Elevating Family Harmony: A Crafty Transformation in Baltimore North

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Organizer Spotlight: Susie Renninger

In the heart of Bel Air, Maryland, Stefana Silber's charming dining room embodies creativity and family togetherness. We're walking you through the process of how professional organizer, Susie Renninger, conquered the chaos behind closed doors and turned a cluttered craft cabinet into a streamlined masterpiece.

Crafting Order out of Chaos

The challenge was as relatable as it was daunting. The dining room was a favorite haven for the Silber family's daughter to dive into her studies and imaginative crafts. However, the once-cohesive cabinet had become a jumble of supplies and lacked order. The absence of an intentional system meant that pencils mingled with markers, and clay shared space with kits – all contributing to a less-than-ideal craft zone.

Designing the Solution

Susie took charge, envisioning a meticulously planned arrangement that would not only declutter but also encourage creativity to flourish. The plan was simple: to introduce a streamlined and sustainable system. The upper shelf would host labeled canisters, housing frequently used items like pencils, markers, and clay. Meanwhile, the lower shelf would accommodate two Perforated Baskets, providing a home for papers, notebooks, and craft kits.

The magic of this solution was evident in its dual purpose. The canisters, easily transportable to the nearby table, ensured an effortless creative process. Additionally, cleanup became a breeze with labels that clearly outlined what belonged where.

Overcoming Packaging Predicaments

Of course, no project is without its challenges. Susie confronted the issue of original packaging – a common pain point in many organizing projects. The large amount of bulky boxes and cases took up excessive space and hindered ease of access. 

Far from discouraged, Susie got to work decanting. By removing the items from their original packaging and incorporating durable translucent canisters, a harmonious balance was struck. The craft cabinet transformed into an organized oasis, where functionality met aesthetics.

The Final Reveal

When the space finally came together, the cabinet was almost unrecognizable. Stefana's daughter was thrilled with how effortlessly she could spot her supplies. The labeled canisters stood tall and proud like trusty guides, making sure every tool was in place and ready to be snagged in a snap!

The Power of Canisters

Among the organizing products used, one stood out as the unsung hero: NEAT Method bone canisters in both large and medium sizes. This kid-friendly solution took the space plan to a whole new level. A total of 12 canisters were placed on the top shelf, elevating the cabinet's functionality by visibly displaying go-to crafting categories.

Crafting Unity Through Creativity

This project was not only about optimizing a space but also about celebrating family dynamics. The dining room, typically reserved for elegant dinners, seamlessly transformed into a hub for family bonding, study sessions, and creative projects. The craft cabinet, now an epitome of organization, mirrored the multifaceted role the room played in the Silber family's life.

In the end, Susie crafted not just an organized space, but a backdrop for memories and boundless creativity. This project underscores the transformative power of professional organizing, weaving harmony and inspiration into the fabric of everyday life.



Perforated Basket

Medium Canister

Large Canister

Label Holder Set


the NEAT team

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