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If the image of the meticulously organized home above makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you are not alone! There are only a handful of instances throughout the year that we subconsciously find ourselves fiending for a clean slate, and the beginning of the new year is one of them. Starting off the year with a pleasantly arranged home makes us feel like it will be that much easier to accomplish our goals, achieve our resolutions, and set the stage for a positive, productive year. Below are some ways, both tried and true as well as unique and fun, to start 2013 off in an organized way.
Having an organized bathroom is really important to me. It is one of the first places I see in the morning and one of the last places I visit before getting in to bed, so to bookend my day with tidiness and organization inspires me to keep everything else orderly and efficient. These bathroom organization images offer up new and interesting bathroom storage ideas for the crafty DIY reader.
The more organized my kitchen is, the more I want to get in there and whip up a gourmet meal. There are so many ways to store cookware and dinnerware, that there is no excuse not to have some sort of organizational system in your kitchen. Find one method that works for your specific space and run with it.
Throughout the rest of your home, the sky is the limit when creating storage solutions. Behind, beneath, besides, between - anywhere you can envision it, you can figure out a way to store and organize it. From a home office in a drawer to the ultimate readers doorway to compartmentalizing the small stuff, there is no end to creative, functional ways to stay organized. Start off with one corner of one room, work slowly, and find a system of organization that works for you and your lifestyle. If you listen to that little organizer voice with in you (we all have one, even if its just a whisper) it will be easy for you to create and maintain a beautifully organized home.
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Allison Rosenberg has had the opportunity to call California, Michigan, Australia, and Argentina home at different periods in her life, with many other stops along her journey. She received degrees from the University of Michigan in film production and theory and from FIDM/LA in interior design. She works freelance in interior design in Los Angeles, and has recently taken to the road with her husband to discover and write about design around the world.
She loves to travel, uncover, and explore and has a soft spot for art deco antiques. While not at work, you will often find her in a movie theater, trying out a new recipe or between the pages of a design magazine.
Storing and organizing are so difficult for me at times...most times. I live in a small condo and storage is at a premium. I am a "change the decor with the season" type of person so I have so many different collections ie nautical & luau, cabin retreat,
western. I am trying desperately to group things to store. Sometimes I feel like a hamster in a wheel because I get things organized but then have no place to store them. I recently purchase a plain outside round plastic trash can (sans wheels),
filled it with all the luau party gear, had a friend cut out a flat round lid (an inch wider all around) which I covered with a round tablecloth. It does double duty as storage and a round table. All this to say I love the way you do things...especially the storage around the door. Keep up the good work!