Don't forget that January is officially Get Organized month! I'm sure you've been busy cleaning and organizing lots of spaces in your home and office. Maybe you've thought a lot about it, but haven't quite yet 'gotten around to it yet'?? Not to worry! Today we're sharing a list of our top organizing products to help get you organized. There are numerous, wonderful items to help you get organized, however, today we are going to focus on the top products we absolutely love.
Bins & Baskets
We can't say enough about baskets and bins. They can be used in laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, kids rooms, bedrooms, living room, EVERY room! Larger, plastic bins are great for storing seasonal items, clothing, blankets, etc. We prefer using see-thru bins so you can tell at a glance what's in them – saving you from pulling each one down and opening it until you find what you're looking for. Labelling your bins – which we strongly suggest – will save you lots of time and energy.
Baskets are a fabulous, stylish way to store items. With such an incredible selection of colours, styles and sizes, you should have no trouble at all finding the perfect ones for you. Assign each family member a basket for their clean clothes in the laundry room. Store rolled up hand towels on the bathroom counter for a lovely touch. Use them to store kitchen utensils, toilet paper, or make-up. Pop all those little packages running wild in your pantry into a perfectly sized basket. The possibilities are endless!
Cloth bins can add a fun pop of colour into your organizing project! Not only are they practical, they range in sizes and colours to fit almost any need. They are great for toy storage, craft storage, even extra linen closet storage.
Command hooks are a great solution to organizing your space. They can be hung almost anywhere, and can be removed without causing any damage to the surface. They are perfect if you are renting or if you simply don't want holes in your walls! They come in many sizes so make sure you check the weight restrictions to ensure you get the correct size.
Do you have 'that drawer' in the kitchen that is crammed full with odds and sods? How often do you waste time searching for that one thing you know is in there, but can't find it? Use these nifty hooks on the inside of cupboard doors to help organize your most often used baking utensils. Save time and money!
They are also great for organizing cords whether it's on kitchen appliances or computer desks. Hanging up bras, jewellery, or towels! There doesn't appear to be any limit as to how these nifty little hooks can help organize your space.
Over-the-door pocket organizers
What an inexpensive and awesome way to organize bottles and cleaners and toys – oh my! These organizers work in so many places that we could spend an entire blog talking about them. Instead, here are a few ideas how you can use them to help organize your space.
They are perfect for storing:
Like most good storage products, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Do you use shoe organizers for storage in your house? Send us an email or tag us in a post on Facebook or Instagram and let us know what you use them for!
Closet organizers are to us, like lollipops are to kids. We walk into a store and sees rows of them and want them all! Wooden ones, metal ones, ones with drawers, ones with shelves – it doesn't matter. They all give us goosebumps! If you are to invest in one item that can totally change your closet, this is it. No more piles of things on the floor, no more clean clothes mixed in with dirty clothes, no more missing shoes, no more clothes half on and half off of the hangers, no more leaning towers of sweaters on the top shelf! With the help of a closet organizer, you will achieve closet bliss. Imagine – closet bliss. Doesn't that sound delightful?
The most important thing to remember when organizing your closet is to group like items together. Pants with pants, dresses with dresses, shirts with shirts, etc. You get the picture. By grouping you clothes like this, you will be able to find the items you're looking for when you need them. Added bonus is that you will know exactly where to return it when you're done wearing it. The same thing holds true for accessories and shoes. Regardless of the size of your closet, you can transform it from closet chaos to closet bliss. We love it when a plan comes together!
Last, but definitely not least, the amazing label maker! This little tool will quickly become your best organizing friend! How many times have you had to lug boxes and bins down from shelves and look inside to see what's in them? How many times have you painstakingly organized a shelf only to have someone else mess it up? How many plastic sandwich containers never made it home from work or school? What about those little baggies with different spices in them? What did you store in that old pill container?This nifty product can solve so many of your woes. There are many label makers to choose from and vary greatly in price. Take your time and choose one that works best for your needs. Trust us. We promise that once you get used to using this baby you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
We hope these tips give you the confidence you need to move forward with your home organization. If you are still overwhelmed, give us a call.
Check out our Pinterest Page for hundreds of creative and inspirational organizing ideas – especially our Neat Ideas for Organizing board! As always, we'd love to help organize your chaos. We offer complimentary 30-minute consultations in your home, and can create a plan to tackle any sized space! Contact us now to get started!