5 DIY Hacks to Stay Organized in 2016! – HGTV Handmade

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to make a fresh start and get organized! Which of these ideas was your favorite?

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44 thoughts on “5 DIY Hacks to Stay Organized in 2016! – HGTV Handmade”

  1. The music sounds too hectic, because its rock & it's too loud.
    Also PLEASE change the camera angle & STOP leaning in towards it.
    Weird major focus on your forehead towards camera.
    Have the camera lower, STOP tilting your head towards it & move the camera back a few feet so we can VIEW the display behind you better.

    Right now your film style reminds me of Nickelodeon channel for kids.

    You have EXCELLENT ideas, just a few adjustments needed. Apply your OCD of organizing to proper filming & editing.

  2. Some great ideas. I especially like the "map"/guide for where different boxes were. I see a few comments about her voice; I hope she sees mine as encouragement and not criticism.

    The background "music's" volume was a little too loud so it was distracting from what she was saying (but heh, I'm 69; I'd rather get the content than be hip). Perhaps there was too much wall space, not enough furniture or fabric in the room resulting in her voice and the background music having an "empty room" effect. So that too was distracting for me. Her voice is young and enthusiastic (maybe a tad nervous too?) – so maybe not as polished yet as other YT presenters – as must of us would be when in our late teens. Also, as a woman ages, the pitch of one's voice gets a little lower. Perhaps her voice doesn't come across as soothing and relaxed as others would like it to be because she's trying to present more information in each video than her time constraints. To get even more viewers and Likes, I'd suggest she just do shorter videos (with a little less content) and take her time speaking with her tips so she comes across more smoothly. As an outgoing person myself, I have to remind myself to edit, edit, edit. She reminds me of the character, "Sue" on the TV show, "The Middle". She's still developing all her talents, also willing to help people in spite of what others might consider quirky, yet such a loveable character. She's obviously doing more than a few things correctly with all the views she's gotten, right?

  3. If you sat on your hands, would your lips stop working, just wondering. A list for your lists? OCD much? Are you really thinking you are helping young people. Be really careful. Organization is great, but you are coming across over the top. JS

  4. As a seriously AVID board gamer, I can honestly say your board game storage is terrible for anyone who actually plays board games. The whole idea of storing games inside of other games bugs me big time. Maybe fine if you only have three games. For 70, you really need to just prep your games for vertical storage (rubber bands on cards and all pieces in baggies) and just vertically store the games on a bookshelf. Ikea Expedit/Kallax are the PERFECT size for board games. My 5×5 is completely full of games.

  5. All my college projects are in under bed storage too!! 😀 One box for each year. Glad to know I'm not alone haha! Love your necklace as well! Couldn't help but notice part of it going into your shirt halfway through the video lol

  6. This was great! I love your ideas. You are a true organizer whose finished product looks polished too. It's harder than I thought to find good, instructional organization videos. I'm going to work on my board game & card collection today! Keep these coming please!

  7. I'm super messy but I love organizing, once my room is 100% clean I become so odd and overly organized it's weird…then I go to my friends houses and start organizing their stuff and they just look at me like tf

  8. Hello, my name is Kellee and I'm a paper hoarder! My favorite tip was putting paper bits and bobs into sleeve protectors inside binders…I have papers in boxes from my move in November that I can now pull out, sort and organize in my favorite Staples binders. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My fav. tip was the under the bed labels on the boxes and the CHART was a great idea. If u can keep it like that. 🙂 Thank u for the great ideas.

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