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To Pinterest or Not to Pinterest…?

Any avid Pinterest followers out there? If you are like me, there are times I get sucked into scanning page after page. SO MANY great ideas. So little time! Do I want to be organized, well fed, productive…?
Recently, I saw this great idea by The Family Handyman that would help me get my bathroom cabinet full of cords and small hair appliances organized. This idea looked simple, inexpensive, and wouldn’t take me 3 weeks to complete. That’s right up my alley especially since my home in Austin, TX doesn’t have the best storage space.

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All this project consists of is using PVC and adhesive Velcro- that’s it! Family Handyman advised buying a long piece of PVC and cutting it to the needed sized to hold the hair appliances. Instead of one long PVC pipe, I purchased PCV couplings in a couple of different sizes which worked nice. This way no cutting is necessary, and the edges are smooth. Each coupling was less than .50 cents, so it didn’t break the bank either. I used Velcro Command Strips by 3M to attached the couplings to the cabinet door so that when I want to remove them it will be easy. There are occasions that the coupling falls off the door, so maybe traditional Velcro strips with adhesive backing would work better. Since it’s not a cabinet door that gets opened every day, I haven’t worried about it. They hang fine unless one of the curling irons gets bumped or something.cabinet before

I would say this Pinterest organization hack was a success. Now I’m inspired to try more. (Sorry Honey! I know that you get roped into helping me with most of “my” projects!)