How is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions? We all have a tendency to be less interested in keeping up with our commitments around the middle of this month, but keep going. You can do it!
Sorry that the January Checklist wasn’t easy to print. I won’t post checklists in artwork format in the future. If you haven’t already finished these tasks, here are some additional reminders that may be of help in getting you organized this month:
1. Protect and Store Holiday Ornaments + Decorations
2. Store Your Holiday China
3. Create a Daily, Weekly and Monthly Checklists of Things to Do In Your Home
4. Develop a Schedule for Seasonal Cleaning
5. Vacuum + Rotate Mattresses
6. Check Batteries in Fire Detectors + Clocks
7. Wash Chandeliers + Replace Light Bulbs
8. Clean the Fireplace
9. Clear out Gutters of leaves, twigs and other outdoor debris
10. Clean Out Books + Magazines
11. Discard Expired Medications + Food
12. Commit to Cord Control Everywhere in Your Home
13. Pair Down Your Wardrobe + Organize Your Closet and Drawers
14. Tidy Up the Toys - Get the kids to help!
15. Clean and Organize the Refrigerator - Replace Baking Soda
16. Clean, Rotate + Organize Contents of the Kitchen Pantry + Spice Area
17. Get the Laundry Room in Order
18. Organize the Junk Drawer
19. Never use the word “later” or file under “miscellaneous”
20. Get rid of anything that is followed by the words, “I will use or wear that IF…”
Don’t you just want a great and relaxing space to come home to?
Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens.
What are you doing to Get Organized in 2013? Here’s a January Checklist to help you get started!
Make this year the best it can be.
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I am completely inspired and enamored by this fall table setting. I love the apple cider in the large glass jars, the fresh apples accents and the mixture of metal and wheat. The only think I would add are some mason drinking jars.
How cute and yummy do handled mugs look filled with hot apple cider and cinnamon sugar around the rim?
I’m adding personalized drinking jars to my collection for this holiday season. I use my ball and mason jars for signature drinks all the time, so I know I will use them for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I sometimes add colored stripe straws to fit the color scheme and they also double for flowers jars and candle holders.
Personalized drinking jars and tankards: Organize.com.
ORGANIZE YOUR WORK WARDROBE
White House Black Market unveiled a genius “Work Kit” campaign this year featuring Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha tap dancing in over a dozen affordable ready-for- office wardrobe options. I was kind of hoping they might call me, but she is uber cute and can tap dance to the tunes way better than I can.
To organize the basics of your work wardrobe and what it takes to dress for the job, shown here are a few solutions to keep it simple and you, organized.
Slim Non-Slip Hangers are the answer to saving space in any closet. Slim Hanger Accessory Clips turn a basic dress/shirt hanger to hang pants and skirts in a jiff and eliminates the need to buy multiple type hangers. What I love about Drop Front Shoe Boxes, is that they are heavier and stackable. Shelf Dividers keep purses and handbags organized and folded clothes stacked neatly. There are oodles of options to organize your jewelry, but a 6-Compartment Jewelry Organizer is one of the many customizable options that stack inside a drawer. Of course, I had to include a Scarf and Belt Holder. The one shown is affordable and hangs right on the closet rod.
Remember, no matter what you are organizing, simple is the new black.
Work Kit Photo Source: White House Black Market.
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Accessories are ruling our wardrobes with big blanket scarves, chunky necklaces, bracelets and boots in just about any style this season. According to editor Connie Wang of Refinery 29, there was no shortage of beautiful options on the spring ‘13 runways. Their favorites scarves were “printed in bright, poppy patterns”. Love, love, love both these looks.
There’s no shortage of ways to organize accessories. I hang and organize my scarves by color family using a wall rack with hooks, so that I can see what my options are as I get dressed. Wall racks are a great solution for utilizing sometimes wasted vertical space. If wall space is at its max, I suggest a non-slip loop hanger that hangs right on your closet rod.
And speaking of closets, I give Megan from Honey We’re Home an A++ on designing hers. It’s her favorite space in her home and she calls it her “Mom Cave”.
She did a great job with selecting hangers to fit her needs, by choosing those that made sense to her. She used slim-hangers for jeans, clip hangers for slacks and lightweight sweaters hang over plastic tubular hangers. Slim hangers always seem to be on the “most wanted lists” (and for good reason!), so I love seeing how and why people use them.
Note Megan’s shoe storage design. She counted her shoes to determine how much space she would need and removed the top shelf for boots. Clever gal. Not everyone has this much space for custom shoe shelves, however this look can be re-created with stacking shoe shelves. Visit Meghan’s blog. It’s charming and so are those Tory bags.
The most important thing to remember in keeping your accessories neat is that everything has a place. Make a space for your things and never say later!
Sources: Runway Photo: Refinery 29;: Altuzarra spring ‘13 Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Marc by Marc Jacobs spring ‘13 Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo. Closet Photo: Honey We’re Home.
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Goodbye summer sandals, hello fall fashion! We’re packing up summer clothes, outdoor furniture and seasonal sports equipment to prepare for fall. Take 20% off select storage to pack up summer gear. Visit http://www.organize.com/summer-storage-sale.html
Happy Friday y’all!
Image: More Design Please.
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