Pinspiration: 6 Tips For Small Space Organization!

By on Dec 11, 2013 in General Tips, Guest Bloggers, Organizing, Time Management

Just because you have a small home doesn’t mean you can’t have space! I’ve put together 6 quick tips I’ve found through Pinterest to help you keep your tiny home tidy. Tune in for my next post which will focus solely on the kitchen!

All of these photos have been found via Pinterest. Each link will link directly to the Pinterest pin in which it was found.

1. 8 awesome tips to make small rooms feel big – This tip is 8-in-1! Head on over to this post where you’ll find some valuable tips to keep your small home feeling big!

1 - General 8 Tips to make small rooms feel big

2. Tips for organizing a small linen closet – It’s amazing how much you can fit into a linen closet when it’s neatly organized and easily accessible!

2 - Tips for organizing a small linen closet

3. DIY closet makeover on a budget – I LOVE this girly-glam closet makeover. Learn how to make your dream closet on a tiny budget! (Even in tiny spaces!)

3 - DIY Budget Closet Makeover

4. DIY garage storage projects and ideas – Keep your garage clean and organized so you’ll always have room for your car to park where it belongs!

4 - Garage Storage

5. Over the door storage rack – Always a good solution for storage in small spaces. Using cute baskets help your extra storage solution blend right in.

5 - Over the door storage rack

6. DIY chalk board family calendar – Never miss out on a soccer game or dance recital again! This is a great and fun way to make sure everyone’s schedules are organized and up to date. It also saves space by being up on the wall!

6 - Family Chalk Calendar

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Pinspiration: 7 Household Organizing Tips!

By on Dec 11, 2013 in General Tips, Guest Bloggers, Organizing, Time Management

Keeping your home organized is so important! Pinterest is a great source to finding DIY tips and tricks to keep your household running in an organized manner. Here are some brilliant tips I found through Pinterest that I can’t wait to share with you today!

All of these photos have been found via Pinterest. Each link will link directly to the Pinterest pin in which it was found.

1. Remembering what paint you used for each room – Write the name of the paint color and swatch number and date painted on painter’s tape on back of light switch. Do this in each room you paint. You can even add a swatch of the paint so you can match it if needed!

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 1

2. Hanging Multiple Picture Frames – Cut paper to the size of the frame and mark the nail location on the paper. Using painter’s tape, move the paper templates around the wall until satisfied. Then hammer the nail through the marks. Remove the paper template and hang.

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 2

3. Hanging Picture Frames – Use painters tape to measure distance between the two holes on your frame, then put the tape on the wall. Hammer in the nails and you’re ready to hang! Smart and simple!

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 3

4. When hanging a frame with two hangers instead of one – Tie a piece of string or wire between the two. Only one hole in the wall!

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 4

5. Organizing Scarfs – Hanging each scarf on a shower curtain hanger on a regular hanger. It keeps all of your scarves organized and ready to wear!

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 5

6. Put your sheets inside a pillowcase! Keep your laundry closet nice and clean. 🙂

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7. Rub your faucets with waxed paper – Water won’t leave a mark anymore!

Household Organizing Project Done Tips 7

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How Do I Sort All Of These Papers? – Missy Bystrom

By on Dec 11, 2013 in General Tips, Guest Bloggers, Organizing, Time Management

Organizing Paperwork Missy Bystrom Project Done Guest PostPaper multiplies.
Paper comes at us from all directions.
Paper sneaks in when we least expect it.
Paper also builds quickly and surrounds us before we know it.
Paper can impede movement, figuratively or physically.
Paper is clutter, and it inhibits creativity, decreases productivity and prevents efficiency IF it is not managed.

If you have a pile of papers on your desk, bags of papers all over your office, boxes of papers in your closer, or bins of storage in your storage, NOW is the time to deal with it!

How?

If you have a general idea of what type of papers you have, you can determine if you need to do a ‘thorough de-clutter and organize’, or a quick one. If you have a lot of financial documents mixed into the piles for instance, and they are not over 7-10 years old, then you will need to do a thorough job finding them. If you have wills or other important documents, again, you will need to do a complete de-clutter.

If you have old magazines, articles, recipes, and the like, you have my permission to dump it all in the recyclables. I promise you can find that recipe online.

If you are doing a thorough job:

1. Get a bunch of cardboard boxes or bins
2. Determine your categories of your ‘stuff’; financial, marketing, clients, PR, expenses, or whatever is relevant to your situation.
3. Include boxes for shred, recycle and throw.
4. Get a bright sticky note at write the category on each one and tape to the box.
5. Surround yourself with your papers and address one pile, bin or box at a time.
6. Look only at the pile in front of you to avoid getting overwhelmed.
7. Then look at one piece of paper at a time. Determine its category. Toss it in the allotted box.
8. Stay with it for as long as you can. You will get in a grove and it will go quickly. Plus, when you are tired and sick of papers, you will be more apt to toss or recycle instead of saving unnecessary papers.
9. Make decisions quickly. Don’t over think the process.
10. When finished, take out the trash, recyclables and shredding immediately. Your goal is to lighten your environment and clear out the clutter.

For now, you are finished. Take a break. Don’t take too long of a break though; otherwise things will magically pile up again. Give it a week.

In the meantime, when papers come in, automatically toss them into their labeled box.

Next weekend you can begin sub-categorization, filing and establishing systems.

Missy Bystrom PortraitMissy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.
If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.
If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal life, follow this link.
You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Shiny Objects Can Clutter Ones Head and Interfere with Goals – Missy Bystrom

By on Dec 11, 2013 in General Tips, Guest Bloggers, Organizing, Time Management

Book Shelf Organization Missy Bystrom Project Done Guest PostI often sit back and look at my clients and business  colleagues, observing the ways in which they can remove clutter from their loves and become more productive and organized.

It’s not always the ‘stuff‘ that clutters our environment.

Clutter comes in many forms. One popular form is ‘The Shiny Object‘ Form. This occurs when one does not have a pinpointed direction or focused goals. There is so much out there. So many messages, ideas, advice promising newer and bigger and better. Unless one is 110% committed to a direction and HOW to achieve their goals, it’s easy to become distracted. Self-doubt may set in. Wavering on goals occurs. Then ‘Clutter‘ sneaks in. It comes in the form of confusion, cloudy thinking, and head chaos. It’s no wonder why many entrepreneurs have a hard time succeeding!

So the next time you are distracted and veer off your path – STOP. Send that shiny object back to where it came from, and remain focused on your path. Re-organize your goals or steps if need be, but keep that clutter out of your head space and your work environment.

Missy Bystrom PortraitMissy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.
If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.
If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal life, follow this link.
You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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