Flourishing Contentment: The Challenge Review

Flourishing Contentment: The Challenge Review

We introduced it in October and I completed it in November. 

What am I talking about?? This challenge. You can get all the details in that post (I encourage you to check it out!), but the short of it is this: declutter every day and don’t bring anything new into your home. Simple enough. 

Through the course of the challenge, I decluttered 465+ things. Wow! That’s a lot of extra stuff that was just taking up space and energy. 

You may have followed along with this contentment challenge journey on my Instagram stories where I documented my decluttering every single day. In case you missed it, they’re saved to my highlights as inspiration and encouragement for you.

Throughout the process, a lot of you had questions about what I was doing. You may be thinking you could never do it. That certainly isn’t true, but continue reading to help overcome objections you may have. If you still have questions to hurdles to jump that I didn’t discuss, let me know in the comments and we’ll work through them together. 

How the challenge went

The challenge went really well! I honestly enjoyed it, especially once I implemented the tips I will share next. It wasn’t easy, hence the word “challenge,” but I believe it was well worth the effort.

I was 100% for the decluttering portion. The no spend aspect was harder for me. In this challenge I determined that “no spend” meant not buying new things, so dinner with a friend, gifts, or buying extra food for a gathering was totally okay.

As we all know based on the insane amount of emails and commercials, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in November. I did spend money, but I think they were super reasonable purchases and the sales definitely helped. We purchased a new vacuum (much needed since we were still using the one I had in college), and new cups and a blade for our Nutribullet that we use daily (the others were super old and weren’t working anymore). I’d say that’s a win! 

I feel more peace in my home and like my spaces better because there’s more room and less junk. Most of the things we have left are things that we actually like and use. It’s amazing what a difference a month can make.

Tips for your challenge

  • Make a list of all the areas to declutter in your home: I did this before the challenge began because I’ve been trying to declutter anyways. It was helpful for me to see a big picture and helped me formulate a game plan. It also made me feel better because it was all down on paper instead of being an abstract idea in my head 🙂 
  • Set aside a space out of the way for sale/donation items: For me, this was our guest room closet. It’s best that this space is not one you need to declutter (since you’ll be adding more things to it) and ideally out of sight. This is where your sale and donation items will live until the end when you can drop off or put together a yard sale. 
  • Go area by area: Start in one area of your home and declutter in that space each day until it’s totally decluttered. For example, your bathroom or your closet. Don’t forget about drawers and cabinets — get into all the nooks and crannies. 
  • Get ahead if needed: You may not have a lot of time each day to declutter or you may know you have a really busy day coming up. If I had free time, I would use it to get ahead of the game and declutter in advance. I still stayed on track for the challenge, but I didn’t stress myself out by adding more to my plate on an already busy day. 
  • Have accountability: Accountability can be internal like a tracker or external like a friend or social media. Being able to see your progress will help keep you motivated to continue. A tracker would be especially helpful if you don’t start on the first of the month. 

What I learned

We have way too much stuff. I have been decluttering little by little over the last few years, but I still had SO much stuff to get rid of. 

New things are always coming in our home via mail, gifts, purchases, etc. With this in mind, I can be more intentional about what I bring in. I have a much better idea of what we have and what we need, so I can purchase based on that.

I have found more contentment through this challenge. Buying things still make me excited, but that happiness is usually short lived. I can wait to buy things in order to make sure it’s worth bringing in. You have a choice about what you fill your space with. 

It was helpful to have the set number of items to get rid of each day because it helped me be more ruthless. There were things that were easy to part with, but there were also things that felt sentimental and it was harder. I can release emotional ties to things because they’re just things. Letting go of something doesn’t mean the sentiment goes away too. I can appreciate whatever that thing was and the purpose it served and then make space for more joy and peace. 

We are blessed to be able to have a lot of nice things, but some of these things don’t benefit us anymore. What has become clutter for me can be used to bless someone else. If it’s still in good condition and useful in general, it was important for me to set that aside to be used by someone else in the future. We are blessed to be a blessing. 

Now it’s your turn. 

I think it’s always a good time to reevaluate what is “living” in your home. This time of year is especially great as we’re bringing lots of new things in and thinking about a fresh start.

If you’re up for it, I challenge you to take on the Flourishing Contentment Challenge in January. Let me know if you accept. I’d love to cheer you on and be a resource to help you.

