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How to Organize Small Things (Part 8 of 9 Home Office Organization Series)

How to Organize Small Things (Part 8 of 9 Home Office Organization Series)


Hi, everyone. I’m Alejandra from Alejandra.TV.
And in this video, I’m going to show you how to organize and contain all of your small
office gadgets inside tackle boxes in your home office. So before we get started, if you are looking
to begin getting organized, you can check out my free organizing video series on my
website, Alejandra.TV. The link is below. OK. So one of the things that I do to organize
is use tackle boxes to contain all the small things inside of my office. So I use like
the same kind of tackle box for like everything. I just use different sizes and different dimensions
and stuff. So this is my first tackle box. This is all
of my label tape and my ink cartridges. So I’m going to show you what’s inside. So it
looks like I have so many label cartridges and it’s because I do but they’re all different.
They’re all like different colors and different sizes and stuff. So I just organize them here
by color and then by size here. And then I have my ink cartridges right here. But I love these organizers because all of
these little dividers right here, they move, they adjust. And so, you can set up flexible
systems that can be changed when the content is changed. So yeah, so they are just great.
And they have nice tight clasps. So when I click them, I knew it’s in place and the lid
is not going to open because it’s like so nice and tight. And then they have a nice
handle so you can carry it like this and the contents are not going to move like the dividers
aren’t going to move. It’s just a nice quality tackle box bin. OK. So that’s my first one. And the second
one is — going back to the first one, I also have this little cheat sheet for all my labels
so this is like all the different types of labels they make or the one that I have so
I just did like a sample label to kind of like see what each one looks like so when
I’m going to label something, I can just see which label I want to use in case I don’t
remember like the shade of orange or the shade of green or something. So it’s just like a
cheat sheet for myself. OK. So this one, this is the same size as
the label tape bin. But this is all of my shelf labels and my closet rod labels. Now,
I have a lot of labels. But I spent a lot of years going to people’s homes and labelling
the systems for them so I have accumulated a lot of different supplies and organizers
that I still have. So this is all the labels I have and it’s all sorted by category like
based on what type of labels. So this is like closet labels, shelf labels, these are inserts,
these are closet labels, these are wire/shelf labels, these are labels for other drawers,
these are labels for kids, so all types of stuff. Again, it’s the same type of organizer.
It has dividers that move and it’s like the same exact bin. OK. So, the next one is all of my Command
hooks, magnets, felt strips, and label clips. Again, it’s the same type of bin. It’s just
different stuff. There are Command hooks, more like hanging label tags just like that,
zip ties, clothes pins, magnets, binder clips, little clothes pins, these are really cute.
These are cute for hanging cards like on the fridge or something and put a magnet behind
it. I always do that for the holidays. Again, it’s a lot of stuff. But that’s how I organized
it. I actually used to like when I would go to
people’s homes, I used to — the first thing I would do when I got there was give them
a goody bag filled with like little organizing like labels and clips and holders and stuff.
And so a lot of that stuff is like extra goody bags stuff I still have. All right. Inside this bin, I have all of
my scrapbook paper for scrapbooking and creating like cute labels and stuff. So a lot of times,
I use scrapbook paper to put it behind a label to give it a pop-up color or like give it
a pattern or something. And so, I come to this bin right here. This is the same type
of bin or tackle box as this one but it just has one large compartment. So I will put links
to these exact tackle boxes on my website so you can check it out if you’re wondering
like what the different sizes are and where to get them at the best price. OK. Let’s go to this one. So this kind of
goes with my labelling kit, one of the first ones I’ve showed you. This is all the label
attachments, kitchen hardware, and Elfa hardware. So I have — like if you saw my home tour
I did a few years ago, I had Elfa in my old condo kind of like everywhere. And so, Elfa
has a special hardware that you use to install their shelving so I have all the extra hardware
pieces that goes with that shelving here. There’s kitchen hardware like for adjusting
shelves and stuff right here. These are always good to have on hands because
when you’re organizing the kitchen, a lot of times if you have these plastic clips like
this, they tend to break really easily. And so, if you have an extra one on hand, you
don’t have to like run to the store. And then there are just more like clips and holders
and stuff in the back here. OK. And this is like — this is more a shallow bin as you
can see. It’s not as deep. OK. This one has wires, cords, and gadgets.
There’s really not much in here but that’s in there. Then I have this — oh, this is heavy. This
deep one for wires and cords, I’ve shown this in the video last year. Basically, it’s just
like Ethernet cables, there are A/V cables in here, my old camcorder, my old camera,
power supplies and just like extra accessories and stuff. And this is a nice deep organizer
like these are all adjustable. So you can take this one out if you are putting something
large in here and it will just fit nicely. And it has a nice, tight clasp. So is there a way that you organize all of
the small things in your home office? If so, leave a comment below and let us know what
that is. And if this is your first time watching any of my home organizing videos, you can
subscribe to my YouTube channel or visit my website at Alejandra.TV. And thanks for watching. I will put a list
of all these products on my website and then I’ll link it below. Thanks for watching and
I’ll see you soon. Bye.

