Get Organized in 2011: Suggestions for Taking Control of the Clutter

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to take charge of the clutter and get organized. If I really wanted to scare you, I would take a picture of my closet, but I will spare you the gory details! In the past two years, I have had the opportunity to try several cleaning/organizational products here at Experimental Mommy, so I thought I would share some of my favorites.

1. If my daily schedule is hectic, I feel stressed. Stress leads to mess and clutter. So, the first step in getting organized for 2011 is a fresh planner. I absolutely love the MomAgenda Planner to accomplish this task.

costume storage

Dress Up Center...adorable, right?

2. With the Christmas season coming to an end, my house has been over run with new toys and games. My favorite organizational product for toys is the Guidecraft See, Store And Take Along storage unit.  With six see through bins (with lids!) and extra shelving, I have taken back my living room!

3.  With two girls, dress up is a popular activity in my home.  The costumes, high heels and play jewelry has gotten too much for even the biggest castle!  In my search for a solution, I came across this Dress Up Center which is perfect for my princesses!

4.  Next up….wrapping paper!  Every year, I fear that we won’t have enough wrapping paper for all the gifts so I tend to over buy.  Now, my closet is full of scraps of paper, ribbon, gift bags, tags, tape and scissors and when I need it….I can’t find it….so I buy more.  See the viscous cycle?  To get organized, I plan to purchase the Rubbermaid Gift-Wrap Organizer with plenty of space to hold rolls of paper and gift bags.

Need more suggestions for getting organized in 2011?  Check out the Clean House Event on Amazon!

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  I was not compensated in any way for this post, however affiliate links are present within the post.


  1. Tricia @The Night Owl Mama says:

    ugghhh me too. I’ve already begun. Cleaning up and cleaning out

  2. You would probably have a heart attack if I showed you a picture of my living room. I need organization badly.

    2 adults, 1 5 year, 1 demon possessed cat & a less than 800 sq. ft. house = tons of clutter. It sucks. But there is literally nowhere to put anything. Our closets were made for skinny midgets.

  3. I’m in the middle of my many organizational projects and would really like to be finished before Spring, lol! I love the Rubbermaid wrap organizer, hadn’t seen it before. I’m definitely getting at least one.

  4. katherine kinnaird says:

    I should so follow these steps


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