How to plan your productive week

How to plan your productive week

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There is such joy for me in the space between rest and productivity. My favorite day is one that combines both — a restful pace while still crossing things off my to-do list and making progress. That may not sound enjoyable to everyone, but I have a hard time with plain old rest. It’s something I’m working on. BUT I do believe there’s a time and place for productivity. That’s what allows you the time and space for the rest, right? Work hard, play (or rest) hard.

As someone who enjoys productivity, I thought it would be helpful to break down how I plan my week to optimize my time and energy. Of course, this is going to mean being intentional. Intentionality is going to make all the difference in taking you from busy to purposeful.

I plan out a week at a time. A month is too much to think about and things can change in the day-to-day that might affect my overall plan. A day at a time isn’t enough because I don’t want to overlook something by planning so short-sighted. So a week it is! Of course, do what works best for you! If you’re just starting out, try the weekly method with my tips and adjust as needed!


Use a planner

Take your pick: paper or digital. Having somewhere to jot everything down is not only going to help keep everything straight, but it’s going to save you from a lot of headaches. I have been using a planner since middle school and it’s obviously evolved quite a bit since then. For 2018 I’ve been using a daily Simplified Planner and I’m in love!

If I don’t write things down, it becomes overwhelming and I’m likely overstretched because I said yes to everything without really noticing. That isn’t where you want to live. If you take nothing else from this, my biggest tip is to get all of that stuff you have to remember out of your head. Now that you have your planner, lets get to planning!

First: list out what’s already scheduled

meetings, appointments, must do’s for certain days, etc.

My Pure Barre classes actually fall into this category too since I book all my classes for the week on Sunday nights. I work in real estate and the community I’m in may vary depending on the day, so that’s the first thing I list for each day. I will also make a note of anything that’s already been determined such as a sales meeting, professional development class, dentist appointment, etc.

While I’m adding these items to the respective days, I make note of the time the commitment begins if it’s specific. This is helpful for 2 reasons: 1) so I know when I’m expected to be somewhere and 2) so I can create buffer time as we’ll discuss soon. I’ll schedule everything else around these items because I’ve already made the commitment.

Second: schedule in what should get done

errands, to do’s, workout, self-care, etc.

These are items that may or may not be tied to a specific day, but should get done during the week. Things like grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, scheduling a haircut, etc. Since I’ve already written down the commitments and times, I can add these in where there’s open time. Bonus, if I can add these to a trip I’m already scheduled to make, such as stopping by the bank on my way to work since it’s close by. This will save time, gas, and get those items taken care of!

Third: schedule in what you would like to do

dinner dates, fun stuff, house projects, etc. 

These are the extras! It’s great to build fun things into your week or even just things I’ve been wanting to do. The commitments are scheduled, the to-do type important items are scheduled. Now I can see the space to use however else I want! Maybe a girls night to a new restaurant downtown. Maybe working on that project around the house I’ve been thinking about for a while. Make time for the things that light you up and bring you joy! When we aren’t intentional with our schedules, these things are usually the first to go, but intentionality gives them room. What a benefit of planning!


Remember, you don’t have to do it all! Things can always be moved to the next week or be dropped completely. Maybe it can be outsourced or it’s just no longer important. You can keep a running list for things that fall here if you’re worried about needing to take care of it for later.

We’re talking about filling in our week based on priorities, but that doesn’t mean every single minute needs to be filled. You can (and probably should) leave white space in your week. Time that isn’t necessarily devoted to anything. Call it planned spontaneity, but this will give you the space to add in something else or just completely rest. We don’t want to jam pack our weeks on the regular because that only leads to burn out. Productivity and joy cannot exist long-term when we’re operating from a burnt out place. You know what they say about pouring from an empty cup…

With that being said, don’t be afraid to leave time buffers. In busy seasons, especially when I was planning our wedding and had a lot on my plate, I would plan things back to back to back. This set me up for failure because if one thing ran over time or got started late, everything else got messed up too. That would only lead to more stress and then more things I had to add to my list to reschedule and coordinate. Yuck!

I hate being late to things, but I often was because I wouldn’t allow enough time. Now I’m sure to leave a reasonable gap between items and allow time for travel. I find it’s usually better to overestimate how much time I’ll need. Sometimes that means I’ll be early to things, which is great, but may feel like a waste of time depending on how early I am. I always try to keep something productive with me like a book and my planner so I have the opportunity to read and maybe even plan.

