Tidying Up With……Vintage!

Have you been following all the hoopla about the new show on Netflix: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? Cute little Marie Kondo from Japan shares her KonMari method of organizing and keeping only the belongings that “spark joy”.  (This post contains affiliate links. You can read our full privacy and disclosure policy here.)
Tidying Up...Netflix timed the release just right to line up with everyone’s “resolutions” for 2019 to get organized! While I didn’t set a resolution, it definitely got my wheels turning about cleaning out and decluttering. I had my husband watch it as well and he is all on board! We just have to find time.

One of things that I liked about Marie Kondo’s suggestions for tidying up had to do with finding storage for the items you’ve decided to keep. Even inside drawers, you can use little boxes and dividers to keep things from jumbling together.

Or.. items that you’re keeping, such as photos, can be put in boxes or containers that “spark joy” themselves. They can be on shelves or left out on a coffee table.

So I started to look around my house to see what unused containers or boxes I could start to gather up in preparation for my tidying up bonanza! In my unlisted inventory (ahem) I found this amazing vintage metal cribbage board box.

DSC_0002-002I think it will be perfect for collecting together my reselling receipts! I’d much rather have vintage boxes and baskets holding my clutter than plastic containers from the dollar store. Wouldn’t you?

I turned to Etsy to see what other ways there were to hide and contain the clutter!

The imperfect perfection of Sweet Petunia Vintage:

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Eight Immortals Decorative Box

Wooden Box with Handle

Alfred Knobler Paper Mache Box

The thoughtfully curated vintage treasures of MeMeandMeVintage

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English Floral Biscuit Tin

Natural Picnic Basket Storage

Flemish Pyrography Box

The always fascinating finds of Shelly Is Vintage :

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Black Safety Deposit Box

Small Brass Hinged Box

Four Drawer Industrial Metal Box

And last but not least, fun vintage “stuffs” by Sfuso

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Red Enamelware Refrigerator Box

Vintage Black and Decker Tool Box

Fabulously Red Toolbox


Do any of these vintage storage containers “spark joy” for you? Click on the links and hop on over and check them out!!


If you don’t have Netflix but would like to read about the Kon-Mari method, you can get her book on Amazon:

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