From Paper Towel Holder to Tape Dispenser

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life. Strike that, most times it is the simple things. I have a quote at my desk that tells me this every day.

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” ~Charles Mingus

So that is what today is – making something simple. It also is about using a specific item in new and unexpected ways.

Enter, a paper towel holder (lovingly swiped gifted from my mother-in-law’s yard sale pile).


I already had one for my paper towels but the moment I saw it I knew I had to have it. What was I going to use it for? To corral this pile of painters tape and washi tape I had hanging around.


Slide it on the rods and boom. Instant organization.


I call that a win for one of the cheapest (free!) and quickest (all of 5 seconds probably) projects every. Look at the way the tape tiers from large to small. How the washi tape nests on its little baby rod. Ahh organization, you make me happy, big and small.