We ooh and aah over the cute lil onesies and tiny lil booties our babies receive, but just where are they all supposed to go? Baby's dresser may have looked big when it was delivered, but once all of the layette items and gifts start rolling it, it's amazing how quickly you run out of space. If you've ever found yourself giving away baby's clothes that still have tags on them because you simply didn't know you had them, this post is for you! Check out our tips for organizing your lil one's clothes — with a few simple steps, you'll shave minutes off your morning dressing routine!
With Spring just around the corner, we're doing a lil Spring Cleaning around here and will be bringing you everything you need to clean up the playroom, your stroller, and your routine throughout the month. Ask most moms the biggest hurdle to having an organized home and you're sure to hear a chorus of "toys!" Sure, we try to keep our lil one's dolls, trucks, blocks, and puzzles under control, but there's just so much of it and so little space to put it in!
We turned to Sarah Giller Nelson, a Chicago-based professional organizer and the owner of Less is More (and a mom of two), for some advice on what to do with all those toys. According to Sarah, "There's always an accumulation of toys, it's just figuring out the right way to store them." Keep reading to see Sarah's suggestions!
Finding a cute and functional way to store all of your necklaces, rings, and bracelets can be a challenge, so we brought in organizational expert Beth Ziegler, founder of Bneato, who gave us some valuable tips on how to store all of our baubles. Depending on what kind of space you have, you can display your accessories in dressers or tuck them away in organized drawers. Watch today's how-to for some useful tips on how to get your jewelry into tip-top shape. Also, if you're looking to clean out your entire closet, take a look at our closet organizing segment. On Allison McNamara: Topshop blouse, Topshop jacket.
When it comes to your job, deadlines, annoying co-workers, and barking bosses can make us totally tense. Did you know that a cluttered workspace could also add to your stress levels? If your desk is a total mess, not only is it difficult to find what you're looking for, but it can make your mind feel totally bombarded.
Tidying up your work space will bring calmness and order to your life, which we can all use. Here are some great desk organizers I found that I wanted to share with you.
Work can totally stress a person out because of a whole combination of things - deadlines, annoying distractions, noise, skipped or unhealthy meals, orders from the boss, time constraints, and the commute.
Here are some tips to help your work day run a little more smoothly:
- Organize your workspace - Sometimes de-cluttering your desk is a way to de-clutter your mind. Make sure all your stuff has a special "home" on your desk. Pick up some cute storage containers to put things in. It won't take long to tidy up your space, and it can make a world of difference. Plus knowing where everything is will save you time.
- Organize your day - Make a to-do list of all the things you want to get done and how long you think each task will take -- I guarantee this list will help you feel less overwhelmed.
- Jot down ideas - It's important to start a project and finish it, so if you get another idea for something else while working on a project, write it in a notebook or on a post-it note so you don't lose your train of thought.
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If you find that you’re constantly in a state of chaos and anxiety, it’s time for a change. Here’s something you can try to get the stress out and get your spirits up.
Get organized. De-stressing your thoughts might be as simple as de-cluttering your space.
- Take some time to clear off your desk and organize your papers and supplies.
- Clean out that closet or pantry you’ve been meaning to get to.
- Put away that basket of laundry that’s been sitting on the floor for over a week.
- Deal with the pile of mail that's been accumulating.
Cleaning in itself is stress relieving. Once your space is set, your mind will feel more relaxed and ready to tackle other issues.
Fit's Tips: All of your stuff needs a home. Shop around for some crates, hooks, boxes, and shelves so that you have a place to put all of your things. Try to be good about putting things away when you're done (just like you learned in Kindergarten). Then your space won't feel so cluttered, and neither will you.