My DIY object for a tidy home
I like my home neat and tidy, but I’m constantly struggling to keep organised when it comes to my notes, receipts and business cards. And right after I’ve finished cleaning everything out again, I usually notice that I threw out the exact receipt I still need for returns or settlements. I’m in desperate need of a system, and one which also looks good.
What you need
- A box with a wooden lid
- Or a bowl and a coaster
- Long nails
- A power drill with a wood drill bit
Here’s how it works
Use a pen to mark the centre of the wooden lid. Drill a hole in the lid. The hole should have a slightly smaller diameter than the nail. Press the nail through the hole and fix the head of the nail in place with a bit of superglue.
Now, you can simply pin all your important invoices and bills on the nail. Sort out all invoices once a month. The important slips are stored in the box, and the rest is thrown out. Stay in charge of your mess of slips and only store what’s really essential. Every now and then, you will have to empty the box and file the important invoices in a folder. Until then, the box looks great in your home!Patrizia Furrer adores Nordic design and loves handsome home stories and cool DIY projects. She shares all of this with you on her Galaxus profile as well as on her blog Lilaliv. Follow her and keep up to date.