The Best of 2021 Organizing Posts

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Here are The Organizing Boutique's best of 2021 organization tips.

best 2021 organization tips

These are our most popular blog posts from 2021, and we hope you enjoy them as much as everyone else has. Happy organizing!

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Best of 2021 Organization Tips

1. 12 Ways To Donate Used Magazines Instead Of Recycling Them (my top page 5 years in a row, not just the best of 2021!)

You see them lurking in the corner...a pile of perfectly good magazines in great shape but never opened. You think to yourself that you'll get to them this weekend, but then the weekend comes and goes. The magazines are still there, but the only thing that has changed is the added layer of dust that has accumulated on them. Ugh!

You decide that you're not going to get to them since new ones just came in, and who knows when you'll even get to those. It's time to let the old ones go, but throwing them in the recycling bin just seems wrong! I got ya. Here are 12 ways to give your magazines new life without recycling them, and I threw in a personal story as well.

2. How To Organize Passwords So You Can Avoid The Whole "Forgot Password?" Process (among the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 top organization tips!)

Are you constantly having trouble logging in to stuff online? Do you always have to use the "Forgot Password?" feature? Sick of doing all of that? Everything is online these days, so staying digitally organized is important. We each now have tons of usernames and passwords, and keeping them in order and being able to retrieve them can be a challenge. These tips will help with password storage and maintaining organization in this digital part of our lives.

3. How To Organize Baby Clothes In Dresser Drawers (among the best of 2021, 2020 and 2019!)

I was really excited to get to work figuring out storage solutions for all this tiny stuff and getting everything organized in anticipation of our baby's arrival.

If that's not the reaction you had or are having, which I expect it isn't, then not to worry. This post of baby nursery ideas is for you! I will guide you through this happy chaos (getting a lot of baby gifts is a good problem to have after all) and help you check something off of your baby prep to do list, so you can focus on more important things (like napping...seriously, nap as much you can while your time is still all your own).

4. How To Organize Your Cardigans So They Don't Stretch Out (among the top tips 8 years in a row, not just the best of 2021!)

If your cardigans are getting too wrinkled, stretched out, and/or taking up too much drawer space, then this solution is for you. Here you'll find the step-by-step process for organizing your cardigans and photos of how I FILE my cardigans in open canvas storage bins. Happy organizing!

5. Shoe Storage Solutions (This Pin Went Viral On Pinterest and has been popular ever since!)

I love shoes, and I love organizing...I love organizing shoes! One of my weaknesses is shoes. Yes, I am a professional organizer, but I'm also human (and female)! I find really cute shoes at bargain prices...honestly, they find me. :) I have found some creative ways to store shoes even in small spaces, and I've shared them here.

6. New Uses For Old Things

Always a popular post, so I'm not surprised that it made the best of 2021...Creating or finding new uses for old things is a valuable organizing fundamental. The elemental thought process behind this principle is to simplify, simplify, simplify, simplify, simplify, simplify, simplify (and save some loot). Discovering new uses for old things is a great way to get creative, save time and most importantly money. Using these tips you can turn trash to treasure by upcycling old items.

7. Work Tote Bags

If you're wondering how to organize work tote bags, then I'm guessing you're frustrated with the current state of your briefcase or work bag. Is it so full that you can't find anything without making a huge mess? Is your work bag so heavy that your shoulder needs physical therapy after carrying it? Is it a black hole that even light can't escape? Not to worry, we're going to remedy this situation so you can find your stuff, give your shoulder a break and impress the people you work with.

8. How To Organize Photos

One of the questions I hear the most is how to organize photos. It's not as black and white as getting other areas of your life in order [see what I did there? :)]. Pictures are memories that don't expire, and your photo collection is always growing. Thus, this is one of the rare cases in which you will bring in a lot more than you get rid of. It's time to get creative! Here you'll find tips that will help with organizing digital photos and how to organize photos that are printed as well as product suggestions.

9. What To Store Where In Your Car + 10 Things A Pro Organizer Keeps In Her Car (in the top 2019 and 2020 organization tips as well as the best of 2021!)

Car organization is essential, especially for those always on the go. Whether you are constantly carting youngsters around, hopping from one business meeting to the next, or habitually taking road trips, an organized vehicle will contribute to improved efficiency and punctuality, to say the very least. The following tips on how to get organized in your car and my car organizer product suggestions will help you get started.

10. Eye-Opening Statistics That Show Why You Should Organize Your Life (among the top tips 7 years in a row, not just 2020 organization tips!)

Who cares about organizing statistics and why should you organize your life? Why should you declutter your home? Why should you be able to find things easily? Check out these statistics and you'll learn the importance of getting organized - this will blow your mind!

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