Ways To Organize Your Storage Unit

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Imagine you see a weather report calling for freezing temperatures and realize that all your cold-weather clothing is in storage. With temperatures plummeting and the wind whipping, you make the trip to your self storage unit and start digging through boxes looking for your sweaters, coats, and boots.

Before you know it, a stack of boxes has tipped over, half of your belongings are outside of the storage unit, and you still haven’t found your boots. As bad as that may sound, imagine the frustration when one week later you realize all of your holiday decorations and bakeware are also in storage.

The last thing you want to do is pull everything out of your storage unit and dig through boxes looking for something, especially if the weather is bad or the timing is inconvenient. A little bit of planning ahead to make sure your storage unit is organized can save you from a bunch of headaches later on. Here are nine simple tips to help organize a storage unit so that you can find what you need with ease.

Read more: How to Organize a Self Storage Unit for Frequent Access via Life Storage Blog

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If you’re planning a move soon, you may have realized that you don’t need all your furniture right away. You may also have valuable items that you don’t want to dispose of, but you’re not sure if you want to use them in the new house. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider getting a self-storage unit. These easy packing tips from Unpakt can make your transition into a new residence a lot less stressful.

Read more: How to Organize Your Self-Storage Unit via Unpakt Blog 

When you get a storage unit, you probably have a lot of other things on your mind—maybe you’re moving, maybe you’re adding to your family, maybe you’re going through a divorce or some other major life change. Maybe you just have too much at home and need to get organized.

If you’re dealing with stress while preparing to move items into a self storage unit, you may just want to pack your belongings, put them in storage, and forget about them for a while. That can be a mistake. When you need to get items later, your unit won’t be organized well enough for you to find what you need easily.

Here are some suggestions for organizing your storage unit:

Read more: How to Organize Your Storage Unit via Storage Front

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How To Organize Jewelry and Other Accessories

The Only 2 Jewelry Storage Ideas You Need: Organization Tips for Jewelry

Get that tangle of metal—err, jewelry—on your dresser under control.

It doesn’t matter how many really expensive white gold hoops you own (name that movie!)—if you can’t see them easily, they might as well have been accidentally dropped down the drain. It’s one of the times where out of sight, out of mind is actually bad thing.

Read more: The Only 2 Jewelry Storage Ideas You Need: Organization Tips for Jewelry via Architectural Digest

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Long necklaces, chunky bracelets, earrings that tend to get lost and rings of all sizes – no wonder displaying and organizing your jewelry collection can be so challenging. Combine that with having to decide whether you want to organize your jewelry on a countertop, in a drawer or even on a wall, and it’s easy to see why the task never gets done. Fortunately, with all the organizers available, it’s easier than ever to create your own custom solution.

Read more: How To Organize Jewelry via The Container Store

No need to dig through tangled chains and matchless earrings. These bloggers have come up with some cute, creative ways to store and display your jewelry.

One of the biggest areas that I struggle with in keeping our bedroom organized is with my jewelry and accessories. I was working on that task this weekend, and I took to my favourite research source for some great ideas!

If jewelry organization is an issue for you as well, then I hope you find some inspiration amongst these creative DIY ideas and jewelry organization systems that I’m sharing today…

Read more: 18 of the Most Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry via Reader’s Digest

 

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How to Organize Your Closet

There’s little point in owning a gorgeous bag or dress if you can’t find it in your closet when you’re getting dressed. A clean, well-organized wardrobe—instead of a confusing, jumbled mess of clothes and accessories—means you’ll maximize all your sartorial purchases, and come up with polished, carefully considered outfits even on hectic mornings. How can you possibly think to wear that one cool shirt you own if you can’t even spot it among your other pieces?

Read more: How to Organize Your Tiny Closet Like an Expert via Who What Wear

Closets are great because you can shove all of your junk in them, shut the door, and it’s like that junk doesn’t even exist. Except it does and, eventually, your closets will overflow. If it’s time to declutter your closet so you can actually find stuff to wear, we’ve got you covered.

Read more: The Start-to-Finish Guide to Organizing Your Closet via Life Hacker

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A closet isn’t always the first space that comes to mind when decorating, but it’s an important space that shouldn’t be overlooked. Design experts share their top pointers for crafting an organized—and stylish—closet.

Read more: HOW TO CRAFT A WELL-ORGANIZED CLOSET via Elle Decor

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How to Organize Your Bathroom

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We are overhauling a lot of rooms in our home in effort to have things be more organized and tidy looking. One room in particular that I’ve been searching ideas for is our tiny master bathroom (actually, all our bathrooms are small)! There’s not a lot of room and not a lot of storage. So I’ve been looking on Pinterest for some Small Bathroom Organizing Ideas and thought I’d share a few with you today.

Read more: 11 Small Bathroom Organization Ideas via A Cultivated Nest

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Make the most of your space with these tips.

These bathroom organization ideas will keep yout toiletries, towels and everything else in order.

