Last week I shared a peek inside my planner and today I’d like to share a couple different ways that I stay organized around my home. Overall I am a pretty organized person but when we renovated our house a little over a year & a half ago I made it my mission to organize every inch of our house! And thanks to many trips to the Dollar Tree and lots of Pinterest scrolling, I have been very happy with the results. 🙂 Our space is calmer and less chaotic and the effects are even spilling over onto our four year old. Although, I will say that I currently hear her wrecking havoc on her room ( she is suppose to be napping! 🙄)
That being said we aren’t always tidy ( because life with kiddos is never tidy!) but we are always organized now and it’s such a blessing. I hope you’ll read on for some fun ways I stay organized….
As you may have noticed in the pic at the beginning of this post, I love to organize by color! I put all our books and homeschool supplies in rainbow order. As well as my closet and my daughter’s closet. I even have my phone apps organized by color!
*that was a fun tip from Hannah at http://www.homerefreshment.com . She is amazing! *
As I mentioned earlier, I take trips to the Dollar Tree often. Probably once a week, if I’m being completely honest. I love that place! And I especially love their containers. They always have a wide assortment of colors and sizes and I use them for everything! I have organized our drawers, pantry, fridge, closets…. you name it.. it most likely has bins from the Dollar Tree. I should look into buying stocks…. 🤣
The next way I stay organized is by labeling . I love using hanging tags but I also like to use dry erase markers directly on the bins. It wipes off easily and I can change what is written if and when I change out the contents of the bin.
With all the things that happen throughout the day, I was losing things left & right because I didn’t have a system for keeping things together. So I started keeping like things together ( seems like an obvious thing to do, right? But I didn’t and I’d be searching!) An example is my morning devotional time. I had my bible in one place, my journal in another, pens elsewhere… and each morning I had to gather everything together before I could begin. It kinda drove me crazy because without fail I’d just get settled in with a warm cup of coffee seconds from my lips and then realize that I left my pen somewhere else. Ugh! One trip to the Dollar Store solved that problem! Now I have everything all together and that cup of coffee can hit my lips a few seconds quicker! Ahh!!
Those are just a few ways that have helped me stay organized. I’d love for you to share the ways you have fun organizing!
Have an awesome day and until next time, happy adventures!