I feel like the one thing people seem to struggle with sometimes is how to organize their life. This could easily be whole a series of how to organize certain areas of your life and if you would like me to do a series like that then leave a comment below! For now I am going to do an overview on how I organize a few things things in my life.
+Organizing My Closet – We live in an older town home which is updated, but the closets are not walk in, so there is limited space. The key for me to keeping this space organized is keeping only what I actually wear and making sure that I am cleaning it out as much as possible (at least once month). To keep it organized I also place the clothes in my closet in a certain order as follows: Sleeve length, color then style (such as sweaters, button downs, tees, etc.) This makes it easy for me to find a particular piece that I am looking for or easy to grab something warm like a sweater or cardigan on cold days.
I also put my shoes on an organizer where I categorize them much the same way, color, heel size and style.
+Accessories – These little guys can easily get lost and disorganized if not careful. For the few pieces that I wear most often I keep them in a little dish on my vanity. For the other pieces that I don’t wear as often I keep them in a dedicated jewelry box. This is another area that needs to be gone through on occasion to be cleaned out to make sure that there is not an excess of things that aren’t being used, but are taking up space.
+Beauty Items – I know many of you are beauty lovers like I am, and oh how I love a good deal and love to try new products! But just like the closet and accessories, these items can easily stack up and cause clutter if not tended to. I like to keep my go-to items at hand on my vanity instead of storing them out of sight. I do this so as to not purchase extra things and to make sure that I use up what I have so that it doesn’t expire. I also like to keep a small cosmetics case where I keep the few items that I use on hand. Again, this keeps me from purchasing too much as well as making sure that I use up what I have. I really do keep only one item at a time for things such as foundation, blush, eye brow pencil, etc. I find that this works for me and keeps the clutter and expenses down.
+My Work Bag – I use my workbag Monday through Friday and instead of carrying a separate purse and computer bag, I just purchased a good quality leather bag from Banana Republic and use it as an all-in-one. I keep my computer as well as a few things that I use most often throughout the week in there. Some things that I keep in there is a pair of sunglasses, my wallet, a to-go cup, my moleskine notebook and a few personal care items. I also purchased a purse organizer from Amazon to keep everything organized in the bag. This has really worked well for me to keep the number of bags that I carry throughout the week to a minimum while being able to carry what I need (my computer as well as my own personal items).
+Moleskine Notebook – I love my moleskin notebook. I keep so many things written down in this little notebook. Some people have paper agendas or calendars, I have my moleskine notebook. Some things I keep in there is my weekly to-do list, bi-weekly budgets, blog post ideas and calendar, goals, travel iteneraries and so much more. It’s a way for me to keep organized day to day and to remember all of the things that I want to do at any given time.
+Misc. Items – And then we come to hardest thing of all to organize, all of those little misc. items around the house. One thing that I try to do is keep all like items together in one designated spot. When all these items get scattered then it can be hard to organize and often times end up somewhere as clutter. Some of the little items that I am talking about are things like sunglasses, cords and cleaning products just to name a few. Find a home that makes sense for these items and get it in a designated basket or container.