Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Good Morning Everyone!

Would you like to know a super quick and easy way to create a spot for organization?
Here is a little tip using a tension rod and curtain rings.

I was rooting through my front closet a few weeks before Christmas looking for something. I don't even remember what it was now, because I got distracted when I stumbled across an old tension rod we were using in the bathroom before we installed the permanent one. This happens all the time. It's a wonder anything gets accomplished around here.

BUT...It immediately hit me that this tension rod could be the 
answer to a bit of an organization problem in my sewing room.

My mending basket. It's ready to topple over any minute.

It is overflowing with all kinds of alterations I need to do, and the pile seems 
to be growing by the minute. But I have an idea.

I have a collection of curtain rings with clips on them. 
The cap pops right off the end of the rod. 

I slipped 10 rings on and replaced the cap.

I mounted it between the side of my bookshelf and the wall. 

I now have a place to hang my mending To-Do's so that they're right in 
front of where I sit and sew! How easy was that?

I only put a few out at a time so that it doesn't look so overwhelming and helps 
keep me focussed. 

Just climbing Mending Basket Mountain one alteration at a time.

Have a good day, and Happy Organizing!


This post is linked to these blogs:

Friday Link Party @ The Pin Junkie
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring


  1. Val this is such a genius idea!!! Seriously I may steal it!! Way to think on the fly!

    1. Thanks Mindi!
      It was so quick and easy, and you are quite welcome to "steal" it!
      Have a great day,

  2. This is such a good idea - I have seen a tension rod used b4 and planned to do it myself and never did.....but this serves 2 purposes - thank you for sharing this. :) Gentle Joy

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! I love your "Window Whimsy" post!
      Have a wonderful day!


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