When you love how it looks…

posted by Aby Garvey 12 Comments

…you’re more likely to use it.

When getting organized, go the extra mile and select organizing products and storage solutions you love. When you do, you’ll find it easier to maintain order because you’ll enjoy—and stick with—your new organizing systems. 

So splurge on the cheerful, colored file folders instead of settling for plain vanilla manila.

itso bin scrapbook storage

Invest in storage bins and baskets that make you happy and reflect your sense of style.

basket green bowl

Last but not least, invest in labeling supplies such as a label maker, tags and pretty ribbon or twine to give your organizing projects a finished, professional look. You’ll love your space all the more, and be more encouraged to keep it organized going forward.

label maker and tags

What are your favorite organizing products and storage solutions? Please share your favorites in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Organizing!

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  • February 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I love using empty cassette containers to store my die cuts.

    February 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    That’s a fantastic idea, Sue! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

    • February 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      I love IRIS clear boxes. I use mostly the shoe box size and the next size larger for fabric projects, kids’ toys & out of season clothing. You can see the contents, but I also label them. Storables carries them for a very reasonable price.

      February 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Great solution – thanks for sharing Linda!

      • February 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

        I like using Ball wide mouth jars and paint the lids with chalk paint. That way you can write on the top of the lids and change as needed. There are extra large Ball jars as well as medium and small sizes.

        February 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

        What a fun idea to paint the lids with chalkboard paint – love that!! I keep my pasta in glass jars – I could put the cooking time on the lid with chalk. Thanks for the idea!

        • February 6, 2013 at 3:35 am

          In Sweden, we have company that sell containers and other things useful for your everyday life. I love their motto: Simplify life, get time to live! (Förenkla livet, få tid att leva). They use basic colours and basic design so it´s up to oneselt to add personality and colour. Check their website for inspiration: http://www.granit.se

          February 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

          Thanks for the link Mimmie. That site is lovely!

          • February 9, 2013 at 12:16 am

            I LOVE to use the boxes made to store photos. I watch for them to go on sale for 3 for $5 and scoop up as many as I can. They come in amazing colors and prints. I purchased all black, white, and red combinations to use to organize my craft room. The boxes have prints: swirls; plaids; flowers; small white dots on black; even a heringbone print. I switch the lids around to make the color combinations more fun.

            February 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

            Thanks, Lois. This is a great idea!

            • June 4, 2013 at 1:29 am

              I never do nothing my mother Ana always do everything 4 me

              • July 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

                This article is great! I’m getting a new way of thinking while reading these tips.. It’s awesome when you can use your own ideas to simplify everyday things and to make your own organizing system!
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