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  • Nazanine Eslamdoust

How sangria can help when organizing

Updated: Sep 27

What can Sangria and professional organizing possibly have in common?

Let me tell you a story about me.

It started with a semi-improvised trip to Spain

A few years ago, as I was switching jobs, before my son was born, my partner and I decided to go on holiday on the spur of a moment.

We just wanted to go somewhere on the Mediterranean Sea’s coast without spending a fortune. We did a little research and found a nice Airbnb and a cheap flight to Alicante, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain.

The key word here is “little”.

When we arrived and after our first walk through the city, we were a bit disappointed.

Alicante is pleasant, but, you know, we didn't fall in love.

Even worse, I couldn’t find any restaurant with good ratings and that, my friend, it’s a disaster for a French woman on holiday. (I know I should have looked before booking. Hashtag Little research...)

But you know what? I still put this trip and our holiday in Alicante on my Best-Holiday-Ever-Top-5-List.


I have one word for you: Sangria!

Let me explain

Every time we went to the beach, without exception, there was that woman going around and selling gigantic glasses of absolutely stunning sangria.

We didn't have to move from our sun loungers, not a bit!

Now that I think of it, maybe we shouldn’t have drunk them. We had no idea which bar she belonged to…😅


Relaxing at the beach drinking sangria seven days straight might sound simple and not super exciting, but we had an absolute blast.

Sometime the nicest things in life are the simplest, none fancy ones.

Always go for the simplest solution when organizing your home.

And I try to keep that in mind when I am organizing a space, it doesn't matter if it's my home or if I'm working with a client.

Have you ever spent hours trying to find the perfect organizing products for a closet or a drawer?

I don’t (anymore).

Because I always try to use what I have available first.

And the first thing I look into are the empty shoe boxes.

Shoe boxes are in my professional opinion the yummy sangria of organizing.

They fit perfectly in almost any closet or drawers.

You don't lose any space, thanks to the square corners. (oh those square corners 😍)

And they don’t cost a thing.

So, no, you don’t have to spend your time and money on fancy boxes and baskets, to get your closets and drawers organized.

That’s actually the biggest myth around home organizing.

Just use your empty shoe boxes.

Until next time,


PS: But please, oh, please do not begin to organize before you are done with decluttering.

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Nazanine Eslamdoust | Professional Home Organizer | Decluttering and Organizing services in Hamburg

Providing professional home organizing, decluttering, packing & unpacking, and many other organizing services in and around Hamburg, Lüneburg, Kiel, Lübeck, and Flensburg.

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