Here we are, at the beginning of another new year, and I’m guessing most of you are wishing you could just empty out your house and start from scratch. Or is that just me? Since buying our first home back in 1997, we have moved every seven years, which means I had the opportunity to do a deep clean and purge my home of crap and clutter. A “We’re Moving Purge.” Until now. We’re on year eight in this house, and while I don’t want to move, I’d love to empty it of just about everything and move only the things back in that I really love. Does that make any sense at all?
So, with this in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite organizing posts that I’ve put together through the years. I’m not a professional organizer, but I’m pretty sure my daughter could be one tomorrow if she so desired. She has the “clean and purge gene” that I seem to be lacking. So perhaps, I need to recruit her to help me execute my vision. Until then, here are some posts to get you motivated to clean and clear things out in 2019. This post contains some affiliate links.
While I may not always be on top of my laundry, many of the laundry room organizational items that I have put in place when I organized my laundry room still work well today. Crates and wire baskets to hold laundry supplies, a furniture piece to store shoes, hats and gloves, and a wall rack for hanging coats really helps to keep things from getting too out of control. Shoe holder and wall rack are both from Ballard Designs (Outlet) but I don’t think they even make them anymore. Too bad, because I’ve had them since we bought this house and love them.
Are you a Keurig user? We are, and having all of the K-Cups hidden away and organized is a small, simple, but gratifying thing to have in your kitchen. Plus, it means less clutter on your counters, which is always a win in my book. Check out my easy K-Cup Organizing post here.
While I can’t speak for my boys, my daughter’s closet is organized, and stays that way since she is so good about consistently getting rid of things that don’t fit her anymore, or that she just doesn’t use. Having a pegboard in her closet also helps to organize things like hats, jewelry, bags and purses. Pegboard attachments and accessories really give you lots of organizing options!
I don’t know what it is about pantries, but I swear, they are one area where I need to be diligent, because they just seem to be prone to becoming disorganized. At least mine does. My post on pantry organization was the starting point for getting kind of a baseline organizational setup in place. With that, even if things get chaotic, the fundamentals are still there. It also never ceases to amaze me the amount of stuff that gets crammed into a pantry. Whenever I empty mine out, it blows my mind.
I’ll be honest, my master closet needs another clean out (I’m going to recruit my daughter to help me with it), but this master closet organization post is a good one to look to for inspiration. Even a clutter bug like me can pull it together, and it always feels so good to have an organized closet, doesn’t it?
I’ll wrap this up with some unconventional organization. I am absolutely smitten with this oversized toolbox on wheels, and use it all the time for my painting supplies. It holds a ton of stuff, and with it being on wheels, it makes it super easy to take on site. But, it also makes for great craft supply storage. I use it for my scrapbooking supplies, and again, it’s great to take on my annual scrapbooking trip. But, if you don’t have a designated area for your craft supplies, this toolbox holds a lot, and is a great option!
Are you gearing up for some reorganizing? Any favorite tips you’d like to share?