Get Rid of the Negativity and Start to Love Your Closet

You’re probably thinking the word love is a bit strong when talking about closets but our closets reflect who we were, who we hope to be, and who we are right now. We spend so much time looking at our clothes and thinking negative thoughts but don’t let go of the items that make us feel bad. Do any of these sound familiar?

I wish I could lose weight

I wish I was young again

I use to be so skinny

I paid so much money for that but I don’t like it or wear it

Maybe one day I can fit into that again

I can’t wear skirts my legs are terrible

Why did I buy that?

This color looks awful on me

I feel so uncomfortable when I wear this 

I hate everything in my closet and would love to start over

I am probably forgetting a few but I think you get my point. If you have said any of these things to yourself you are not alone and this is why I am so passionate about purging. My goal when organizing closets is to help purge and create a closet for who you are in your life today.

The size of a closet doesn’t matter, whether big or small when you look in your closet it should bring feelings of calm and have only clothes you love and make you feel good when you wear them. Turn off the negative thoughts and start creating a closet you will love.

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We are a few weeks into the new year and I have to honestly say I have never been one for resolutions. They usually start out great but as time goes on and the resolution is not attained we beat ourselves up emotionally which defeats the purpose. The concept is also the same when it comes to getting organized. Many people have the best intentions but once they get in over their head they feel frustrated, stressed, disappointed and embarrassed. These tips can help you not only start the process but keep your home organized throughout the year.

Do not make the mistake of trying to organize your whole house in one day. Many people start out motivated and then they get overwhelmed and frustrated and they throw in the towel. Start with a small area and once you see the benefits it will motivate you to tackle another space.

One way to avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed is to keep stacks of paper and clutter off the counters. This is one area most people struggle with because once a stack starts it seems to just keep getting bigger. Shred, recycle, file, scan or find a home for an item but don’t keep stacking.

One area that can be overlooked is the vertical space on a shelf, under a sink, or in a pantry. I like to use stackable drawers or these to add storage and drawers for smaller items.

One way to start this process is to go from room to room and gather items that are the same. Examples of this are batteries, office supplies, makeup, bathroom supplies, kids’ toys, etc. Keeping like items together saves time and money.

This may sound simple but can sometimes be difficult when you have more than one person living in a house. Putting things back in my opinion is the key to staying organized.

Drawer inserts and labeled containers are a simple way to keep items organized. If everything has a home it makes it easy to find what you need and will ensure you only buy what you have room to store.

Follow these simple tips and start enjoying a home that is simplified, organized, and stress-free all year long. Happy New Year!

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5 Reasons to Label Containers

How many times have you found yourself looking for something and finally gave up and a week later when you were looking for something else you found it? How many times do you say “I was looking for that?” If you answered yes to either question read below for the five reasons labeling will help you get organized and stay organized.

Saves Time

The first and most important reason is time. You will no longer be searching for items instead you will create a system that simply consists of storing like items together and labeling containers.

It’s Inexpensive

There are so many label makers available that are reasonably priced. You can choose a more high-tech version that is Bluetooth enabled or a basic option that is perfect for daily use and easy to use. Trust me once you own one you will wonder how you lived without it.


Creates a System 

When you keep items organized and labeled it will not only make life easier for you but will create a system that will help the entire family. Use clear labeled containers to store art supplies, toys, school supplies, and office products on a shelf. It is a simple inexpensive way to keep your family organized.

Keeps you Organized

As an organizer I’m often asked once I get organized how can I stay organized. This is where labeling is essential because it will help you stay organized and prevent your space from becoming cluttered. Labeling makes everyday life a bit easier when you can find what you are looking for in your home.

Saves Money

Labeling is a foolproof way to save money. When you label containers it allows you to quickly see what you own before buying more of the same item which saves you money!