Getting organized is tough. Sometimes you feel like you just can’t do it- well guess what >> you CAN! And here is proof. Some our readers have shared their ideas with us and we are excited to share them with you for motivation. We here at Getting Organized magazine fully believe that not everyone can be ‘magazine organized’ so these are real-life, easy to do yourself examples!
One of our readers sent us this jewelry organizing example. She simply took Command hooks and displayed her necklaces. Not only is this easy, it is inexpensive, is very visual and can be created to your own desires.
This laundry room solution was shared by a reader who was using our concept of VERTICAL space- one of our top tips for getting and staying organized. With a simple set of metal shelves, laundry baskets and hampers she makes the most of a small footprint. (Notice she is even using the sides.)
Our Facebook friend Natalie shared with us her space saving solution for hanging boots in her closet using tension rods. I have to admit I have seen many different ways to organize boots- but this way was a first, so don’t despair. Just because something hasn’t worked for you yet, doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution for you, it just may take some time and effort.
Another reader was excited to share her DIY magnetic calendar. “With school officially starting, I was feeling very unorganized! So decided I needed a calendar, made this magnetic dry erase board all by myself! With a little help from my husband and the kids. I got the frame at Wal-Mart for $14! My husband cut galvanized sheet metal from Home Depot that I placed behind the paper calendar. The frame had plastic instead of glass which is why I think it was so cheap, but dry erase markers work great on it!”
We fully believe that children are capable of getting organized-heck they may even be the only one in the house who is organized! A friend on Facebook shared this to-do list completed by her 10 year old daughter. She was so proud that she included boxes to check things off (because we all know that is the best part of a to-do list!) No matter what age your child is, they are capable of doing age appropriate tasks, trust me this will help them so much later in life.
But of course, let’s be very honest. There are just some things you won’t be able to do or won’t work for you. A Facebook friend (who has a great sense of humor) was pretty honest that she wasn’t very successful folding the sheets like those she had seen in a tip. Don’t let it get you down, just keep trying! (PS if you need to know how to fold a fitted sheet, we have a video that might help!)
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