Since Fall is now upon us, I am in the mood for “Fall Cleaning” – much like Spring Cleaning, but I seem to get motivated this time of year! A big part of cleaning for me is organizing. My kids are 16 and 22, and let’s face it, they never seem to put anything away where it is supposed to go. I have been looking for a organizing system that will make it easy for them to find a “place” for everything and put things back! I received several items from the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery line of products and they are PERFECT for what I am trying to achieve in my household. What I want to achieve is neat and tidy countertops, clearly labeled trays and drawers, and no clutter anywhere.
From the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery line, I received these items to try:
- Stack + Fit Organizer
- Dry erase weekly planner
- Spiral notebook
- Metal rim tags
- Chalkboard labels
- Accordion file
- Binder + vertical file folders
I had a blast pulling each item out of the box – and my imagination ran wild. I knew that these products would give me a great start with my organizing goals. Although I absolutely love all of the products, I am especially smitten with the Stack + Fit Organizer. It is really clever – you can purchase just what you need to make it work for YOU. You can add on as needed or desired, and depending on what you would like to store/organize. Here is a quick video that explains how the Avery Stack + Fit system works:
Last but not least, the smaller box is perfect for my business cards! I finally got to take them out of the box that they came in, and put them in a really convenient spot. I now have all of my important things right in one place. I am a happy girl!
I gave the Dry Erase Weekly Planner to my daughter, as she is a junior in high school (and very busy!), this is an at-a-glance way for her to keep on track. She told me how much this helps her, and she likes that it can be changed each week, by simply wiping off the last week’s information and adding in the new items. It is attached on the wall, next to her desk, within easy reach.
I have been using the Accordion File to keep my blogging paperwork organized. I use one slot for pending (the paperwork that arrives with products – which I refer to when composing a post), another slot for check stubs, and so on.
The Spiral Notebook is a perfect size to keep next to me at all times when I need to jot down notes, ideas or when I am on an important phone call regarding my blog. It is really sturdy, since it is spiral bound, and each pages is perforated, which makes it easy to discard old, unneeded pages.
Plus it’s really pretty!
The binder is really nice. Since I am just learning how to use coupons in a big way, this will be perfect for the coupon that I cut out from the newspaper inserts. I have some plastic sheets that will fit just right in the binder, and I can slip the coupons in each. This will help me immensely!
The Vertical File Folders are fantastic! I have never seen folders like this before, but they just make sense. It is easier to glance at papers and documents when they are vertical, rather than bending your neck sideways like I tend to do with traditional manila folders. I am going to purchase one of the magazine boxes to put these in, and oh, how much easier filing will be! Another feature I like with these is that one side and the bottom are closed, so papers won’t fall out.
I love the tags and chalkboard labels! I remember the days of using plain white address labels when I wanted to label something, but the possibilities are endless with these colorful and stylist labels and tags.
One winner will receive a Martha Stewart HOme Office with Avery Prize Pack, just like the one I received!
*Open to US residents only. Ends 10/23.
*Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery, and it’s partner Red Sky PR provided me with product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions above are mine and mine alone. Red Sky will be handling the fulfillment of the prize.