Beginning the process of organizing and purging can be difficult and overwhelming.
Here are some tips to keep in mind if you encounter that “i wish i had never started this” feeling:
1. You didn’t start for no reason.
You know you best. If you feel you are not as organized as you want to be, make a weekly goal of organizing one area of your home.
2. Grouping like items ensures efficiency.
We have all had mornings where we’re rushing to be somewhere on time and end up late because we can’t find something. When you begin organizing start by focusing on what areas have the most traffic in your household (kitchen, bedroom etc)
3. Where you live is your sanctuary, not a storage space.
Who wants to come home to clutter after a long day at work? Loading the dishwasher and putting clothes in the laundry room prior to leaving the house takes minimal time but ensures clutter is not the first thing you see!
Who else loves this office nook? 🗂✨ One of my favorite things about visiting model homes is getting inspiration from the staging. Also playing HGTV and critiquing design choices with the hubs of course 😂
Can’t wait to get into the new house and create an amazing office space, please share your favorite IG/Pinterest office designs, I’d love to see more beautiful inspiration! .
P.S. Interested in model home touring? I’d love to come with and give you ALL the info you can imagine possible! The details that the sales agents might not mention till you’re signing or experience till you’re building.. just the slightly important information, you know?
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If you have been feeling overwhelmed by your toy situation since Christmas, this is the FREE talk for you. Join me to learn ideas on HOW to declutter, WHAT to declutter, WHY to declutter along with organizing tips to keep the toys under control. I will also share some of my favorite organizing products.
When I was a kid I would accompany my single mom to her grocery checking job and be instructed to entertain myself on the toy aisle. Instead I found even more joy with organizing the canned and packaged food aisles so that all the products were pulled to the front of the shelf and perfectly displayed. Now here I am living out all the best moments of my childhood 🤣
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Swipe ➡️➡️to see before pic:
The kitchen 👩🏻🍳 is the ❤️of the home! It’s where most people spend the bulk of their awake hours in their home. So when people ask me where to start on the organizing journey, I always ask them:
Which area would have the biggest impact on their lives?
The answer is usually the kitchen. And now we know why!
Do you agree?
Which area would have the biggest impact on you?
About this drawer:
Swipe to see the #before pic. The trick to organizing a drawer is “DIVIDE AND CONQUER “
This smart client had already installed drawer dividers to divide up this large drawer. I just added some inserts to further divide it.
That’s all it is!
Link to the drawer dividers and inserts are in my profile in my @amazon store @amazoninfluencerprogram
So the boys got new beds for Christmas. We made sure to get frames that were high enough I could store all the things under and no box spring is needed with the bed. .
Today I started organizing all the next sizes for the boys I decided to add “needed” list to each so I know what to look for when things go on sale. .
Who else is organizing in the new year? Would anyone be interested in Chalkboard labels to help organize all the things from @notjustvinyl? .
Now to figure out how to sell all the things the boys are too big for. Anyone have any good ideas, that aren’t overly time consuming? #purgingclutter#organizingideas#organizingallthethings#livesmarternotharder
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Today I’ll be paying some attention to my own fridge, as it’s gotten a bit out of hand with everyone being home so much. I always hate to toss unused food, especially vegetables and fruit. So it is necessary to have everything accessible and easy to see with just a quick glance. Turntables and clear acrylic containers help keep food in categories. And using glass containers for leftovers and food prep, along with a box of baking soda, keep odors at bay. I also love the use of the matching glass bottles for drinks that @theidentitecollective used here. •
Do you have any fun plans for your Saturday? Do you have a fridge clean out on your to-do list, or have any organizing questions? If so, ask below and I’d be happy to answer! 😊 • 📸 photo cred: @theidentitecollective
I’ll be putting another question sticker in stories so that you can let me know if you would like to see something, and I’ll work on sharing the spaces that were requested yesterday over the next few days. A lovely reader wanted to see my shower (and dishes..... which I’ll share later), so here you go. I have 2 tiny shelves in my shower; one that I use and one that my husband uses. As you can see, they aren’t anything fancy, and my shelf is just large enough for what I need. I’m still looking for an affordable shampoo/conditioner option for curly hair. I’ve been trying all the things, hence the mismatched shampoo/conditioner, but I still haven’t found anything that I absolutely love. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way, please and thank you. I’d really love to hear them! 😊
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Oh my my.....it’s cold out there! Wherever you may be at this moment, please know, I am extremely jealous if you’re surrounded by warmth and sun. And, if you’re staycaying this long weekend inside because of freezing temps, I’m right there beside ya. Put on some Netflix, gather the fam, and sip on some hot chocolate.
