Here are my two most recent organizing videos and quick tips for staying organized. Here’s how I practice the Zero Reset and easy was I keep my kitchen organized. Enjoy!
Here’s are tiny master bathroom (renovated last year) and how we organize it on a tiny budget. Here are some of my favorite products I use to make it happen.
Something you may not know is Dollar Tree does have online ordering options. Usually you have to order a case of a product (which is sometimes too much for one person), but with bins you could split the order with a friend to make it work for you. Also, they have added a pack and pack option, where you can order select items in smaller quantities! Keep your eyes peeled, because I know lots of Dollar Trees tend to sell out of favorite items!
*I am not sponsored by the Dollar Tree. All opinions are genuinely my own.*
Here’s how we organize our recipes, make meal planning easy so I can shop sales, and save money by not wasting food.
It really boils down to three keys for us: having an easy access space for our recipes in a quick access binder, freezing foods we won’t eat right away and having ready to go meals in the freezer, and doing a bi-monthly fridge cleanout.
DOWNLOAD MY FREEZER GUIDE HERE and stop food waste! You can freeze just about anything from milk, to butter, to fruit!
Here’s what I use to create my recipe binder. I was inspired by Alejandra.tv to create this system:
How do you save on food and plan your meals? Would love to hear what you are doing at your house!
File organization is tough. I was there for years. My system was out of control, I couldn’t streamline it (or keep up with it), and I kept having to create new folders. And then more new folders. And more new folders. And papers were literally busting at the seams of existing folders and breaking them. I could not (for the life of me) figure out what I was doing wrong. Plus my desk started to feel the effects since my filing cabinet was a disaster. Overflow to the max. Anyone else out there feel this way? I asked on Instagram, and lots of you sent me pictures of your paper clutter that was driving you bananas. I knew I wasn’t the only one.
And then I found the FreedomFiler Home Filing Kit. It seriously changed the life of my paper clutter. (This post is not sponsored by Freedom Filer, I purchased it with my own money in 2012).
What’s even cooler is that you get to see how it looks NOW, three years after installation. This isn’t a system that I just put into place so it looks nice and pretty now, but becomes a disaster in a few months time. This system works and I know it because I’ve lived it. If I can do it, you can!
You can use the FreedomFiler in the traditional way that you’ve been using for your entire life. Each item, store, car, person, whatever, has a folder. And then you have a million folders that will eventually get out of control. AGAIN. It’s a glorified filing system that is color coded and will fail just as miserably as anything you have every done.
BUT–if you CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOUR FILES, AND BREAK THEM DOWN INTO 4 SEPARATE CATEGORIES, then this system will work it.
Here is what will drive your system:
2) Tax files
3) Vital Records and Warranties and Manuals
5) EVERYTHING ELSE–THIS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 95% OF YOUR FILES! This is stored in monthly folders that are purged every two years. THIS IS THE KEY TO IT ALL
Watch the video and it will make sense. Yay for files that stay clutter free and work FOR you rather than against you!
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The one place in my home where I DON’T use dollar bins. There, I said it. And it’s important I explain why.
This is a high traffic zone with heavy items, and to truly maximize space, the way I wanted to, I spent more for bins that are extremely large and sturdy. And boy do they ever work. I have had this system in place for 3 years, and it’s been functioning so well for my family. I focus on functional, not pretty. It’s easy to maintain and I love it.
By far my favorite products are these Clear Over-The-Door Shoe Organizers and my Stackable Can Rack Organizer. It saves so much space! They are perfect if you are dealing with a tiny pantry and love cooking.
Here’s one Dollar Tree Product I do love for pantries! These amazing labels! They have made them so cute since I bought mine, too!
Edit: If you are having a hard time finding these labels in stock at your local Dollar Tree: You can also find something similar in a 24 pack here!
The bins I have are no longer available from the container store, but the labels are. They are on sale for just $1.99 right now!
Lots of you have asked about office spaces, desk organization, and how I do it on a budget. My Office Monster desk is super small. I mean SUPER SMALL. Here’s how I do it on a budget and make it functional. I’m always about functionality over beauty, but I think this space happens to be both :)…using recycled materials (and a few Dollar Spot/Thrifty finds!)
In my initial post in this series, many of you also mentioned wanting to see how I organize my mail and files to keep my office neat. That video is to come!
P.S. If you are looking to line your desk and you will be using wrapping paper, it is best adhered with painters tape rolled into a ball!
My mom’s house is getting a huge overhaul this month! Laundry rooms seem to be challenging for a lot of people (my mom included), but for just $20, we transformed the space. I made a quick Dollar Tree stop, spent about 30 minutes and it was so worth it.
I didn’t go through each of the baskets individually in the video, since it’s all the standard laundry room stuff, categorized by type: floor cleaners, spot removers, dusters, air fresheners, paper goods, etc.
But the overview gives you a good idea about how to think intentionally about your space and maximize every corner.
Let me share with you my favorite keys to Laundry Room Organization! Enjoy 🙂
Lucky for you, you will never again have to deal with the latter 😉
Here are my 6 favorite tips for storing Christmas lights and decorations in general. I hope they inspire you and help you for next year (and this year!)
I don’t know about you, but I always struggle so much to take my lights down. It always make me so sad. The clutter of the decor I am always ready to ditch, but the lights. Man, I just love ’em.