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How I Use Trays to Organize

I love to organize my home, but I like my organization to be as cute as possible. Recently I picked up two things-a white dish/tray/platter, and a shallow basket with handles. And I put them to work! This is so simple but it really works well for me!


I bought this basket at Homegoods for $6.99. I love how it has the handles. This only holds decor. I have the items sitting on a paper covered book for a little more height. How is this organizing? this is perfect because I love for my house to look nice. But my kids also like the coffee table because they put their play dishes and toys on here. I don't mind that really, but with the decor in the way it's just not practical. So my solution? Put them in a tray so that the kids want to play, I just pick up the tray and move it. When they are done or when I want the house to look pretty again, I just put it back! It's simple and easy and it keeps my home looking nice while still being functional.


This sits on the dining room table. It has decor items but also my napkin holder and salt and pepper shakers. I got the white tray (which I think is actually a serving platter) at Ross for $4.99.

The thing with this tray is when we need to eat, instead of having to move each little thing off the table, I just pick up the tray and move everything to the side at once!


This is the tray that I use in the laundry closet for my supplies. As I showed you in this post, it's really simple to organize your laundry closet cheaply! This tray allows me to store all of my frequently used items in one spot, while also providing the perfect spot for my laundry detergent bottle. Does anyone else have trouble with this style? I used to always make such a mess with this dispenser! Doing it this way has kept it clean for quite awhile now!

There are so many different ways you can use trays to organize! I love how these ideas are functional and cute! Do you use trays? How do you use them?


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  1. Hi Sarah,
    What a pretty idea to use trays for organizing...Keeps things contained, and it looks like they belong there. The laundry detergent container -- I put mine on a shelf above of the washer. I let the container hang over just a bit so it is easy to use. Then I put the cup into the washer with the clothes so that it gets washed out every time with no detergent build up.
    Happy Monday!
    Catherine

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    1. That is such a great idea! I have never thought of putting the cup in the wash. I will do that next time!

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  2. I think trays are great for organizing AND decor. I keep one on my coffee table for all of the remotes and game controllers so we don't have to frantically look for them everyday. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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