Hope Wissel

Organize with Thirty One

Today’s post is a re-print of a blog by the Joyful Organizer.  I LOVE her blogs and she has some great tips for all areas of your life.  This one talks about what else… two of my favorite Thirty One Gifts products.

The Joyful Organizer has been a fan of Thirty One Gifts for a while now…. Here are some ways to organize things that I commonly find in my client’s homes.  It’s not about replicating what I’m doing here, it’s about thinking about how you can make a difference in your own home and daily life.  Scroll down to enter to win a set of Oh Snap Bins (embroidery included!).OhSnapBin- joyful organizerI was able to try out a set of Oh Snap Bins.  The patterns range from whimsical and bright to subtle and sophisticated.  Each little bin has a set of snaps.  These come into play if you want to keep all the bins next to each other.  Snap them together and they will stay put.  Each bin also has a loop on it so you can hang it off of a bar or from a single hook.  Take a look at some of the things that would great in this set of totes.  Use them together or separately.  They are shown here on a Command Hook.

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The next item I’m going to share with you is one of the greatest bargain’s in organizing products.  The Essential Storage Tote is just $28 and can be used for just about anything.  And I mean anything.  It’s made of a durable material that’s easy to clean, quick to dry and stands up to whatever you throw at it.  The nylon straps are easy to carry and the the base of this tote allows it to stand on it’s own and hold a lot of gear.  Here are some items that can be stored in this tote.  I had fun looking around to find things that were loose in the car, on the floor, etc.Essential-Tote - jyful organizer

Clockwise from top left:

Clothes-this makes a great mini laundry basket!  Awesome for little kids to carry around

Books-Library books going to and from the library….keeping them in one spot means you’re less likely to forget them.

Gym Bag-Since it’s open and fires quickly, this bag won’t stink!

Dog Gear-I put in my dogs’ life jackets…awesome after a salty swim!

Beach Bag-Towels and pails and sunscreen, go my!  It all fits in here.

Sports equipment-Store dirty, smelly gear that normally rolls around the car in one bing that’s easy to grab and bring to the field.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel, Unclutter Your Life

Tips On Organizing Your Closet

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Would’t you like your closet to be neat and organized?  I can remember my mom always talking about “Fall Cleaning”.  This was when we cleaned out the closets and got organized.  They usually didn’t stay that way for long but that was the plan.

The Joyful Organizer is always sharing great tips on getting and staying organized.  I LOVE her goal for the closet – if only it was that easy, right?

The goal of closet organization is simple… Get your clothing, shoes, and accessories in order so that you can get dressed quickly and easily, wearing outfits that you love! 

Here are her top tips for Closet Organization:

  1. Start by trying on everything in your closet. This is tedious, however, it is the only way you will really know what fits, what looks great, and is still in good condition.
  2. Face all of the hangers in your closet in one direction. As you wear items, have them laundered, and return them to your closet, turn them and face them the other way. This is a great way to separate the clothes you wear from the one’s you don’t.  This is a GREAT idea because I always say “of course I wear everything in here”.
  3. Ask yourself the following questions about a garment before deciding to keep it?
    Do I love it?  Is it in good condition?  Does it make me feel great about myself?
    It is in style?  It is comfortable?  Could someone else use it more than me?
  4. Take a look to find any wasted space in your closet, and try to maximize it. Consider adding another hanging bar, or shelves close to the top or bottom of the closet. These changes are quick, inexpensive and can add a lot of space to your closet.  I did this when I moved into the condo because the closet space was small.  It really did help.
  5. An easy way to make a big difference in your closet is to use hangers that are all the same type. This creates a uniform appearance in your closet. The goal is to have all of your garments hanging at one height, on a hanger that is uniform in width. This way you will never lose clothes by not being able to see them.
  6. Use your door space. By adding an organizational tool, like an over the door shoe rack, you can add a significant amount or storage space to your closet. Keep in mind these are also great for scarves, belts, etc.
  7. Just like you would sort through your clothes, its important to sort through your shoes. Shoes that are not worn frequently, such as occasion shoes, can be stored in a small plastic box on a shelf in the closet. This keeps them out of the way and also prevents them from getting dusty and beaten up. Again, ask yourself the questions above in Number 3, and make decisions about what shoes to keep.

Organize your closet how it works for you. Some organizers suggest grouping by genre, other suggest grouping by color, and some by outfit. It’s not important how to group items, just make sure it works for you.

If you need some organizational products for your closet (or any area of your home), check out the “For Your Home” by Thirty One.  Need some help in deciding what products work best for your home – try a Product Experience.  Contact me for more details:

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Organizing With Thirty One Gifts

Today’s post is a re-print of a blog by the Joyful Organizer.  I LOVE her blogs and she has some great tips for all areas of your life.  This one talks about what else… two Thirty one products.

The Joyful Organizer has been a fan of Thirty One Gifts for a while now.  They have some fun new products I wanted to share with you.  I also wanted to inspire you.  Here are some ways to organize things that I commonly find in my client’s homes.  It’s not about replicating what I’m doing here, it’s about thinking about how you can make a difference in your own home and daily life.  Scroll down to enter to win a set of Oh Snap Bins (embroidery included!).

