Organizing Your Spaces

With a New Year comes a couple of things. Purging {oh it feels soooo good!!} and trying to organize the leftover chaos of the past holiday season. I have successfully purged about two carloads of ‘stuff’. I get a little to excited about that kind of thing. Organizing makes me happy. So does redecorating but I am all about doing this on a dime. I am in the middle of a bedroom redo for my almost 9 year old. I say this as my hubby is watching video of our home being built back in 2004. Seeing my big boy as a baby? Sigh. Where did that time go?? Any-who .. that is a whole other post ;)

Here are a few of my favorite storage ideas and spaces of late.

I wish I had a space for a table with built in benches that allowed for storage. What a great idea! Plus you feel like you are at a restaurant even though you aren’t.

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This closet is organized perfectly. I love the use of canvas bins.

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I recently copied this idea for all of my cupcake holders. It is a cute and easy storage idea.

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What a great way to save space and organize your wrapping paper.

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I love this idea for under the kitchen sink. Especially the hanging bottles of cleaning solvents.

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 I have complete closet envy over this one. It makes me think that I might need to rethink my last purge cause my closet still runneth over. Plus I now feel the need for pretty new bath linens. These are so fresh and bright. Mine have been around for some time and don’t have the brightness that these do.

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Oh wow — do people really organize their freezers this way? It’s amazing and oh so inspiring.

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Baskets are one of my favorite ways to organize. It keeps things in one place and also a little hidden ;)

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How about this pretty lil’ garage? OK – maybe a dude would not like the green and white checkered peg boards but the organization of it all? Pretty great.

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House of Smiths is one of my most favorite blogs and I love this idea. As a matter of fact, I am working on my own version for my house.

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Here is a lovely organized laundry room.

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The resources for inspiration are never ending. I think the key is to remember that less is more. At least once a year, go through your home and get rid of what you do not need. Can you donate it? Have a swap with a friend or group of friends? Recycle? Try and be resourceful. Also try to follow a rule when you make a purchase — do you love it? Will it be in your home for a long time to come? We have landfills filled with things that are tossed out. If you think a purchase through instead of being impulsive, you are more likely to own the item for many years to come.

How do you stay organized?

Comments

  1. Jennifer Marks says:

    Love the organizing tips, especially for the wrapping paper, I am so going to make that my next project. You should see our closet under the stairs, you just gave me 100 ideas on how to make it better!

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