12, 2011 - 6:20 AM

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.

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Janet August 12, 2011 - 8:34 AM

Have fulfilled requirements- looove your site !!

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Celia_az1 August 12, 2011 - 9:35 AM

All done Kat. Thanks for the helpful blog.

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Annette August 12, 2011 - 10:57 AM

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.

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Michelle Wellington August 13, 2011 - 6:12 AM

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

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Lorraine August 13, 2011 - 10:21 AM

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.

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Donna_73 August 13, 2011 - 12:59 PM

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

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Kristin Turner Lumley August 14, 2011 - 12:05 PM

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

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Marelle August 14, 2011 - 5:48 AM

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

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Dale Tiernan August 14, 2011 - 6:47 AM

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

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Heidi August 14, 2011 - 7:18 AM

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

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Val G August 15, 2011 - 2:53 AM

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 August 15, 2011 - 7:35 AM

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 August 15, 2011 - 11:07 AM

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

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Carmen Gould August 16, 2011 - 10:09 PM

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

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Jacinta August 17, 2011 - 2:01 PM

I have completed the requirements for the giveaway 🙂

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Just Stuff August 17, 2011 - 2:07 PM

Requirements fulfilled 😀 LOVE my 5×5 Expedit!! Thanks so much for more storage inspiration x

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Karen forrester August 17, 2011 - 2:52 PM

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 F

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Janice Nugent August 18, 2011 - 4:56 AM

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

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Melissa Faux August 18, 2011 - 9:49 AM

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

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Renee Delaforce August 18, 2011 - 9:55 AM

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

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Amz August 18, 2011 - 9:55 AM

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 🙂

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Jodi Sibley August 18, 2011 - 12:57 PM

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 Sibley

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Mabella Cottage August 18, 2011 - 4:33 AM

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!!!

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Vbrindley01 August 18, 2011 - 9:19 AM

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

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Daja747 August 18, 2011 - 9:25 AM

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 🙂

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Natalie August 18, 2011 - 9:27 AM

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

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Angela August 18, 2011 - 9:37 AM

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

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Angela August 18, 2011 - 9:37 AM

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

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Hels August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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

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Hels August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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

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Kidsjm4 August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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.

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Kidsjm4 August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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.

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Catoed August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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

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Catoed August 18, 2011 - 9:39 AM

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

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Katrina Starkey August 18, 2011 - 9:42 AM

All done. Love my expedits but need some baskets! 🙂

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RuthB August 18, 2011 - 9:51 AM

Hi. have completed both requirements.

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Rkjcuttler August 18, 2011 - 9:53 AM

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

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Rkjcuttler August 18, 2011 - 9:53 AM

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

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Louise August 18, 2011 - 9:57 AM

All requirements fullfilled, great work…….

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Morganj16 August 18, 2011 - 10:01 AM

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

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Susie August 18, 2011 - 10:02 AM

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

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Morganj16 August 18, 2011 - 10:03 AM

Have completed all the requirements above.

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KylieP August 18, 2011 - 10:18 AM

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 😉

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Kelley Bodycott August 18, 2011 - 10:32 AM

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:)
Kelley

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Mcjlm August 18, 2011 - 10:42 AM

Done 🙂 thanks for sending us xxx

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Belinda August 18, 2011 - 10:46 AM

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.

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Xoxohall August 18, 2011 - 10:46 AM

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.

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Jessica August 18, 2011 - 10:59 AM

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

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KatieLee_01 August 18, 2011 - 11:02 AM

Done!

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Judy August 18, 2011 - 11:18 AM

completed both the requirments

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Attila_the_mum August 18, 2011 - 11:28 AM

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.

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Jen Henderson August 18, 2011 - 11:32 AM

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

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Annette P August 18, 2011 - 11:58 AM

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.

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meljewel August 18, 2011 - 12:27 PM

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

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Davina August 18, 2011 - 12:47 PM

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

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Dolphinn22au August 18, 2011 - 1:07 PM

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

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