Busyness does not equal success, worth, or value. Productivity means intentionally taking care of what’s important to you. Busy is just adding a bunch of stuff to your plate and trying to carry it all. We don’t need that. Your time, energy, and peace are worth more than that. YOU are worth more than that!

What is one thing you’re going to be sure to plan for next week?


How to stay organized with a busy schedule

How to stay organized with a busy schedule

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We are all busy.

Commitments, work, family, friends, responsibilities, chores. And the list goes on, right?

It’s been an especially busy season in the Torres household with the preparation of opening up the ice cream shop amongst everything else. It can be challenging and overwhelming as you enter a new season, especially a busier one.

Stress and burnout are common because we feel like the days are slipping past us and we don’t have a grip on the things that matter. That’s why I’m sharing my tools and tricks that have helped keep me on track and make progress in the areas that are important to me. Busy can be fruitful. It’s going to be inevitable at times, so lets be intentional in making the most of it!

Set your goals

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?

One simple thing that has made a huge impact for me is setting and writing down my goals. This is a chance for me to look at where I’ve been and plan for where I want to go. It doesn’t always work out the way I have planned, but it’s a place to start.

My favorite tool for goal setting is my Powersheets*. This is an intentional goal planner that allows me to learn more about myself, my goals, and my intentions through prep work. It’s a place where I can see my progress and plan for what’s ahead. I make sure my “busy” is purposeful (and organized!) by cultivating what matters and letting go of the rest. It’s easier said than done sometimes, but it’s made it so much easier to say “no” to things when I’ve already realized what’s in alignment for this season.

Now you don’t have to use the Powersheets to make this happen (although I highly recommend them because they’re amazing)! You can start by simply writing down goals you have in the different areas of your life.

Health. Friends. Spouse/Significant Other. Family. Finances. Spiritual + Personal Growth. Work. Recreation.

Not every area will be important in every season, but you can use as a guide and focus on what’s most important to you right now. You might be in a season of a brand new job, so the Work area is important to cultivate, but maybe recreation isn’t for right now. And that’s okay.

Use a planner

In the spirit of “not everything is important all the time,” not everything needs to make it into your planner. If you’re someone who doesn’t use a planner of some sort, I honestly don’t know how you function. I’ve kept a planner for years and years. My current favorite is the Simplified Planner*, but find that works best for you!

There have been seasons where I overwhelm myself because I pile too much onto my plate. Reserve your “yes” for those things that move you closer to where you want to be. Again, not everything is important or right for this season.

I’ve also gotten myself into trouble when I’ve committed to something, but forgot to add it to my planner. Now any commitment goes right into my Simplified Planner. Every meeting, appointment, Pure Barre class, friend date, reminder, anything. It all gets written down so nothing gets overlooked or forgotten.

This has made life so much easier because I don’t have to store all this information in my head. I can make sure I’m not overcommiting myself and that I’m using my time well. I feel a lot less frazzled and more organized when my days are straight!

Keep a running list



If I don’t write something down, usually I’ll forget it. This used to drive me crazy! Busy season or not, I’m sure there are moments where something pops into your head that you need to remember, like pick up dry cleaning or don’t forget to grab milk at the store, but the next moment you’re sidetracked by something else and forget. This only makes the busyness feel more crazy.

I don’t always have my planner on me, but I pretty much always have my phone. So I use it to my advantage! I used to keep a “to do list” in the notes section on my phone, but this got a bit cluttered. For a while I’ve been using an app called MinimaList and it’s amazing! I can quickly add things to my list and it serves as an external brain for me, remembering everything so I don’t have to. From there I can add things to my planner as needed or just let it live in my app until it’s crossed off (yes it gives you the satisfaction of crossing items off a list!)

Just last night I was laying in bed and thought of a few things I needed to get done today. Instead of letting this keep me up trying to make sure I remembered, I simply added it to my list and moved on. I set it up as a widget on my main screen so it’s easily accessible and used all the time!

Prep your food

You’re probably sick of hearing about this, but I cannot stress enough the magic of meal prep! Or at least ingredient prep! What I mean by this is instead of prepping your whole meal and putting it together, you prep the ingredients so they’re ready when you are. This seems less overwhelming to me and I can mix and match the ingredients to make different meals.

I really got back into meal prepping again during my Whole30. It’s such a dream to have good, healthy food ready to go especially when you’re super busy and/or super hungry. Yes, in a situation like that you could just hit the drive through, but food prepping saves you time and money. Plus it’s usually healthier! Win-win-win!

