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Panicking before you host a meal this weekend? I got you. Newest blog post: How to Host a Holiday Meal like a BOSS. #moveovermartha Linked in profile for ya. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ’πŸ» #organizedlifedesign #ontheblog #simplifycreateinspire #getorganized πŸ“· @d2pictures

We're in that weird space where we have SO much to do...but want to be on vacation! Are you working, or chilling through the New Year? (πŸ“· via @wittsenddesign)

A change in seasons is a great time to reset your goals and priorities for the year. 2017 has been incredibly different than I anticipated when I sat down to plan last December, but so much better than I could have expected! The best thing you can do is stay open and flexible to new challenges and opportunities. How has this year surprised you? #organizedlifedesign #simplifyorganizeinspire #flatlaystyle

The sun this weekend is a great reminder to rotate your wardrobe (if you haven't already!) Bring on the espadrilles and boat shoes--it feels like summer! #appleshinenyc

This is basically the best portrayal of my home life (aka our circus parade) but the only one missing is my mister and moonlight CFO for #organizedlifedesign ! Getting organized isn't about having a perfect home or completing every single task, it's about aligning your priorities so that you get the RIGHT things done so you can make space for the people and activities that fill your heart. Are you living in that freedom today? #simplifyorganizeinspire πŸ“Έ @heatherrichardson

#storagesolutions for our New York families!! We love this closet project that allowed us to incorporate whimsy in with practicality. Happy Friday! #appleshinenycβ €
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🍎 Transformation Tuesday over here at #appleshinenyc--swipe to see the BEFORE pic of this closet. It had the right idea to start but needed a little more light and (of course) more containers to allow easy sightline to πŸ‘€ what's inside. #transformationtuesday

We have box + label envy! @bungoboxhouston delivers and picks up plastic, stackable, rolling crates to store your stuff during moves, remodels and organization projects! #Repost @organized_life_design
・・・Pantry labeling is becoming my new thang, and I'm not complaining! While an organized pantry can help you in the kitchen next week, no promises of its effect on your crazy relatives. For Sanity Saving Tips to Survive the Holidays, check out new blog post! Link in profile πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ˜ #ontheblogtoday #houstonblogger #organizedlifedesign #containyourself


Uniform storage containers always look good and can add to an interior design scheme. Rows of dry goods in jars are organized by size and contents and frequency of use! Repost @theorganisedhome 🍎 #appleshinenyc

A powdered, a blueberry and a cronut walk into a bar...for the record, I don't personally eat all the sweets that I use as props but I do make my family impatiently wait until the perfect photo is captured before consuming! Happy start to August friends! #helloaugust #flatlaystyle #organizedlifedesign

Style, grace and a lil' sass... Style because organization should be as functional as it is beautiful. Grace because honey, LIFE happens! Give yourself room to breathe and space to grow. And a lil' sass 'cause I ain't gonna sugar coat it for you - treat your clutter like carriers of the zombie apocalypse virus! Clear the "visual noise" of stuff so you can focus on relationships and goals and the stuff that truly matters. πŸ’πŸŽˆπŸ’πŸ» #organizedlifedesign #simplifyorganizeinspire #boldinspiringspaces #fridayintroductions πŸ“Έ @ashleyslaterphotography

Unless you’re a Real Housewife or ’90s-era Carrie Bradshaw, odds are your bedroom closet leaves something to be desired in terms of space and storage.β €
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But that doesn’t mean a pile of sweaters needs to fall on your head every time you open the door, or that you have to dig through a heap of jeans and never-ending shoes just to find an outfit.β €
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We spoke to top organization experts in order to find out the most efficient ways for setting up a small closet. And it turns out, with a few small tweaks, you can completely change the way you feel about your closet, no matter how cramped it seems.β €
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Kick your small cluttered closet to the curb with these eight tips from the professionals. Your sanity (and your partner) will thank you.β €
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Read the whole article through the link in our bio! #appleshinenyc 🍎

