When I first started The Organizing Lady Facebook page I thought it would be fun to post humorous things I found relating to organization. By far, animals led the way for having other uses for our organizing solutions (mostly cats), but the kids did come in second.
It is because animals and kids seem to enjoy pitching in when it comes to home organizing, it seems that they should be given some credit.
So, with the new meaning our kids and pets have given to organization and our organizing solutions, it was also appropriate to name them.
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1. Cat Organization Shelf
I must say, I was impressed with this cat organization method, which would be needed when you have too many cats. How you get them all to take a nap at the same time still has me awe-struck.
2. Cat-tiered Shelves
Instead of organizing your stuff, organize your cats on this tiered metal shelf rack. Each rack comes supplied with shelves that barely fit a cat lying down, but it could be a way to force cat naps.
3. Cat Accordion File
Accordion files have many uses. This file organizer comes with a deep pocket for the cat to nap in, which is way cool.
4. The Cat Bucket
A useful cat organizer, or great holiday gift for cats. All it takes is a cheap bucket pail that is almost deep enough to fit a cat in sitting position. It’s a perfect fit if they should decide to squish up their bodies to lay down in it. So put this on you “bucket list!”
5. The Pet Basket
Once used to hold our laundry, this basket now features a new use for your cat (or dog).
To be smart about its placement, the desk cabinet is a perfect choice for keeping your pet off your desk.
6. Dog & Cat Nap Desk
But then again, you can’t always keep them off a desk … because when your pet has to sleep, there is no stopping it.
7. Cat File Box
Now this handy file box works wonders when you want to store your cat. It comes with enough room to combine your files and your cat, even though it’s a bit squishy for the cat.
8. The Puppy File
File away your puppy so you can find them easily in any file cabinet drawer. Just like your papers, you can always find them easily when you want to retrieve your pet.
9. Kitten Hangout Folder
Over-stuffed hanging files don’t always crowd a file cabinet with cuteness but this folder definitely comes with a load of cuteness.
10. Cat File Drawer
This type of cat cabinet drawers are the most popular of all for cats. If you have a drawer, no matter what type of drawer it is, a cat will occupy it.
11. Cat Drawer
Again, if there’s a drawer, a cat will be in it, like these dresser drawers just made for cats. With all the uses drawers have to organize our stuff, cats have found the best use of them.
(see hundreds and hundreds more photos of cats in drawers on the Internet).
12. The Dog Drawer
You won’t find this too often, but drawers are even good for small dogs. This dog drawer comes lined with a soft towel to add comfort for the dog, even though a dog bed would probably be a lot more comfy.
13. The Cat Filer
Cats like this want to know what their “kitty treats” are filed under. So when you store your kitty treats, be sure to incorporate them into your filing system because that’s where they’ll be looking when your file drawer is opened.
14. Cat Rod
There are some cats who will find this type of rod (or rack) useful to just hang out. Most cats are good at chilling out so this rod, placed very strategically, will find your cat on it.
15. Small Cat Appliance
Although microwave ovens are usually good for heating your food up in a hurry, don’t be surprised when your cat has found another use for it.
16. The Cat Hanger
Plastic or wire hangers don’t matter to a cat. And although I usually advise, “No more wire hangers!” (from the movie Mommy Dearest), after seeing these uses for them, I say keep ’em.
17. The Cat Shoe
Keeping shoes organized in a closet is good, but you should always leave a shoe out in the room somewhere so your cat will find its new resting place. This cat shoe is designed to almost fit any cat.
19. Dog & Cat Desktop Tray
Just like mail desktop tray baskets, these trays are put to another use for your pet, allowing your pet to just hangout and watch while you work and slave away.
20. Dog Desk Chair
This work area is organized with a chair that is equipped for doggie nap-time. It doesn’t come with wheels, like for the ease an adult would need, since we don’t want our pet sliding away from its nap position.
21. Dog Nap Table
It can be a dining table (like this one above) or any table surface – the Nap Dog Table is very useful to your pet (whether dog or cat) whenever they feel the urge to sleep.
22. Cat Cubby Cabinet
This elaborate cat cabinet is custom made for the curious cat (and, as we know, ALL cats are curious!). However if you have any of your stuff organized inside, it will probably be put to different use by your cat.
