*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.
If you do nothing else to prepare for back to school, I urge you to at least give this a try: set up a School Zone. Doing this now (before school starts) will ensure a less stressful first week, create good habits for both kids and parents, and de-clutter your main house entrance all at once. 1. Find A Location Pick a spot near your usual entrance/exit from your home - be it the front, back, or garage door. Make sure it has ample space for backpacks, shoes, sports stuff, an
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
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
This week is the Master Bedroom Closet... if you can call it that. I have to go into my bathroom, close the door, and only then can I walk into the closet. I can pretty much do a little spin in there, but then I become claustrophobic and have to go back to the bathroom. I know I grew up with a much smaller space and I just did fine, but come on! This is supposed to hold my clothes, plus my husbands. Thank goodness both of us don't have that much or we would be stuck. If
Welcome to the 1st part of a new series of blogs about Small Spaces. As I, Kate the Professional Organizer, transition into my new tiny apartment, I am going to be sharing my new home with you and talking about all of the obstacles that come with living in a small space. Let's review: I am moving from a 2,700 sq. ft. house into a 1,000 sq. ft. apartment in order to cut costs while we are building our dream home. We will have our 2 boys sleeping (and hopefully not killing e
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