Organize Your Life in Style

Organize in Style

I love all things organization!  I am always obsessed with finding the “perfect” day planner and just the right pencil cup for my desk.  Most people struggle with organizing their homes, schedules, and lives and are always looking for help.  While there are countless articles and books to read, products to buy, and professionals to hire (like myself).  The number one most important thing I have learned by organizing for myself and others is that you must have systems that work for you and that you like!!  If you have baskets set up and labeled in your linen closet but you don’t love how they look you will not try to use them and keep things put away.  If all of your makeup is beautifully organized in drawers with a great system you will never put it back if it is not convenient with your routine.

When trying to get organized you must at least like the system you are trying to use.  That being said I can’t stress enough that you absolutely do NOT have to spend a lot of money to achieve this.  Check out sites like Pinterest, Craftgawker, or any of the amazing blogs out there and you will find lots of inspiration for organizing on the cheap (this is how I do it in my own house).  So here are some home organization products or DIYs that I think you will love:

Home Management Filing System: I love, love, love this system for organizing paper clutter!  Clean up the kitchen counter or table, and get a handle on mail, bills, etc…  With her system you will never pay a bill late again!

 

How to Organize a Small Home Office: I can truly appreciate this post!  My office is a very weird “extra” room in my house that also serves as my closet, dressing room, craft room, extra storage, etc…

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Organizing Made Easy: Great roundup of tips from all over the Web.  I love this list because it shares tips for organizing all of those little things you can’t seem to find a home for!

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Hopefully in these posts with hundreds of awesome organization ideas you can find a few that will work for you and your situation.  Always be thinking:

  • Will I want to use this system every day?
  • Is this convenient for me?  Is what I use regularly accessible to me?
  • Does it “fit” with how I want my home to look and feel?

I hope this helps but if you have any questions feel free to ask me!!  Do you have any resources you have found work for you?  Did any of these tips or tricks help??

 

 

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Best of the Week July 6th

weekly roundup july 6

Happy Sunday!  I haven’t done a weekly roundup in a while but I like to only share when I have some really great stuff so here are some awesome things I found, did, or read this week:

I read: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal  I had never heard of this book, or of Nasty Gal until a few weeks ago.  In one of the forums I participate in someone had mentioned this book so out of curiosity I looked it up.  As you probably have noticed by now I don’t have much time to read so I buy audio books and use my commuting time as my reading and learning time.  Wow!  This book is absolutely awesome and I recommend it to any woman whether she wants to be an entrepreneur, is interested in fashion, or just has a job that she doesn’t love love love.  I will post a full review in the near future but for now, read it!  Girl Boss

 

The Fortune Cookie Principle  Jess Van Den at Create and Thrive started a “Creative Business” Book Club and this book is our first assignment for July.  Well I started reading and couldn’t put it down.  Jiwa teaches us that we should be less concerned with the “commodity” or actual product we are selling and more concerned with our story.  It is so fascinating to see how other companies have successfully done this.

Fortune Cookie Principle

 

Coolest Thing I did this week (and probably all month): The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster (doesn’t it sound insane?)  I am a huge chicken and I hate roller coasters.  But after watching many many very small children take repeated rides I figured I would give it a shot.  It is hard to explain but you ride on your own little cart to the top of the mountain.  Then you go down the mountain on a roller coaster type track.  The best part is that you control your speed.  By the third time I actually wasn’t so scared and went pretty fast!  I wasn’t able to take pictures on the down (obviously) but hopefully these will give you an idea of how completely awesome it was:

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How was your week?  Did you do anything fun or special for Fourth of July? Did you read or find anything awesome?  Please share!!

Free Fourth of July Printable

I LOVE Fourth of July!  For the first time yesterday I actually met someone who agreed that it was their favorite holiday.  I never knew what I loved so much about it (besides summer, hot dogs, and beer) but she explained it perfectly.  As much as I love Christmas, there is so much pressure and preparation for me to truly enjoy the holidays.  Fourth of July is just easy!

This is my first guest post for Kelly at her awesome blog Typically Simple.  She has great DIYs, recipes, and fun activities.  I created this printable for her readers but you are more than welcome to check it out, download and use as you please.  It is great for decor on your BBQ tables, your front door or wall.  Enjoy and have a great Independence Day!!!

Here is a preview but you will have to follow this link to actually download it:  Click Here for Printable

Fourth of July Printable

How are you spending your holiday weekend?  What is your favorite think about Fourth of July?

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