5 Design Pros (and Moms!) Share Their Organizing Tips for Every Room

Photo by: Robin Wilson
The Kitchen

1. Hang a chalkboard

Melissa Michaels, author of popular home decorating blog, The Inspired Room, has streamlined her kitchen with several savvy organizing

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Photo by: Robin Wilson
The Kitchen

1. Hang a chalkboard

Melissa Michaels, author of popular home decorating blog, The Inspired Room, has streamlined her kitchen with several savvy organizing ideas. Because magnets are not an option for her stainless-steel fridge, "We attached a small, framed chalkboard with sturdy but removable Command Strips. It's the perfect place to jot down a quick note for the kids, or even a list of leftovers they can eat."

2. Label, label, label

Say goodbye to guessing how long something's been in the fridge. "We keep small removable labels in a kitchen drawer that we use to designate leftover containers and the date we opened certain foods," Michaels says.

3. Set up a packing station

To make lunch prep a breeze, Michaels set up an organized area where everything's within easy reach. "We keep a basket in our pantry filled with healthy snacks to make it easy to pack a lunch in a hurry."

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An interior design, a blogger, a professional organizer, and more experts - who also happen to be real-life moms - share simple ways to bring order to every room.

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