National Get Organized Day, April 26, is exactly what it sounds like: Getting organized. It's important to take a day to de-clutter your home, office and/or car, especially since most of us are often too busy to make time for it. However, organizing any messes in your life can be very therapeutic and help give you peace of mind. You'll be able to find things better and feel good about your home and work space (assuming you need to organize both areas). Here are four quick ways (and our favourite products) to help you organize your life.
We all know the feeling of being bombarded with too many rouge papers. Whether it be on your work desk or at home, keeping important documents organized can be a real hassle. Thankfully, our Onyx Containers Stainless Steel Clips can help save the day. These amazing clips are made from one continuous piece of 18/8 stainless steel wire and come in a set of 5. They're super sturdy and you can use them to secure all your papers in place from your tax documents to your student loan bills. But that's far from all: You can also use these clips on other items like hanging laundry to dry or closing leftover chip bags. Even using them to hang photos or greeting cards on a string is a good, decorative idea. Whatever you come up with, these clips will seriously help organize your life.
Keeping items for cleaning organized can be a nightmare sometimes. Usually, everything just gets throw into a cabinet and forgotten about until it's needed again. But with Murchison-Hume's Bamboo Cleaning Caddy, you'll never have to worry about that again. You'll be able to keep your cleaning essentials nice and tidy and within reach. You can also use this caddy to store multiple other things (not just cleaning supplies): Try using it to store fresh produce like lemons, oranges and apples, or try storing towels, beauty products, books, magazines, papers and electronics in it. The possibilities are endless. The best part is it's made from readily renewable bamboo, making this caddy super eco-friendly. You can store it anywhere you have room: In your kitchen, bathroom, closet, bedroom, etc. It'll look great anywhere!
Sometimes, life gets pretty complicated and you have a hard time keeping up. Between school work, chores, meal prep, doctors appointments, work and so much more, it's easy to get swamped. The best solution for this is keeping good notes, or at the least, reminders. A memo pad can surely come in handy, but not just any: Our Kizara Wood Sheet Memo Pads are hand-crafted by shaving individual sheets of paper from a single block of Japanese Red Pine. Talk about unique, right? Each block is sourced through surplus tree thinning, which is an ecological process that promotes healthy, sustainable forestry in Japan (and doesn't hurt the tree). You can use these sheets for writing notes, drawing, or taking memos. It's perfect for when you want a place to write all your upcoming events, appointments and daily to-dos. The best part is this memo pad is actually eco-friendly and is helping keep trees healthy, instead of harming them. Kizara helps raise money to plant more of these beneficial Japanese trees and this produces a more vibrant forest and sustainable foresting industry. Can't say the same for conventional memo pads, that's for sure!
Do you have smaller items like hair pins, hair ties, makeup, and skin care products that need organizing? Is your bathroom closet a mess? Consider tidying up using our Travel Zip Pouch: Made with organic cotton and designed with cute stripes, bamboo or organic denim, these pouches are both eco-friendly and stylish. They are super handy because you can choose which size you'd like, small or large, and then put whatever you want in there. You can use it to organize your bedroom or bathroom, keeping skin care, makeup, and hair care products out of sight. If you have a lot of these smaller sized products, you know how quickly they can add up and become unsightly. A bag like Bambu is essential for keeping things neat, tidy, and easy to find (without knocking something over). They're also designed with top quality YKK zippers and lined with washable Hemp Denim material. You can also use these pouches on the go when you're vacationing, making perfect storage for toiletries, makeup and so much more.
How do you plan on getting organized today?
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger and guest contributor at Petal & Post who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with eco-friendly products, makeup, and the environment. The site features beauty product reviews, natural DIYs, healthy recipes, and more. Her work has also been featured on MindBodyGreen, Motivation Grid, The Penny Hoarder, Antonym Cosmetics, Plant Makeup, Jeannine Morris, Basmati, Beezy Beez, and National Viral.