Wednesday, October 27, 2010

and it was all yellow...

Lately I've been on a real organization kick. It all began with my studio...which if you remember, looked like this not so long ago:

a mess!

I sorted and donated and tossed and sorted and donated and tossed some more. Eventually, I was able to pair down my supply closet to this. I have to say, it gives me goosebumps every time I need to reach for a sharpie!
[thanks for the gorgeous flowers Nikki!]

I think the crowning achievement here was the realization that I could cover the closet's less-than-attractive wire shelving with paper borders from the teacher supply store and completely change the look for next to nothing!

After this, I moved on to organization of activities, dates, times, etc. Having tried for the last year to use my phone for all this info, I realized the electronic format wasn't cutting it. I like something tangible. Enter Megan (my organized-friend-extraordinaire) who recommended I look into the SmartDate system by Russell + Hazel. If you're not familiar with this company....oh, you should be.

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I'd purchased the super sleek executive jotters before...which I've loved.
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But...the planners! Oh, the planners! Last week I received the Apricot Mini Smartdate Set in the mail and am already sooooo organized...or at least pretending to be soooo organized. Makes me feel like I'm back in school---with the supply-shopping, withOUT the homework.
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In all fairness, the set is a little more expensive than what I'd typically allow myself to spend...but perhaps it will lead to more clients...AND it is completely up-datable, reusable AND stylish! Totally worth it.

Phase three of the organization frenzy has led me to a new website...but that's a story for another day. Stay tuned later this week for the big reveal.


Daniells said...

Love your shelves. What a smart idea! Also I am a big fan of R&H products.

Suzanna said...

how pretty! I love the teachers boarder. :) I would smile every time I looked at that closet!

Kelley Bozarth said...

I've used the smartdate system for about three years now - my first binder lasted about 1.5-2 years and is like my bible- it goes everywhere with me and holds all of my information to get through my life :) I know it's expensive, but its the best I've found - ever! enjoy!