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

30

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

24

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

16

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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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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