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Three Simple Ways to Get Organized!

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Warning, this post is not going to be my most glamorous post! This week began the task of organizing my laundry closet. Because Tanner and I live in a loft we don’t have a lot of storage space. We need to use what we have wisely! In our living room there is a large closet that hosts our washer/dryer and about every household object that we can cram in there! It was getting a little out of hand. Luckily I was fortunate enough to try out some Rubbermaid All Access organizers and I am feeling better about my closet situation already!So first off, let’s take a look at the situation as a whole. Because this closet operates as my laundry station, small appliance garage, game storage and cleaning supplies closet all in one, it was starting to feel a bit crowded. I’m not kidding, I can’t count the amount of times I have knocked over a spray bottle while trying to get something from the above shelf down. Three simple ways to get organized | #organize #DIY #rubbermaid #rubbermaidallaccess

I purchased a Rubbermaid Large Access Organizer and fit all of my cleaning supplies in it. I love this organizer because it has an easy access front that makes it so easy to get into the container! Seriously, I just open up the front and grab whatever I need, whenever I need it. This works great in this closet because the space between the cube organizer and the shelf is not tall enough to easily take the lid off of the container. Basically, this guy is a lifesaver. Since I made the switch I haven’t knocked anything over even once! (And not to mention I have space left next to the rubbermaid to spare!)

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Next up, I tackled winter accessories (not my scarves–see scarf organizer here!) and extra light bulbs/extension cords. For one reason or another all of our winter wear had ended up shoved in a reusable bag. Honestly, because of the terrible storage, I haven’t used hardly any of these items this winter! It just seemed easier to resort to my go-to pair of gloves.

I decided to use the x-small all access storage organizers for both the light bulbs and the winter wear. They fit easily in a standard sized cube and can be opened from the front just like the large one used above.

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So as you can see, I’ve still got quite a ways to go to make this closet “pinterest worthy” but I will say I am feeling much better about where I’m at now! I am thinking that one more large organizer would be just about right for all of our games. Let’s just say rubbermaid got me hooked! Three simple ways to get organized | #organize #DIY #rubbermaid #rubbermaidallaccess


Open up the possibilities of easy access with Rubbermaid® All Access™ Organizers. The All Access™ line features a clear drop-down door so you can easily see and retrieve the items you want, even when they are stacked! Visit your local Home Depot to see why organization just got easier!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rubbermaid® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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8 comments on “Three Simple Ways to Get Organized!”

  1. I LOVE these all access Rubbermaid storage boxes! I hadn’t seen these before, and I can think of several places in my closets that these would work! Being vertically challenged (sorry, I guess you got that from me!), it’s hard to reach the top of a box, but easy side access would be perfect! I’ll have to give them a try!

  2. I need to get more organized! thank you for showing us some cute ways to do it. I had never seen these all access storage with the side doors awesome! Keep showing us great ways to get organized ; )

  3. Size doesn’t matter. A home can be cluttered if it’s enormous as well. There is not a rule that small homes get cluttered faster. For me everything depends on organization. I love when every item has a place and it’s not left there and there. I loved that boxes. I will surely buy a few of them. Thanks for the helpful advice!

  4. It’s so impressive! You are so organized! The 3 ways you mentioned are so helpful. Thank you for sharing this. Keep it up!

  5. The storage organizers look cool. I have bunch of light bulbs and candles but don’t know where to put them in. I put them under my bed and dust stick to them as days pass!! (sigh) After reading your post, I know what to do right now. So organized you are. Thanks for sharing us such cute ways like this ^^

  6. Very cool ideas for organizing stuff indeed. Gonna try them on my messy closest too.

    Just got myself 3 all access storage organizers and I will start cluttering this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us

  7. I have launry shop, its catully usefull for me. Everything s organized tidy, easy to find and take these, so convenien.
    I think my job will become easier, dont waste to time
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Just found your site scoping out up-spiced Chex Mix. Thanks. sounds even better. Also learned that I do like the extra toastiness of oven baked over micro’d. I used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter. Yummmy.
    Made granola the other day any used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 unsweetened applesauce to cut the overall fat. Thought I’d make your version with that slight change. Thought you might give it a try. Those little cups of Motts unsweetened are perfect (of course only when I’m fresh out of the homemade, tee hee).