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Organized For Travel
Well, spring break is just around the corner. Soon, you'll be packing up the kids and heading out of town, and to ensure your trails are happy, Brooke and Ellen went shopping for easy packing solutions. Traveling can be a nightmare, what with trying to get through security, so Ellen and I are at Storables to help you make that a lot smoother. Yes, being organized is really gonna count these days because with the safety regulations, you've gotta get through those lines quickly and you've gotta have the right equipment to do it with. So, let's remember the first rule is 3-1-1. No more than 3 ounce bottles and that's this size right here, all these are 3 ounces. Okay. One Ziploc, 1 quart maximum per person. Okay. And the other one is one per person, so 3-1-1. Let's talk about this little bag here. What's great about this is that you can put all of your shampoo, lotions, whatever you're carrying normally, and this is approved to go through TSA, and I also labeled all mine and you can even buy the labels according to what you have and put them right on the bottle. Brooke, you like these because they have color. I do. Well, the reason why I like these is because then, maybe this is your conditioner and this is your shampoo, if you don't have the labels, then you know what's in here and this fun little thing? If you buy in bulk like we do, then you can just fill up from your big bottles into your little bottles when you're ready to go on your trip. So make sure you have something to fill the bottles with, they're not spilling all over your counter. Right. Other thing is when you're packing, you wanna make sure that you have appropriate items so you can see everything that you need to pack. So, this one is for jewelry. Okay. This one here, you can use for anything. You can use for small items, you can use for nylons, you can use for gloves, hats, accessories, underwear, but you wanna have things like this that are just easy to pack up and then when you get to your hotel, you can hang. Very nice. So, you're not looking for a lot of little things as you travel. Again, it's about organization and making things easier as you go. And tell me about this bag here. Well, since I don't use a curling iron, I think this is a curling iron bag. Yes, or a straightener, so when you're done with the straightener and it's still warm, you put it in here? Yes. You can use this even when your straightener or your curling iron is hot. I love that idea. Looking all fabby now. So then, don't forget that you also need to have things that you're gonna pack and take on with you. So, if we're gonna go and we're gonna use our luggage, we're gonna only carry on, you wanna make sure that this is accessible because they're gonna make you take this out and put it on to go through the machine. Okay. I always put mine on the very outside pouch so when I'm taking off my shoes, taking off my jewelry, I can just put that right on the conveyor belt and it will go through and you're not digging through your suitcase. You wanna pack things in cubes if you possibly can inside your suitcase because if you do get stopped, they won't make a mess of your suitcase. Everything will be organized, you can get it quickly back into your suitcase and get on your way and on your trip. And then I would imagine it would keep everything organized on the inside and then easy to unpack on the way home. Exactly. It's all about containerizing within your suitcase. And, finally, don't forget your carry-on bag. Your carry-on bag's just as important. I love this kit, this is great so it has all the things to keep you comfortable on a long flight, and the reason that Brooke likes this is because, the neck pillow blows up and then you can deflate it, so it doesn't take a lot of room. Exactly, because I'm always carrying that along with my carry-on, along with my purse, so if I had an inflatable one that I could put in my carry-on, that would be ideal. So you can put that right into your bag. You also wanna make sure that you have something to hold your documents, your passport, your itinerary. This fits easily in your carry-on bag. Don't forget a pair of extra underwear or toothbrush because if you do check your bag and it gets lost, at least when you get to your destination, you have about 24 hours of something in your bag that you can use, and if you are bringing a water bottle on board, make sure it's empty because they will make you throw it away. Liquids aren't allowed through. Fill it up after you've gone through security and then you have something to drink on the flight. Perfect. Hopefully, making your travels a lot smoother. Thanks, Ellen. You're welcome. Back to you guys. And one more tip, be sure you wear comfortable clothes and remember those shoes that are easy to slip on and off. This has been Better.tv. For more stories like the one you just saw, catch the weekday television program Better, your source for style, trends, relationships, beauty, fitness, and other stories that will help make your day better. Check local TV listings to see if Better airs in your city. Thanks for watching.tell me about this bag here. Well, since I don't use a curling iron , I think this is a curling iron bag. Yes, or a straightener, so when you're done with the straightener and it's still warm, you put it in here? Yes. You can use this even when your straightener or your curling iron is hot. I love that idea. Looking all fabby now. So then, don't forget that you also need to have things that you're gonna pack and take on with you. So, if we're gonna go and we're gonna use our luggage, we're gonna only carry on, you wanna make sure that this is accessible because they're gonna make you take this out and put it on to go through the machine. Okay. I always put mine on the very outside pouch so when I'm taking off my shoes, taking off my jewelry, I can just put that right on the conveyor belt and it will go through and you're not digging through your suitcase. You wanna pack things in cubes if you possibly can
Teen's Room Decluttered
Organizing expert Ellen Damaschino the solution to keeping your teen's room clear of clutter.Company is coming. Did you check your child's bedroom door ? If it's become a dumping ground for their stuff, sit tight, organizing expert Ellen Damaschino has some easy solutions to keep their
