Organizing Gifts Galore!
It’s that time of year again – gift-giving time! Not sure what to get the most or least organized on your list? Here is a gift guide that will satisfy every beloved Type-A, Neat Freak, and Minimalist Extraordinaire…and those striving to be!
Labels:: Because everything has a place. Our favorites include a handheld label-maker from brother that allows you to label on-the-go. Jokari also makes erasable labels great for kitchen food containers, crafts bins, you name it. Another great erasable option with a stylish touch are these chalkboard erasable labels from Kitchen Supreme.
Electronics:: Never lose your keys, bike, tablet, even pet again with the Chipolo Item Finder. These Container Store keychain tags sync with your smartphone to help you keep track of your belongings. Stop struggling with adapters and power strips with this handy 4-Port USB Wall Charger, and when it’s time to pack up, keep those cords untangled with a cord taco. Also be sure that those electronics stay clean with an OXO Cleaning Brush. And because organizing is best with background music, consider a subscription to Spotify or Pandora.
Books:: Books are for more than designing your Pin-worthy fantasy bookshelf. Your professional of amateur organizer will have a hard time tearing their eyes from these pages except for the motivational boost to get things spick and span! Check out Brene Brown’s Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Judith Kolberg’s Getting Organized in the Era of Endless: What To Do When Information, Interruption, Work and Stuff are Endless But Time Is Not, Donna Smallin’s Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life, and Peter Walsh’s It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff.
Household:: This Tosca Dish Riser is ideal for minimal kitchen organization with clean lines and basic color options. And when moving from kitchen to serving try this lacquered serving tray from the Container Store. Next, get rid of the junk drawer and messy mud room. This reclaimed wood chalkboard from Houzz which makes for a great calendar or note board also features a shelf for holding onto your knick knacks and hooks for hanging jackets and scarves.
Travel + Storage:: Stop them from digging through their bucket bag with a purse organizer from MochiThings which comes in various sizes and colors. Perfect for travel, the Container Store offers different pouch sizes and varieties like these and these, or this great canvas 4-pack from Klein Tools. Expecting to get wet? Try this Dry Spell Floating Pouch!
Planning + Productivity:: Journal and map out your dreams and goals with The Desire Map Planner, a weekly planner that weekly, monthly, and yearly spreads; motivational blurbs, and weekly to-do lists. Or, start from scratch designing your own bullet journal with a class Moleskin journal. And for that daily does of reality take a peak at these #Truthbomb Card Decks from Danielle Laporte.
Rest + Relaxation:: Naturally lift or set the mood for any space with an essential oil diffuser. There are a number of retailers these days, so read reviews and take your pick on Amazon. Prefer incense to oils? Try this 5-piece bundle from Shoyeido.
Stocking Stuffers:: Great things come in small, and often tidy, packages. Stuff the stocking with miniemergency kits that save the day in pinch, a Guard Your ID Roller Stamp that uses encrypted ink to cover up secure information on discarded mail, a portable screen cleaner to take care of smudges on all of our touch-screen devices, MochiThings earphone organizers to keep those cords in check, or a Build Your Own Mantra Cuff to remind them to stay kind, be strong, or maybe even just breathe.