I feel more relaxed and enjoy my food more when I’m not trying to scramble putting things together to cook it. Set aside 30 minutes this week to plan your meals (they don’t have to be fancy). Make your grocery list based on your plan and what you already have. Go to the grocery store. Then set aside 1-2 hours prepping whatever you can! It does take time up front, but it will save you so much time and hassle throughout the week.

I took it a step further and got my lunch boxes ready for a few days and that made me feel like I was queen of the world! Set yourself up for success!

Choose your outfit the night before

Have you ever noticed picking out an outfit might take you 2 minutes at night, but 30 minutes in the morning!? That is precious time and mental energy that does not need to be spent.

I have been picking out my entire outfit the night before for a while and it’s incredible to not have to make that decision in the morning. It makes me feel prepared and on top of it. Mornings can be so hectic, so why not make it easier for yourself? The morning sets the tone for your whole day — don’t let that tone be panic, stress, and frustration.

Moral of the story: get things out of your head and simplify.

We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be especially when we’re busy and not thinking clearly. My hope is that these tools and tricks will help you flourish no matter the season you’re in ❤

What is your best tool or trick to flourish with a busy schedule? I’d love to know in the comments below.


How to Set Up Your Budget

How to Set Up Your Budget

Budgeting isn’t sexy or fun, but it is oh so necessary… Unless you want to continue wondering where all your hard earned money went! Because you’re here, I know you’re the kind of person that wants to flourish in every area of your life — finances are a major component that flows into every other area!

Ask anyone who has gotten out of debt and built wealth what the biggest key to their success is and they will tell you the same thing: budget. Creating and sticking to a budget gives you the control to tell your money where you want it to go instead of it going where it wants (which is usually out of your wallet).

I am not a budget expert, but I have incorporated a budget into my life that I’ve stuck with for the last 3 or so years. It has changed and evolved of course, but I’ve remained friends with my trusty budget and it’s literally paid off throughout life’s changes.

A glimpse at our monthly budget without the dollar amounts

Now lets get your budget created! To start, grab a piece of paper and a pen — we’re going to set up the outline to your budget by answering 6 questions. Are you ready!?

  1. Are you creating this budget for yourself or your family? Another way to ask is, are you married or single? Either way, the overall idea will be the same, but depending on your situation, the individual elements will be different. For example, if you’re married and your spouse has a car payment, that item needs to be on your family budget, but your boyfriend’s car payment wouldn’t be on your budget — make sense? This answer will also come into play with #6.
  2. What income do you bring in? Our income varies each month because Eric works as a server and mine can vary with commission. We have a base line amount and track what we’re actually bringing in each week. This is important because your income must outweigh your budget with any excess going towards your goals. Your income to budget ratio may tell you that you need to pick up a side job. Knowledge is power!
  3. What are your bills? What are their amounts and due dates? If this is your first time putting everything down on paper it may be hard to think about, but just start writing down every payment you can think of. This includes things like utilities, rent/mortgage, student loan payment, phone plan, insurance, gas, groceries — any payment you need to make each month. I make note if the bill is set up with auto draft (by using an asterik*), if it’s a varied or fixed amount (pinkish purple box), and I list them in order of their due date. You may prefer to list in order of priority. Either way will work.
  4. What debt do you owe? This is scary to do, but it’s important to know what you’re up against. Calcuate all of your debt. Student loans, car loans, credit cards, etc. Once you shed the light on your debt monster, you’ll be better prepared to attack it! This amount will shrink each month and you’ll be able to watch your progress.
  5. What are you spending? Sometimes we find ourselves wondering: where the heck did all that money go?? Track your spending. Tracking will allow you to identify where you can cut back and where each dollar is actually going. A lot of your money may be going towards bills, but if you’re not making progress on your financial goals, the excess is likely going everywhere else. Another benefit of tracking is that it’ll hold you more accountable to your budget — do you really want to spend that extra money on shoes or a meal out when it could be better used towards debt??
  6. What are your financial goals? I’ve mentioned goals throughout the previous questions, so they must be important. Set your goals! Do you want to be debt free by a certain date? Do you want to have a certain amount of money saved up? Do you want to pay off your house or car? I’m sure you have dreams, but until you write down your goals, they will continue to stay just that- dreams. I want to see those dreams become reality for you! 

