10 of my Favorite Organizing Products

I’ve worked as a Professional Organizer for almost 18 years & there are a few things that I simply could not live without. There are also some “commandments” that I try to bestow on my clients & it never ceases to amaze me when they tell me that they hear me in their head sometimes… “Laurie would want me to purge this or Laurie would tell me that I don’t need to buy another set of dishes, etc.” I love my job & I hope you love some of my suggestions!Label Maker Thou shalt not hand write on file folders or the sides of boxes! It makes my eye twitch when I open a file drawer & see handwritten file folders. Unless you have the handwriting of an Interior Designer PLEASE use a label maker! You can also use the Avery Label Stock & use your printer to get fancy with fonts … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a New Baby’s Arrival!

Blissfully Domestic has started an account on HomeTalk and we started sharing some of our most popular posts there for others to look at. Now we are curating some fun and useful boards and the featured board today focuses on Preparing the Home for Parenthood.We collected  some great tutorials for anyone prepping for a new little one around the house!Preparing The Baby's Room Hanging Wall Shelves - by Honey Bear LaneBaby Nursery Wall Art - by Blissfully DomesticDresser Changing Table Remake - by The Golden SycamoreKid's No-Paint Dresser - by Mellywood's MansionTree Mural Bookshelf - by The Design ConfidentialBaby Accessories to Make 10 Free Baby Booties You Can Knit - by Blissfully DomesticWooden Baby Scooters - by Killer B DesignBaby Closet … [Read more...]

Creative Toy Storage Ideas

Kids. Toys. Need I say more?Coming up with creative ways to store toys that doesn't break the bank and ruin a cute decor can be challenging.  Happily, I've found a few great options for inspiration. Secret Garden.This.  Is seriously inspired.For the cost of a few metal garden wall hangers, you've got an adorable toy storage solution that doubles as art.  Fill it with anything...stuffies, wooden blocks, books, etc. Vintage Pallet BoxesLove these, and they'd fit in with variety of home decor styles, from country to industrial. Plus they would work in any room, not just for toy storage.Even better, this tutorial seems like it wouldn't be too difficult for someone who's somewhat DIY-challenged such as myself. Matchbox Organizer.I ran across this fab tutorial … [Read more...]

Best Gift Ideas for Home Organization

The holidays are upon us and now is the time to shop for the best deals. Why not give the gift of organization with these great organizing gifts for kids all the way to adults. You will find something for everyone in this guide. Kids My top pick for kids this season is the Lego Tabletop Drawers. If you have ever stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night you know how much this is needed. It has 3 drawers and each drawer has two divided trays inside. You can find it at the Container Store but only during the Holiday season so you want to get on it now. Age: Kids of all ages with Legos to store and organize. Price: $49.00 Where to get it: The Container Store Keeping in line with the Lego theme my next item is the Extra Large Lego Storage Brick. This is an extra large Lego … [Read more...]

Mudrooms – Entry Way Storage and Organization

{Better Homes and Gardens}Have you dreamed about a separate room to house all the coats, shoes, backpack, etc. etc. that your family brings home? I dream of a mudroom that looks fabulous but still meets all my families needs.  Mudrooms have become more than just a place to hang your coat.  What about adding a potting bench, desk or even a sewing machine.{Better Homes and Gardens}You can squeeze a practical mudroom into tiny spaces like:entryways Hallways closets Pantry or even a free standing ArmoireUsing the items you have like mirrors, hooks, baskets, and even a chair or bench.  Even  a tiny entry could do, by hanging a mirror, install a small shelf under the mirror and place a bench under the shelf with a basket under the bench.   Squeezing and stacking … [Read more...]