The Best of 2022 Organizing Posts

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Here are The Organizing Boutique's best of 2022 organization tips.


These are our most popular blog posts from 2022, and we hope you enjoy them as much as everyone else has. Happy organizing!

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Best of 2022 Organization Tips

1. 12 Ways To Donate Used Magazines Instead Of Recycling Them (my top page 6 years in a row, not just the best of 2022!)

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 top organization tips since 2017!)

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. Makeup Drawer Organizer Ideas

I have organized my fair share of makeup drawers for clients as well as myself. It's a wonderful feeling to open your bathroom drawer and be able to easily find your makeup every morning. Happiness and efficiency all in one, what a way to start your day! Here you'll see makeup drawer organizer ideas for my own shallow makeup drawer in addition to a client's deep, skinny drawer.

4. What To Store Where In Your Car + 10 Things A Pro Organizer Keeps In Her Car (in the top 2019, 2020 and 2021 organization tips as well as the best of 2022!)

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.

5. How To Organize Your Cardigans So They Don't Stretch Out (among the top tips 9 years in a row, not just the best of 2022!)

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!

6. How To Organize Your Photos (a best of 2022 as well as 2021!)

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.

7. New Uses For Old Things

Always a popular post, so I'm not surprised that it made the best of 2022. 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.

8. 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.

9. 3 Unusual Camping Tricks

The creative thinking behind these camping tricks will train you to think on your toes in desperate situations. Here are 3 unusual camping tricks that will make your outdoors experience better.

10. How To Organize Baby Clothes In Dresser Drawers (among the best of 2022, 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).

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