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Target organising essentials

Yikes. My ‘system’ of storing accessories consisted of shoving them in tote bags and piling them in the corner of my closet. Finding the one belt/scarf/hat that I was looking for meant dumping the bags on the bed and rummaging through to locate the one elusive item.

It also meant I wasn’t taking good care of my things: belt buckles and knitted scarves do not mix well.

Enough was enough!

Target organising essentials

I dumped everything out for one last time and sorted them into piles of like-with-like and then got to organising them with some nifty storage picked up at the Target stocktake sale.

Target organising essentials

First I tackled the belts. I hardly even wore belts, not because I don’t like to but because it was just too inconvenient to get them out of the closet.

Target organising essentials

No longer! This $3 belt rack will have me accessorising like a star.

Target organising essentials

I then moved on to the hats.

Target organising essentials

I installed this fun arrow hook and hung two bags from it: one for summer hats and the other for winter hats and beanies. Too easy.

Target organising essentials

Finally, I needed to do something about my scarves. I installed this sweet bird rack on the back of our bedroom door – perfect!

Target organising essentials

Aaaah. Sanity restored for less than 20 bucks.

What’s the biggest storage problem in your bedroom?


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Ching He Huang dishes Target

Plain white servingware is versatile and classic of course. But you know I’m a colour girl (and am partial to themed meals) so when I saw the Ching He Huang home decor range at Target I knew it was going to be a new essential in my kitchen collection.

The bowl with bamboo tongs is going to be really versatile for stirfries, noodles, veggies and salads, but my fave item is the soy sauce jug. I’ve decided that I need to set up permanent stash of sauces and oils beside the stove just so I can have it on display all the time.

I can feel a Chinese dinner party in my fortunes.

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Storage boxes in study closet

Waaaay back when, The Man and I ripped out the doors and interior fit-out of the closet in the office. I never showed you the ‘after’ because, while the walls and shelves might have been all fresh and new, the storage was just as ugly a mess as before.

(By the way, don’t ask me why we have a Nintendo 64, I have no idea.)

Storage boxes in study closet

I did get some Ikea boxes to stash all of the small things (much of my inventory of greeting cards, for example), but the bulky storage was still a problem.

We were still using boxes I had purchased while living at home ten years ago. When The Man and I moved in together, I painted over most of the girly pink and purple boxes in my favourite greeny-yellow colour – this was only ever intended to be a stopgap measure and a permanent solution was desperately needed as the paint was chipped and horrible and the cardboard was damaged.

I also wanted to switch from cardboard boxes to plastic ones, so they would be more durable and better protect the contents.

Storage boxes in study closet

Trouble is, it can be tricky finding the perfect storage (especially if you’re on a budget). For the longest time, I had been looking for some opaque white plastic tubs (so I won’t get sick of the colour and I can hide the messy-looking contents unlike with clear boxes). I’d found a couple of options but they either had yukky coloured handles or were the wrong size for the space.

Then last week when Target asked me to put together my wishlist of favourite home decor items from their Home Sale, I finally found it: the elusive perfect white box!

After double-checking the measurements and whipped into my local store at Newton and picked up six of them. They were only $8.50ea down from $15 which is amazing value for such a versatile set of storage that will last for years and years. (Note: it says sold out on the online shop but I called my local store and they had some in stock.)

Of course, I excitedly brought them home and The Man was like, ‘yeah… they’re boxes.’ Ugh!

Anyway, I transferred all of my Christmas decorations, craft supplies etc into the new boxes and printed out some quick labels. I might make some more colourful labels later but for now I am so pleased at how neat it all looks!

Storage boxes in study closet


I know, what you really want to know is, who won the Target gift card giveaway?!

Our winner, selected at random, is JADE WILLIAMS! Congratulations Jade, I will email you shortly to sort out delivery. Then you’ll be able to get those frames you’re wishing for.

Thanks again to all who entered my first ever giveaway and of course big thanks to Target for sharing the love!

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Today’s Obsess & Inspire feature is donning the cork hat to celebrate Australia Day.

Obsess & Inspire - Australia Day edition
Amazingly intricate cut paper map of Sydney by Studio KMO | Fun retro kangaroo notebook from Our Workshop | Cushion Temple puts some green & gold in your decor | Delicate watercolour and calligraphy egg print by Cake With Giants | Moofus captures the fun and colour of a famous landmark

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A collection of pretty meets practical ideas to inspire a happier home

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