The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organizing Essentials

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organizing Essentials

Happy 2019, everyone! I love the possibility that comes with the turn of any calendar page, especially an entirely new year, and as I write this I’m feeling focused, determined, and excited for what 2019 will bring. If you’ve promised yourself that this will be the year that you finally tackle all of your organization woes, you’ve come to the right place! Not knowing where to start can be the hardest part of any big change, so in the hopes of easing those first steps forward I’ve rounded up my top five organizing essentials:

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The Joyful Sort How To: Organize Holiday Decor

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize Holiday Decor

We’re still in the thick of the holiday season, but January will be here before we know it and soon enough it will be time to pack up all of that holiday decor for another year. As tempting as it may be to throw things into bins or boxes willy-nilly in your state of post-holiday exhaustion, your future self will thank you for not having to untangle lights or dig through broken ornament pieces next year. Here are a few of my favorite tips for an organized approach to un-decking your halls:

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Holiday Organization Tips

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Holiday Organization Tips

You know the drill: the holidays arrive and you swear that this year will be the year of your most gracefully executed fireside season full of meaning, but before you can say “cotton-headed ninny muggins” you find yourself on a last-minute Target run for more Scotch tape in some fourth-day sweatpants, nursing a sugar cookie hangover and wondering where it all went wrong.

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The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Fridge

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Fridge

One of the hardest parts about organization is the ongoing maintenance, the daily/weekly/monthly upkeep that can easily fall by the wayside when life gets in the way. That’s exactly what happened to our refrigerator recently after a particularly busy few weeks of fall sports and packed work calendars and so, to assure everyone once again that even a professional organizer’s house isn’t perfect all the time, I present to you our late October fridge:

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