23. Dog Interior Decorators
If you’re thinking of redecorating, call these guys. They can take any room and make it a mess in no time.
24. Dog Toy Downsizing
Don’t mess with an organized dog’s stuff. Period.
25. Dog Fridge Shelf
If you’re tired of your dog getting into your fridge and emptying your shelves, just make a shelf for it. It’s a nice place for those really hot Summer days.
26. Dog Dishwasher
Who needs to use up their water (especially if you live in California and have the drought to contend with) when you can just use your dog to clean up all the dishes. You’ll need to stack all the dishes neatly inside the dishwasher, but then all you do is call your dog in to finish the clean up.
27. Cat Keyboard
When your cat wants to take its nap on your computer keyboard, it has now become theirs. Forget about using it until they awake because any keys you try to push will only piss off your resting cat.
28. Computer Mouse-Chinchilla
This isn’t your typical computer mouse – it’s a computer chinchilla. And you don’t use it the same way you use a regular mouse – it is designed to scroll directly on your computer screen instead.
29. Cat Dryer Rack
This nifty rack will dry out any cat in hours. Just set it up in your laundry room (or wherever) and let the cat dry itself.
30. The Bobcat Paper System
The news headline read “Bobcat gets into office and destroys filing system”. My question was, did those papers on the cabinet look like there was a filing system in the first place? To get your own Bobcat Paper Filing System, you need to consult with your nearest Park Ranger.
31. The Critter Lid Organizer
This critter will try its best to re-organize your container lids, bless its heart. It’s a bit sloppy in the process, but eventually you’ll have all your containers in clear view (even if they are all over the floor).
32. Cat Jar
Not only can you store food in used food jars, but apparently cats too.
33. Cat Container
Just like a Cat Drawer, cats will fit into them. And these handy containers come in all shapes and sizes – so it doesn’t matter what shape or size it is to please your cat either.
34. The Cat Button Organizer
Organizing all your buttons in nice boxed containers within a drawer is perfect for the button cat who will nap soundly over them.
35. Dog Mover
When it comes to moving, these self-movers figured out a way to take their dog with them. The Dog Mover comes with open air ventilation and great views.
36. Kitty Super Organizer
The main super-power this cat has, like all of them, is that he can move things with the slight of one paw.
37. Cat & Dog Blinds
Okay, this really doesn’t have anything to do with organization but … they are useful for pets who just want to hang out near the window.
38. Dog Bucket
This could be a helmet, but any dog that can fit into it doesn’t care what it is or what it’s for other than it must be for them.
Next up … when kids want to help you get re-organized, you’ve got …
The Kid Organizers
Now we’ll see how kids fit into the scheme of home organization …
39. Kid Pantry
The food pantry is the perfect place if you keep food low enough for kids to help with pantry re-organization.
40. Kid Cabinet
There’s nothing better than a pots and pans cabinet without a kid-proof door opener. Therefore, if you want all your pots and pans re-organized on a daily (or hourly) basis, this is the way to do it.
41. Kid Toy Buckets
I think this might be one of those “find a child in this picture” photos. But when you do, you’ll realize that this is one kid that didn’t want to donate his toys so he must have decided to tow away with them.
42. Kid Pillows
Sofas with detached back and seat pillows are great for kids because they can occupy themselves for hours by removing them from the sofa.
And then there’s always making snow out of those pillows …
43. Kid Toiletries
Kids are like cats – they like toilet paper. After all, they create an endless stream of decorating fun.
44. Kid Kubby
This could be a useful place to store your kid while you’re busy cooking in the kitchen.
45. Kid Chefs
An organized kitchen is a good thing, but when you have kids who want to be chefs, you may need a full-time professional organizer around.
And lastly, in the news …
The Gnomes Organized Protest
Neither an animal or a kid, it still goes without saying that Gnomes don’t like junk … especially the Got-Junk Trucks. Pictured here is the invasion of Gnomes taking over Got-Junk trucks in protest of being considered as junk”
Check out my Pinterest Animal Funnies Board for more animal funnies.
No animals were harmed in the posting of these photos – although I don’t know where any of them came from except through Pinterest and Google Images. If I’ve used anyone’s picture without credit, please let me know!