I like to think that it’s chaos that’s always so conducive to general creativity. But that kind of thinking is really just a crutch for the untidy (me). I admire people who maintain neat workspaces with the exactness of spacey Scandinavian minimalism. It’s an aesthetic I ache to embrace, but my reality is that I just have too much stuff, in all colours and all sorts of patterns. Therefore my organisational solutions need to compliment the range of things they are to contain.

And so I fashion a desk organiser from an old crate.


Jam and pickle bottles get belly bands and buttons to aid their transformation into interesting catch-alls.


This mug tree gets re-purposed as a ribbon holder.


And an enamel mug makes a nifty keeper of loose-ends.


What are some of the interesting ways that you keep your craft spaces, grocery cupboards and fridges organised? The most novel idea will win a set of ADDIS Easy Keepers*. Leave your tip in the comments section of this post. And if you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to IceCream Everyday by clicking here to receive an occasional newsletter filled with blog updates and a few special extras.


Good luck!

*Competition closes at midnight (GMT+2) on June 30th and is open to South African residents only.