tirsdag 30. januar 2018

Making a Home; Home Decor Trends 2018

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I love looking at home decor and interior design trends for inspiration. I'm by no means a fashion-forward type of person, but I pick out the trends I enjoy the most and make it personal so it fits my taste and style. That's a main thing for me; don't buy anything "just because" it's trendy. It's important to actually LIKE what you purchase (and it has to fit in with the rest in the home).

Today I wanted to show you some interior/home decor trends that will probably come this year.
Home Decor Trends 2018

tirsdag 23. januar 2018

Making a Home; Organizing-Type Furniture

In order to keep everything organized, one usually needs some type of organization and/or storage. Organizing-type furniture is a great way to fix part of the problem. Today I wanted to show you some great furniture to help you keep the clutter to the minimum.

 Shelves are basically a no-brainer in terms of storage, but sometimes one has to mention the most obvious stuff.

I found this laundry station was supercute. 

Now, this is a great solution when it comes to storage of shoes and coats.

As an organizing junkie, I just loved this storage wall.

I really liked these small space storage solutions. They look really pertty as well. 

mandag 22. januar 2018

Menu Plan Monday Week 4

It's Monday again and time for a new Menu Plan Monday, courtesy of I'm an Organizing Junkie. I can admit that I've been a bit forgetful in posting my menu plans lately and I will try to post them more often in the future. Sometimes life basically gets in the way I'm afraid.
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Anyway, here is my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Komle with mashed Swede
Tuesday; Beef Soup
Wednesday; Tortelloni
Thursday; Breaded Pollock
Friday; Pasta Formaggio
Saturday; Spaghetti Bolognese
Sunday; Leftovers

What's on your menu plan this week? Feel free to share below.

fredag 19. januar 2018

tirsdag 16. januar 2018

Making a Home; Home Office Organization

I'm one of those that needs a clutter-free desk in order to function at my home office, with everything neatly organized. If you are in search of some home office organization ideas, I've got you covered as today I'm going to share with you some inspiration and ideas.

For me, a good filing system is really important. Not only can one find the needed papers quickly, whether it is insurance, bills and what-not, but it enables you to keep a system. 

Well, one does need someplace to store the filing system and other random home office items so the office can be clutter-free, so a storage unit of some kind is essential.

Magazine holders are great for storage and having a system.

 Just remember to have a routine in terms of tidying up your home office. There is no point in having fancy storage solutions if you don't tidy up-routine.

For more inspiration, feel free to check out 9 Home Office Organization Tips - Time for an Intervention.

tirsdag 9. januar 2018

Making a Home; Organizing Your Closet

It's the second week of January and as a lot of us wants to have a clean slate in their homes (and lives), I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to organize your closet today.

I can admit that I could be a bit better when it comes to have my closet super-organized. Yes, I know, feel free to laugh considering that I have room for improvement and actually write a blog post on how to organize a closet. Look at it as a bit of inspiration (or kick in the rear and actually organize it a bit more). To my own defence, my closet isn't super messy, it just need some smaller adjustments. I'm only human, alright?

Now, just to start on the ideas on how to organize a closet.

While organizing the closet, it is important to actually remove the stuff you don't longer want/need. There is no point in keeping the clutter, so feel free to ask these questions in terms of all the clothes you've got. Those you don't longer want, you could donate, sell or throw away, depending on the condition.

Now, after purging, sort the stuff you're going to keep and divide them by category. Having for instance all sweaters, tank tops, skirts, jeans and whatnot seperate in their own piles/space make it so much easier to find whatever it is that you're searching for.

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If you have some scarves, necklaces etc, I found this idea a bit cute. 

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Here it is a bit more illustrated what I meant with keeping similar pieces together. You could also colour-coordinate a bit, placing all pieces in same/similar shade together.

If you want some further ideas, feel free to check out the post called How to Organize Your Wardrobe at Outside the Box Organisation Solutions. 

fredag 5. januar 2018

Friday Finds; 5 Goal Setting Worksheets To Help You Achieve Your Goals

As a lot of people think about resolutions and goals in January, I thought it would be fitting to give you readers a small list of goal setting worksheets to help you achieve your goals. Last year I wrote a post called How to Set More Manageable Goals in case you need a bit of inspiration.

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Printable Goal Worksheet
Goal Setting Printables + Tips To Achieving Your Goals in 2018
Plan To Achieve Your Year 2018 Goals
A Goal Setting Worksheet That Wasn’t Made In The 90’s
Planning Out My Goals

If you want some further inspiration, feel free to check out When was the Last Time you Set a Goal and Completed It and What is the difference between intentions and goals?.

Did you find anything of this helpful? Or do you have any goals for 2018? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

tirsdag 2. januar 2018

Making a Home; How to Organize Your Kitchen

I love to have an organized home, no doubt about it. Personally I find it easier to work and do everyday business easier if things are organized and I know where everything is. That being said, there is sometimes a difference between good organization and bad organization. Even though you've got all your paperwork in one gigantic pile, it might not be the best option.

As it is a new year and a lot of people want a clean slate, I decided I wanted to share with you some ideas in terms of organization. Today I'm goig to tackle the kitchen.

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One great option for all your pots and pans could be having rollout base cabinets. As mentioned in the caption, it allows you to utilize more of the space, plus the items are easier to access. Basically it's a win-win situation.

Vertically store the knives with a magnetic knife holder is another nifty idea. You can free up some countertop space, yet have easy access to them.

Speaking of vertical storage, not only do you clear the countertop surface, but it does also give a lot more work space and it can sometimes be a bit of a decoration in itself.

For me, a key element in kitchen organization is to have enough containers. Another big bonus is if they happen to be stackable, so they take up a bit less space.

 Speaking of organizing stuff and stackability, I think these stackable metal baskets would work wonders in terms of kitchen organization.

With this layout, it's organized, visual and therefore, all items are easy to find.

In order to make things a lot easier, you could consider to label stuff. Chalkboard labels are pretty neat, as you can write and re-write on them, depending on what you have in the containers.

 So here you've got it, a few ways to make your kitchen more organized. A final note would be to don't have more stuff than what you need. This isn't limited to the kitchen though, but as a general note. Let's face it, there's no point in having fancy gadgets and so on if one never uses uses it.

mandag 1. januar 2018

Menu Plan Monday Week 1

Happy New Year to all my readers. Not only is it January 1st, but it's also Monday, which means it's time for a new Menu Plan Monday post, courtesy of Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Even though there is this saying of "new year, new possibilities", I believe that every day is a new possibility. And with all the possibilities around, we can't go hungry, now can we?

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Here's my menu plan for the first week of 2018.

Monday; Chicken Tandoori
Tuesday; Fish Fingers
Wednesday; Chicken with Sauce
Thursday; Fish & Chips
Friday; Chicken with Sauce
Saturday; Fish & Chips
Sunday; Taco

What's on your menu plan this first week of the new year? Feel free to comment below.