A lot of people put "get organized" at the top of their resolution list for the New Year. Wouldn't it be great to have your house look like the ones in the magazines and catalogs with the perfectly lined up canisters in the pantry and the garage with nothing out of place? The truth is that few people actually keep their houses as neat and organized as they look in magazines. There are stylists that make sure everything is lined up just so in those photographed homes. I know because I've done it many times. But most of the items they use to make those homes look so great are easily accesible to you too.
Even though your house may not end up being magazine ready, you can still have an incredibly organized home without spending a fortune to get it. And an organized home leads to a more organized mind and an overall sense of calmer surroundings which will reduce your stress level, make you more productive, and save you time. These ten products may not be as exciting as a new pair of shoes or a new kitchen, but you'll be amazed at how much one small object can change the way you live.
One of the easiest ways to stay organized and reduce clutter is to catch it as soon as it comes in the door. Place a mail center in an easy to access spot. As soon as the mail comes into the house, sort out the bills that need to be paid, invitations that need to be responded to, and anything that requires follow-up. Ditch all of the junk mail and you'll have a neat stack of things that need to be attended to. This desk organizer provides ample space for your ingoing and outgoing mail as well as plenty of storage for stamps, return address labels, stationery, and other home office supplies. (Home Office Desk Organizer, $149)