Bathroom Shelving

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A few months back, I shared some creative bathroom storage solutions and now I’m back to share even more. I absolutely love the above graphic and this blog post by Dering Hall because it touches on so many important points that I swear by, such as how important shelves are. But more than that, how it’s important to have a system for your shelves–whether they are bookshelves or bathroom storage shelves.

So, basically what I’m saying is: read their blog post and thank me later.

Tricks of the Trade: Socks

First ImageMy socks need to be organized? – You right now.

Yes! They most certainly do. – Me always.

While I loved a lot of what Marie Kondo had to say in her book, one thing that particularly stood out was the way in which she recommends organizing socks. She describes how people often bunch their socks by folding one onto the other in a large ball. Sounds like something you do? Then keep reading.

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She goes on to describe her belief that socks enjoy being laid down flat, as opposed to being balled up tightly. Though I’m not totally sold on this belief, what I am one hundred percent certain about is that folding socks in a ball only serves to stretch the elastic. Why would you ever want to do that? Yep.

To avoid stretching the elastic and creating a mess of your sock drawer, all of you have to do is gently stack socks on top of one another. Just be sure that pairs are matched together and you’re good to go!

Tracked in Google Docs

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A couple weeks back, I did a feature about Evernote and how I can’t live without its organization and ease of use. But the story isn’t complete without a feature on my other love: Google Docs.

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I am constantly working on little projects and to-do’s—sometimes with groups of people and sometimes just by myself. I love that with Google Docs, I can create spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and make live updates even as my partner is updating it as well.

Since I’m currently in the market for a new car, I recently made a spreadsheet dedicated to car research. It’s so nice to be able to organize all of my thoughts in one spreadsheet, which I can then check regardless of which computer or device I’m on, since it lives in Google and not in a document on my computer. Ahh, technology can really be wonderful sometimes.

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