Clear the Clutter

Organizing Tips


Is this how you feel when you think about organizing your house?  It can be overwhelming. How many times have you bought products you thought would work only to find out, the didn’t.  So, they sit in a closet mocking you.  I know, I have been there.

Here are a few simple tips to help you out…

4153597A0000Keep one basket per person in your mudroom or at the front entrance, so everyone knows where to drop off/find their personal on-the-go essentials like keys, bags, homework etc.

3794598aDo a card run – birthdays, holidays, new baby etc. – once a year and store cards in a file tote.  Thirty One offers the Celebrate Card Set for $1 per card.  Always have a card at your fingertips for the holidays, birthdays and more!

5_ice-cube-tray-storageUse ice cube trays to hold jewelry.  They can also be used for clips, erasers and other desk-drawer essentials.  A great deal at the dollar store.

blog_2012_01_24_0396 Don’t know what to do with the bread clips…Use them to label what each cord in a power bar.

6c I LOVE dry erase boards.  I keep one on the refrigerator to track the items we need at the grocery store.  I also have one in my office to note supplies which need replenishing.  Another great dollar store find!

unknown So much easier than trying to fold fitted sheets and keep everything together.

4e05b1b28a9f6fc0c9de9b9a9359283f No matter how big or small your closet it, a well-lit wardrobe is easier to keep organized. Find one which will fit your needs and your space.

8553569A0000  Buy a framed cork board or picture board to hang it in the kitchen and pin up favourite recipes, clipped from magazines.  Thirty One’s Wall Together PinBoard is perfect for this and can be personalized.

What are some of YOUR best tips for organizing on a shoe string?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!