OhSnapBin- joyful organizer

I was able to try out a set of Oh Snap Bins.  They come in a set of three small bins. The patterns range from whimsical and bright to subtle and sophisticated.  At the time I’m writing this, there are seven to choose from.  Each little bin has a set of snaps.  These come into plan if you want to keep all the pins next to each other.  Snap them together and they will stay put.  Each bin also has a loop on it so you can hang it off of a bar or from a single hook.  Take a look at some of the things that would great in this set of totes.  Use them together or separately.  They are shown here on a Command Hook.

The next item I’m going to share with you is one of the greatest bargain’s in organizing products.  The Essential Storage Tote is just $28 and can be used for just about anything.  And I mean anything.  It’s made of a durable material that’s easy to clean, quick to dry and stands up to whatever you throw at it.  The nylon straps are easy to carry and the the base of this tote allows it to stand on it’s own and hold a lot of gear.  Here are some items that can be stored in this tote.  I had fun looking around to find things that were loose in the car, on the floor, etc.

Essential-Tote - jyful organizer

Clockwise from top left:

Clothes-this makes a great mini laundry basket!  Awesome for little kids to carry around

Books-Library books going to and from the library….keeping them in one spot means you’re less likely to forget them.

Gym Bag-Since it’s open and fires quickly, this bag won’t stink!

Dog Gear-I put in my dogs’ life jackets…awesome after a salty swim!

Beach Bag-Towels and pails and sunscreen, go my!  It all fits in here.

Sports equipment-Store dirty, smelly gear that normally rolls around the car in one bing that’s easy to grab and bring to the field.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Tailgating tip

Happy Saturday!  I am going to do a product highlight today courtesy of “The Joyful Organizer” and just in time for tailgating season!!!

Picnic Thermal Tote (1)

Taking snacks, waters and beverages with you can save you time and money and help you eat healthier than buying things on the go.  This does require a little preparation and the right gear.  I am smitten with Thirty One’s Picnic Thermal Tote.  It’s just the right size for a few drinks, some sandwiches and some drinks.  Not too big and not too small this can easily fit on the floor of the back seat, and hold enough food for your whole family.  It’s adorable and comes in lots of fun patterns.  It has an adjustable strap so you can carry it out to the soccer field or to a picnic spot.  It’s easily wipeable when it gets dirty and it even folds down for easy storage.  I like keeping this in the car at all times.  You can keep groceries cold on their way home from the store!

The picnic thermal can keep drinks and food cold for up to 20 hours with TWO of the large freezer packs.  The bag is 13″Hx11″Wx6″D.  It has a zipper closure, includes a detachable strap with a water resistant lining AND an exterior pocket.  Personalization including icons and text are available.

Show your school spirit with our Spirit Collection OR pick from one of our popular prints.  Great for tailgating and even comes in MAN colors so it makes a great gift for dad!  It holds 4 bottles of wine with some room to spare for those ice packs.  Picnic thermals are $35 each with personalization ranging from $7 – $10.

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Check out my website for this and other AWESOME products at www.partywithHope.com.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Stress Free Travel

I LOVE when I find testimonials from other bloggers about Thirty One’s products.  Here is part of “The Joyful Organizers” blog about travel products.  You can read the full blog HERE!

Please note I received samples of some of these products in order to be able to write these reviews. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

The summer travel months are here! I wanted to help you have stress free travels this year, regardless if they are road trips or flights around the world. Here are a few of my favorites:

You may have heard of Thirty One Gifts. They offer an entire line of luggage, accessories, travel items and even baby gear that is as fashionable as it is functional. I was able to try out a few of their products. I guarantee this will keep your trips organized, your car in good order and you’ll love looking at them.

Their Pack n’ Pull Caddy is perfect for busy days in the car, at the park or traveling around a city. It’s divided up into two compartments and had stable sides and a bottom. You can place lots of things into it without fear they will get jostled around. There is a special pocket with a pull through slot for dryer sheets, baby wipes or tissues. There is a velcro tab inside to hold trash bags as well. This container attaches to a head rest in the car too! It’s durable and attractive. It’s awesome to leave by the door and throughout the day or evening, put everything you need for the next day into it. (Mail, drinks, baby supplies, snacks, chargers, and more) and then bring it to the car in the morning. It’s also awesome for creating a mobile office for those on the go!

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Need to gather up all those snacks and toys and games while traveling with your kids? The Flip-Top Organizing bin is a perfect fit. It fits a lot of items that traditionally end up all over the backseat and you can buckle it in so it doesn’t slide around. I particularly love the side mesh pockets-perfect for little hands to access crayons or snacks. The best part? It’s that the top comes off and can be used as an easily cleanable lap desk! Snack, game or draw on it and then put it back on the bin! How awesome is that?

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What is YOUR favorite Thirty One product to travel with?  Post a picture with YOUR favorite product for a chance to win a ThirtyOne-derful gift!