Seeing double? We added another accessories board to the back of the door. The space was deep enough to accommodate and it allows for even more storage space. We used @thecontainterstore Board Boxes this time, since the door would be opening / closing often and we didn't want things falling off the shelves. Plus those hooks are perfect for key rings. β €πŸ“·: @philipandrewgarber β €
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You can find our Elfa faves by following the link in bio!β €
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🍎 Is it crazy that we're already seeing #backtoschool stuff in our online ads? Or are they just phishing us because we're #professionalorganizers? Either way--it's never too early to start gathering the cute and helpful little things that make up a successful school year! Does anyone else love back-to-school shopping as much as we do? #appleshinenyc

We do love a drawer divider to keep things in check. It may seem super OCD but make sure to wrap all cords as tight as possible to prevent tangles and an unsightly mess. #appleshinenyc πŸ“·: @philipandrewgarber

End the work week in full on office productivity mode πŸ‘ŠπŸ» (or don't...) But at least swipe through this collection of #organizereyecandy and savor this thought for the weekend: drawer dividers give your office drawers purpose. Don't deprive your drawers of their purpose. K πŸ‘‹πŸ» that's all! love, #appleshinenyc πŸ“·: @philipandrewgarber

Put the things you need access to the least high and away. πŸ“Έ @heatherrichardson Repost @organized_life_design

We love this organized linen closet! Target makes great baskets to hold bath supplies and toilet paper, plus one on the floor to act as a hamper. πŸ“·: @thehomeedit #appleshinenyc

#appleshinenyc's 5 Top Tips For A More Organized Closet! Watch our #oneminutetip video we made with @apartmenttherapy -- let us know if you use any of these methods already or if you have any new ideas as a result!

When we were interviewed by @apartmenttherapy, they asked us some great questions! Get the full interview by clicking the link in our bio. #appleshinenycβ €
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AT: What is the biggest challenge of small space living?β €
🍎: The biggest challenge I see is creating a space that lets you feel warm, content and healthy without the benefits of actual space and room.β €
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AT: What does your small space afford or allow you to do?β €
🍎: It affords me to live in Manhattan (as opposed to a borough). I find it tough to justify paying an exorbitant amount of money on rent, especially in a city that keeps you busy and occupied outside of your apartment. Accepting a smaller living space allows for great trade-offs: location; more money for savings; less stress with your paycheck.

#appleshinenyc pro tips on how to keep everything neat and tidy: I always pick up after myself. A small space can be very stressful when cluttered so everything has its place and stays in it. I do a grand "move-out" of old items about five times a year, with the weekly removal of quick recycling (mail, wrappers, boxes, etc.), donations (books, jewelry, that sweater that just doesn't work anymore) and other things past their prime (cards, magazines, even condiments in the refrigerator).β €
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You can read the full interview with @apartmenttherapy by clicking the link in bio!

Label your drawers! Seems like a no-brainer, right? It's important for more reasons than identifying the contents of that drawer--labeling also helps keep YOU honest and means you have to keep editing your supplies to make sure everything is in its right place. #appleshinenyc

This closet came with only one shelf, leaving the vertical space too high to maximize. So we removed the shelf and put side-by-side drawer units instead. Yes, we could've left the shelf and used boxes, but when you need ready access to storage items, drawers make it easier to use the vertical space. Plus the solid countertop gives a prep area when you need to take things in / out. #appleshinenycβ €

Unless you like living Groundhog Day, you probably don't buy the exact same food every week. Keep baskets labeled broadly - for this family we went with Cheesy, Sweet, Nutty, Salty and Fruity! πŸ§€πŸ­πŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ #organizedlifedesign #simplifyorganizeinspire #pantryorganization #organizedpantry #kitchenorganization #organizedkitchen #containyourself

Did you know you can choose a countertop instead of an open drawer for the top of your drawer unit? We picked this white melamine top to keep the look clean and bright. Plus, it gives extra storage for oddly-shaped items that don't quite fit inside the drawers. #appleshinenycβ €
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See more of our favorite organization items--link in the profile!

You never need a reason to party... so why not keep your party supplies organized and displayed in something like this Elfa utility drawer? #appleshinenycβ €
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Find the drawer set--link in profile

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