Let’s Get Organized 2018!

Happy 2018! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to de-clutter, re-organize and possibly donate or toss out any unwanted items that are just sitting in your basement or garage!

Here are a few tips to help you reach your 2018 organization goals:


Not everyone reaches for a book when it comes to getting some helpful tips and tricks for the large task of de-cluttering a home. These two books are perfect for when it comes to tidying up ones space they not only focus on the cleaning aspect but also the mental and emotional aspect of having to throw away items in your home that you have been holding on to but have no real need for.

 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Wherever you have turned you have seen or heard about this book. Marie Kondo has revolutionized the way of clear the clutter in your home through a process of holding items and seeing if they do or do not bring you joy. If they do not, you are ready to throw them away or donate them. This is especially helpful to those who find sentiment in quiet a few items in their home.

“The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home-and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”

You can fine her book at Chapters or on Amazon.

The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley

This book is especially helpful to those who are more visually hands on. This book comes with step-by-step instructions on how to organize certain areas of your home i.e under the bathroom sink, as well as detailed illustrations of before and afters of reorganized areas and handy checklists to help you power through your difficult tasks. The Complete Book of Home Organization helps you out with everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home in tip top shape!

You can find her book at Chapters or on Amazon.


Blogs are a perfect go to if you are not fully committed to purchasing a book, or if you don’t want that book to add to your currently book clutter issue. They are full of information, visuals and links to resources that the authors included so you don’t have to go looking for them yourself. Here are two blogs to help you organize:

A Bowl Full of Lemons – Toni Hammersley

A great blog to read about how to organize, clean and decorate your home is A Bowl Full of Lemons. This blog is full of amazing information from getting your home organized with weekly cleaning challenges, budget management, as well as connecting with other people inspiring to tidy up their life and home. This blog was also created by the author of The Complete Book of Home Organization!

Here is where you can enjoy A Bowl Full of Lemons.

iheart Organizing

If you are looking for visual inspiration to help you get into the de-clutter and organizing spirit, iheart Organization is a great blog for that! The author of the blog has gone up and beyond to show you exactly what she talks about on each blog post, she has even included a personal home tour, project portfolio and printables that include calendars, future dates to remember, and homemade cleaning recipes!

Get organized with iheart Organizing!


Pinterest is a great platform place to find de-cluttering and organization tips and tricks! Not only are you able to get directed right to the source of the pin to get further information but you can visualize from the pin what you want that specific area of your home to look like! Here a few Pinterest finds to give you some inspiration:


Organizing your kitchen cupboards is a tedious job but once you do it you don’t have to again! A trip to the dollar store to get plastic containers and a couple of markers will have your cupboards looking picture perfect!


Everyone has that one closet in their home that no one wants to clean or even go near… With the proper shelving, storage containers and an afternoon, you can achieve the perfect closet that will always be organized!

Basement and Garage

Whether you have a fully finished basement, unfinished or just a garage, there is always that one area that is always cluttered with seasonal items, out grown toys and everything else. With some simple shelving, totes and a creative flare with labeling, you can organize your garage and basement in no time!


We hope that these 3 tips will help jump start the re-organizing and de-cluttering new year’s resolution that you have for 2018!

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