Category Archives: organizing products

Muji Acrylic Storage

I love finding pieces that can be mixed and matched to accommodate various space and storage needs. My most recent finds are these Muji acrylic drawers and stands. The configuration below shows the 2 Drawer Acrylic Case with the Large Acrylic Stand on top of it, used for organizing makeup brushes, tools, and cosmetics.

For additional storage compartments I could swap out the 2 Drawer Case for the 3 or 5 Drawer Case…or maybe add the Small Acrylic Stand… or this case placed horizontally on top of the drawers… So many possible combos! 

image credit: top photograph by Emily Weiss
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Beautifully Organized: Lists

I’m one who loves lists (and have a feeling many of you do as well!) so today I want to share with you my round-up of 10 stylish list pads. Whether it’s a to-do list, shopping list, or simply a list of things to remember, it’s nice to organize and mind dump everything onto paper, especially onto pretty paper like this:

1-the long list, 2- to-do adhesive notes, 3- ‘get it done’ notepad, 4- orange zig zag photo pad, 5- striped notepad, 6- oxford pad, 7- peacock pad, 8- happy notes, 9- recycled paper market list , 10-market shopping pad

Tell me, do you love lists? Do you have a favorite list pad for jotting them all down?

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Organizing Clips

Fun little clips for stylishly sorting through paperwork and clearly identifying the priority and importance of each file or document:

1- action organizing clips, 2- number organizing clips
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Jewelry Box as Office Supplies Organizer

I love when people think creatively and use things for something other than their intended purpose.  In an article for Traditional Home, Chris Plantan suggested using a jewelry box to organize small office items like paper clips, pushpins, pens, tape, notepads, etc.  Looks pretty enough to have out on a desktop for easy access. Great idea! -wouldn’t you agree?

In case you’re wondering, the box shown is the McKenna from Pottery Barn (unfortunately looks like they no longer offer it in pink).

image credits: 1-5 via this video, 6-photography by werner straube for traditional home
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Martha Stewart for Staples

As soon as I heard about this from my friend Maggie, I got so excited (yes I’m an organizing geek!).  I went this weekend to Staples to check it out in person and I loved what I saw – beautiful boxes, binders, notebooks, desktop accessories, dividers, labels, files:


1- stackable organizers, 2-box, 3-binders, 4- journal, 5-dividers, 6-accordion file, 7- binder accessories, 8- sheet protectors, 9- journal, 10- red bands, 11-kraft labels, 12-file folder labels, 13-color coding labels, 14-kitchen labels, 15- dry erase decal, 16- pocket
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Stylish 2012 Planners

It’s almost a brand new year (can you believe it?) and for many that means a new planner with fresh pages for jotting down plans, goals, to-do’s etc. I’ll be getting a 2012 refill for my pink leather Kate Spade organizer (pricey but one of those purchases I don’t at all regret because I use it everyday and even after a few years it still looks great). If I didn’t have a planner already, I’d be considering one of these stylish picks:
1- laurel denise planner, 2- tudor city large debra, 3- jonathan adler 17 month agenda, 4-bijou soho diary, 5- cavallini leather daily planner, 6- dozie bowtie pocket planner, 7- sarah pinto stripe weekly planner, 8- moleskine assorted month daily planner, 9-russell and hazel mini binder, 10- faux snakeskin vintage daily planner

Do you get a new planner each year, refill one you already own with new pages, or prefer to organize your life digitally?

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Beautifully Organized Recipes

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you eat a lot of turkey?  I was fortunate to spend the holiday with my family.  My husband, the chef of the day, made the most delicious meal: turkey, mushroom and thyme mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, onion rolls, and to top it off pumpkin pie. Yum!

Speaking of food, how do you all organize your family recipes?  I currently organize digitally, most of the recipes that I find in magazines, blogs, etc. (Evernote is great for that),  but  there are  special family recipes I’ve been meaning to write down (like  the recipe for mom’s menudo, grandma’s tortillas, etc.) and keep in something beautiful and tactile.  I was delighted to find several lovely options:

Love that this on is monogrammed and is clear so you can show off pretty recipe cards:Speaking of pretty recipe cards…Image sources: Binders and Books 1-kikki k, 2-liba style, 3-martha stewart, 4-bethbee etsy shop, 5-kikki k, 6-russell + hazel; Recipe Boxes 1-1canoe2 etsy shop, 2-container store, 3-macy’s, 4-sincerely yours paper; Recipe Cards 1-claybrook print design etsy shop, 2-earmark etsy shop, 3-ladybugpress etsy shop

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Recipe Binder

Hi all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Wanted to share with you the lovely little binders pictured above, I came across recently. They’re made of hard wearing cloth and decorated with folio embossed kitchen symbols on the spine and on the front. So perfect for beautifully organizing recipe tearsheets and online printouts. Bummer they don’t sell ’em in the States (the company Bookbinders Design is based out of Stockholm).

p.s. In case you missed it…more stylish binders and a pretty pink recipe box.  

image credits: 1- photography by ditte isager for donna hay magazine via dustjacket attic, 2 & 3 – recipe kitchen binder by bookbindersdesign
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Godmorgon Makeup Organizer

Loving the this little box from Ikea.  So perfect for organizing a makeup drawer. It compartmentalizes and gives a home to mascara, lipstick, nailpolish, etc. so they’re accessible and easy to find. Here it is in action:

image credit: Style at Home via Marcus Design 
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a graphic statement with storage boxes

Stylist Rebecca Omweg took plain, inexpensive cardboard bankers boxes and created not just a great storage solution for her space, but also a graphic statement.  I love that the uniformity creates a clean and streamlined look. The boxes are placed atop wall mounted shelves and labeled with stenciled numbers. A master list details what’s inside each one so things are accessible and easy to find.

image credit: photography by melanie acevedo via brides
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