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Bins and Labels – An Organized Person’s Best Friends

Leanne hosts an organizing linky party every other Wednesday. I love to organize things so I knew her blog would be right up my alley. She is so sweet and comes over to my linky party every Friday and always makes nice comments on my posts. My goal is to participate in her linky party every time she hosts, but I don’t really have any new organizing projects this week. Not to say that I didn’t organize anything!!! Hey, I’m a kindergarten teacher and a mother… organizing is my life! So, today’s post is a little of this and a little of that from around my house and my classroom.

Bins are essential for organizing books in my classroom.

This is the art cubby for my kids at home. Notice the nice containers for markers!

The bins in the laundry room hold hats, light bulbs, shoe care, bags, swim toys, etc.

I recently reorganized the bins in the garage.

We have bins in my daughter’s room for all of her toys.

The labeled bins in the pantry are for the Costco overflow.

Are you seeing a trend? Bins, boxes, cubbies, and LABELS are my best friends. Just because everything HAS a place doesn’t mean I’m ALWAYS organized, but it’s a start.

Here are a few parties I like to participate in.

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The Comments

  • Shel at Dreamy Nest
    May 27, 2010

    Cute!! I'm an organize freak – well, in my mind at least.

    I sooooo WANT to do this and strive to do this, but never get this far. Bins and baskets yes. Labeling – uhm, well.. I dream about it. Thanks for the tips!

  • Heather
    May 27, 2010

    Very nice! Smart idea to use the jump rings for baskets with openings! You are one organized gal:)

  • malia
    May 27, 2010

    this is my dream come true! you are inspiring me to whip out my label maker ( – :

  • Laura
    May 27, 2010

    Wow this looks awesome. Great job!!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  • Jill from Women Who Do It All
    May 27, 2010

    Wow, looks great!!! You've got some good ideas here, I think I'll feature it when I do my feature post!

  • handbags*n*pigtails
    May 28, 2010

    Where'd you find those black(?) organizers with the little holes in them? I really like em:)

  • Lanie Ree
    May 28, 2010

    Yay for organization! This turned out great.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts.

  • Leanne
    May 28, 2010

    Ahhh, bins, totes, baskets and labels. All my favorite things. Everything looks so amazing. We are definintely organizing buddies. Thanks for linking again. You always have the best organizing ideas.

  • Room to Inspire
    June 1, 2010

    Oh, these are are such lovely photos! I love to see everything in its place – although, like you, things tend to not "always" be in the right spot! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.