Read more: 20 Easy Solutions for Organizing a Small Bathroom via Womans Day 

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The key to a calm start to the day is having everything organized and at the ready in the bathroom.

View here: 20 Bathroom Organization Ideas to Make Mornings Less Hectic via Country Living

 

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Tips on Organizing Your Baby’s Nursery

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If you’re organizing a nursery for the first time, chances are you might be overwhelmed by the massive number of storage and organizing options on the market. You may feel the urge to collect everything under the sun to finish your baby’s nursery, but you’d be surprised to find out how little you may actually need.

To help set new and expecting parents in the right direction, we corralled a few smart tips from one of the Big Apple’s best organizing experts, Amelia Meena of Appleshine. Her favorite piece of advice? Start with the basics!

Read more: 8 Ideas for a More Organized Baby Nursery via Today

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When you’re at the end of your pregnancy, it’s normal to feel – huge. You pee a lot, can’t move around, can’t sleep – you can’t believe how big you’ve become! But when you hold your newborn in your arms, you’re surprised at how tiny he is. Just look at those itty bitty fingers and toes!

And then you realize that no matter how tiny your baby is, he sure has a lot of things! From diapering to feeding to clothes and toys, babies need a lot of stuff. And you need to find a place and a system to organize them! What’s more, babies grow very fast, and you find yourself constantly replacing clothes and toys. As a result, organizing your baby’s nursery can seem like a never-ending process! But the fact is that keeping everything in its right place has many benefits:

Read more: 15 Tips to Organize a Baby Nursery via My Little Moppet

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Baby-size stuff can make a pretty big mess, pretty fast. And having lots of clutter around will just add stress to your new-mom life. (You really don’t need that!) The secret to a neat nursery is coming up with an organizational system now that you’ll actually maintain later. We asked two designers (who are moms, of course) — Sherri Blum of Jack and Jill Interiors, and Sarah Coombs of Sarah Coombs Design — for their best tips for creating and keeping order.

Read more: 6 Expert Tips on Organizing Your Nursery via The Bump

 

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How to Organize Your Beauty Products

Step 1: Take Stock Of Your Collection

Whether your cosmetics collection is large or small, keeping it organized and accessible can be a challenge. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of options for storing makeup either on your countertop or in a drawer. Even better? You can create a custom makeup storage solution based on your collection.

Read more: How To Organize Your Makeup via The Container Store

With clear drawers, you always know where everything is.

Admit it: your makeup storage is kind of horrific. Use these easy tricks to help your lipsticks find a proper home at last.

Read more: 14 Incredibly Simple Ways To Organize Your Makeup via Buzz Feed

Beauty editors, influencers, and bloggers are fortunate enough to get their hands on tons of products. It sounds amazing, but it can be overwhelming to keep everything in order. Some, like myself, are still figuring out the best way to keep everything organized (a lot of my products, unfortunately, just sit in bags for weeks at a time). But there are others who are on top of it and have a proper place for every eyeshadow, lipstick, and hairbrush. SELF talked to 10 of the most organized beauty experts around to see exactly how they keep their stuff in order. Scroll through these pictures to see all the ways these ladies keep their makeup organized, including the must-have tools they use to keep their collection in order.

Read more: 8 Makeup Organization Hacks Beauty Bloggers Use Every Day via Self

 

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How to Organize Your Computer and Digital Documents

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Keeping your electronic documents organized can be quite a chore in today’s “wired” world.

In addition to storing documents locally on desktops, laptops or mobile devices more and more businesses are using the cloud for basic business applications and file storage. (See Why Cloud Computing Is Ideal for Small Businesses and 5 Disadvantages of Cloud Computing.)

Read more: 10 File Management Tips to Keep Your Electronic Files Organized via The Balance Small Business

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It’s frustrating when you can’t find that file, isn’t it? When you’ve searched every folder imaginable on your computer, and somehow it got lost….or worse, deleted. Now, there are excellent search tools for Windows that allow you to find your files, but they only work if you know the name of the file. And you don’t want to open up a program to find every file and folder that you need. It’s just nice to have things neat and easy to access whenever you need them.

I’ve put together a list of 9 things you can do to manage computer files and get the most out of your computer. Because that’s its purpose – to be more useful, not less useful. But computers are often more complicated in some ways when they’re not set up and used properly, which is essentially counterproductive.

Read more: Creating Order From Chaos: 9 Great Ideas for Managing Your Computer Files via Make Use Of

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If you’re one to work away from home and like things accessible while mobile, you’ve already changed to an email client like Gmail, and are on your way to creating a completely online office.

Filing and organizing paper documents is a chore and takes up space so you may be digitizing them already via your scanner. This way any documents you receive online don’t have to be printed off; although you’ll probably keep hard copies of all your important documents somewhere.

Put these together and you’re looking for a way to organize your documents online. Here’s three ways and how they differ.

