Happy 2017 you fabulous people! I hope the first 30ish hours of the year have been wonderful for you so far! I know I’ve said it already, but I seriously love the month of January. The idea of a fresh start and setting goals is so energizing for me. Plus I love the return of routines and normal life after the holiday craziness. I told you all in my last post that getting more organized is one of my many goals for the new year, so today I’m talking all about how to get organized with vintage decor. This past weekend I was busy little bee organizing the house and doing a bit of decluttering, and I decided to use as much of my vintage goodies as I could to solve some of our “organization troubles”. I have lots of simple and practical ideas to share today, so let’s get to it!
Vintage Drawer for Mail
I don’t know about you guys, but stacks of bills and mail sitting on the kitchen counter really stresses me out. I used to have a large desk organizer with lots of little compartments and drawers in this spot, but it was just too big and bulky. Plus it attracted lots of other “stuff”, so the whole area was always cluttered. I love using this small vintage drawer instead–it’s just the right size and only has room for what we need: mail, pens, and a notebook.
Vintage Jar for Bars of Soap
This is probably my favorite way to use an old jar. I shared this in our master bathroom renovation post and we’ve seriously used it ever since. Super practical and it definitely adds a bit of pizzaz the room.
Vintage Milk Crate for an Organized Coffee Table
I love this old milk crate. If you have little people in your house like I do, this works perfectly to organize goodies on your coffee table or anywhere really. It keeps little hands from grabbing whatever it is you want to display, plus it can actually hold a ton of stuff.
Vintage Crock Storage
I love collecting vintage doilies and table runners, but they usually end up in a drawer somewhere. When I was decluttering this weekend I found my collection and decided to bring them out of hiding. Storing them in this old crock works perfectly–it’s pretty and functional!
Towels in a Vintage Basket
This works really well if you have a small bathroom, like we do, and don’t have much extra space for storage. We can’t quite fit a cabinet in this spot, so this basket for extra towels is just what we needed. I wish I had thought of this a long time ago!
Vintage Enamel Tray for Kitchen Organization
I’ve been looking for a way to display a few of my favorite cookbooks in the kitchen, so when I found this enamel tray just sitting in our basement storage I knew exactly what to do with it. It’s just the right size for the kitchen countertop!
If you’re on a mission to get your home a bit more organized for the new year, I say think outside the box and get creative with it. Vintage decor doesn’t have to be just used for decoration–it can serve a practical and functional purpose as well. And if you love vintage decor like I do, there’s a good chance you have a few similar items sitting around your home that would work really well for organizing every day items.
Well friends, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope you enjoyed the post and it gave you a few ideas. As always, thanks so much for dropping by! I absolutely love having you here! xoxo