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Clever Closet Tricks

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Oct 2013

Clever Closet Tricks

Sometimes you need a clever little trick to help you with an honest wardrobe review. Here are a few we love to help if you get “hung up.” The “backwards hanger” trick – Hang all of the clothes in your closet the “wrong” way, so that you are hooking the hangers from the back of the rod. If you wear it, hang the item back up...

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Product Pick: Name Bubbles

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Oct 2013

Product Pick: Name Bubbles

It’s been a little while since we’ve done a product pick. I don’t know about you, but I just love when something simple makes household organizing just a little bit easier. If you have kids then, you’ve probably been faced with the task of labeling their stuff, from clothes, to backpacks to water bottles and more. This is not only required by many day care...

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Organizing Challenge: I don’t have time to get organized!

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Sep 2013

Organizing Challenge: I don’t have time to get organized!

Even when armed with organizing skills, tips and tricks, and a healthy dose of motivation, you will sometimes encounter organizing challenges that leave you stumped along your journey to a more organized state. This summer, we received quite a few calls from people who wanted to tackle their organizing projects during the “downtime” provided by the less-scheduled summer pace. The busier fall schedule may leave you...

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Home Office After

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Sep 2013

Re-purposing Your Space

Just because it used to be a formal dining room or a coat closet doesn’t mean it has to stay that way if that’s not what your household needs. I’m pretty sure several people thought I was crazy when I said we were transforming the formal dining room of our 1950’s house into a home office/command center/entryway. But I’m also pretty sure more people thought...

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Back to School Inspiration

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Aug 2013

Back to School Inspiration

With some amazing August weather, we’ve definitely been fighting the back to school bug around here, holding on to every last little bit of summer. But I suppose it’s finally time to get our back to school hats on. I just read an amazing back to school post from one of my favorite organizing bloggers, Jen over at iheartorganizing. I was already in love with...

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One Man’s Trash…

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Aug 2013

One Man’s Trash…

Okay, time for some true confessions. We’ve had a pile of clunky, less than great stuff in our basement, waiting to be freecycled for a long time…I’m gonna say at least 6 months. It was the type of stuff that was just too bulky and in some cases, junky, to load in my car and take to my usual donation place. But posting on freecycle...

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The “Keys” to Success

07

Aug 2013

The “Keys” to Success

Earlier this summer, we started re-visiting some of our favorite time management tips because let’s face it, summer or not, time is a precious resource and most of us never seem to have enough of it! As Peter Walsh points out in his book, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, everyone is busy and some people have just figured out and learned to accept...

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The Container Store's Shoe Box

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Jul 2013

Product Pick: The Clear Shoe Box

If you asked me what single organizing solution I use more of than anything else in my home, I’d easily be able to tell you it’s a simple clear shoe box. Yup, that’s it – not that exciting but oh-so-useful. This simple, versatile product pick can help you contain just about any small item you can think of. Product Pick: The Clear Shoe Box My...

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Two Lists to Help You Get Started

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Jul 2013

Two Lists to Help You Get Started

I love a good list. They help keep you on track when your brain can’t possibly be expected to do so. For me, this is especially true when I’m feeling overwhelmed with how much there is to do. Today, I came across two great lists from one of my favorite blogs, Unclutter.com. The first list offers 10 suggestions on where to get started when facing...

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Product Pick: Martha Stewart Smooth Finish Binder

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Jul 2013

Product Pick: Martha Stewart Smooth Finish Binder

Binders can be a great way to organize the paper in your life. They’re especially great for stuff you need to reference fairly frequently. But let’s face it, there are binders and then there are binders. And there is definitely something to picking aesthetically pleasing organizing products. Not only does it make your space look better, but it also has a way of encouraging you...

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