Read more: Organize Your Documents Online via Life Hack

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Tips for Organizing Holiday Decorations

Perhaps it’s a bit early to start thinking about putting away all those beautiful decorations that you’ve probably just put into place. But with a little preparation and the gathering of a few key items over the course of the next few weeks, you can save yourself a lot of extra work next year. Here are some easy ways to detangle, declutter, condense, and protect all your holiday decor.

Read more: So Clever! 10 Smart Tips for Storing & Organizing Christmas Decorations via Apartment Therapy

While it’s always a sad day taking down the Christmas decorations, I have to admit starting the new year with a clean and de-cluttered garage was tugging at my organization-loving heart. For several reasons. But a huge reason being this mound of recycling I continually walked by going to and from the car…

Yikes! How exactly did that develop? I hosted my entire family of 25+ people for Christmas Eve…that’s how!

Additionally, while decorating the tree and house, I noticed quite a few things I hadn’t used in a few years. Instead of donating in spurts, I decided to wait until the end of the season to take a good, hard look at everything. Some bins had also seen better days with the various moves around the country. So when the season came to an end, I was looking forward to getting rid of the recycling, donations AND getting totally re-organized.

Read more: ORGANIZED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS via Simply Organized

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After unpacking my decorations this year and realizing just how unorganized I was (and how much I re-bought only to realize I already owned something), I promised myself that I wouldn’t let things get so bad again – and that I’d actually take time to research and organize everything properly after the holidays. I had mentioned possibly doing a post on decoration organization a couple months ago, and it seemed like y’all had the same problem because lots of people said they wanted to see a post. So here we are! Lisel and I went pretty crazy with not only decorating but ALSO getting storage ideas in advance. Because I didn’t want this year to end up like the rest – a hot mess of boxing up decorations. Here’s how I’ll be stepping up my organization game this year and some ideas for you:

Read more: How to Organize Your Christmas Decorations via Bright on the Day

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Home Organization for the Minimalist

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So, you’re ready to begin designing the magazine-worthy minimalist bedroom of your dreams… but you’re not quite sure where to begin. Or, you’re concerned that, in order to cultivate a minimalist-inspired modern bedroom feel, you’re going to have to spend a small fortune.

The truth is, though, creating a minimalist bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive, or time-consuming, or look like something out of Dwell magazine. Through some careful organizing and strategizing (and possibly looking to a Pinterest board or two for inspiration), you can create a simpler ambiance and aesthetic in your bedroom in no time at all – without spending buckets of cash!

Here are our top ten tips for creating a minimalist bedroom.

Read more: 10 Tips for Creating a Minimalist Bedroom via Compact Appliance

Your bedroom should feel like a personal sanctuary, so it’s not surprising many of us like to keep ours simple and clutter-free. And while minimalist-style bedrooms can sometimes come across as cold and empty, we rounded up 25 pared down rooms that still appear quite warm and inviting.

Read more: 25 Totally Not Boring Minimalist Bedrooms via Apartment Therapy

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Minimal bedrooms are really a hidden beauty. Not many people go for the style because of it’s blatant simplicity, but there is actually more to them than meets the eye. The perfect minimal bedroom follows a set of rules to achieve a look that’s relaxing and free. It’s very surprising what a lack of stuff can make you feel inside. Follow these 11 tips to make your bedroom the best minimal bedroom it can be.

Read more: 11 Tips to Styling Your Minimal Bedroom via Home Dit

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Keep Your Bag Collection Neat and Tidy

Handbags and purses have become more than just daily accessories. Nowadays, they are more of fashion collectibles and status symbols. Women’s bag acquisitions in particular—from purses and clutches to totes and backpacks—grow in quantity with each passing month! But as we accumulate more bags, these end up as added clutter in our homes.

Storing your bags in an orderly manner will not only clean up your home, but will also help maintain the bags’ appearance and structure. Here are some handy bag organizers that can help you protect and store your beautiful investments:

Read more: How To Organize And Store Your Bags via Real Living

Even though we can only carry one bag at a time, most of us girls have a collection of bags that is big enough to last us for years. And because handbags are one of the few fashion accessories that are a smart investment and retain their value, it is super important that you store your babies correctly. In this tutorial we’ll show you the proper way to organize your beloved bags and keep them in perfect condition.

Read more: HOW TO STORE YOUR DESIGNER BAGS via Designer Vintage

I am not a purse fiend, by any means (although I pass no judgement on those who are. I have collected many things that are much less useful. Like rocks. You can’t put your wallet inside a rock. Although I would, if I could). But even with my 4 – 5 bags, I have encountered the dilemma of where to put those suckers. Simply placed on a shelf, they tend to flop over and lose their shape and just look sad. And the typical American closet, although it may have a little shoe storage, has no dedicated purse storage whatsoever. That’s where this guide comes in — full of creative solutions that take care of your collection, whether you have two bags or two hundred.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Bags & Purses via Apartment Therapy

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