Would you believe this entire hot chocolate station is made from dollar store items? Isn’t it adorbs? Enjoy the weekend my friends, and don’t forget to check out the Happy Organized Life Bundle.
It is a game changing resource packed w/ hours of home and life organizational knowledge for a fraction of the cost! via pinterest
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Clutter hotspots! 🤨
Where are your’s? At my own house it’s anywhere with a flat surface😉
Stairs is also a big one! Implementing this bucket to be brought up daily for items to be put away🙌🏻
You could use baskets/bins/ whatever works to get it off the stairs
We’re at the stage of “put a label on the laundry baskets to sort appropriately.” .
Our laundry room is upstairs. (swipe to see) It is *not* lost on me what a blessing that is. Our first home didn’t have a laundry room - our washer and dryer were in our garage. <<< — never again
What stage of laundry are you in:
Doing it all yourself? Kids helping? Family doing it on their own?
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“somehow I know” preview 🎥
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I love this dark basket and label combo that @simplyspaced used! The snow that is left here isn’t snowball fight worthy, and most everything is a sloppy, mushy mess. But it’s still cold as *❄️@, so having a spot for gloves and hats right at our entryway is a must! What do you use at your house to keep those smaller winter items contained? •
“We can LIVE down here now!” Honestly, I know a basement playroom can usually feel like JUST A PLAYROOM, rather than a place to “spend time.” But it’s possible.
We used clear bins and picture labels to make it easy for not only the parents to do a quick cleanup, but now the KIDS can participate, too (🙌🙌🙌)! A little planning, new systems that work for your family, and including your little ones as part of the process can make a huge difference!
There is no wrong way to organize, but everyone organizes differently and it’s possible you just haven’t found the right system that works for YOU yet!
How did you learn to organize when you were younger, and how has it influenced how you organize now in your adult life?
Clean Out Your Closet
Give yourself a fresh—and tidy—start by taking some time to spruce up your home. Tackle that overstuffed junk drawer, overhaul your wardrobe, or organize your pantry. Make it even more meaningful (and begin your year with some good karma!) by compiling your discards and donating them to those in need.
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Tomorrow I’m tackling the organization of my pantry 😅 My pantry doesn’t look anything like this gorgeous one from @jettsetfarmhouse but I’m going channel this space while I work and maybe it will turn out amazing 😂 It’s crazy how fast our pantry can go from decent to hot mess. The holidays really did a number on mine! Wish me luck and tell me what you’re organizing this month! 💫
This week on the blog I shared my Top Ten posts for the year- something that’s always full of surprises! The number one post this year wasn’t design or seasonal decorating. It was all about how to organize cabinets! I love looking at the year and seeing what resonated with my readers and I want to hear from you guys, too! What would YOU like to see more of in 2020? Decor or design tips, storage and organization, tips on how to get a high end for less, shopping sources, or something else?? I want what I share with you to be helpful and inspiring, or both! So let me know in the comments and I’ll try to bring more of that this year! (Oh and if you want to get to the post, I’ve linked it in my profile!) Happy weekend friends!💚 #maisondecinq#casualchichome
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Next level cord management 🤩 Repurposing this photo storage bin into a cord storage box was one of our favorite projects of 2019. Did any of you try out this system after we posted it?
School will soon be back in session for our friends back home. I don’t know about you, but on school breaks I feel like I lose all sense of routine and house chores seem to take the back burner. Who is ready to have their house back in shape after the winter holidays?! 🙋🏼♀️If getting organized is on your New Year to-do list we have openings available for late January and early February! It all starts with a complimentary consultation 💕
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