5 Easy Pieces – The Get-Organized Edition


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Magnetic spice jars from Gneiss Spice are an eye-catching way to keep your condiments organized.

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that..

Bulletin Board

A great way to keep track of events and your wine consumption. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/boardwinos

These upcycled bulletin boards are made from old frames and wine bottle corks. Not only are they a unique piece of art, they’ll help you keep track of events and to-do lists. Start off the new year with an organized outlook, visit Etsy.com/shop/boardwinos.

Jewelry Frame

Keep your accessories in order with an earring frame by DesignSea. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/DesignSea

If you resolved to never walk out of the house in 2012 with mismatched earrings, a jewelry organizer like this earring frame will keep your accessories neat and at hand. Reused old frames lined with beautiful prints and a wire mesh make these organizers both beautiful and functional. To keep your jewelry polished, visit Etsy.com/shop/DesignSea.

Vinyl Catchall

Only unplayable or scratched vinyl were harmed to make this bowl. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/ChicShizz

Old scratched up records get a new life as a catchall in your entryway. You’ll never spend 30 minutes searching for keys again when you’ve got a dedicated spot for your belongings. Bring order to the music lovers in your life by visiting Etsy.com/shop/ChicShizz.

Coat Rack

Get your coats and mittens off the floor with this innovative coatrack. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/GettingWeddy

Reclaimed wood and half-pint mason jars are a great way to keep your winter gear in order. The rustic patina and leather straps on the mason jars add a warmth to home decor. These organizers can be customized to fit personal needs. Never dig through piles of coats and scarves again, visit Etsy.com/shop/GettingWeddy.

Desk Caddy

Relive your 80's pop collection with a upcycled desk caddy. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/Renewsibles

These quirky desk caddies will keep your office supplies handy. Lined with cardboard cassette jackets, the adjustable compartments will fit all your desk essentials and keep you nostalgic for the hits of the 80’s and 90’s. Find more organizers made with vintage cassette by visiting Etsy.com/shop/Renewsibles.

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