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Organizing the Randoms


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If your house is like mine, there are random bits and pieces you need to wrangle on a weekly basis.  These are the items that don’t even have a name they are so random.  When you build a piece of furniture, they are the leftover pieces.  They are leftover fuses or cords or directions or anything really that doesn’t have a normal home in your organized house.



1.  Secure them IMMEDIATELY.  Grab a plastic bag and a sharpie.  Write the name of the furniture, project, etc on the bag.




2.  Keep a larger box marked just for these items.  Throw them in.




Now, I do admit, 99% of the time, you are never going to need that random spare part.  But if you do… head on over to your box and it will be clearly marked.


Love, hugs, and wrangling the randoms.




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  1. Jenna

    Now, this is a great idea! Thanks!

    1. Holly

      Thanks Jenna! I love your site and your work btw. Hugs, Holly

  2. Joanne Viola

    What a great idea!!! Seriously. Amazing how a simple idea could make like SO much easier. Thank you for sharing this. I was your neighbor this morning at Making Your Home Sing & am so glad that I was!

    1. Holly

      Hi Neighbor Joanne! Thanks so much for visiting. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life. :-) Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Holly

  3. hsmominmo

    Great tip! Gotta love labeled bins, ziploc bags and sharpee markers. They make life so much more liveable :)

    1. Holly

      Thanks for visiting! Keep it simple! Hugs, Holly

  4. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh this is such a great idea. I have a junk drawer that is full of this stuff. This is much prettier. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Holly

      Hi Marty – One pretty box and fahgettaboutit! Thanks for hosting a fun link party. Hugs, Holly

  5. Sue

    Never thought to have a special box for the bags of bits and pieces! Come share any post on our new party Meet The Neighbors that starts today; which is how I found you.

    1. Holly

      Hi Sue – That box is a life saver! If I don’t know where to put something, there it goes. I do have to remember to clean it out once in awhile though. Hugs, Holly

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