Daily Deal: Defeat Desk Clutter with a Computer Organizer

Don’t miss out on Day Three of our Black Friday Deals. With all the online holiday shopping we’re doing at home, it’s hard to ignore the disorganization or holiday mess we accumulate around our desks or computer areas. Defeat desk clutter with the efficient Computer Organizer. The stand raises your monitor 4-inches for comfortable viewing, adding storage underneath and on both sides. It also has a built in drawer underneath for keeping notes, pens and supplies out of sight and within reach. Don’t wait for New Year’s to start getting organized around the house. Find storage for Christmas, and gifts for everyone on your list with Lakeside’s Black Friday deals, available right now. And keep reading for facts about Santa’s worldwide Christmas trip.


Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 23rd)

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DAY THREE Holiday Fun Fact:

Santa Claus covers nearly 175 million miles in his worldwide Christmas Eve tour. He also has to consume over 260 million calories from cookies alone, and deliver over 20 million presents that would weigh around 700 million pounds. Santa also has to speak hundreds of languages to read all those notes and say “Merry Christmas” when necessary. Read on to learn several of those Christmas greetings from around the globe.


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Christmas Greetings from Around the World
Over 160 countries officially celebrate Christmas. With so many nations celebrating Christmas in so many different languages, it follows that a typical Christmas phrase like Merry Christmas is only one of hundreds of greetings from around the world. Take a quick trip around the globe and impress your friends during the holiday season with these unique Christmas greetings from every one of our planet’s seven continents.

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Pinteresting Picks for November

As the holiday crush begins, the impulse to organize our homes and make extra room becomes a strong one. Our Pinterest followers have been spending a lot of time this month looking for new and decorative ways to make their spaces function better. After the organization is done, don’t forget to add some new decorative touches to renew your home before holiday guests arrive. Here are The Lakeside Collection’s Pinteresting Picks for November.

Carry just about anything in this Oversized Utility Tote!

Carry just about anything in this Oversized Utility Tote!

 

Shot Glass Display Shelf organizes your collection with ease.

Shot Glass Display Shelf organizes your collection with ease.

Organizing your bags in the Over-the-Door Purse Storage may help extend the life of their straps while utilizing space behind a door.

Organizing your bags in the Over-the-Door Purse Storage may help extend the life of their straps while utilizing space behind a door.

 

A Set of 2 Window Tie-Backs creates a different look for your existing curtains.

A Set of 2 Window Tie-Backs creates a different look for your existing curtains.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

When it is time to get organized, it is easy to feel intimidated. Not only does the thought of sorting through your rooms seem overwhelming, so does the potential cost of the project. Try some smaller, less expensive changes to make your home run better and give you more time to enjoy a pitcher of lemonade or iced tea. Get started with the Lakeside Selection: our choice of favorite items for the week.

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Keep things tidy with a Set of 2 Silicone Counter Gap Covers.

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Trash-Ease 13-Gallon Bag Holder is a simple way to clean up at campsites, picnics and at home.

 

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This huge bag lets you tote multiple loads at once. The Oversized Laundry Tote features a trendy print on a very large and spacious bag.

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Fast and affordable, Brick and Siding Clips help you decorate without causing damage to your home.

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Your family will love to help themselves to a refreshing beverage with the ergonomic Shatter-Resistant Pitcher.

 

Home Organization 101

The start of a new year always feels refreshing, and it’s a time we all feel extra motivated to get our lives on track. Organization is one of the keys to a comfortable and successful year, so we’ve got you covered with these great tips to help you get started on a more organized life.

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Identify Clutter Culprits

Whether you’re a Feng Shui fan or not, we can all agree that a cluttered home can feel much more cramped and demotivating than an organized one. Start by identifying the areas of your home that are prone to attracting clutter, such as the entryway, the laundry room, your dresser, or the kids’ play area. If you’re low on space, think outside the box a little with hanging organizers, or repurpose items meant for a different part of the house.

Use Magnets For Small Objects

Sure, that fridge of yours might be a bit of an eyesore, with all the random magnets and yellowing receipts you saved so you could return something, but magnets don’t have to be the problem. You can use a magnetic strip in your bathroom to organize small metal items like bobby pins and nail clippers, or as a place on the fridge to organize your spices. (TIP: Use old baby food jars for spice organization by placing the lid-side against the metal fridge.) You can even use a magnetic tin rack in the bathroom to organize these items, which is even better than the strip because the tins will hold non-metal items as well, including hair clips and bands, studded earrings, cotton swabs, lip gloss and more.

