(Closed) Organized bees, I need your help!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am a big believer in baskets/bins for keeping spaces like the living room tidy.  We used to have magazines, remotes, books, etc all over the living room, and now I have cute baskets where these items are stored, either on tables or on the floor.  I’m not sure how much furniture you already have, but I’ve found that having tables with storage space (i.e. a shelf below), or even foot stools with inside storage helps get rid of clutter, while keeping items handy that I use all the time.

 

My favourite “organization” item in my house is a hanging fabric shoe holder on the back on my laundry room door where I keep things like paper towels, bottles of cleaning products, plastic bags, etc.  I also have lots of little baskets and bins for personal items like hair brushes, nail polish, makeup, shampoo and cleansers, etc.

 

Pinterest usually has lots of good organization tips as well.  Happy tidying!

Post # 4
Bee
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Hi there! I’m kind of an organizing freak, and I’ve found a lot of blogs out there that have great tips. I’d just do a quick Google search for “organizing small spaces” and I bet a bunch of great sites will pop up.

I think organizing starts with getting rid of stuff you don’t really need/love. Maybe do a big junk purge and take a bunch of stuff to a local donation center like Goodwill or Salvation Army? Then, once you’re all clutter free, make sure every item left over has a “home” and take the time each night to put things back in their homes. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I really love this blog: I Heart Organizing 

IKEA is the land of maximizing small spaces (and very budget friendly), and finding systems that work with your ‘natural’ habits seem to work well. I had a couple of consultations with a professional organizer, and by thinking through the way it is natural for me to live in my space she helped me develop systems that worked with my lifestyle and it worked!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Having functional furniture really helps. Things with drawers and cabinet doors as opposed to just a flat surface. Coffee tables with storage, for example, or TV cabinets with a lot of doors/drawers. Buffets and sideboards are also great!

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