A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

September 21, 2011    |    By +
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With the kids back in school and you’re back in your routine, it’s time to treat yourself to a little Back to School shopping. Whether it’s a new carry-all tote, a home office update or a little something for your Fall wardrobe; stay organized in style this year with some no-so ordinary basics.

Handy Bookmarks – $4.95 – Great for clipping notes or saving your place, this set of 3 bookmarks are a cute gift for any student or magazine junkie. And they’re less wasteful then disposable page markers.

Skyline Desk Organizer – $24.95-  You don’t need a prime office space to enjoy a view. Keep your desk space clutter-free with standout organizer.

Foldover Strip Bag by Fluf – Stow away all your loose items and essentials with this sleek clutch. Its pop-out print is silk-screened onto organic cotton, it also doubles as a lunch bag or a cosmetic case.

Barcode Card Case - $9 – You never know when opportunity will strike, so it’s crucial to keep your contact on you at all times. Great for stashing business cards or calling cards, these colorful cases are a great alternative to that mess at the bottom of your bag.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Marci’ Leather Strap Watch – $150 – In this digital age, watches have been experiencing a strange resurgence in popularity. Who wants to dig for their smartphone when they can simply glance at this clean and classic timepiece by Marc Jacobs.

Wood Whale – $60 – Time to ditch your old pencil cup for something more sophisticated. This striking wood whale is made from reclaimed timber and comes in three different wood grain varieties.

Halogen Dual Tone Tote – $64.90 – Great for laptops and tablets, this colorblock tote will hold all your essentials without weighing you down like those bulky laptop bags.

Kikkerland Screw Push Pins Set of 12 - $4.70 – These hardware inspired push pins will cheer up any dreary office space or dorm room.

Knock Knock To Do File Folders – $7.95 – All truly successful people know the importance of prioritizing. With “to-do” list folder options like, “Never” and “When I Feel Like It”,  it’s comforting to know you’re procrastinating in an organized way.

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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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