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Product Pick: Huggable Hangers

09

Jul 2013

Product Pick: Huggable Hangers

When it comes to organizing, closets are always a hot topic. After all, we use this space several times a day, and a clean, organized closet is key to getting your day off to a good start. Given that, we wanted to share a product pick that will go a long way toward getting and keeping this space neat and tidy once and for all!...

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Product Pick: Ikea Expedit Shelving

02

Jul 2013

Product Pick: Ikea Expedit Shelving

As you might imagine, friends, family and clients are often asking us what our favorite organizing products are. After all, we know The Container Store inventory by heart and can put together Ikea furniture with our eyes closed. We’re always happy to share what we think works – or as I say “share the organizing love.” In that spirit, we’re planning to regularly share some...

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Getting Family Members on Board

27

Jun 2013

Getting Family Members on Board

If you live with other people, chances are you’ve experienced the difficulty of living with other people’s stuff! The reality is, we all have different thresholds for household chaos and clutter. Some spouses and house-mates have very different thresholds, which can make things uncomfortable at times, to say the least. If you’re wishing you could get your family on board with a clutter clear out,...

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Organizing Heirloom Jewelry

25

Jun 2013

Organizing Heirloom Jewelry

If you have family jewelry or special pieces from your childhood, keeping them safe and organized is key to being able to enjoy and share them. And we know that keeping DIY organizing projects short and simple is often key to getting them done. So here’s a simple solution for sorting out your family jewelry. 1. Gather what you have and sort it into basic...

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Time-Saving Tip: Set it and forget it!

19

Jun 2013

Time-Saving Tip: Set it and forget it!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “Summer used to be a slower time of year.” It seems that for many people, summer is busier than ever. That’s why we thought we’d share some of our favorite time-saving tips to help you stay calm, cool and collected this summer and all year-round. Time-Saving Tip: Set it and forget it! Automating as...

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Boston Recycling – Hazardous Waste Drop Off

13

Jun 2013

Boston Recycling – Hazardous Waste Drop Off

Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste for free at upcoming recycling events: June 22 from 9am-2pm at UMASS, Parking Lot D, Dorchester June 29 from 9am-2pm at West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner Street Click here for more details….


Just Say No!

11

Jun 2013

Just Say No!

What’s the easiest way to reduce clutter in your life? Just say no! No to free stuff, no to bargains, no to buying stuff you don’t really need, and no to hand-me-downs (if you don’t really need them of course). There are two main reasons why focusing on accumulating less is such a successful strategy when it comes to staying clutter free. The first reason...

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An Easy Project to Downsize Your Files

05

Jun 2013

An Easy Project to Downsize Your Files

User manuals for everything from your refrigerator to your TV are a bulky, but necessary part of your filing system. Or if you don’t have a functional filing system, your user manuals may be stashed in a closet, drawer or who knows where?! They’re the type of thing you may or may not ever need but most people choose to keep them for reference. So...

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Lighten the {Laundry} Load

03

Jun 2013

Lighten the {Laundry} Load

Are piles and piles of laundry getting you down? We wanted to share a few quick tips to lighten up your laundry routine, so you’re not spending your whole week tripping over piles of clean, wait, maybe dirty (who knows?!) laundry! 1) Get your laundry on a schedule. If you’re one of those people who waits until you’ve run out of something or until you...

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Get Personal with Your Filing System

31

May 2013

Get Personal with Your Filing System

Professional Organizers are often talking about how organizing systems should be personalized because there’s usually no one cookie cutter solution that works for everyone. This definitely holds true for filing systems! The same system that’s a life saver for one person will paralyze another. But most people don’t know there are different options out there for ‘filing’ so if the standard way of doing things...

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