About a month into the new year and hopefully the resolutions are holding- at least a few. It’s likely that getting organized in some respect was in your head somewhere even if you never verbalized it or wrote it down. Like diet or self help books, there are a million tips for getting organized; some are very complicated or require a professional level of skill and determination or oodles of cash to revamp your entire household closet system.
I like to keep it simple, cheap and real. Here are a few rock solid ideas that I have personally incorporated into my life, found very beneficial and very affordable to execute. Hopefully, you’ll find these 10 tips helpful too.
1. A plastic travel case for a bar of soap is perfect for a deck of cards. (source)
3. Now this is kind of silly- less useful and more crafty, but here it is anyway–> If you hate throwing away perfectly good socks who have lost their mate, a vase cozy is a perfect solution. I’m thinking tea cup or mug wrap too. (source)
6. An affordable, somewhat low-brow hanging solution for an odd sized pieces of art you can’t find a frame for and haven’t bothered with custom making a frame. After quite a few years hanging like this, I still prefer the clip.
Document clips are perfect for kid artwork. In the kitchen- a bulletin board of parental pride, pictures can be frequently changed out or in this case waiting for a frame. My daughter made this for me for Christmas as a remembrance of her humanitarian trip to Cambodia this past summer, I tagged along.
7. Back-of-the-door shoe organizers are indispensible, every closet door could and probably should have one. I use one of these for winter clothing- hats, scarfs, gloves, then roll the whole thing up and put it away in the summer.
8. Toilet paper rolls for organizing cords from Storage and Glee, a blog I could spend hours browsing.
9. Upcycled and virtually free, plastic bread bag closers for use labeling cords in a power strip. (source)
10. It may seem like such a no brainer but labeling your spice jars with the date of purchase, I feel is, is one of the best tips I’ve learned in my adult life. I got this one from Martha, in her magazine a few years back.
Got any hot tips, that are truly useful? Please- do tell!