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Favorite Organizational Tricks!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Greetings all, welcome to a brand new year!  I wanted to start 2013 with some inspirational ideas, and the first thing that came to mind is handy tricks for better organization.  I asked some of my favorite bloggers to contribute with a tip of their own, and today I’m excited to bring you these real life solutions from eight talented busy ladies.  Each mom shares one of her favorite tricks for staying organized around the house – enjoy!

i heart organizing trick

"I love to store anything that needs consistent restocking {i.e. dry foods in the pantry or powder detergents in the laundry room}, inside of clear storage containers.

By using clear containers, I can always get a quick visual of my stock before heading to the grocery store. I also like to add vinyl labels and use a chalk pen to add the date I purchased the food item so there is never question if it is still fresh."

~ Jen from I Heart Organizing, mom of three and organizational expert.

 

 

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Clover Lane organizational trick

“My laundry organization system works so great for my family of eight.  Everyone has their own labeled laundry basket. All week long I keep up with the laundry, doing a little each day.

After they are clean and dry, I fold the clothes and put them in each basket.  On Saturday, it’s "put away" time and each child is responsible for taking their basket up and putting away their clothes nicely in their closets. I assign an older child to do the chore of putting baby clothes away also.”

~ Sarah from Clover Lane, mother of six and role model to busy moms everywhere.

 

 

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house of smiths crates

My favorite trick for organizing, is doing it with style.  For me, staying organized is always so much more fun and enjoyable, when the actual object you sort your items into is not only functional, but beautiful as well.

Simple DIY wood crates have been used over and over again in our spaces to create custom storage for many areas in our home, large and small.   Storage containers don’t have to be boring and utilitarian looking anymore, and the great thing about building your own storage, especially when you’re in a smaller home, is that it’s customizable to the individual spaces you have to work with.”

~ Shelley of House of Smiths, mom of three and passionate DIYer

 

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Organization Please!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

There’s that old saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” and it couldn’t be more true today.  My house is such a mess right now, the suitcases are still not unpacked, the laundry is crazy out of control, the stack of bills needs paid, the emails are many, the piles are mounting, and I’m still recovering from that exhausting red-eye return flight across the country.   Why do the kids bounce back so much faster?  

With fun and functional organization on the brain this week I wrote about it over at BH&G, here are the two most recent articles: 

ten smart ideas for family organization creative ways to display jewelry

 

Also, for a fun diversion there’s a quiz I spotted online which will diagnose your organization personality.  I was hoping for the question “what is the organizational state of your home?” and the choice of “total disaster” but it wasn’t there so I turned out to be a “party planner” type.

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Click below to take the quiz for yourself…

organization personality quiz

… and tell me which one are you? 

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