Having the right item makes all the difference in the world. Can you imagine having to shovel a 3- foot hill of dirt with a teaspoon? The task would take forever. However if someone interrupted you and handed you a shovel, the job would get done much more quickly and efficiently. Having a proper tool makes all the difference in the world.
Here are a things i few things I want to give an honorable mention to:
- pop-up laundry hampers-They hold all the dirty clothes without having to look at Mt. Laundrymore.
- key tags-When we moved into our apartment we were given a handful of keys. Heaven only knows what door they opened. The trial and error each time we wanted to open a specific door caused major headaches. Then I discovered key tags at the hardware store. I now have each key labeled and we have no more confusion as to what opens what.
- shoe boxes-I love the plastic see- through kind best. I have at least a half-dozen. They stack so nicely. The stored items are visible, yet contained.
- a wristlet clutch purse–If ‘wristlet’ isn’t a real word, it is now. I never knew how handy it was to have one. Usually my LLBean backpack travels wherever I go. However, for a 10-minute round trip walk I really didn’t want to shlep the bag and found myself carrying my keys looped over one finger and gripping my phone for fear of dropping it somewhere. I happened to go to a clothing and accessory swap and came hope with this little gem. Now I toss my keys and phone into it and I love it. I don’t feel like I’m going to lose my keys or my phone now. I think I’ll write an upcoming post on the topic of item swap parties…
- a dish bin that fits your sink-I actually use a big, round plastic bowl.
- a backpack or purse that has all the pockets you need–My favorite is a backpack by LLBean. It took some trial an error until I fell into this bag, but it has all the space and all the pockets for my stuff.
If I took a tour through my home, I’d probably come up with more items. These are the ones that first came to mind.
This post is dedicated to my friend A.S. I did not know how much I missed my pop-up hampers until I got a replacement.
Happy organizing and thanks for reading.
-Karen, The Klutter Koach