Revive Your Resolutions With A Savers Giveaway!

If you jumped on the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon, chances are, you’re inching closer and closer to falling off of it by now. Whether that means we’ve decided it’s too cold for the gym, or there isn’t enough time to make lunch every day before work, or cleaning out the closet can wait because some awards show is on, resolutions tend to be relatively easy to break this early on.

But Savers wants to help you revive your organization resolutions.

The folks at Savers know it can be hard to let go of items and even harder to start the process of cleaning out and organizing.  But Savers understands, and because they do, they’ve put together five great tips for cleaning out your closet and your home.  Here they are:

  1. Bring in support. It is oftentimes helpful to have someone with an objective opinion standing by as you sort through items and have to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. This allows you to separate your emotional attachment to items and determine a more practical approach. You could even trade services and help each other get organized.
  2. Stay on task and be organized about getting organized. Some experts have recommended starting in one corner of the room and working your way around the room in a circle. Also, don’t move on to the next room until you are finished with the first. If you need to take a break, always return back to where you left off.
  3. Create a “keeping versus saving” rule. Be realistic about what makes sense to keep and what doesn’t. If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in more than six months, or since you last cleaned out your closet, it’s ready to go. Many people find success in donating an item for every item they buy. In other words, if something new comes into your home, something old needs to go out. If you are someone who always wants to keep things, just in case you ever need it again, having a standard rule will make it harder for making excuses on why to hang onto every single item.
  4. Make it a family project! Designate a place for donations in a handy, but inconspicuous location in your home. Encourage family members to place items like clothes, toys and housewares that they no longer want or need into the bin. If you have kids, your children will learn valuable lessons in seeing that not everything has to go into the trash, and something they don’t want any longer can be used (and treasured!) by someone else.
  5. Now what? When your donation bin is full of all your unused clothing, housewares, furniture and more, use Savers’ Nonprofit Locator Tool to find a nearby Community Donation Center where you can drop off your goods or get a list of Savers nonprofit partners in your area with donation home pick-up service. Visit www.savers.com/Where-To-Donate.aspx and type in your zip code to identify the most convenient drop off location or a specific nonprofit organization you want to support.

Some of their tips are actually very similar to my own closet cleaning-out tips.  And let me tell you, they’re a lot easier than they sound!  Oh, and sometimes, when I donate stuff at Savers, they give me a coupon good on my next purchase (which is good right away)!  How awesome is that?!

Tips are great, but what’s even better? A Savers Gift Certificate!

That’s right, in addition to the great tips above, Savers has been so kind to offer two lucky Suburban Style Challenge fans one $25 giftcard each!  And in case you forgot, it’s really easy to stretch your dollar at Savers.  $25 could get you all kinds of things to help you organize, such as pretty little dishes or vintage boxes for your jewelry, one of my favorite ways to organize and showcase my baubles!

Suburban Style Challenge Jewelry Organization

So go ahead and enter using the Rafflecopter below.  I’ll be drawing a winner next Thursday (that’d be February 6th), and there are daily entries, so be sure to enter early and enter often, all the way through midnight on February 5th!  You do have to be a US resident and over 18 to enter, though.  Good luck!

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32 comments for “Revive Your Resolutions With A Savers Giveaway!

  1. January 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I’m all about making jewelry organized so you can see and access it…just did a DIY actually on the blog!
    Gotta love Savers! 🙂
    Valerie
    http://www.the-style-files.com

    • January 31, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      I have a small home well big enough for my husband and I but we have a lot of stuff so I try to make it easyer when looking for something so the 2 closets I store things in from top to bottom I have a piece of note book paper taped to the inside of the door with a list of everything that’s in the closet its listed from the top shelp to the bottom I even have wrote what is in the each crate so when I go to look for something I just read the list and bang there it is. My family laughs but I always know where anything is and it saves a lot of time.

  2. January 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    I love the hanging jewelry bags in my closet. I can see everything all at once, and I wear my jewelry so much more.

  3. January 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    I have all my rings and stud earrings in ice cube trays! Saves a ton of time, so I’m not digging in a drawer.

  4. Natalie
    January 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I use old egg crates as storage for paperclips, pushpins, etc for work supplies.

  5. January 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    I use a thrifted hat rack for all of my necklaces and a bead organizer for my vintage earring collection.

  6. amanda hendricks
    January 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I have a ridiculous nail polish collection. So I bought a wooden rack from Value Village and put some pretty tape and gems on it, and now I have an organized nail polish rack

  7. Elizabeth
    January 30, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    I put nails in the wall to hang my necklaces on 🙂

  8. Laura J
    January 30, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Well, little Carter LOVES to bowl…and he has tons of those little bowling pins and ball sets…all different. So, I got some of those clear plastic shoe bins….from the dollar store and some clear red cups that fit in it perfectly. Each bin has 6 cups…and each cup has a different set…or item! So easy to clean up at night…I just bring out the little shoe bins and we sort as we move around the room! Works GREAT!

  9. Jim S
    January 30, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    I use bookcases to store all of my non-perishable goods so I know what I have without looking through the cabinets

  10. January 31, 2014 at 5:17 AM

    I love buying baskets and crates at the thrift stores for my organizing

  11. Cassie
    January 31, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    I have a tree shape jewelry hanger.

  12. alona y
    January 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    I use a big, old mug holder (the ones that are accordian style that stretch out?) for all of my necklaces and bracelets. For earrings, I took apart a picture frame and glued reed sticks across so they can hang or clip. These fit neatly on the wall behind my bathroom door! There are some really great diy tutorials out there for making picture frame jewelry holders.

  13. heather eg kaufman
    January 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    I group all like items together.

  14. Melissa S
    January 31, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    My best organizational tips have come mostly from pinterest, one is a small basket in the spice cabinate for gravy packages.

  15. karen
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I am a big Saver’s fan and go every Tuesday when it is Sr. Citizens day. We get 40% off on that day. This store has helped me and my friends so much in getting top quality merchandise and nice used clothes. I am really addicted to this store. I spend hours there going through everything and coordinating different things.

  16. kj skib
    February 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    I love to label my laundry room. I have crates that label whites, colors, socks, towels, etc..

  17. Suzie Zumpano
    February 1, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Since I’m such a shoe-aholic, I use shoe boxes to store a lot of things- nail polish, pictures, cards. Great for small items and to categorize things out easily!

  18. Anna H.
    February 3, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    I try to stay organized on a daily basis so that my small disorganization would not accumulate to a larger, harder to tackle mess.

  19. Rachael
    February 3, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    LOVE all the Savers support!

  20. richelle bowers
    February 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    I always look for new ideas on organization. find one until it really works for me.

  21. Dorrie Turner
    February 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    I know it seems simple, but it really does improve time putting away and picking out while keeping organized. I color block hangups in the closet. It is easy for your partner and children to find what they want to wear, plus it is almost fun for kids to put some of there clothes away by matching it up with the color clothes.

  22. Lauren E.
    February 5, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Im not very good with organization. I do use an over the door shoe holder to hold all of our plastic bags from shopping, which we reuse for all sorts of things

  23. Helga
    February 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    I use clear plastic stackable tubs.

  24. rosemary
    February 5, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    wow

  25. Jeannie
    February 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    I use a plain white t-shirt to display my earrings. My other favorite thing is to store bed sheets in the matching pillowcase

  26. laurie
    February 5, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    when I organize I separate items buy types and put them in boxes or something else depending on their size

  27. kris m
    February 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I use a shoe bag to organize the kids hats, gloves, scarves etc

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