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Do you ever feel like you make things much more complicated than they need to be? I am guilty of that. Like a lot. I see a great idea on Pinterest, but decide I need to get creative and change it up a little bit…hours later, I’m kicking myself and looking back at my earlier-that-day-self and thinking, “why couldn’t you have just kept it simple?!?” Well, I’ve got a quick, easy, and SIMPLE project to share with you today! (And – psst – there’s a great giveaway coming, too!!)
My pantry is horrendously awfully embarrassingly messy. Like, I’m not even brave enough to share a picture of it with you today. I’ll save it for when I can put a sparkling “after” picture next to it as a distraction. But I took my first step towards organization today with some SIMPLE pantry labels! I am someone that is much more likely to keep things organized if they’re pretty. Case in point. So if that’s you, create a few of these labels in less than an hour, and you’ll be on your way to simplifying your clutter into pretty organized label-ness!
First you need some pretty things to label. When I decided to get rid of our counter top canisters and just store our sugar and flour in the pantry, I got some large clear plastic containers for them.
I also snagged these lovely stainless steel topped containers a while ago, and they’ve been sitting – empty – in my cluttered pantry for months. (Doh!) Time to do something about that!
One way that I kept these labels simple was by not trying to re-invent the wheel…my friend Lauren over at The Thinking Closet had made these snazzy Sugar & Flour Jar Labels a while ago, and she even shared a free cut file! (Be sure to hop over there for a full tutorial on how to make your own vinyl labels.) So I snagged her file, used it for my sugar and flour canisters, and created some similar ones to go on the other containers.
I used some frosted vinyl and LOVE how it looks – so classy! And SO simple!
Ta-da! I kept it simple, and they still look great.
The photos don’t quite do the frosted vinyl justice…you’ll just have to believe me when I tell you they look even better in person!
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There are 11 other bloggers posting ways to simplify your home today! Hop around for some more inspiration:
Brave New Home | Crafting in the Rain | Dukes and Duchesses | Girl in the Garage | Glued to My Crafts | Happy Go Lucky | It Happens in a Blink | Mom Home Guide | The Pinning Mama | The Thrifty Groove | Up to Date Interiors
How are you simplifying your home this spring? Are you someone like me that always makes things more complicated than they need to be?
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