*Guest post courtesy of WOW 1 Day Painting* The master bedroom usually has the largest closet in the whole house, which is good and bad. It's good because there's a lot of storage space. It's bad because that storage space tends to get filled up with disorganized piles of clothing and other items that can quickly turn it into a disaster. But taking your closet from disaster to master doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems at first. With some planning and organization, yo
*Guest post courtesy of Revelry Flats* Are you looking for a way to organize your apartment better? Of course you are! There’s hardly anything better than a clean and organized living space. The problem, of course, is that reorganizing your apartment can feel like an impossible task. It’s particularly tricky when you’re accustomed to living among clutter. Marie Kondo makes it look easy on her TV show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, but it’s a whole different story in real life.
Have you seen those beautiful bedrooms in the decorating magazines? Yeah, we're not doing that. Let's design a functional space that's easy to clean and maintain. A place that says "we have kids," but we also make time for ourselves. Let's talk about organizing tips for a REAL bedroom. Getting Dressed Without Waking Up Your Spouse In a relationship there is always going to be someone who wakes up earlier than the other. Maybe one is a night owl and the other is a morning pers
This PAX renovation is by far the biggest project we've done in our new house. It definitely warrants a product review that may help you decide to go with PAX or not in your own home. Our hall closet turned mudroom project was a game changer for getting out of the house faster and in a less stressful fashion, but it didn't take as long to finish, nor require as many trips to the store as this one. So in the end was it worth it changing a closet into a better closet? See t
2015 and our 52 Weeks To Organized Video Challenge are about to be all wrapped up. This week's video in the series is all about maintenance, the most important yet least remembered part of organizing. All year long I've given you ideas about how to organize certain spaces in your home and small tips to keep it up. But let's really dig in deep to the concept of maintaining your spaces - it's the best way to stay organized once you are there. Now there are definitely daily m
A theme lately with clients and at my speaking engagements has been going vertical. So many people, especially those in apartments and tiny offices, just don’t have enough space to store the things they need without creating a cluttered area. Or they end up storing items on the floor, bending down constantly to access often used essentials, when they could and should be stored up higher. Good organization eliminates extra steps and time spent accessing the things you use o
One day. $120. A trip to IKEA and Lowe’s. Yes, sometimes those Pinterest projects you dream about are doable. My underutilized coat closet has now become a mini-mudroom and I couldn't be happier. We've only been living in our new house for a few weeks but the "shoes/bags/keys/hats/junk by the door" situation was already driving me nuts. I knew the problem was not a lack of space but using the space correctly. Most coat closets just don't have enough storage down below.
Tackling the clothes in your master closet can be a joy, a pain, or a little of both. But after you accomplish that task there are still some things to do. Depending on what you love to collect, you may have shoes, jewelry, scarves, purses, or other kinds of accessories taking up a lot of room in your closet. If you organize them right, it can look like Carrie's dream closet from Sex and the City. Clutter everything up and it can be your ticket to arriving late at every f
If you can't see the floor in your master closet, it is beyond time to get some good ole organizing done in there. If there is dust on some of your clothes, then yes it's time for a re-do. If you constantly say you have nothing to wear... you see where I'm going with this. Don't start panicking though because organizing your master closet is actually one of the more fun rooms in your home to do. Just think of the end result as motivation: shopping for replacement clothes!
Back to school sales are already in full swing so it's the perfect time to organize your kid's clothes. Take advantage of the low prices in pretty much every store you can think of - Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Target, and even IKEA - for some great deals on products that will truly make it easier to get the little ones dressed in the morning. Plus organizing everything now will give you more space for the new school clothes for the upcoming school year. Bed, Bath &
We, at Organized Joy, are known for using ordinary objects in extra-ordinary ways. Old picture frame? No, that's a dry-erase family calendar. A cutlery organizer? No way, it's for holding office supplies in your desk. Shoe organizers? Oh, let us count the ways we can use those... in fact it's 24 ways if you really want to know. Read on to see all of the ways you can utilize this super affordable product in every room of your home. 1. Diaper Changing Station: Hang it y
Sometimes it's easy to see when you have too much. If you can't see the floor in your room, then yes, it's time for some things to go. But what if you are a reasonably neat and orderly person? You still need a system in place for getting rid of the few things you no longer need. Systems keep organizing people in our happy place Without systems, that old shirt/game/book that you want to part with ends up on the dining room table for a month. Or it gets shoved into a random clo