How to cheat at the new year organisation trend

11 January 2021

Every January we’re bombarded with hundreds of articles on self-improvement resolutions to be fitter, healthier or more organised. But this year it seems we need to cut ourselves some slack, be a bit kinder to ourselves and avoid piling on the pressure to embark on a fitness regime, Veganuary or a decluttering project.

There are enough challenges in our lives right now without giving ourselves something else to worry about. However, we can let you in to a secret: there is a really easy way to cheat at one resolution this January which will have you feeling like you’re winning at life in no time.

Although we can’t tell you how to nail the 8-minute plank in just two weeks, drop a dress size by Valentine’s Day, and we don’t have a magic formula for remembering to drink your 8 glasses of water a day, we can help you start the year with an organised home (or home office, or playroom, or garage, or pantry…. you get the idea!).

It’s really quite simple. With Cricut Joy you can transform chaos to Home-Edit style organisation with ease. Let’s show you how.

Why it can help to get organised

  • You can completely change the look and feel of your space, turning it from busy to brilliant with a few labels.
  • It makes it easier to remember what you have (or what you need) so you can reduce clutter.
  • You’ll be helping to save the planet. Opting for reusable jars over throwaway plastics means you’re not only feeling organised but you’re helping the environment too.
  • Tidy space, tidy mind. Getting organised can be the great way to keep your mental health in check.

5 ways to get The Home Edit style pantry, with a little help from Cricut – the ultimate home organisation gadget

1.   Cut your own vinyl stickers

The hardest part of this is choosing a font. The rest is up to your Cricut machine, which will cut intricate designs, ready to apply to your food storage containers and start organising your home in ways you’d never imagined before. We’ve taken the guess work out of this project and you can make these soap and lotion labels in minutes with this ready-to-make Design Space project.

2.   Customise, Customise, Customise!

We all want that bespoke feel. With Cricut Joy you can create fully customisable and personalised labels, perfect for any pantry container that’s in need of some organisation. The machine will write the text you want then cut out the label shape. All you need to do is peel and stick.

With Cricut, it’s not only about being organised – it’s about adding your personal style. Create a look that says ‘you’ and use it as inspiration to get organised and create a cohesive look!

Click here to make this project in Design Space.

3. Recycle your old glass jars

These can be easily re-used for storage, just add a label and ta-da! You have neat new cupboard organisers, perfect for tea, coffee, sugar, flour, spices and pastas!

Click here to make this project in Design Space.

4. Go traditional with card tags.

If you don’t have the materials to hand, or you regularly change up what you use your storage for, you can cut tags from card. Just pick your design in Cricut’s Design Space app and let it do the magic. These craft storage boxes are a ready-to-make project in Design Space and you can use the templates to create your own too.

5.   Prep for the week ahead

Plan to perfection with meal containers, labelled with each day of the week. This same concept would work great for home-schooling too. Search for the ‘Days and Dates’ image set in Design Space to find more like this or go right to the project here.

6. Garage makeover

If you are feeling more adventurous and want to tackle a bigger space, labelling works great in the garage too. This is often where things get stored for those times when ‘they might come in handy’, but when the time comes, who can remember where it was stashed? These labels will ensure you know where everything is at a glance.

Click here to open this project in Design Space.

7. Tidy the Tech

Label your cords and cables so you know which lead connects to which appliance and also avoid the “They stole my charger” arguments.

Here are two projects to get you started:

Cord Labels

Phone case and charging Cable Decals

8. Start from scratch

With Cricut Maker you can even make the storage itself. The Knife Blade will cut through thicker materials such as chipboard and basswood so you can create customised tool caddies and pen pots.

Here’s a round-up of a few more Design Space projects to get you off to a flying start:

Soap labels

Playroom labels

Crafting Drawer Tower Labels

Laundry Jar Labels

Desk Organiser

Kitchen Jar Definition Labels