Get Cords and Cables Out of Sight

Cords and cables are a huge contributor to a messy home, but luckily people all over the web have come up with hundreds of ways to keep them organized and out of site. You can roll them up nicely and organize them in toilet paper rolls, or clamp an office clip to the edge of a table or nightstand and run your charger cord through the end, letting it rest perfectly in sight without falling to the ground or getting tangled.

Another option when using a surge protector for multiple electronics, such as behind the television or under the desk, is to mount the surge protector in an accessible area, then wrap up the slack cords and secure them with a rubber band. Everything will stay organized and out of sight. Finally, if you have no good way to hide a messy surge protector in furniture, get a decorative cube box with a lid (wooden looks good) and cut a hole in the back. Place the surge protector inside and run all cables through the back hole. This is great for cube storage entertainment systems or standing desks.

Hang More Things

Do you have too many earrings and necklaces to fit in your jewelry box? We all know they’ll just turns into one big metal knot, with you heading to the store to stock up on more necklaces and dangly earrings. Instead, organize them by hanging them individually on a mesh jewelry holder or a large metal rack. You can also use this as a place to store decorative items like photos, as well as useful things like coupons and receipts. Another option for hanging is a pegboard. You can get numerous hooks to organize anything from kitchen utensils, pots, and pans, to outdoor garden tools, power tools, and anything you keep in your garage. They’re also great for hanging brooms and mops, or organizing your laundry room.

Buy More Space

No, this doesn’t mean you need a bigger home, it just means you should be willing to spend a little money on organization sometimes. Sure, if you’re great at DIY projects, you can make most organizers, but those of us who attract clutter also have a tendency to procrastinate on projects (which is where a lot of that clutter comes from). Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and spend a little time online or make a trip to one of those amazing stores with organization ideas for everything. With the right inspiration, you can double your home’s storage space and free up the kitchen table for things like eating together as a family.

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5 Easy Ways to Get Organized at Home

Beverly-Hills-Polo-Club-StorageBeing organized for some people is easier said than done. Many of us have days where we take the time to clean and organize our home to perfection. Fast forward a week or two later and we are back at square one. So how can you crack the organization code and keep your clutter at bay? Check out these five easy ways to get organized.

Find Multiple Uses for Everyday Items
Organizing can be expensive if you start buying a ton of containers and other organizing must-haves. This doesn’t have to be the case. Have some empty jewelry boxes you’re about to throw out? Instead, paperclip the boxes together and make handy drawer organizers for pens, pencils and other miscellaneous items.

Shower hooks are also a great way to hang your hand-bags in your closet. This allows you to keep your purses at eye-level and gets them off the floor. A win, win. Real Simple had the genius idea of using an old tissue box as a plastic bag dispenser—who would have thought?!?

Think Togetherness
The bathroom is a great example of how things can get messy fast. Women have tons of make-up products, hair products and let’s not forget all the lotion. Instead of having everything thrown on top of the vanity, start by grouping like products together. Once you know what items go with what it’s time to contain the clutter with a basket, box or other bathroom storage device. You’ll be surprised how much more room you’ll get by doing this.

Bring it to the Kitchen
Do you use wire shelving in other areas of your home? Why not incorporate some shelving inside your refrigerator? TidyMom has some other great ideas for your fridge–you can check them out here. Other shelving ideas work wonders in the kitchen. Organize your never ending spice collection with some shelves inside your cabinet door. This frees up countertop space and precious shelving inside your cabinets.

When in Doubt Go Vertical
Shelves are great for numerous reasons. They can add style to a room, bring more storage to small areas and in some instances both. If you are running short on space, think about how you can store items on a shelf. Not a fan of showcasing clutter? There are creative ways around this. If you have a bookcase that has more than books on it—hang a curtain over it. This adds color to the room and hides your items you don’t want on display.

Everything Needs a Place
This is the most important part of organizing. If you don’t have a place for something—find one. Make sure everyone in the family understands where things go and stick to the rules. This might be a big change for your family so become a stickler for the rules at first. After a couple weeks, your new organization schedule will become routine and no one will think twice.

Organizing takes time and dedication. There will be bumps in the road, but eventually it will become second nature. Studies have shown clutter can increase stress, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed. Taking the right steps to a clutter free home can drastically decrease all of these symptoms. Setbacks may happen, but that’s ok. Eventually you’ll have a great looking home that reduces stress at the same time.

Do you have some great organizing tips we missed? Share your favorite tips in the comments below.