My favorite trick for organizing my closets cheaply is to buy a clear, plastic shoe organizer. At just $7.99 at Target, I can stuff those pockets full of little items that get lost in a large closet (and the clear pockets allow me to see exactly what I’ve stuffed in there). I use them for scarves, socks, belts, jewelry, ties, toiletries, tools, and even shoes, occasionally. Since it utilizes unused space on the back of a door, it makes me even happier!
Last summer, I knew I should be lifting weights to tone and strengthen, but with a little girl around, it was difficult to figure out a good time to squeeze in a workout. This is when I decided that if I could incorporate my daughter into my workout, I’d be spending time with her and exercising at the same time! At the time, I was in the habit of walking while pushing my daughter in the stroller, but I didn’t feel I was getting enough exercise. So that’s when I stepped it up a bit. Here’s what I started doing and have found it tremendously beneficial. (more…)