This is the blueprint, but actually creating the foundation is up to you! It doesn’t matter how you create and manage your budget as long as you are consistant in sticking to it. A spreadsheet in GoogleDocs (as seen above) is what works for us, but we have friends that prefer using an app such as Every Dollar, Mint, You Need a Budget, and Good Budget. They all have the same purpose, so try something out to see what works. It may take some time to work out the kinks, but stick with it. It’ll take about 3 months for you to really nail down your budget and get comfortable, so if it’s not clicking right away, don’t worry!

Also, don’t be afraid to adjust as necessary based on your progress towards your goals. Things may come up where you have to tighten the budget or you meet goals and can relax a bit. Push yourself, but not so intensly that you give up. Consistency is key here!! Check in with your budget often and roll with it. I know you can do it!

Budgeting is the #1 way to financial freedom. It’s a plan that’ll take you from where you are now to where you want to be. Freedom, peace, ease, joy, relaxation — these can be your truth when you’re financially healthy. You have everything you need to be successful! Are you ready for it!?

Share: Do you have a budget? If not, when will you set aside time to answer these questions and create one? You’re on your way to financial freedom!


How I pack… without stressing out

How I pack… without stressing out

I love traveling. But packing… not my fave activity.

It used to cause stress and overwhelm until I realized I need to do what I do with most other stressful/overwhelming things: create a list!

If you’ve been following along, March was a month of travel and this past weekend involved travel as well as we took a 2ish hour trip to Cleveland, NC for one of my best friend’s weddings.

I want to share some of my tips to help make packing a breeze.

Tip #1: Pack from a list

Not only will this make packing quicker, but you’ll be less likely to forget something. Create the list once then you can modify for all future trips!

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This list is generic so you can modify and adjust as you need. Depending on the destination, these categories may require different things. For example, shoes for a tropical getaway will be much different than shoes for your winter trip to the mountains. Check out the weather before you go and consider the types of activities you’ll be doing as you’re planning your apparel choices.

Tip #2: Pack ahead of time

There’s nothing worse than panic packing. I know there’s those of you out there where this is your usual, but that is even more stressful to me! You’re likely not thinking things through and then you’ll be ever more likely to overpack or, worse yet, forget something important. Plan and pack as much ahead of time as you can.

Of course there’s those items that you can’t pack ahead – toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup, etc. For these types of items, lay them out on your counter with its bag and then pack as you’re getting ready. This is will a way to double check you have everything you need while giving yourself the peace of mind that you’re mostly packed and ready to go.

Tip #3: Coordinate with any travel companions

This will not apply if you’re going on a trip alone, but if you’re traveling with others, coordinate! There’s no reason for every person to bring a hair dryer. Sharing is caring 😉 Identify items that are easy to share and designate an appropriate amount of people to bring that item. It’ll make packing lighter and have less clutter once you get to your destination. Win win!

Tip #4: Keep it simple

I try to keep my travel outfits and other items as simple as possible. I’ll opt for dresses and pieces that can be worn in multiple ways instead of super specific items. I don’t usually wear a lot of jewelry or other accessories on vacay, but just bring my favorite pieces. This may seem pretty obvious, but it helps a lot! When you can mix and match items, you’ll have a lot more outfits without taking up all the extra space and you won’t have to put as much thought into what’s going to match what. Keep it simple and when in doubt, it’s probably best to leave it behind.

Tip #5: Unpack immediately 

This is a post trip tip, but it’s still useful. Once you get home go ahead and unpack. This is especially important if you have another trip soon after. You’ll want clothes washed, any necessary items restocked, and bags cleaned out. Plus, you don’t want this hanging over your head. So just get it done!


Happy, organized travels, yall! Share your best travel tips with us below.


Newlywed Financials


You say “I do,” kiss the bride, and then reality sets in.

Once the wedded bliss begins to fade, you realize newlywed life isn’t as glamorous as you might have imagined. There’s bills, work, and if you’re like most of us- debt.

When Eric married me, he also married the student loan debt I carried from my 4 years at North Carolina State University (Go Pack!) and we married each other’s credit card debt. It wasn’t awful, but hey, debt is not usually a good thing.

Combining accounts led to stress and anxiety on my part, so I want to make this as seamless as possible with some tips and tricks we’ve done since our wedding day to create organization in our financial world.

I’m speaking to newlyweds, but you could really apply any of these as a single person too. Take what speaks to you and tweak it as needed.

Keep credit cards under control.

