What I’m buying this month reflects how inspired I am to get organized. Label makers, bins and bags, two planners! I am working on organize my coat closet (and I plan to post about it on my blog once it’s done, stay tuned). I replaced all my mismatched plastic and wire hangers with these nice wooden ones from IKEA. They cost $4.50 for a set of 8. I bought two sets to have enough for our coats and extras for guests. For less than $10, my coat closet already looks so much more put together. Next, I want to buy three metal locker bins to hold winter accessories, shoe care items, and reusable grocery bags. I like these ones from Schoolhouse, but this one from H&M is cheaper and comes in black.
On a recent trip to Chicago I picked up this jacket and a flannel shirt from Uniqlo that I absolutely love. I ordered a second flannel shirts because they are so comfortable and flattering. The jacket comes in twelve colors, but I just got basic black. I order this zip pouch from Everlane on Black Friday, but I’m still waiting for it to get here. I love organizing my bag or backpack with pouches. This bag from Muji is great because it opens flat. I think this would be useful for travel toiletries or electronics.
My new favorite personal care product this month is Cetaphil’s Cleansing Cloths. They are the first make up remover wipe that does not leave my skin feeling irritated and itchy. The wipes are also reasonably priced and widely available. I like keeping a travel sized packet in my purse to touch up any smudged eye make up. I ordered, but did not love, Glossier’s Milk Jelly Cleanser. I think it smells unpleasant, like plastic. I think I’ll stick to Philosophy Purity for face wash, my favorite for the last eight years. So far the only product from Glossier I really love is boy brow, which I use almost every day.
With a new year around the corner I had to buy a new planner. Through and since college I’ve been using Moleskine’s Weekly Horizontal Planner, but this year I opted for the pocket-sized with a different lay out, which I like because one side is for appointments and the other is for notes or to-do lists. The other planner I’me excited to try is this task planner which helps organize goals and projects.