Five-Minute Fixes

Life is messy! And no matter how much time you have, it never seems like it’s enough to clean everything up. Today I wanted to share a few champions of the five-minute fix. Whether you’ve got cosmetics covering your bathroom vanity, seriously scuffed up flats, or papers strewn across your kitchen counter, there is a solution out there that doesn’t have to take up all of your time.

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First up, the perfect cosmetics corral: a Bundt cake pan! I discovered this brilliant solution to messy bathroom counters thanks to Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley Inc. (Frederick, MD) and their DIY Home Pinboard! I love this idea especially because it allows brushes to stand up straight, while all other random daily necessities are easily accessible, but rounded up in one enclosed space. Plus, pans like this are always a great price at Goodwill so it’s easy and affordable organization.

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Next, how about those flats that have seen better days, but would work really nicely with a variety of ensembles? Fix them up in five minutes with a little spritz of spray paint. This fashionable DIY is compliments of the blog It’s Always Autumn. I love the sparkly gold, but would also be excited to see how neon toes might work out. Anyone ready to give this a try?

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And, finally, a solution for the messy countertops in your kitchen area: Use a metal tray as a magnet board. Why have I never thought of this? If your fridge is already covered in photos and drawings, you may find that you could use a separate space for something like a to-do or grocery list. I know that paper scraps are always a problem in our house and thrifting a cute metal tray would fix that in a flash. Go ahead and paint your tray like this crafty blogger did, or check out Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region (Tacoma)’s round up for other tray display ideas!

Do you have any five-minute fixes that help to clean up an aspect of your life? We would love to hear them! Or, stroll through the aisles of your local Goodwill in search of a little inspiration. Goodwill’s infrastructure helps fund direct services for millions of people annually and it also results in positive social and environmental outcomes for the global community so by shopping at your local Goodwill, you will be a positive part of that equation. Go forth and fix up your home while also making your community a better place!