Thursday, January 21, 2021

Organize Kids' Spaces Around your Home

My children have their toys and books everywhere. As a parent, do you feel that way too? Even if my kids have a playroom, an at-home learning center, and their own bedroom, a few of their toys end up making their way out of their room and into our adult space. To make our home more functional and happy, I love using Deflecto’s Antimicrobial Kids Storage. Here are some tips I’ve used throughout my home to keep this mom happy.


While I am making meals for the family and the kids want to keep me company in the kitchen, I like to keep their tiny hands busy with activity. Like making a menu for the family to have while we play “Fancy Restaurant” for dinner. The Antimicrobial Kids Storage Caddy is perfect for children to easily grab for a quick craft. I have some scrap paper, markers, crayons, and glue for the kids to get creative with right before it’s time for us to eat our meal. 


In my children’s playroom, the Antimicrobial Kids Rectangular Storage Bin really helps keep toys organized. I’ve used it for various food toys near the play kitchen and hand puppets right next to the puppet theatre. Organizing by color can teach children how to keep toys clean and organized also.

Children's Bedroom

In our household, we dedicate quiet time in the afternoon for the children. During that time, they can read a book, take a nap, or play alone quietly. This really helps, especially when my husband and I are working remotely from home. In the kid’s rooms, the Antimicrobial Kids Storage 2.5 Qt. Tote is perfect for storing smaller items like character figurines. Need a little more space? Simply stack multiple totes on top of each other for more space-saving storage.

Parents Room

Right before bedtime, our kids love to read. Sometimes, they love to snuggle in our master bedroom with a good book in tow. I like to use the Antimicrobial Kids Book Bin and assign a color for each child’s book. When it’s storytime, each child chooses a book from their bin and hands it over to my husband or me to read. It’s the perfect way to keep their books in our space organized.

Occasionally, I can get overwhelmed with my kids’ toys and books everywhere. I’m glad for the Antimicrobial Kids Storage system. Not only does it help keep our household organized, but it also helps reduce the spread of germs.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Tips for Getting Organized in the New Year


The New Year is the perfect opportunity for making resolutions, renewing your goals, and reorganizing your home. I like to start off each January with a deep clean and organization to set myself up for success for the new start. Here are my top 10 tips for getting organized in the New Year.

  1. Set Manageable Goals In order to stay organized, set manageable goals for yourself. Write down three things every morning that you can realistically accomplish. At the end of the day, you’ll feel more accomplished and encouraged to tackle all those little tasks.
  2. Get with the Flow When organizing your space, first declutter. A mess is necessary in order to get a good, organized flow of your area. Put most used items in easy to reach places or at eye level if it’s on a shelf. Things that aren’t used, frequently, put away in lower drawers, cabinets, shelves.
  3. Establish Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Routines -  As a busy mom and business owner, I know the importance of establishing a daily, weekly, and monthly routine. I need a clear, set routine to keep everything moving and in-order. In my office corner, I keep my daily, weekly, and monthly schedules separate. Visually, it can be overwhelming looking at my monthly calendar when I just need to know what to do just for that day, so I separate my schedules into different drawers using the Three-Drawer Organizer. That way I know exactly where and what I need for that exact moment. 
  4. Track Your Progress -  A big part of staying organized is tracking your progress for the whole family, especially for the kids. Create new and helpful habits for your little ones. I found a fun way to keep track of our progress by adding stickers to a chore chart. My daughter, Lily, loves to check off her chores with stickers. It makes keeping us organized fun and simple!
  5. Choose One Area at a Time -  Organizing can be overwhelming at times. Instead of having a large project to complete by a deadline, break it down into smaller, more manageable bites. Choose one area at a time to organize. I usually tell myself: “Today I’m going to organize my closet today.” That’s a manageable chore, instead of cleaning every single closet in my house.
  6. Find a Home for Everything - In the past, whenever me or my husband needed a nail, I used to dig through several buckets before I was able to find one. Now, I’ve started keeping all my tools, nails, and screws, perfectly organized in the garage. The Stackable Caddy Organizer Multi-Pack Bundle makes the perfect toolbox (and the rolling wheels base makes it so easy to move around to whatever project I need it for!). By finding a home for everything, I am able to simplify my life and make it less stressful. 
  7. Color Code I love color-coding. It’s so incredibly easy to get organized when everything is visually and aesthetically in order. My favorite way to do this is arranging it similar to a rainbow - white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, and black.
  8. Divide And Conquer -  Organizing is not for the faint of heart. We all need a little help to get and stay organized. That’s why I rely on my family to help me divide and conquer messy situations. Don’t be afraid to ask for a little help. When everyone pitches in, we all get the work done in time.
  9. Create New Storage Solutions If your current organization system isn’t working, it might be time to switch up your organization game. Don’t be afraid to be creative in making new storage solutions! I recently started using Tilt Bin® Interlocking Storage Organizer for my electronics. With the unique interlocking system, this organizer is perfect for keeping all my chargers, wires, and other electronic gear all in one place instead of all over the house.
  10. Set Reminders Set reminders on your calendar or phone to revisit the newly organized space to keep up the good habits. The secret to an organized home is to stay organized. By setting yourself periodic reminders, you maintain the function and order.
Now it’s time to celebrate your success in your newly organized space! The New Year is the perfect time to reinvent a new you. With these simple tips, you can achieve your organizational dreams. #DeflectoAtHome

Friday, January 8, 2021

Tips for Home Office Organization

Working in the office may look a little different this year since many of us are working from home. I don’t know about you, but I am ​so​ easily distracted. My daughter’s toys and artwork can get cluttered with my work, making it difficult to find what I need for work. That’s why it’s so important that my home office is as productive, organized, and efficient as possible. Luckily, Deflecto offers amazing storage solutions to help me focus on what’s really important for me- working on growing my small business. Here are my tips to help you keep your home office organized with Deflecto, so you can knock out your work projects instead of making it a project to find that spreadsheet for a meeting.

Featured Storage Containers:

  1. See Clearly, Think Clearly

    When organizing my space, I like to look for clear, acrylic containers like the Tilt Bin® Interlocking Storage Organizers, so that I can see everything I need right away. Visualizing all my office supplies really helps me save my mental bandwidth for project management instead of trying to recall where I placed my laptop charger. Everything from Post-it notes, measuring tapes, chargers, and cords fits so well into the clear tilt bins. The lift and lock feature makes it super simple to stack and store for more storage space- a must for my small home office.
  2. Think Outside the Box  

    I’m always thinking about innovative ways to bring creativity into my client’s products. This also translates into my home office! I love these Interlocking Stacking Organizers and the vertical space options they provide, however, I like to use them for other needs as well. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your Deflecto storage solutions to make it work for your needs! I turned my interlocking stacking organizer into a business card holder- and it works fabulously. What storage container can you use in a different way that works for your needs? 
  3. Add and Subtract

Working from home this year doesn’t have to be a chaotic, unorganized mess. Let me know which of these tips you used to maintain order so you can keep organized and productive.

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