Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Getting Organized

Being organized is a constant battle for me.  My room is chaos 6 out of 7 days of the week and sometimes the last thing I want to do is be in there.  I'm not messy because I want to be or because I am lazy.  My issue has been not having enough space for everything and I am sure that most of you have had this issue at some point or another too.  A couple of months ago, I turned my spare room into a "closet/office."  It was initially a storage room and has my old computer, so all it needed was to be cleared out.  The room itself is very small, but it was big enough to create the space that I have wanted for so long.  I always dreamed of having a huge walk in closet, but realistically that can cost a ton of money.  So instead, I decided to work with what I have and get creative.  It is not completely done yet as I am still looking for a few pieces to add.  But for now, it's what I like to call my fashion room.  I style looks in there, get dressed, do my makeup, blog, emails... and pretty soon will be filming videos again in there too.  Whenever I get new clothes, shoes, or jewelry, it goes into the room.  It's just a nice little escape from my actual bedroom. 

 Now, I know that not everyone has an extra room to play around with, but that's ok because in this post I will be showing you a bunch of different things that you can get (all affordable!) to organize your things as well as some decor pieces.  

This cubicle is seriously amazing and it was only $39.99 from Target (here).  You can use it to store just about anything, but I really needed it for my shoes.  I love that you can also use the top part for your jewelry, makeup, and basically whatever you want.  They have smaller and larger cubicles too and I really suggest getting one of these if you have the space.  It's made things so much easier for me!

Books always make great decor.  You can use one of the cubicles just for your books or put a pair of shoes on top of them like this. 

I have a ton of bracelets and they can easily cause a huge mess.  I got this bracelet stand at The Container Store for $9.99.  It holds a bunch of them and then I also use the stand itself for some of my cuffs.  I'm going to need to get another one soon!

I got this lipstick holder at The Container Store also.  I think it was $10 and they have smaller ones too.  It's made a huge difference for me in terms of keeping them all organized. 

I wear a lot of studs and they were always all over the place.  So I used this little jeweled container to keep them all.  I've had it for awhile so I don't really remember where it's from, but you could definitely find something similar.  

I have so many necklaces and they were just getting lost in the shuffle.  I got this clear stand at The Container Store for $9.99.  As you can see it holds a lot of them.  I'll also be getting another one of these soon.  I love that you can use the bottom part of the stand for bracelets if needed. 

How cute is this leopard shoe?  It was a Christmas gift from my mom this year.  I swear she always finds the best things.  It was only $2.99 at a local store.  It's great for holding some of your rings. 

My friend got me this blogging card which I love so I used it as a decor piece.  I'm also using this "dream" dish to keep some of my bigger rings and other accessories that don't fit on the stands. 

This little shoe holds makeup brushes and it also serves as really cute decor.  My mom found this in an Avon catalogue for I believe $5.  

I love hanging photos on the walls because it adds some character to the room.  The Tres Chic one is from a local store called Amazing Savings.  They have the cutest finds for great prices.  I have Audrey Hepburn who is one of my style icons.  My mom ordered this online as one of my Christmas gifts two years ago.  I also have some McQueen postcards that I framed.  I went to his exhibit and was completely inspired so I love having some of his pieces on my wall. 

This clothing rack has been a life saver!  I got it for only $15 on Amazon last year and it's still in great condition.  I mainly use it to hold my jackets since they take up so much room in my closet.  I also put any new things that I need to wear right away on it so I can actually see what I have.  You can also store some shoes on the bottom rack.  Originally, I had this in my bedroom against one of the walls.  So you can really put it anywhere that works. I also love this accent rug that I got from Ikea.  It's super cozy too!  

I got these speakers so that I can plug in my iphone and listen to music while I'm in the room.  Also using this little ottoman for my laptop and planner.  I still have my old computer and desk on the other side of the room too.  I love this planner because you can get it personalized and it's filled with different inspiring quotes for each month.  It's from Erin Condren

As you can see this is only one side of the room since the other side is not done yet.  But I have already made so much progress and all of these things have really helped to keep me organized.  Once I finish it all I will make sure to share the rest of the room.  I really hope you enjoyed this post and that it helps to give you some new ideas. :) 

Have a lovely day! 

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