But this is not a perfect world.
I have, however, implemented several different organizing methods (my closet and my bills) to make life a little less chaotic.
Cute trays are one of my favorite things to keep clutter under control in different areas of my home and I adore this green porcelain tray I randomly found when I wasn't looking for anything in particular. - Isn't that always the way?
My green tray used to sit next to my front door in the apartment and was my drop zone for my keys, sunglasses and anything else I had in my hands as I came through the front door. It was durable enough to handle my keys being dropped into it, but it still looks fragile and pretty. Now that is my kind of decorating!
I did have to add a small piece of foam sheet to the bottom of the tray to keep it from scratching the entry table, but it was super easy and inexpensive. Just a dollar for the foam sheet at Joann Fabric and Craft and a couple drops of hot glue and I called it a day.
Life is a little bit in limbo right now while Houston and I plan our wedding; my lease expired at my apartment and instead of paying a billion dollars a month, we moved all my stuff to Houston's house and moved me home to my parents for a couple months. It has been a huge blessing but it has also been weird having my belongings divided between two homes.
Naturally, while I am in limbo I do the obvious thing and obsess about home design with my favorite blogs and their creative tray ideas for coffee tables (DIY Playbook) and other home decor ideas (I Heart Organizing). Seriously, how can someone not want to have a tray in every room?
At the moment, my pretty green tray is sitting on the speaker in the master bedroom holding various screws and pegs to my furniture pieces while we reorganize and rearrange things in the house. But I plan on using it in the loft space that will be my "office" full of paper, my new silhouette cameo machine (thanks love!) and all things girly and glittery.
Maybe while I am at it, I will add some more trays to the space. A girl can never be too organized, right?
Do you love incorporating trays into your space? Tell me about it!
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