Monday, January 6, 2014

Getting Organized with HomeSense


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend.

I've spent the weekend tidying up, after the holidays, and getting a little more organized with help from HomeSense.  Thought I'd start the week off by giving away a gift card for $150 to one lucky person, courtesy of HomeSense!  Here's a look at some of the baskets and boxes I chose....

This burlap and canvas basket now houses the blankets that seem to kick around our living room during the winter. Mixes well with our mid-century furniture. 

Playing cards and small games are now stored in this simple leatherette box. 

Instead of just tossing scarves, gloves and toques anywhere there's space, they're now easy to find in this vintage inspired green metal basket. 


Ah, my office/studio. I spend a lot of time up here, editing images, packaging up prints, and working on sewing projects. It's now officially organized. Love these canvas baskets alongside the metal mesh
baskets. 

Because I don't totally trust storing all my digital images on external hard drives only, I like tossing them onto dvd's as well. I know, it's kind of silly, but at least it gave me an excuse to get these perfect dvd storage boxes ;) 

If you'd like a chance to win the HomeSense gift card, just leave a comment for me and I'll make the draw on Friday January 10th. Contest is open to Canadians only this time around. For another chance to win, enter the HomeSense Neat Storage Solutions contest for a $100 gift card! 







111 comments:

Nathalie-Roze (Toronto) said...

Love these choices, Janis...somehow vintage-y sweet & also modern looking, orderly. My studio needs some fresh storage ideas(& some fabric purging), so these options are inspiring. I especially like the canvas boxes with the floral print & that gorgeous final shot of the pretty yarn in the white wire basket. Thanx for the tips & Happy 2014.

Carly said...

Perfect timing! I'm in the midst of doing a full reorganization of my new-ish house, most of which has already been purchased from Homesense!

Robert Edmonds said...

You don't want to see my studio!!! Nothing but DIS-organization!

La La's Land said...

I need to do the same in my craft room. They have a great selection and I like your choices Janis.

Anonymous said...

January always feels like the calm after the storm where re-organizing closets etc seems to bring back the natural order of things. I already have a bag full of things to donate to the local thrift store.
Can't wait to buy some containers to
make better use of my space next time I drive down to Nanaimo.

Cheers
Margo on Vancouver island

LanaBetty said...

lovely!
With the new year comes a new job and a new home! We have been searching for home storage solutions - our new apartment is smaller (and more expensive) Tha the last. We could sure use this little treat! <3

Jenn said...

You've made beautiful choices in the baskets, they're all lovely. The organizing and reorganizing never seems to end, everything time we get close, we find a few more thing lurking in/under/on/between/underneath/on top...we will get there someday :)
Happy 2014!

Doris said...

Me please.
I'm with you on the not trusting EHDs (of which I have 3). I also have Time Capsule backing up my computer and EHDs...can you tell I've had a hard drive fail (nothing worse than seeing the white screen of death) and despite sending it to a "recovery" company, nothing was saved. Heartbroken doesn't begin to describe it!
Well done on your organizing!

Brie said...

Your organizing efforts look great! I could certainly use a little organizing spree myself!

Ceallahn Young said...

What a cute post! I'm glad I found your blog so I can see even more of your beautiful photography! There is nothing better than scoring something good on a trip to home sense and lord knows I need storage solutions as I continue to collect all of my new things for my future home!

L said...

This is the perfect time of year to get organized - it's too chilly to do much else.

JLAS said...

Ah, so I am not the only person out there determined to re-organize my house in January? :) Seems like everyone is on the bandwagon, and I love it. I better get to Homesense soon, though, before all the good baskets are scooped!

Shelley Davies said...

What great picks for storage bins - LOVE the cool styles that you have made work with your home and office! And of course, great photos! Thanks Janis. Happy New Year!
Shelley

Shannon Karas said...

Yes! This is exactly what I need to help conquer my post-holiday clutter. Some very pretty baskets:).

Canadian SLP said...

Would like to organize my office and house with baskets like these.

PinkPanthress said...

I love³ the burlap/canvas basket.
It would look awesome in my crafting corner.

And it's not silly, better safe than sorry... when my notebook crashed last October, I was so glad about having made back up DVD's from my 2D & 3D works. ;) Besides, the DVD storage boxes look great!

Beverley Jacques Griffith said...

I love everything HomeSence!! We live in a very small apartment and having places to put these awesome storage solutions is a problem. I really need a personal visit...don't I wish!!

Anonymous said...

Love how you styled all your great finds. I love and want those canvas baskets.

Michelle T.

Areta said...

I put off organizing and doing a lot of chores during the holiday season. I think January is a good time to get back into it! Those baskets look great and handy! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love your organizing stuff. This is the perfect time of year to get organized!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and Homesense, thank you for the opportunity.
berryisland@etsy

Elisabeth said...

These are all great for organizing!!

Dagmar said...

Hi Janis,
What a wonderful give away..love the linen tote, looks amazing! nice display by the way! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Janis
I agree-having photos on dvds is a great reason to have those pretty storage boxes.
Great ideas!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Good job, Janis! I've been organizing like a fiend in some areas yet some closets still barely close…sigh! I saw some super cute dip-dyed baskets at Homesense today that would come in handy!

libby said...

The canvas basket with gold handles would be so perfect for hiding all the baby toys that now occupy our living room!

Kristy said...

I spent the weekend tidying too! It always feels so good to start the new year fresh and clean.

Susan said...

Always love to copy a page from your book, Janis.

Vintage Home said...

oh my the canvas bin for your lap blankets is fabulous!
You make everything including clutter look great!
Your studio looks amazing!

Amanda said...

Perfect timing! I'm moving back to Canada from Sydney Australia after finishing college and this would help with decorating my new space! Beautiful pieces you picked! Especially loved the canvas bag!

Jennifer Wilson said...

This would really help with my 2012 resolution...yep, still trying to get organized!

shanley said...

the problem is, picking out cute storage vessels is the EASY part...

myrna said...

I could always use more baskets!

Jules said...

I would also love to store my balls of yarn in some of those metal mesh baskets. Thanks for posting some great ideas!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Not only do I LOVE organizing, Homesense is still my favourite store - I don't know how much stuff I've crammed into my suitcase every time we're back in Canada for a visit!

Anonymous said...

Love the whites on the gray days

Barbara Matson said...

Oooh - I would LOVE to have fun shopping at Homesense. I have my eye on a pair of chinoiserie lamps!

Xing said...

Thanks for sharing your organizing tips. It's hard to keep things organized with two working people. The products at Homesense can help make better sense of what we have through organizing!

Anonymous said...

Homesense is just full of great finds. Love your selection of storage bins and baskets. With my five children I'm always looking for pretty storage ideas!

Diana

Anonymous said...

Hello - great post. I never think of Homesense for storage solutions but I'm ALWAYS searching for storage solutions! I'll be sure to try Homesense soon. Thanks for pointing out the great range of offerings. Jenn

Deborah Flin said...

Love all these options that coordinate with mid-century decor. Gotta love H.Sense!

AnnaVallance said...

I love shopping at HomeSense! And I really like the storage boxes you picked out.

deanna said...

Hey Janis! Iiving in a condo I am always in some state of organizing! Love our choices - this would definitely give me a jump on the New Year!

Lindsay Yuasa said...

I could definitely use some storage help for my son's post Christmas toys. These options look great!

Evelyn said...

Man, those baskets would be perfect for my home office. I swear, entropy and disorder practically lives with me. These baskets may just be the thing to get them to taking their residence elsewhere! haha

Thanks for hosting the giftcard giveaway. I love homesense!

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