Organizing and Displaying your Instruments with Liz from Shelf Help, Carrie the Organizer, and GiGY
If there is one thing I have learned from raising a musician is that musicians never have just one instrument. When I mention this to people we meet at festivals and shows, I get a nod and big smile from the musician(s) and a big eye roll from the rest of the family. It may be love, may be an addiction (no judgement, we all have them). Whatever it is, it's real and happening in homes everywhere.
Instruments are played more often when they are easily accessible.
Keeping instruments safe is super important.
Family harmony (no pun intended) is one key to a happy house.
So here is the challenge we all face...
Keep instruments and music safe and accessible (but also ready to go for lessons and gigs) in an organized and beautiful way that works well in our home.
We are teaming up with a couple experts, Liz MacDonald and Carrie Kauffman, to help you with some life hacks to keep the musicians and musician supporters happy at home.
Liz is the host and founder of Shelf Help, a weekly video series focused on teaching and inspiring people to design better spaces in their homes. Liz shared pictures of her home and how she keeps her music and instruments organized and ready to go.
Carrie, of Carrie's Essential Services, is an award winning Professional Organizer who works to organize and de-clutter homes on the Main Line and surrounding communities. Her innovative approach introduces functional systems that work for your specific lifestyle.
Here are Carrie's words of wisdom:
Here is the instrument wall in our house. Fortunately, there is plenty of room to the left over the piano to add more hooks. The collection keeps growing and Madeleine is only 14!
To inspire you even more, here is our Pinterest Board dedicated to guitar and ukulele displays: GIGY Pinterest. If you check it out, please let us know your favorite. Mine is definitely the instruments hung on a tree branch (inside the house!)