January is a Great Time to Get Organized!

For me, a new year doesn’t just mean new resolutions, it also means it’s a time to take a good look at what I’ve been collecting over the past year and spend a little time decluttering all those drawers, closets and boxes that just seem fill up with stuff. When I was single this process was much easier but now, I’m not only organizing, my things but my husbands’, daughters’ and pets’ things as well. The designer in me would like to think that every item has its own special place to be put away, but we all know that is never the case. Sometimes, hiding things in plain sight is the easiest way to make sure everything is put away and well organized. Here are a few of my favorite organizing tricks that keep your home neat and tidy:

Time to Get Organized

  1. Baskets Aren’t Just for Decoration:

    Confession, my house has probably more baskets than I’d like to admit, but every single one of them is used wisely and to full capacity. In my daughter’s play room baskets serve as a catch all for toys and books as a way to clean up after she is done playing. In our living room baskets are not only used for decoration, but also used to store extra trinkets and décor items that I have switched out with the season. Cover the top with a decorative pillow and no one will ever know what is underneath.

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  1. Double Up On Pillows:

    The easiest (and in my opinion the most economical) way to update your home each season is by switching out your throw pillows, but pillows are really bulky to store and take up tons of room. To save space I’ll take my existing pillows and use them as an insert for just new covers. So what if under that amazing new cobalt blue pillow is a pillow with Santa and his reindeer?

It is time to get organized! These organization ideas are going to help you get your home nice and tidy and they are simple and stylish! See more at http://ablissfulnest.com/ #Storage #Organization #OrganizingIdeas

  1. Secret Storage:

    It might be the designer in me but I like to switch around my furniture and wall décor a lot. Which means I have some extra mirrors and picture frames that I love but don’t always having hanging on my walls. For many people this is also the case for for seasonal items like wreaths. The space behind large pieces of furniture like a buffet or a bed headboard is perfect for those narrow items that should be stored upright.

It is time to get organized! These organization ideas are going to help you get your home nice and tidy and they are simple and stylish! See more at http://ablissfulnest.com/ #Storage #Organization #OrganizingIdeas

  1. Hang It Up:

    I’ve always struggled with closet space and now with a little girl of my own I struggle with where to hang all her clothes as well. A cute decorative hook allows you to leave bulkier items like jackets and vests out so they aren’t taking up valuable closet space. Plus, it looks great!

It is time to get organized! These organization ideas are going to help you get your home nice and tidy and they are simple and stylish! See more at http://ablissfulnest.com/ #Storage #Organization #OrganizingIdeas

These tips aren’t complicated and don’t require buying any extra storage pieces, but try a few of these and I promise that large pile of stuff in your hall closet will be cleared out in no time!

Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 10 years and currently venturing into designing custom made items for the home to help other mommies live a styllish and blissful life.

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  • I absolutely LOVE your storage ideas! My favorite one is how to store pillows – especially when one of my favorite stores sells the insert pillow separate from the pillow cover. Your idea not only saves space but makes decorating with pillows much more economical! Thank you!

  • I lovw these ideals i am useing today , do you have any ideas on how to store tablecloths I have tons of them and they are just so bulky and unorganized in my hall closet.
    Thank you Deborah

    • Have you thought of cutting a piece of cardboard and using it for the center. Then fold from left to right over the cardboard, then top to bottom. Until the pieces are all folded in, then tuck in the remainder. It should help hold it’s form and help with wrinkles. I think we should do a little video in it don’t you think?!