Maximize Your Space
Whether you're downsizing or living in a small space to begin with, you can make that space seem much larger if you're organized. Our organizing expert, Ellen Damaschino, shows Brooke the tools you need. Hey everyone. Ellen and I are here at Ikea in their 375 square foot apartment which is very realistic to a lot of people's lofts and apartments, and the smaller your space is, the more organized you need to be. And that's why I'm here today, give you some tips on how you can better utilize your small space. And the first tip is, multi-use furniture. Okay. And we are sitting on this sofa which is also a sofa bed. Very nice. So, this is where your guests stay. Or you stay, if you only have a studio apartment. That's very true. And then this is also a multi-use piece of furniture, so it's not only an ottoman but it is also? Storage? Now, most people would hang art work above their sofa but here we see cabinets. Absolutely. These are kitchen cabinets, but what we're using them for, or in this room, they're used to store all the bedding for the sofa that's below. You could actually put something like this around your actual bed as well. So, instead of thinking pieces of furniture, think storage. Very, very important in small spaces. And that way you can store things, because most people might have bookshelves in their room but, in this case, we're seeing shelves, or we're seeing cabinets. Yeah, and you may have to put your clothing in this if that's the kind of space that you live in. If you don't have room for a wardrobe or a dresser, anything you can mount on the wall is a great idea. So, now, we're moving into a hallway which is a really tiny space, but what we've done is we've used the vertical space and use things that you can hang on the wall instead of furniture. And these are great. I've seen these used in all types of rooms, even in a bathroom above a tub. That's a great way-- You put a towel. And you're robe and all that kind of stuff, so this is in a small hallway but look what storage you get out of it. Another good thing you wanna think about is hooks. Hooks are fantastic. You can hang dog leashes, purses, backpacks, robes, clothing. You can also put your furniture on the wall like these 2 chairs here. If you don't have a lot of storage space, use your wall. Another great thing to mount is television or electronics. You don't have to have a piece of furniture to put your television on, you can just wall mount it. Perfect. When you have a small space and you don't have a lot of light, it doesn't matter how organized you are, it's gonna seem like a dark dungeon. So, there's different kinds of lighting. There's ambient lighting, we've got path lighting, we've got mood lighting. So, this room has under-- we have 5 different kinds of light going on this room, that's why the space seems bigger than it is. So, when you are organizing for a small space, make sure when you're doing things in different areas of your home, you have the right kind of lighting for that space. So, Ellen, in the kitchen here, I see they have shelves. Now, why would you put shelves here that are open that you can see versus cabinets? Well, you don't want a whole bank of cabinets. You wanna keep it light and airy. It is a small space, you don't wanna make it like a cave, and also, you're gonna be a little bit more organized with open shelving so everything here, it has its own place, the same color, and so you can add a little bit of your personal style when you are living in a small space. It doesn't-- Everything doesn't have to be just utilized perfectly. So, it's making your small space seem a whole lot bigger and roomier and organized and pretty. Thanks, Ellen. Back to you guys. One more tip, Ellen says to stay organized while living in a small space, use the bring-one-item-in-and-one-item-out rule. That way, you can easily control clutter. For more organizing tips, log on to our website, Better.tv and click on the Organizing Channel. This has been Better.tv. For more stories like the one you just saw, catch the weekday television program Better, your source for style, trends, relationships, beauty, fitness, and other stories that will help make your day better. Check local TV listings to see if Better airs in your city. Thanks for watching.like these 2 chairs here. If you don't have a lot of storage space , use your wall. Another great thing to mount is television or electronics. You don't have to have a piece of furniture to
Don't wait another day. Better's organizing expert has tips to getting the job done.more pleasurable? I mean if that's even possible. Okay. So you hate paying bills . You've got to get your tax stuff together. Make your environment more pleasant if you can, so brew your favorite cup of tea, put on your favorite music , do something that makes the task more enjoyable for you and that way, you're more likely to stay with it. You want to give yourself, you know, the right tools for the job. Make sure that you have everything in place so you won't put it off. It'll be easy for you to accomplish and then reward yourself when you're done. Fab. So when I [unk]. Go have coffee with your girlfriends. Go see the movie that you want. Go take a walk. Just do something really fun. Sounds good. This has been Better.tv. For more stories, like the one you just saw, catch the weekday television program , Better, your source for style, trends, relationships, beauty, fitness, and other stories that will help make your day better. Check local TV
Organize Your Grill
Better's organizing expert shows you how to keep your grill area neat -- season after season.charcoal grill, these are really inexpensive. You can buy them at any hardware store and I love keeping my charcoal in them. And they look nice outside, too. Exactly. You can take the charcoal out of
Organize Family Center
Don't let your counters get messy with paper work, phone numbers and bills! Better TV's Organizing Editor, Ellen Damschino is going to show you how to organize your family information center.where's the paperwork? Still have to get a birthday invitation or a class scheduled or soccer team, you can write everything on the calendar and put it in that appropriate file folder, and it's easy to
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