Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Organizing Tip - Using Velcro

How did that little break go by so fast?  My husband and I took a little trip to Phoenix in the middle of September.  Also, we just returned from a week in Washington DC with the whole family!  So so much fun - but travel can make things a bit busy, you know?

Anyways - almost all my drawers have little compartments to organize the contents of the drawers.  Usually, though, they aren't an exact snug fit and when the drawer gets open and closed, the little compartments move around:

This is my sewing drawer - it is home to all the supplies I need for the current project I'm working on.

This is solved by simply using Velcro!  I use the sticky back Velcro.  I stick both sides to the bottom of the container, then stick it to the drawer where I want it to go.  Then, I pull the container up and the bottom of the Velcro stays on the bottom of the drawer:

Can you see that little Velcro dot?

Quick fix - under 10 minutes and the problem is solved!  No more sliding around.  It stays put!

This is especially handy with the drawers the kids use a lot - in the kids bathroom, or the silverware drawer .

Just thought I'd share!

PS - winner of the Braced-lets is Lauren at Simply LKJ  - email me at laurelmacd@gmail.com with your shipping info!


rebecca @ older and wisor said...

So much classier than my duct tape method!

Simply LKJ said...

What a great idea!!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

fantastic idea. i have the same problem in my silverware drawer!

A and C said...

Great idea Laurel! Love it.

Sarah said...

Nice idea! Welcome back, sounds like a fun break.

Leigh said...

Glad you've enjoyed some nice trips. I love velcro- I use it all the time in my classroom.

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