organized living

5 steps to get a free new wardrobe through organizing!

1. Come up with 3 words that describe your style.
I suggest sitting down with paper and a pen and writing down every word that comes to mind when you think of your clothes and your style. Wild, edgy, sexy, girly, sporty, casual, fun etc. Begin narrowing them down to 3 depending on how you want to appear 90% of the time. The other 10% is for lounge wear - sweats and yoga clothes included. 

2. Pull every clothing item out of your closet and drawers.
The goal here is you want to look at your clothes with a new perspective and in order to achieve that you need to take your clothes out of their normal environment.

3. Sort each item and place them into matching piles - and be specific.
For example: take all of your tops and separate them into these piles such as: skinny tanks, sleeveless shirts, t-shirts, long sleeve, blouses

4. Touch everything individually. Ask yourself how it makes you feel. If there’s joy and utter happiness it stays. Anything that gives you neutral or negative feelings goes. The idea here to be surrounded by only the things you love and that make you really really happy. Can you imagine what that’s like?

5. After you decide what you’re going to keep take a look at those 3 style words from step 1 that you decided on. Does every clothing item match at least one of those 3 words?
If not, pass it on. 

I hope your newly organized closet gives you inspiration every time you open the door. And ideas for new outfits and the courage to wear them out.
Please share your experiences below!

5 ways to keep your pet organized


1. Store all leashes and collars by the door you use most with your pet.
-this gives you quick and easy access to the things you need when you're ready to take your pet outside, for a walk or for a ride in the car.  

2. Use different colored containers for treats instead of individual labels.
-since you're most likely buying different kinds of treats all the time, colors are the best way to identify the treats without wasting labels. 

3. Keep a toy box in your living room for easy clean up.
-and if you can teach your pet to put their toys back in the basket when they're done playing with them, all the power to you!

4. Keep a pet blanket in your living room.
-if your pet is allowed on furniture keep a blanket close by to help keep excess fur off your couch or chair. 

5. Keep your vet records in the console of your car.
-the time you'll need your pet records most is when you're going to the vet or when you're traveling and this way they will be easily accessible to you when you need them most and not forgotten at home. 



Mother's Day Offer

For me, inspiration for living an organized lifestyle came from my Mother. She taught me to always put things back where they belong and how to leave a place better than I found it.
In honor of her, this Mother's Day, Haven has a special offer:
schedule your Mom and receive her first hour FREE. 
She deserves it!

founder of Haven