It took me a while (there was a lot to go through), but I finally narrowed down my favorite purchases of 2018. These are my all-time favorite things that I ended up loving after buying and would 100% buy again. Some of them I’ve talked about a MILLION times over on Instagram, so they won’t be a big surprise if you already follow me there. Acrylic organizer and faux leather leggings, I’m talking to you. Would love to hear if any of your favorites also made my list or if you’ve tried any of them! Plus, I’m giving some details on the ones that I feel like you might want a little extra information on.
The holiday distractions are over, now what? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the the daunting task of getting motivated and back to work? Don’t worry, we are in the same boat, sista! My current social media feed is filled with posts about resolutions and dreaming big, but I’m over here like – wait, I’m just trying to put my Christmas decorations away… If you’re feeling the pressure to get to started on a new year of goals, I’m sharing four super EASY organization tips to clear up your desk and your mind.
Start by clearing up the clutter to help create a fresh space and mindset!
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Find a Planner That Works For You
Name a planner, and I’ve most likely tried it! This year, I’m going back to one of my favorites, The Day Designer. After a lot of trial and (mostly) error, I’ve realized that I am MOST productive when I give myself lists and schedules. Flying by the seat of my pants kinda became my motto for 2018, and I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I neglected the use of my daily planner.
One of the most effective planners that I’ve used is The Day Designer because of the way each day is given its own full page. There is space for a full schedule, to-do list, notes, top three priorities – and even a space for gratitude. I got the flexible abridged version HERE for about $30, but there’s also a hardback full version complete with goal setting exercises available HERE.
Invest in Acrylic Storage
You know that phrase, out of sight, out of mind? Totally applies when it comes to your organization and storage pieces. I’ve slowly but surely started converting all of my organizers to being CLEAR. I’ve talked multiple times about these acrylic storage organizers on IG Stories, but they really have been such lifesavers! (I now have a total of 5 and use them for everything from makeup to skincare and jewelry to office supplies.) Cannot recommend these under $100 enough and even gift them regularly to friends and family!
Seems so basic, but color coordination is one major way that I stay on task. I use specific colored pens in my planner and even use colored pouches for sorting tech accessories, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. Everything is assigned a color even in my business programs like Asana and Trello! I use colored tabs to keep projects and timelines organized. Rainbow pens and markers are my JAM.
Throw it in the BAG
I mentioned this above, but I have small colored bags to sort out things like hair accessories and jewelry. Instead of using one big drawer or box to throw all the things inside, I keep them separated in smaller bags or pouches. Even when I travel, I will have multiple smaller bags inside my main backpack/tote. I always know which one to grab for certain items instead of fishing around to find them.
One thing I would love to get better about is keeping packable bags inside my car for grocery trips or while running errands. Even if it’s just sorting out all the junk that might accumulate in your back seat or trunk! I love these Baggu packable bags that I shared in the collage above, and this brand also has a ton of other color options to choose from.
How are you planning on staying organized in the new year? Would love to hear some of your easy organization tips below!
Ps. If you liked this post, make sure to check out: Setting Intentional Power Words for the New Year
Things are looking warm and cozy around our house since we swapped out our fall pumpkins for flocked trees and ornaments right after Thanksgiving! Cozy home decor is always a great gift idea – who doesn’t love a snuggly blanket or festive candle? Plus, home decor gift ideas are generally big crowd pleasers for Secret Santa and friend gift exchanges. I’m rounding up some of my favorite pieces to complete any room or gift list this season below!
Ps. I especially love the new Kendra Scott gift sets that combine one of the home fragrance candles with a small piece of jewelry!
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What cozy gifts are you picking up for friends and family this year?
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Today’s holiday gift guide is sure to get your winter skin and hair in tip top shape! It’s basically everything you need from the best of the best beauty gift ideas. I can guarantee these are all gift-worthy options for any beauty fanatic – in fact, I’d be over-the-moon happy to get any of them! Neulash lash serum duo is always on my list, as well as the La Mer gift set. Items that I want to try out include the Glo Pro microneedling tool and the Charlotte Tillbury Pillow Talk lipstick that has a cult following!
Other items to scoop up not pictured below:
• Silk hair scrunchies for sleeping without ridges in your hair.
• Silk pillowcases for less wrinkles and longer blowouts!
• THIS acrylic organizer that I swear by – I have 5 of the 5 tier styles!
(Y’all, I could have included SO many more products – maybe I’ll have a Beauty Gift Guide Pt. 2?!)
PLUS DON’T FORGET to enter my Holiday Beauty Giveaway happening on IG right now!
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What beauty gifts are on your list this year? I’d love to hear if they aren’t pictured above!
Ps. Don’t miss last week’s Top Selling Holiday Gifts post!
Even in Louisiana, it’s now officially sweater weather! And after being in Vermont this past week, I realized that I need to be stocking up on even more cozy pieces that will take me through the next few months. I’ve rounded up a dozen of my best fall sweaters in a rainbow of fall colors! But of course, I found a number of blush and gray sweaters that are high on my list! Which colors do you tend to lean towards when it comes to knits and sweaters?
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