Comments (100)

  1. I love this series that you're doing for your viewers. Thanks so much Alejandra!

    I do have a question however. I am studying to be a photographer so a lot of my props I use in my shoots won't fit in tackle boxes (although an awesome idea). What would you suggest? My place doesn't have a whole lot of space either, please let me know! 🙂

  2. WOW girl!! you even orginize ur orginisation supplies!! i could NEVER be that orginized! keep it up:D

  3. Love this!! I definitely need some of these…. I am thinking maybe I could use these to store makeup in a drawer? I saw your vid on makeup storage but I'm not sure the cart on casters will work for me since I have small floor space in my bathrooms…

  4. I'm another big fan of yours.  You have incredible ideas.  I don't see where to look for the information on the tackle boxes.  What's of greater interest to me is to hear multiple suggestions for every item you showed in the tackle boxes. .  We want to know all the ways you use these things.  If we don't know how to use them, we don't need tackle boxes to store them!  That could be a whole video in itself.  Can't wait to see more original videos.  Thanks.

  5. omg u have ur own walmart in ur closet

  6. Can you come organize my home?! 😉

  7. Your videos are so helpful <3
    Greetings from Turkey 🙂

  8. Alejandra, how do you get your labels so straight on everything? They are always spaced evenly and straight?

  9. As always, great organizing tips–but I think some purging might be in order so there isn't a need to buy so many tackle boxes for storage.

  10. where did you get the shelving unit that's in your closet?  I tried looking on your website, but didn't have luck…or maybe I'm just blind haha

  11. I use plastic shoe boxes with labels

  12. can you do a how to organizing your backpack

  13. Holiday packing organisation video?!

  14. Just wondering where you store any extra, unused slats from the tackle boxes?
    Do you have another secret tackle box with tackle box spares/extra equipment?!

  15. I love having a place for everything and everything in its place. thanks for the videos.

  16. I must say you always out do yourself you definitely found your talent…. Its great thanks 

  17. Really helpful tnx!

  18. Please do a planner organization video, I'd love to see that!

  19. Those boxes look like they would be great for scrapbook and crafting supplies, too! TFS!

  20. I love these boxes but I can't get them because I live in Switzerland. I tried to find similar boxes but it seems no one in Europe needs a box like that with flexible dividers. Too bad.

  21. Off topic, and I don't comment much, but I was browsing printable organizational elements, and this made me think of you and your love for all things multicolored:

    http://vintageglama1.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/free-printable-download-color-brights-journaling-elements/

    Cheers and great videos as always!

  22. this is insane. I'm jelaous.

  23. Can you do a video on how to organize earphones? 

  24. She starts every video with "OK, so". When I hear it, that's when I know to start paying attention 😉

  25. <3 <3 <3 <3 gracias

  26. For an another video can you do a car organizing video.

  27. I love your videos  I am from k s a 
    الترجمة

  28. My home is too small to devote a whole room to an office… do you think you could give us some ideas on how to organize a small office nook with the bare essentials?

  29. Love it! You are a genius and so helpful.

  30. please create a "how to store/organize reusable/recycle grocery bags?"  
    i live in a tiny apartment so space is limited.  i currently have mine shoved in a duffel bag but it is so difficult to grab what U want & return it to place.  PLEASE HELP!!

  31. You is really a hoarder. did you need so mutch things

  32. It was a lot of junk

  33. scrapbook is junk

  34. i saw this system i think in another one of your videos, was it the one for organizing media? I loved it and I plan on using it. Thank  you.

  35. I noticed that you have a box with cables and chargers… But what kind of organizing tips do you have for something like a charging station… or how do you keep you camera, ipod, blue tooth, tablet charged without it being visible and/or without all the wires showing. .. Thanks!! Love your tips btw!!

  36. You closet it the size of my room

  37. Do you ever get lazy!? 
    You are so organized !

  38. Hi Alejandra, I've been watching your videos for a little over a year now and find them to be extremely informative and helpful.  I was wondering if you might be able to do a few videos or a series on organizing tips for moms with babies or little ones?  Its amazing how things for babies can start to accumulate!  Thanks.

  39. i don't NEED so much of those stuffs.  Mine just takes up one shelf.  I like ur desk organization thou

  40. why are you not famous yet? you should at least have your own organizing show by now……anyways i will try to fing an agent just in case.,(jk) 🙂

  41. Please School organization 

  42. Alejandra, can you come to my house to organize every room??!! ;-). I don't know what happened to me over the years. Used to clean regularly by put with age and "stuff", it has become impossible. I have a painting studio in a basement bedroom and a craft room for scrapbooking in the smaller bedroom upstairs. Just not enough room for everything! Lol. The plastic containers with the dividers that you have are very nice and they do sell those at the Joann's stores. I have picked up one to contain "sticklers" in although I think the holders on the inside would be better used to store the sickles on within drawers. Going to have to watch your drawer organization to see if I can pick up on organization within the Jetmax cubes I gave in my scrap room. Use those exclusively as I just cannot keep "stuff" out like pretty milk glass dishes, etc like other scrapers do as I just don't want to have to keep it all dusted. Love the shabby chic look of others rooms, but I just could not keep up with all the dusting! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Hope I can gain more insight by watching your videos and then gain inspiration/motivation from it as well! 😉

