All Things Organizing
Give every item a home. Keep it simple. Store it where you use it.
Things you can do in 5 minutes or less.
Organizing projects don't need to be long, drawn out affairs. Here are some quick projects:
Take a glance through your junk drawer and get rid of old take out menus, pens with dried-up ink, batteries that are no good.
Products that make it simple to stay organized.
Clear storage totes of all sizes. Easy to see though, and you can add a label so it's even simpler to know what's in there.
Baskets of all sizes. I use baskets all over my house. For items that I don't access often, I use baskets that have lids and can stack. They are functional and look great sitting on the floor of the living room or bedroom.
For things we use often, I opt for open baskets.
Over the door shoe pockets. I love the clear ones, and honestly, I rarely use them for shoes! They are great for corralling all sorts of items and can be used in virtually any room in the house. Here are some ways I've used them:
season items - hats and gloves, bug spray and sunscreen,
arts and crafts
Good reads about organizing.
There are so many amazing books about getting organized. Here are a few of my faves!
It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh
Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
Taming the Paper Tiger by Barbara Hemphill
How to stay organized. Maintenance is mandatory.
Organizing is never a once and done prospect.
What goes where?
In the simplest terms, it goes where you use it most frequently, when at all possible. As you decide where something should live in your home,
Stuff Out or Stuff Away?
Take this quick quiz to find your organizing style.