Bet you never thought a childhood toy could make you more organized, but it's true! Remember the Slinky? The Slinky is that famous “walking” spring toy and today we'll turn it from a toy that walks down stairs to a desktop organizer.
There is one simple step to craft your organizer - - purposely tangle the Slink by interlocking the coils. Bend the Slinky into a circle and unless you have a miniature version you'll have enough coils leftover to continue a second row (see picture 2). Keep overlapping the original circle until you are out of coils.
Once your Slinky is transformed into an organizer place it on your desktop or kitchen counter for those commonly used items such as, notepaper, stamps, business cards, coupons and clipped recipes. You can even use the very center to hold pens and pencils. Take time today to put that old Slinky to good use!
GOT ITEMS YOU HATE TOSSING? TRY ME!
What other household items do you hate throwing away but aren't sure how to put to good use? I take requests!
Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free! -Jamie
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.