  43. My teenagers think I am totally mad going around organising everything. Thank you for so many great tips and ideas. My desk drawer was a total mess. I looked for baskets that would fit and couldnt find any in my local town. I eventually got microwavable and freezer proof food containers. A pack of 4 for £1. Two lots of these and my desk drawer is perfect.x

  44. I don't know how you do it Alejandra you really  motivate me about tidying
     

  45. Where do you get a label maker

  46. I love your vedios
    So much✨

  47. Wow, I am in awe, these are excellent for storage and organization. I really need to get these especially for college. I cannot loft my bed so I could get some tackle boxes to store my supplies under my bed, and still get that tidy look. 😀 Thanks for this video 🙂

  48. i love your videos, i am much more organized since i've been watching your videos !!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3

  49. hi i love your videos   i live in mexico

  50. you are awesome and you give me such great tips

  51. i love it you are so helpful

  52. Thank u so much. I m from India. I am a very messy person and have a hard time keeping things in place. After i started seeing yr videos i started to organize things and my closet, my bathroom cabinet, under sink cabinet now look better. Thank u sooooo much.

  53. You are awesome please make more videos.

  54. You are awesome, Alejandra! <3

  55. Where did you buy your tackle box bin?

  56. I tried to purchase those tackle boxes in Germany. Nobody sells them but Amazon. And on Amazon they cost like 100$ for the deep one. Any other German viewers around, who could give advise for good tackle boxes with adjustable dividers?

  57. heres a tip for the mini clips you cuold get string 

  58. Im so jealous of all the stuff she has but then again I have no idea what half of it is

  59. these ideas are great.  I especially love your lazy susan cheap from dollar store.  I used rice instead of marbles.  fabulous.  the lazy susan/ 8 in  cake pans hold med bottles better  than regular lazy susan

  60. Those boxes are expensive. Every time I watch your videos, I think "that girl's husband makes too much money!" No REAL person can afford elfa everywhere. Yeah, if I didn't work 50+ and had 100k+/yr to organize my hoard, I'd be just like Alejandra! Way to go, girl, you make it look impossible!

  61. I need to get up till six because I need to clean the kitchen it's just a mess 😔😔

  62. I was watching a video a few days ago that showed using compartment containers (tackle boxes) and now I can't find the video.

  63. where did you get your scrapbooking paper from

  64. you make it look so easy, my problem is that I have too many random tiny stuff and they can't be sorted like yours 😢

  65. what are these boxes called? or where can i look them up?

  66. I love e your videos plz make more

  67. I love how excited you get to show your organized stuff. I hope I someday become that amazing with organization. I'm pretty organized but you're just organization goals

  68. Can you make a tutorial how to organize small things without tackle boxes or mash containers.

  69. where can you get these "tackle boxes"?

  70. Alejandra,

    Would the "Wires and Cords" bin be deep enough to file CDs in the paper envelopes? I have been thinking of removing all my DVDs from their bulky boxes. And putting them in those paper sleeves. I like this bin because I could store them elsewhere, and the handle would make it easy to carry them where I want them to go, when movie night occurs.

  71. thats a lot of boxessss…but love the labels💙
    to add , i think its also nice to add numbers like taco box no. 1 is for the clips magnets and so on and so forth.. so it would be easier to remember and add in list 🙂

  72. You are genius, thank you, much love 🙂

  73. monica from friends in real life

  74. This really helped

  75. If i owned all the shit id throw it all away and only buy what i need

  76. Lol the whole video I thought she was saying taco boxes but then I read the comments and realised how stupid I was being😂

  77. What to you do with the tackle box inserts though?

  78. A person with OCD would find this video a dream come true.

  79. Most valuable ORGANIZING channel on YouTube!!!!

  80. I love your household

  81. Queen of Organizing!!!

  82. Wonderful videos
    An amazing organization.
    Wonderful Alejandra.
    Where do you buy those translucent plastic boxes? Thanx
    ??

  83. San ba nbbli yng mga lagayan mo.

  84. I bought these same tackle boxes at Joanns, one or two at a time with coupons.

  85. Excellent Alejandra!

  86. A big hug from Argentina!

  87. you really need to try getting a boyfriend… No offense

  88. Hi, Alejandra! Thanks for these awesome videos! In this video, you speak of giving "goodie bags" to customers. Can you please tell us what you put in the bags? Thanks!

  89. i ❤️alehanjraaaa oxxoxx

  90. I love your videos I watch them all the time you inspire me to keep up my organizing systems

  91. does anyone know were she gets the taco boxes if that's what they are called? anytime I type in taco boxes I get the other type of tacos lol.

  92. What label maker do you have? I'd love to get the same one that can do so many different kinds of labeling.

  93. As a lesbian that many labels make me uncomfortable 😂😂

  94. How l parcheses these organisers

  95. Basically, buy tackle boxes then place your stuff in them.

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