Something about coming out on the other side of the holidays makes me want to purge and organize every year. Do you feel the same way? I thought for this month’s edition of “the Pros Weigh in” – in which we get top tips from a handful of home bloggers – I’d collect some amazingly helpful organizing tips.
Just reading these tips makes me want to get rid of everything around me:
Important paperwork? Accidentally shredded prematurely!
Sofas? Unnecessary clutter!
Children? Okay, they can stay. Only ’cause they’re cute.
Here are the best organizing tips from some of my favorite bloggers.
Keep the main surfaces clear.
It’s a hard one for a girl like me who likes to display pretty things but our coffee table and breakfast table don’t have any designated decorations. That way when we need to use it, it’s ready for us. And they usually have drinks and a computer or card game a few books and crushed goldfish on them anyway, so they rarely look empty.
-Nester @ Nesting Place
My best tip is to use Amazon Prime. Seriously, by not having to think about keeping my house stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, and diapers, I avoid that clutter-causing shopping trip. You know the one where you head to the store with a list of necessities, then leave with new dishes, a tablecloth, toys for your kids and shoes, and somehow no toothpaste?
-Jessica @ Stay-at-home-ista
To keep organized when traveling, I keep various bags around the house that are 90% empty. The 10% includes various items like diapers, chapstick, pens, a little money, etc that I always need. I can grab any of these bags, fill them with what we need for that specific trip and not have to worry about all the little details because they are already hanging out in the bag waiting. It sounds like it would make clutter everywhere, but the 10 or so bags at various entrances makes my life a little easier on an almost a daily basis!
-Amy @ Nest for All Seasons
Have a place for everything. At the end of each day, put everything back in it’s place. If you don’t have a place for something, get rid of it!
-Michelle @ Decor and the Dog
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And one of my favorite tips is:
I also collect brilliant organizing tips on my “Organization Tricks” pinboard. At some point I’m convinced those ideas will leap out of pinterest and into my life.
Now it’s your turn! What’s your BEST organizing tip?