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Organized Closet on a Budget

black and white closet using Ikea // walk-in closet

An organized space is like a breath of fresh air. It calms us. For most, wardrobe closets can be some of the most unorganized spaces in their home. Therefore I always recommend closet systems to help keep reach in and walk-in closets organized.  These systems can be pricey, so when I stumbled across this gorgeous black and white organized closet – done on a serious budget – I had to share it with you.  Nina Holst of Stylizimo created a beautiful walk-in-closet using items mostly from Ikea. The DIY shoe rack created with a series of Ikea’s BYGEL towel rods and spray painted gold is brilliant!

DIY ikea shoe rack // walk-in-closetblack & white closet // organized accessories #closetblack and white walk-in-closet with vanity stylish vanity tray // walk-in closet

Don’t you love it? For more images and information about Nina’s organized closet on a budget visit her blog.

happy organizing,

cristin

* all images via Stylizimo

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Read full story By on November 11, 2014 in Closets, Decluttering, DIY, home organization, interior design, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

$500 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway by Extra Space Storage

extra storage space // giveaway on simplifiedbee.com #giveaway #storage

Downsizing yet, not wanting to part with family keepsakes and furniture? Overflowing with must keep documents or books? Simply in transition and need temporary storage? Whatever the reason, extra storage space is often times a necessity in getting organized. However, handing over your precious collections, heirloom furniture and cherished books to just any storage company can be a costly mistake. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Extra Space Storage and how they pride themselves at being the best in four different areas – customer service, cleanliness, convenience and security. With 1,000+ facilities and 25+ years in the business, their mission is clear – to make the self storage experience as convenient and hassle-free as possible. The folks at Extra Space take the business of storing people’s belongings, keepsakes and memories very seriously. Which is why their facilities implement the highest security technology, perimeter fencing and the majority have a manager that lives on site. They even have climate controlled units available for those family photos, antiques and artwork you want to preserve.

Extra Storage Space // Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway // Simplified Bee$500 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway // Extra Storage Space and Simplified Bee Blog #giveaway

To get you in the organizing mood, Extra Space Storage is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway! They will be will be giving away a $500 Home Depot gift card to be used to help the lucky winner become more organized in their lives. To enter submit a photo of your organized space using #ESSandsimplifiedbee, then like Extra Space on Facebook and follow Extra Space on Twitter. Let us know using the Rafflecopter using widget/link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY ELIGIBILITY:

  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
  • One entry per person. To be eligible, entrants must submit a photo of their well-organized space with the hashtag #ESSandsimplifiedbee, like Extra Space on Facebook and follow Extra Space on Twitter. Entrants must be a legal resident of the United States and at least 18 years old.
  • Contest begins October 7, 2014 and ends October 14, 2014 at 8pm PST. After the deadline, Extra Space Storage will select one winner out of all eligible entries in its sole and exclusive discretion.
  • The winner will be notified by email and announced on Simplified Bee’s Fan Facebook Page. The prize will be mailed to the winner within thirty (30) days of being selected.
  • Any taxes on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is offered “as is.”
  • Extra Space Storage is not responsible for late, lost, or incomplete entries. Extra Space Storage reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude the contest for any reason.

good luck and happy organizing!

cristin

*disclosure: this post was sponsored by Extra Space Storage, but all opinions are my own (as always).

 

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Read full story By on October 7, 2014 in Features, garage organization, Giveaways, Organization, organization tips, storage

Our Small Walk-in Closet Design

rough walk-in closet - simplified bee

One criteria for the new addition in our home was a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The closet space is on the small side (roughly 6′ x 7′) and because it needed to be designed for me and my husband’s clothing, it had to be highly functional. I turned to and partnered with the nice folks at EasyClosets for help designing the perfect system for our closet. Over the phone and online, I worked with an EasyClosets designer to create a custom closet that maximizes storage from floor to ceiling and delivers a super stylish look. Functional and beautiful. Love!

small walk-in closet design // EasyClosets // Simplified Bee

 

Here’s a look at the overall design. As you can see we utilized several functional storage features including full-extension drawers, double hanging rods and a fabulous slanted shoe shelf. Once I placed the order it only took a few days for the boxes to arrive. Yes, there were quite a few boxes too!

EasyClosets install // Simplified Bee #closets

 

The install was done by my husband. He knocked the whole project out in a weekend. Don’t have the time or not a weekend warrior? No worries, EasyClosets can help find a professional to install it for you.

small walk-in closet design // simplified bee

For a clean look, I selected flat drawer fronts, driftwood finish and modern chrome pulls. I love how it came together and was so excited to start filling it with our shoes clothing and accessories. Next week, I’m going to be sharing more images of our small walk-in closet design. Stay tuned!

happy organizing,

cristin

*disclosure: This post was sponsored by EasyClosets, however all opinions are my own (as always!)

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Read full story By on August 6, 2014 in Closets, home organization, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Tips/Tricks, wallpaper

8 Stylish Daily Planners 2015

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Keeping a calendar is an essential part of being organized. It’s an important step in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and start 2015 off on the right foot (which will be here before we know it!). Did you know that you can reduce stress by simply logging appointments, events and assignments in a daily planner? When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot.

Although there are some terrific online calendar apps, I still prefer writing down appointments, events and day-to-day tasks in a traditional daily planner. With so many stylish designs these days it was tough to narrow down my favorites, but here goes.
stylish day planners and agendas for 2015 // simplified bee #organizing #2015

product links:

1. Metalic myAgenda Desktop  // 2. Floral Date Book  // 3. Groovy Agenda

4. Hot Pink Planner  // 5. Green Ikat Agenda  //6. Preppy Academic Planner

7. Turquoise Life Planner  // 8. Striped Simplified Planner

do what matters - forget the rest

(via Emily Ley)

Having a hard time getting it all done even with a daily planner? Here are some Time Management Tips that may help!
happy organizing,
cristin
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Read full story By on August 4, 2014 in back-to-school, daily planners, event planning, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, overcome procrastination, Paperwork, time management, Tips/Tricks