All right, folks, NOW I’m excited. It’s September!!! And while I can hardly believe the time is going so quickly, I LOVE September. Any guesses why? (Think September 23…)
FALL! Fall comes in September! And fall is my most favorite of all! So Happy September, everyone! Oh, but first, help me bid a fond farewell to August. These are the top five posts here on the blog last month!
I’m pretty sure that everyone this side of the moon knows I LOVE organization. A basic organization post here on the blog is normally geared towards organizing for a specific event, like going back to school, etc. But you know what? Sometimes I find it hard to KEEP my home organized, either after I organize it or when it’s not so important that it BE organized! Do you ever feel that way?
So when Jenn Grabowski contacted me with some tips for staying organized all year ’round, not only did I put them into practice myself, but I wanted to share them with all of you! Are you ready? Here we go!
As the seasons change, it can be easy to let stuff accumulate around the house. We all have the habit of buying things as we need them, but we don’t tend to think about how we will store all of the things we buy. This can make it very easy to discover that we’ve let things pile up and that we now have a clutter situation on our hands.
With the cooler weather coming, and not to mention the holidays, now is a good time to work on your home organization system so that, by the time Christmas rolls around, you’ll have a good system in place.
I did a post a while back about the brand new Container Store that came to my neck of the woods – remember that one?
While I LOVE The Container Store, they are not always as cost-effective as specific projects require. When I’m working on something like I’m working on now (I’ll reveal once it’s complete, no worries!) and I need more items than normal, I don’t necessarily want to spend upwards of $10 for one container.
I often purchase things that may only be used once or twice at the Dollar Tree – items for centerpiece bases for parties, baskets for give-aways, gift boxes, etc. So I was aware that they probably had what I needed for this particular project, but when I walked in, they had MORE than I needed.
Well, I didn’t need any hangers, but if I did I think I could have them a different color for every day of the week!