If you’re anything like me, this is the time of year you’re looking at your fridge, sorting through your cupboards and wondering just why you have so much stuff. It doesn’t matter whether you own your place, rent, or are moving into your first University halls, getting yourself organized is the key to feeling amazing, performing great, and having a happy home.
And while it’s all well and good us telling you the best way to organize your home with words, sometimes all you need is a few photos to persuade you that this is the best time to get yourself organized. The best way I do this is by grabbing my Getting Stuff Done planner and writing down every area of my house and what I want to do for each area before I go for it. It shouldn’t take me longer than two days to work on my house, and of course, I add breaks in so that I can actually enjoy the weekend. If you’re ready to organize and structure your home, start with some inspiration from these kick-ass women.
1. Lauren Conrad
Most celebrities use the amazing services of The Home Edit to get their homes, cupboards, and spaces organized. It can be hard to know where to start tackling an area of your house, especially if you feel like you have way too much stuff. But the first step is to cut everything you don’t need. Audit your closet with a critical eye and decide what you can keep hanging, and what you need to put in boxes.
One good way to organize your closet would be to grab baskets and start putting items away that you have lots of. For example, Lauren Conrad’s closet has space for blanket scarves, hats, and scarves, but if she’s transitioning this wardrobe to summer, she might instead make space for sandals, kaftans, and bikinis. If the thought breaks you out in a sweat, make a list first of what you have and what you need to store, call it a mini inventory, grab your notebook and get writing. You don’t have to shove things in the bottom of your wardrobe or drawer, you can make room for them with the right organization essentials. Get a few baskets and start going through your wardrobe, you can always give away what you don’t need.
2. Khloe Kardashian
No, you don’t have to have a half-opened packet of crisps at the bottom of your drawer or annoying boxes of cereal stacked up on your kitchen side. Especially if you’re trying to make use of a smaller space, your food organization can make a huge difference. While not everyone has a walk-in foot closet a la Khloe, you can use these tips to upgrade your small food storage spaces.
Grab yourself some clear ‘bins’ and start to organize the food you have lots of. You can start with spices, and move on to cereal, pasta, and snacks. Khloe’s snack cupboard is for all her family and is a joy to look at. You wouldn’t dare deplete one of her cookies, leaving an uneven jar – but the point is that you do exactly that. They look great, and once you’ve taken say thirty minutes to organize your food cupboard, you won’t have to do it again for a long time.
3. Whitney Port
Whitney’s cupboard looks amazing thanks to the use of boring storage containers with a bit of calligraphy. Forks, knives, spoons, serving utensils and more are all neatly organized alongside rows of gold bowls and plates. Even her rose gold pineapples are part of the organization here. You might think things that won’t work together shouldn’t be in the same cupboard, but Whitney’s cupboard proves that you can use clear storage drawers in a chic way and organize your entire kitchen without spending a fortune.
Start organizing your utensils and tools in the kitchen and figure out where you could possibly store all your essentials that’s still easily accessible.
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth’s cupboard is the definition of ‘Type A’, with baskets for each food type from chips to snacks and specific baskets for her children’s school lunches. Gwyneth obviously has staples, because her cupboards are so symmetrical, she must use similar things every week. From pasta to grains and condiments. Everything is where it should be and in an appropriate container. No spillages here. Which not only makes it easy for her to grab everything but also for her children if they need to grab something for school or want a snack.
You should also see how these women organize their fridges. We can guarantee they don’t have Tupperware hanging around for a week. To replicate this, start with a big grocery shop, thinking about the things that get used throughout the week. You can use a meal planning pad to plan your weekly meals ahead of time, for example, and then buy in bulk.
Most successful women have a recurring online order that’s delivered every week to ensure they never run out of the essentials like pasta, grains, condiments, herbs, and sauces. Next, buy clear containers and label or write on every one so that the contents are immediately obvious. You can also use baskets to group together your dry goods and make them easier to get a hold of. Super easy, and super neat!
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