I just joined Pinterest last week– I know, I know, I’m REALLY late to the Pinterest party! I kept hearing people saying things like: “I found it on Pinterest!” so I figured I should see what it’s all about. I’m still figuring it all out, so feel free to let me know any hints or pointers to make my page/boards better: http://www.pinterest.com/soccermomblog/
Anyhow, I tried out my first Pinterest idea yesterday. Just browsing through “home organization ideas,” (getting rid of clutter is my daily struggle…I live with borderline hoarders) I saw a pin that suggested switching unsightly dish soap bottles with olive oil dispensers. And you know what? I actually had a spare olive oil dispenser just laying around begging to be used (we cook mainly with coconut oil).
It had appeared in our home as an un-marked wedding gift that still bore it’s $4.99 price tag. I laughed when I opened it and tossed it in the cabinet with other junk bottles that I hoped someday might find use. Now here I was, running to the kitchen and gleefully grabbing it out of its dark hiding place and sighing happily when the price stickers peeled off easily. I squirted bright blue soap into the dispenser and put it where the ugly plastic bottle used to sit. I liked what I saw. So much so that I grabbed a couple small Fiesta bowls from the cupboard to hold the sponges and wire scrubber. I mean, I couldn’t have them just laying around looking a mess now.
I proudly showed my more refined looking sink to anyone who would listen (aka my husband and my mom). I am already one of THOSE people– making their lives better (or at least keeping themselves busy) with Pinterest. I’ve got a few more ideas up my sleeve that I hope to try in the new future– I’ll keep you posted if any of them turn out to be super cool– and I’ll pin them 😉