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Remodelista: The Organized Home

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A stylish organized home is a cornerstone here at Simplified Bee. When I started my business and blog nearly a decade ago, I found a void between home organizers and interior designers. To bridge the gap and with the mission that homes could be orderly without sacrificing beauty, I set out to combine the disciplines of organization and design. The approach resonated with clients and readers.

organized desk // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbee

Recently I received a copy of a newly released book, Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick of Remodelista. Their organizational philosophy is completely in line with my own – love! This beautiful book delivers hundreds of simple and clever tips for creating an orderly, inviting and beautiful home. The Remodelista duo covers every inch of a house – including rooms that get cluttered the most often – the entryway, kitchen, bedroom closet and laundry room.  To help inspire and teach, lists and charts with organizational tricks are accompanied by hundred of gorgeous photos. One of my personal favorites is Remodelista’s simple list of daily rituals:

daily rituals for organized home // Remodelista: The Organized Home #organizedhome

I adore how this book advocates quality over quantity and stylish storage aids such as beautifully designed straw baskets, wall hooks and wooden peg rails. In addition, trays are a personal way I like to coral items and create visual order in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Loving this kitchen example featured in the book:

organized kitchen // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbee #traysorganized pot lid drawer // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbeeorganized home #quote #organizedhome

This image of a beautiful organized fridge is so inspiring! Adding it to my own list of goals.
organized fridge // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbee #organizedhome

diy cocktail party kit // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbee #organizedhomemedicine cabinet // Remodelista: The Organized Home // @simplifiedbee #organizedhome

I love this book – Remodelista: The Organized Home – and know you will too. It would be a great housewarming or new year’s gift too!

*photography by Matthew Williams and published with permission by Artisan Books

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Read full story By on November 8, 2017 in book review, Closets, Features, home organization, medicine cabinet, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, pantry, storage, Tips/Tricks

5 Favorites :: Organizing Your Home

organized mudroom #getorganized

(image via remodelista)

Hello 2017! With the new year brings new resolutions. One goal that may top your list is organizing your home. However, this can be easier said than done! Cleaning closets, organizing the entry, and clearing the clutter takes planning, time and motivation. In the spirit of getting organized in 2017, I’m sharing 5 simple ways to get organized.
ONE :: HOOKSsimple entry with hooks and bench

Entryways are a dumping ground for coats, shoes and bags. Make the space more orderly with wall hooks to hang items. I love this example by Coco.Kelley.

TWO :: BASKETSorganized linen closet with baskets

Linen closets can get messy quickly if they are not planned out. I recommend baskets with tags to keep the space well organized. Here Ballard Designs uses chic woven baskets house toilet paper and bedding.

THREE :: PIN BOARDScork wall // home office

I’m a huge fan of pin boards to keep important papers organized and top of mind. This cork wall is not only a great way to keep announcements, invites and important documents organized, it’s a decor statement. Love!

FOUR :: CLEAR STORAGE

acrylic front drawers // closet organization

Acrylic storage is a favorite of mine for obvious reasons – you can see everything inside saving so much time. I love this example of acrylic drawer front for a closet I spotted on My Domaine.

FIVE :: TRAYS

waterworks bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengetrays // organized kitchen // @simplifiedbee

I love trays for organizing. I use them throughout the house to corral items. Above are two examples of how I use trays in my own home. The first is a ceramic tray to house bathroom essentials and the second is a simple wooden tray to keep oils, spices and other kitchen items organized beautifully.

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Read full story By on January 4, 2017 in 5 favorites, Closets, Decluttering, decorative hardware, Features, goal setting, healthy home, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Tips/Tricks

8 Stylish Planners 2017

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It’s that time of year! School is back in session, fall is in the air and 2017 is just around the corner (yikes!). It’s a time when moms and students everywhere are challenged to keep their new schedules, events and activities organized. Keeping a calendar is an essential part in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and get 2017 off on the right foot. Also, keeping organized helps relieve stress. When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot.

Even though I’ve started to schedule my appointments on my iphone calendar, I still like keeping an old school day planner. I actually enjoy the process writing down appointments, events and day-to-day tasks in a traditional daily planner. Because there are so many stylish designs in a variety of price points, it was tough to narrow down my favorites!

stylish planners for 2017 // @simplifiedbee #2017 #planners

stylish planners 2017:

1 pink & white stripe // 2 gold elephants // 3 fushia dot // 4 jardin de paris // 5 modern floral // 6 geometric // 7 green foliage // 8 animal print

None of these planners caught your eye? How about these? …

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Read full story By on September 1, 2016 in daily planners, home organization, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Paperwork, time management

Organizing Tips for Kids

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ikea bookcase // kids' playroom // via @simplifiedbee

With the fresh new year, it’s a great time to establish fresh new organizing habits. Getting your kiddos organized is high on most parents’ list too. Getting kids to be organized can be a challenge and an ever changing process as they grow up. Recently I shared some of my favorite tips on organizing for kids with Pottery Barn Kids. One of my favorite is having storage options available throughout the house – including the entry, hallway/staircase and  kitchen. I’ve pulled some really super adorable and stylish options (some that can be personalized) available through Pottery Barn Kids. Most of these items are currently on sale too! Gotta love that!

organizing the kids // bins and baskets // via @simplifiedbee

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* first image :: design & styling by Cristin Priest and photography by Jenn Jacobson

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Read full story By on January 27, 2016 in baby and children, family rooms, Features, home accessories, household cleaning, Interiors, Interviews, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, playrooms, storage, Tips/Tricks