Before we got married, Eric and I were mindful about our credit card balances. Of course with wedding expenses being more than we originally anticipated, this was challenging, but we did our best to keep spending to a minimum and pay it when we could. This was helpful going into a marriage of our finances and is something we still work on now.

See what you’re working with. 

You can’t improve what you don’t know. One night we sat down at our kitchen table and looked at all the numbers: student loan payoff amounts, credit card balances, savings accounts, checking accounts, etc. Whatever we had, we laid it out there. It was overwhelming to look at it all, but once we knew what we had, it wasn’t so scary. Knowing this big final number will allow you to set up a goal and a plan!

Set up a joint account.

If you’re a Dave Ramsey fan, you’ve probably already heard this. Set up an account together. We closed our old accounts and moved everything into one at my bank since the rates are better. Again, this was scary to do. I’ve never shared money with somebody. But once you’re married you’re joining everything, including your finances. Having a joint account makes bill paying so much easier and you can work together as a team. This made such a difference in how we saw our money because it’s all coming in as one- no his and hers. We’re in this together.

Create a budget.

You may or may not already have one of these prior. I’ve had my own budget for a while now, but had to do a major update once we joined accounts. Ours is pretty detailed, but I love having everything in one place. Having a set budget makes spending decisions a lot easier. So how do you create one?

  1. List out all our expenses for the month:  savings, tithe/charity, bills, and other payments we need to make (grocery, gas, and entertainment). Next to each item is the amount, due date, and any notes and remaining balance for those that are paid multiple times in the month.
  2. List out all our debts: student loans and credit cards with notes to identify goal payoff.
  3. List out all credits: any income that is coming in. This is helpful for us to compare to the budget and debts. We can also easily mark where that money will be going. Every dollar should have a name to it, especially while you’re paying off debt and setting yourself up for financial security.

Set goals. 

I’ve alluded to this already, but sit down and set some goals. How quickly do you want debts paid off? How much do you want in savings? How quickly? Do you want to be saving for anything specific? House? Car? Big trip? This will be totally personal to you, but once you set some goals it’ll make everything else work. For example, you’ll be more likely to stick to budget when you’re thinking about your goal to have all debts paid off so you can have more money to travel to Europe compared to just making payments. Making payments and savings isn’t exactly fun or sexy until you think about what it’ll mean for you and your family down the road.

Maintain open communication. 

We talk openly about our finances and where our money is going which helps keep us on the same page. Although we talk about it throughout the week, it’s been helpful for us to have a weekly meeting to touch base face to face and discuss any expenses for the upcoming week. We can easily adjust budget items as needed in the week to week and check in with our goals.

The most important thing is to work together. It takes some discipline and sacrifices now, but it’ll be so worth it.

If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.
-Dave Ramsey

Organizing your finances and set yourself up for success. You got this!!


Organized Life: Workout Clothes


Happy Monday, friend!

I’m not sure why I’ve been putting it off, but I’m going to utilize a part of this blog to share with you one of my favorite things: organization! I know there’s a lot of us that struggle in this area and I want to help.

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work in my closet. This is an easy hack that I was SUPER excited about!!! Mostly because the way I had it just wasn’t working, yet I didn’t know what to do to fix it.

Enter in a simple shoe organizer.

This shoe organizer is actually one I used my freshman year of college. It’s been collecting dust since then. Bonus points for being able to repurpose something I already own! You may already own one too or you might have to purchase one- either way it’s worth it!

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Your workout gear’s new home!

Before I transferred everything over, my stuff was all spread out across my drawers. I would forget what I had and ended up wearing the same few over and over. This way, I can see everything I’ve got and it’s mostly organized by color. Do the best you can there 😉

Tanks at the top (organized by color family), shorts, workout leggings/yoga pants, and then the trusty basic black leggings. Yasssss

This particular organizer has the little pouches on the side – perfect place for sports bras and sneakers. All in one handy place when it’s time for your sweat session.

I’m still getting used to this new system, so I’m checking my drawers when it’s time to get dressed, but it brings me joy once I remember its new home! And I’m totally digging some extra drawer space. Must resist the urge to fill with more stuff, but instead use for best function and purpose.

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You may not have enough workout clothes to need a system like this – You could always combine other like clothes or have extra space. That’s totally okay!

Your collection may be way too big – Maybe you need to recruit a few or maybe it’s time to declutter and donate.

Moral of the post: Do what works best for you! 

I hope you find this useful and just as exciting as I did!

Share: What area(s) in your life could use better organization? I’d love to get your feedback for future posts!