The Joyful Sort Top 5: Tips For Staying Organized

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Tips For Staying Organized

So you've organized your pantry, your closet, or even your whole house and it feels and looks great...now what? I often joke with my clients that if I've done my job well, we'll never see each other again. My goal is to create functional systems that are easy to maintain, but for many people organization is a long-term habit that needs to be cultivated over time. Read on for my top tips on how to keep that organizational momentum going! 

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The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Summer Car Kit

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Summer Car Kit

Well, we're about a month into the Summer of Mom and it's been equal parts fun and exhausting. June always tends to be really busy for us, giving way to a more relaxed July, and this year has been no exception. Between baseball, soccer, swimming, day camp, dentist appointments, and fun stuff like zoo trips, we've been spending a lot of time in the car.  We recently had a break in the action that allowed me to take a "catch-up day" (which always prompts my five year old to ask when "Mustard Day" is...), so I poured a glass of lemonade and headed out to our patio to put together a car kit to get us through the rest of the summer.

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Favorite Organizing Products From Ikea

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Favorite Organizing Products From Ikea

I love Ikea. I love the cinnamon rolls and the kids' play space (let it be known that I will gladly subject my children to a germ-infested ball pit if it means I get to have half an hour of uninterrupted conversation with my husband, #sorrynotsorry) and the funky product names and the cute little cartoon guys on the instruction manuals (even the ones that are 30 pages long). It's also one of my go-to spots for organizational solutions that look great and don't cost a fortune - here are my favorites!

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Pantry Organization Products

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Pantry Organization Products

Pantries are one of my favorite spaces to organize. They're a hub of any home, but also a spot that can easily start to feel overwhelming and out of hand. Our current house doesn't have a designated pantry area in the kitchen, so we quickly decided that tons of cabinet space + large corner Lazy Susan unit = pantry à la carte. It's worked well so far, but using the right products has been key in maximizing storage and staying organized. Whether you're working with a giant walk-in pantry or a DIY shelf unit in another room, here are some of my favorite products and a few Pro Tips to help your pantry space work for you and look its best!

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