MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANISING TAGS

I am an aspiring organised person, a wannabe. I mean, I love the idea of having things organised but I don’t always get to organise them, either for lack of storage, lack of space,lack of energy and even sometimes pure laziness.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Make your own tags
When I do organise, I like grouping things together, putting them in boxes, jars, baskets and bags and in order to remember what is where, I like tagging them. Tags are great as they come in different sizes and they can be hung from anything.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Make your own tags
The things is, tags don’t necessarily need to be boring and plain, nor they have to expensive to be pretty. All you need to do in order to make a pretty tag is some cardboard, some pretty paper, some glue, some washi paper and your imagination is your limit. There are so many free tag templates around the net these days that you don’t even have to draw your own ones. For this project have chosen few different from RubberStamping and Ihanna.
Make your own tags - Material
Cover some with paper, put some washi tape over others, cover only the edges… whatever pattern or design takes your fancy, whatever you have, whatever suits your house.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Make your own tags
This personalised tags are also great to make any gift feel more special and individual.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Make your own tags
Come on! get organised!

Chaotic Itzi

Organising Chaos

TIPS FOR ORGANISING WARDROBES

Tips to Organise your Wardrobe
When we first moved into our house, about 5 years ago, we were delighted with all the build-in wardrobes in every room. It wasn’t only the fact that we didn’t have to spend loads of money that we didn’t have in storage.

In all these years, we have been very good at organising the wardrobes in our room. Ok, maybe good is an overstatement but we have been ok – there are still a couple of drawers that could be purged but the rest is acceptable. The wardrobes in the other rooms on the other hand, it is a whole different story.
So true
I can’t actually tell you what is in the spare-room and craft-room wardrobes. We throw in there anything and everything –  Out of sight out of mind. From craft supplies, to winter and summer clothes, to air mattresses and anything in between. It is only when it comes to look for something that becomes frustrating and infuriating.

I am now a woman in a mission, and that mission is to organise and de-clutter every wardrobe in the house. I am aware that this task will take longer than a day, or even a week and I am determined to make some changes to my approach to wardrobes (so I never have to do it ever again!).

These tips are wonderful and they should help me to keep my wardrobes organised long-term

1. FACE YOUR HANGERS ONE WAY
The hardest part about getting rid of clothes that I don’t use is to decide what has to go. I always seem to find a reason to keep certain items of clothes around, even if I have not worn them in ages. This time around I have decided to be ruthless.
Hangers facing the same direction
Arrange your hangers so they are facing the same direction. Each time you wear something, flip the hanger when you put it away. At the end of a few weeks, anything that hasn’t been turned, you haven’t used it and it can go. No excuses

2. TIE YOUR SCARVES TO A HANGER
I never know how to organise scarves. I tend to put everything in boxes but I never have enough scarves to fill a box and once in a box I forget that they are there so I never use them.
Organising scarfs
By tying the scarves to a hanger you will be able to see exactly what you have and they will be nicely tidied up in your wardrobe.

3. USE SHOE BOXES TO ORGANISE YOUR DRAWERS
Such a simple idea and yet so effective!
Shoe Boxes as drawers organisers

4. USE BASKETS FOR SMALL ITEMS
Baskets are very useful to store small accessories like belts, clutches, wallets that you want to keep handy.
Baskets to store small items

5. USE YOUR WALL TO ORGANISE YOUR JEWELLERY
It’s a lovely way to  free up some much-needed space on counters and display all your beautiful bits and pieces
Organising jewellery - 1

6. USE GARMENT BAGS
Garment bags are very useful to store the items of clothing that you don’t wear that often (suits, dresses) and by using tags you will always be able to identify what is in them.
Garment Bags

7. USE PLASTIC BOXES FOR SHOES
Plastic boxes are ideal to store away your summer shoes in winter and your winter shoes in the summer and hide them under the bed until they are needed again.
Plastic boxes for out of season shoes

I am looking forward to seeing my organised wardrobes and to see how much I get to donate to charity.
Wish me luck!
Chaotic Itzi