Category Archives: Space Organization

Space Organization is being able to easily locate your possessions material or information. This can be done without lot’s of effort. You also should be able to put things back just easy. Good organizational skills can save us time and reduce stress. Being organized is really a state of being in control; in control of your space and time.

When organizing any space you must ask your self :

  1. What things will be happening in the room?
  2. What things ( furniture, storage pieces) do I need in relation to the above question?
  3. Will everything fit logically into the square footage?
  4. If not what should be removed?

Metro Shelving with Casters

So I recently organized a Garage and a Butlers Pantry with this XL Metro Shelving (60″ wide by 24″ deep by 72″ tall).  It’s so versatile it can go in any space. The love the durability of the shelf as well as the smooth locking casters make moving these items a breeze.

Note: Weight capacity on wheels (evenly distributed): 160 lbs. per shelf/Weight capacity on feet levelers: 800 lbs. per shelf

This Metro shelving can be purchased anywhere but this paticular shelving unit is way larger than any of the ones you would buy at Home Depot or Lowes.  These are more so for Commercial Kitchens or Warehouse Storage spaces.

For an additional cost Heavy duty Liners can be purchased for the wire shelves if needed. Having organized shelving 0n Casters really changes the game of organization. I also know that The Container Store Large Jumbo Boxes fit perfect on these shelves.

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My favorite Tote Boxes are from the Container Store. I used Ladies, Mens & Jumbo Clear boxes to store all the belongings.

 

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In and Out Zone:

In and Out Zone:

Alejandra Castillo made a video about this topic. I absolutely agree 100 % that this a necessary area. I believe everyone needs a “In & Out ” area.Check out her video here.

 

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  • Returns to the store
  • Borrowed items from friends or family
  • Items I need to take back to work etc…
  • Packages to mail
  • Donations to drop off

Anything that wont stored in your home permanently.  These are usually the items that end up landing on the back of a chair, the door knob or floor if there is no other place to place things. I usually advise for this area to live in the garage or closest to the door you enter & exit through. Take a look at my organized Entry Way Pinterest Board.

 

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Win a free Roomba 980 vacuum.

Roomba 980

 

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I’m super excited and cant wait to receive the new book Real Life Organizing.  It’s written by Cassandra Aarssen AKA ClutterBug on You Tube.

In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:

• Create a Household Management Binder

• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen

• Create an IN/OUT system

• Organize paperwork based on your unique style

• Create a Kitchen Command Center

• Organize your holidays with a gift closet

• Build the best toy organizing system

• And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home

Not to mention you get entered into a giveaway for a Roomba 980 which cost over $898.

First click this link to pre-order the book.

 after completed, you’ll be entered to win a Roomba 980

So Good Luck….

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A Tiny Laundry Space in Dallas

I have a Tiny Laundry space by design.  Learning what works for you & your family is what is always best when your trying to become more organized. In our case, we were forced to rebuild our home due to being hit by a Tornado back on 4/3/12.

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This disaster gave me the opportunity to recreate our entire home exactly how I wanted it.  Wow!!! was I excited & seized the opportunity. One of my chores that I don’t like completing is folding laundry. I absolutely despise it. I had to be honest with myself and be sure to create a functional space that I could manage.  If I had built a large Laundry space with a big folding table as seen below, I would have been creating my own problems.

I absolutely love this laundry space but….

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Laundry folding table

This would have turned into a catch all area. The freshly washed clothes would have ended up sitting on the table and I would come up with every excuse in the book not to immediately fold & hang the clothes. Therefore, I created a small laundry area that works well for me. It’s small & functional. It’s just enough space to wash, dry & immediately fold and or hang our clothing. Not to mention it’s in our Master bathroom suite area near the closet.  So when showering, our clothes end up going right into the sorting hamper. Talk about convenient.

I love this & it work’s sooooooooo well for us.

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This space was designed/built for the washer & dryer to sit side by side (which is why you can see the dryer vent & power cord). After a while  of living with them side by side I wanted to stack the appliances to save space. Currently I feel like I want a new style Top Loader which doesn’t have the center agitator. If you have had a Front loader but switched too the new Top Loader (any brand) that I speak of Id love to hear your opinion. Currently Im thinking about going with these.

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5.7 CU. FT. Mega Capacity Top Load Washer WT7710HVA

I love the fact that it doesn’t have an agitator in the center.

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So….

As a professional Organizer I urge you if possible to design your spaces so that they work well for you. It doesn’t matter that it’s not a typical setup. What matters most is that it makes your day to day life simple. When things are simple they are so much easier to keep organized. I ask you what laundry dilemmas are you experiencing? Is the flow not ideal? or maybe you feel like you dont have enough space.  Let me know, Id love to help you in any way I can.

Feel free to like & follow my organized Laundry Board’s on Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

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In and Out Zone:

Alejandra Castillo made a video about this topic. I absolutely agree 100 % that this a necessary area. I believe everyone needs a “In & Out ” area.Check out her video here.

In-and-Out-zone-copy-300x160 In and Out Zone:

 

  • Returns to the store
  • Borrowed items from friends or family
  • Items I need to take back to work etc…
  • Packages to mail
  • Donations to drop off

Anything that will not be stored in your home permanently.  These are usually the items that end up landing on the back of a chair, the door knob or floor if there is no other place to place things. I usually advise for this area to live in the garage or closest to the door you enter & exit through.

 

If you enter your garage I recommend something like this to catch everything:
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that way your entrance can be more decorative like this:
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But if you enter through the front door I recommend function over aesthetics. This means you will want lots of matching Bins for things like scarves, gloves, hats etc….
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Take a look at my organized Entry Way Pinterest Board

 

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This is the Diffuser I own and love!

Housmile (600ml ,Wood Grain) Essential Oil Diffusers Ultrasonic High Capacity Globe Cool Mist Humidifiers

Humidify your living space, to relieve stress, and bury unpleasant smells like cigarette smoke, pet odors, and dirty laundry. This allows  you to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with soothing aromatherapy.
A High Capacity Oil Diffuser is an ideal way to add moist, comfortable air to your Home, Office, Spa, Yoga ,Bedroom, Hotel rooms and even workplace cubicles and so on. They are also a great way to freshen your space with a healthy option of a ” smell good” scent to have in the air. This one has a wood-like grain design with warm color. Continuously run time of 15 hrs with 600ml water capacity. This is the 3rd Version.Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-10.28.36-AM-278x300 This is the Diffuser I own and love!

This unit works well in a open concept space. It runs long enough for the aroma to linger & soak into everything in the space. Oils usually take from 20 to 30 minutes to enter your bloodstream. Inhaling such great properties has been known to be mood changing and anxiety calming. This unit can be used on a daily basis to continuously clean the air. Due to its size it is portable and can be moved around. I recommend wiping out the interior of the unit when switching to a different oil or blend.Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-10.28.36-AM-278x300 This is the Diffuser I own and love!

 

 

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My Go to Cleaning products

Because Im trying to keep toxins out of our household I am purging anything toxic.  These are products I recommend because I’ve used them in my own home as well as for clients & think they are great.

 My Go to Cleaning products
Smells good, works great & is cost effective.

Mrs Meyers can be purchased from Amazon, Target or The Grove Collaborative to name a few. Amazon is easy cause it shows up on your door step usually within 24-48 hours when you have a Prime membership. Or you can always swing by Target and pick some up.

If you like me and just dont have the time. Setup The Grove Collaborative, which is like putting the shopping on auto pilot. They will auto ship you the cleaning products of your choice all the while giving you freebies….feel free to check out all the details here. You can score a free $10 free for using this link.

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