By Mama Disrupt® and Little Label Co
Day in, day out, we manage the ‘Mother load’. So knowing how to organise your life is an absolute game changer.
Just ask mama-of-two Natalie Manoushian, who organised her pantry like a boss and then turned her #mumhack into the ultimate side hustle… go mamacita!
The idea came about when Natalie [a self-confessed labelling addict] sorted and labelled her pantry to make life easier when her in-laws came to visit from overseas. Genius. No more rummaging around looking for ingredients when it’s witching hour and the kids are screaming, ‘Muuuuum, I’m hungry!’
This clever stay-at-home mum soon realised how much easier it was being organised and labelled her whole home. She then wanted to help other mamas out there, and Little Label Co was born.
From the initial concept to the designing of the labels and products, Natalie is the #bossmama behind it all. And when she started making pantry labels on her dining table back in 2016, she never imagined the company would be where it is today.
“Simplicity, functionality, and practicality. This is the philosophy the brand Little Label Co is centred around, giving you the tools and products to help you live your most organised, stress free and happiest life,” she says.
It’s time to get organised
Little Label Co is your one-stop shop for all things home organisation; from custom labels/stickers to modern storage solutions.
With over 150 products [and growing] they have every room and space in your home covered.
Through social media, the brand has also created its own online community where mums can find daily inspo, tips on home organisation and other cool mum hacks.
“As families grow, we acquire more and more things, it becomes so difficult to keep track of it all,” Natalie says.
“You realise over time that the more you have, the more you are occupied, the less time you have doing the things that matter. For us parents, the world is fast and crazy.
“Leave that chaos outside and reset your life on the inside, implement good systems and create healthier habits and you will be surprised how satisfying, liberating, and calming it is not only for you but for the whole family.”
How to organise your life in 6 steps
Labelling: This is super important when it comes to the organising process. Not only does it add an element of design, but once you label something it creates a permanent home for it, which is sooo important when you are getting organised and it helps you stay organised.
Take baby steps: An easy way to look at it is, organisation is a journey, not a destination. So start by tackling one drawer or cupboard, or even one room at a time. And give everything a home. Storing your ingredients in pantry containers or sorting your belongings in labelled tubs helps reduce clutter and overbuying.
De-clutter often: Regularly sorting and decluttering your living spaces can decrease housework [yasss!] and help you keep your home clean and tidy – as clean as you can with kiddos, right?!
Use vertical space: Get creative and think about how to make the most of the space you have. Using hooks, tiered shelves and steps are all great ways to maximise storage space.
Make lists: Organising your daily schedule and tasks allows you to prioritise and focus on what matters. So you can quickly and easily see what absolutely needs to get done, rather than being distracted by things around you and wasting time doing things that don’t really need to be done. Don’t over complicate things!
5 things you need when organising your home
If you’re not sure where to start and need some more inspo, these are the most popular organising items from Little Label Co.
Just click and #addtocart and you’ll be organised in no time!
1 // 75ml Bamboo Glass Herb + Spice Jar
If your pantry has random loose packets of spices scattered all over, you need this in your life. A great solution for keeping herbs and spices fresh, plus having them all stored in uniform jars means your pantry will look neater and less chaotic. It’s all about calming the crazy!
2 // Flip canisters
These cool canisters are made from durable plastic, so they’re functional and kid friendly. Plus they fit nicely into the palm of your hand [ideal for any multi-tasking mama!] and they have a clear top so you can easily see what’s inside.
3 // Coffee tea sugar trio
When you’re in the middle of learning how to organise your life [or recovering from another night of broken sleep], you need a tea or coffee break. This is Nat’s fav thing on her benchtop because it looks gorge, it is neat, and it keeps your tea and coffee essentials fresh. Plus, having them readily available is a bonus, because we all know tea/coffee is life!
4 // Oil + Vinegar Bottles
Totally obsessed with these oil and vinegar bottles! Made from white glass with a black matte pourer, they look amazinggg on your benchtop. And having them at arm’s reach makes cooking dinner that much easier.
5 // Laundry Set
Laundry is the bane of every mum’s existence. So it helps to be organised while we’re doing it. Because the less time we can spend doing laundry, the better. We got you! The bamboo glass laundry set keeps your laundry powder fresh [there is even a jar designed for laundry liquid] and let’s be honest, it looks fab. Love it.
Looking for more hacks on how to organise your life, then shop the range at Little Label Co.