This post in the Live a Little Local Resolution series is all about getting organized!
This topic is my downfall… I love the idea of getting organized, but every time I try to start my year of deep cleaning/donations/ marie kondo/minimalism. It doesn’t last long. Here is to another year of trying and some realistic ideas to get there!

Planners and Journals



Paperie + Pen

Getting organized is much more fun with beautiful journals. Check out Paperie + Pen for custom stationary and paper products. They also have workshops for Hand Lettering and Bullet Journaling!

Paperie + Pen Facebook

Paperie + Pen Workshops


Organize Your Garage

If you are like most people who have a garage, it ends up being a dumping ground for all sorts of tools, random items, etc. that you don’t know what to do with. GarageCraft is a locally owned business in East Idaho that loves to help you get your garage organized with cabinets, shelving, racks, and more. If this is the year to remodel your garage, give Garage Craft a try and let us know what you think!



Western Recycling

Western Recycling has been supporting local recycling efforts since 1976, and currently serves 6 locations in Idaho: Boise, Nampa, Fruitland, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello. Visit their website to get started today!

Bingham Curbside Recyclers

There are many ways to get organized for your 2018 resolutions and recycling can be one of them. Bingham Curbside Recyclers is a great local business that started in 2009. They service Bingham county, which includes: Riverside, Moreland, Groveland, Blackfoot, Wapello and Firth. They make is super easy and convenient to keep your goals. For $5 a month they provide the container, pick it up twice a month from your driveway, and you don’t even have to do any separating. It can all go in the one bin. With it being so easy and stress-free, it’s easy to start recycling. Call  (208)681-8597 to start!

Bingham Curbside Recyclers Facebook




There are many thrift stores worth supporting with your donations. Below are two that I frequent:

Idaho Youth Ranch

The Idaho Youth Ranch provides support for children in our area that are in need. You can help support this mission by donating money or your gently used items to thrift stores that are found through-out the state. To find one near you visit the link below.


Idaho Youth Ranch Locations


Idaho Falls


The Haven

The Haven provides women and families with short-term housing when they are in need. Call The Haven to see when donations are needed (208) 523-6413.

 2480 S Yellowstone Hwy


Pro Tip – Team Up with Friends


Whichever goals you choose to set in getting organized, team up with friends to hold each other accountable! I have found great results by doing the Minimalism Game with a friend ( We talked about things that we got rid of, complained about the challenge as it got harder to get rid of things, and encouraged each other to keep going.


Supporting your 2018 get organized goal and supporting local is easy and AWESOME!

Thank you to my fellow writers and Live a Little Local team: Alexis Goodwin and Jordan Wixom

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