Household Items That Will Help You Organize post image

One of the most common mistakes I see people make when trying to organize is buying organizing tools that they wind up not needing and which ultimately take up valuable space. Money is spent on bins, boxes, drawers and racks that very frequently are found to be the wrong size or just plain unnecessary.

Sometimes current storage items get emptied  of their junk and can be used again to store items that have been deemed “keep-worthy.” In other cases, there are organizing tools lying around unused and forgotten that can be put into play. Further, there are many household items that can be re-purposed into handy and useful organizing tools. Especially during this recession, it’s good to use what you’ve got and not spend money that you don’t have to.

Below I am going to share with you my Professional Organizer’s Fave Five Ordinary Household Items That Can Help You Get Organized.

Read on to see how many of these objects you already have and how to put them to good use! [Click here to keep reading…]

Be Chic, Be Organized: Best Planners post image

One of the best ways to stay organized in life, work and in general is with an agenda. To some it’s a diary to others it’s a planner; whatever you call it, it serves the same purpose in many different forms. There are monthly versions, which lay out the month with little space for detail. Then you have the weeklies that map out a week, usually Monday to Sunday which, depending on the size of the planner, leave a limited amount of space. For those of us who are a bit busier, there are the daily planners, with each page dedicated to a single day. Some planners even list time by the hour!

Buying a planner is like going to Starbucks. There are so many different options, additional add-ins, like calculators, note section, address book, etc. You want something chic and portable, but still practical and useful.

Organizing and practicing time efficiency starts here. Buy a planner and start to write things down. From the time of your favorite TV show to a morning run, log it, do it, and don’t forget about the dinner promise you made to your mother last month. With many options below you will be sure to find one that matches your lifestyle.

Check out my top 10 planner picks after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

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