Ideas on How to Use Trays to Organize !

I am so glad that you have come to visit today.  I had One King’s Lane email mail me the other day and ask if I wouldn’t help them show my visitors followers how to use trays to corral my pretty things and how I use them. Well that was easy for me because I am a neat freak and I use trays a lot to keep my pretties from becoming junkies.

Tray Collage

So this is how I use trays to keep my things organized.

First let’s start in the kitchen. If you are one of my followers then you know how I use this tray in my kitchen as a place where I coral my hot drinks. The canisters are full of tea, tea bags, and hot chocolate. I use a blue ball jar for sugar and my tea-pot goes neatly next to everything. I don’t have to search through the cupboards to have my morning cup, it is all right there next to my microwave so I can heat the water.

Tray tea service

This is one of my favorite tray baskets I use to carry my tea to my bedroom for a nice cup before bed.

Tray bed tray

This basket its perfect because it has handles on both ends for carrying.

Tray butler's

At the end of my bed I have a beautiful antique Butler’s Tray. I keep some of my many decorating books there on hand to look through with my hot tea before bed.

Tray perfume

How do you corral your pretties? I have a tray from One King’s Lane that I bought several years ago to keep my beauty aids close at hand near my bathroom.

Tray perfume upclose

I liked this tray because it is easy to clean, versatile, and very french. It’s in the colors of aqua, grey and gold. Just my colors.

Tray lamp

You can use a tray to corral many things, I have a small wooden one sitting on my end table to hold TV remotes. Here I use this ornate silver tray to put a lamp and some lovelies on.

Trap close up lamp

It gives it more of a collected feel rather than having them scattered all over and it adds some contrast from all of the white.

Tray Sepia tea

Now that you have seen the ways that I use trays to organize things in my home here is a link that will take you to see a video that shows how One King’s Lane .com uses their trays. Here is a link to check out what they are selling (I’m not being paid for this, just helping them). I hope you check them out it really shows some great ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!

Monday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Tuesday

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Wednesday

What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

Before and After Wedensday @The Dedicated House

Thursday

Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Thing’s

Friday

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Saturday

Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Sunday

Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

35 thoughts on “Ideas on How to Use Trays to Organize !

  1. Your useful tray ideas to organize are all so pretty! I really like the ideas of the tray to take your tea to bed and organize cosmetics/jewelry. Will check out the King’s Lane site for some other ideas and inspiration. The layout of your blog and photos are so nicely done and inviting, too!

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  2. Good morning, Jo! I just love how useful your trays are and I especially love how beautiful they are {{smiles}} Thank you, sweet friend, for inspiring us to “think outside of the box.” I am going to be on the lookout for trays now 🙂

    Have a lovely day! Hugs!

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  3. Jo,
    All your trays are awesome and so pretty with your organized vignettes. Great job. Happy Friday and enjoy the week end.
    Kris

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  4. You have given me a great idea to use one beside my bed to hold all the things that I seem to keep managing to knock over and off the bedside table. It’s yard sale day tomorrow – maybe I’ll find a nice tray!

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  5. I love using trays as well. You have made some great suggestions on how to use them. I think it’s so nice that you take a tray with tea to your bedroom to have before bed. I bet that’s a great way to transition to get sleepy.

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  6. Your home is so pretty. Great idea to use trays. Pretty and functional. thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  7. Jo, love trays for corralling and they’re just darn fun! You have some gorgeous ones! I have a few that I love and use often. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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