This is a non-DIY for the DIY-er at heart. Here’s how I used $1 Chalkboard Labels (from Dollar Tree) to make mismatched containers look cohesive and intentional. On a dime of course! Enjoy!
I get a lot of emails and questions for video requests from you. And I want you to know that I have a list of all of them, and I really try to address issues that you want to hear about. I’M SO FAR FROM PERFECT, AND MY ADVICE IS NOT THE BE-ALL-END-ALL (I mean please, lol), but when I have something on my heart, I like to pass it along to you.
This video addresses what to do when you have a messy spouse who destroys all of your organizing systems like crazy, or isn’t on board with changing your home and purging.
My approach is love and logic based (yes, that’s the teacher in me…in fact all of these tips are the same things that I do with kids, too!). I mention in the video, this book– The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, and I truly feel that is is applicable to not just organization, but every aspect of your relationship. It was a “thing” a few years ago, but I truly love it so much.
So, here you go…my rambly, goofy self…
In this video I take you with me to Dollar Tree and show you my favorite organization products it has to offer this season (Fall 2014)…I know it’s still summer, but they are gearing up for back to school so there are lots of super-sweet scores! Woot. Seriously.
I hope you enjoy touring the store and seeing some of my new organization systems at my house (I love seeing how people end up using what they buy!)
Don’t forget to watch my latest tag video here on all things YouTube (and some of my favorite YouTube channels) if you are interested. Love this community <3
Want to see a list of my favorite Dollar Tree and organizing products? Click here!
I loathe laundry… I feel like it never ends. I like to have my drawers organized, though. It’s oddly very important to me. It stresses me out to have a disorganized drawer.
I know they sell these…
They are nifty (although expensive) contraptions–this one is called the MiracleFold— that allow you to fold your shirts perfectly. But I have a few tricks up my sleeves that have made putting away clothes at our house a breeze.
Here are my four favorite tips for laundry and t-shirt organization!
Going anywhere this summer? Here are my favorite BUDGET travel organization tips for making your luggage–and therefore vacation–experience easier. And I’m all about the CHEAP!
Featured in this video are these travel tubes for your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash. They are the most economical and best quality I have found (perfect for in-flight, too as they aren’t supposed to leak!) They also come with pre-made labels. Yes, please!
WATCH MY 10 TRAVEL TIPS!
I know. So unlike me. But I’m talking about your photos.
There have been so many times where going through my phone, I would delete pictures to make space. I’m sure you do it, too. Eliminate most of those rapid-fire shots you took 80 of to get the right one.
If you have kids you know what I’m talking about 😉
We instinctively go through pictures and find smiles to save, because surely those are the moments of most joy and worth remembering. And then we delete the photos where we aren’t looking at the camera, it was slightly out of focus, somebody was in the middle of a sneeze, or the moment wasn’t what we were intending to capture.
But life is made of those in-between moments.
And when strung together, they somehow capture it better than those “look over here” smiles anyway.
Today, I’m thankful that I stopped myself from hitting that delete button on these guys. Sometimes we just move so fast and we are looking for “the shot.” I was moments away from deleting all of them…and then I stopped and hit the black and white button 😉
I have always wanted some of these spring dividers from Container Store/lots of other places. Apparently they are awesome and work really, really well… like nearly 5 stars well. Almost anywhere I’ve looked. Pretty darn solid.
As much as I dream about owning them one day, rather than shell out the money (because you know you can’t just get ONE…these things are like potato chips), I decided to try my hand at making my own. And I am so glad I did. They were so EASY to make. The whole process probably took me 30 minutes start to finish? Easy peasy, and the result is awesome.
What I used for this project (click to learn more):…and YES THE DOLLAR TREE CARRIES FOAM BOARD! You’re welcome 😉
They are sturdy and professional looking… and I want to keep doing this to all of my drawers!
Here’s how to make them step-by-step…day by day by day….;)