Tag: organizing


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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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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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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Wrap Up Your Move

17

May 2013

Wrap Up Your Move

Let’s face it, there’s a lot that goes on when you’re moving, especially if you’re selling and/or buying a home. A good checklist can help you make sure you’re not forgetting any of those big or little tasks. Here are a couple of checklists we like…choose the one that works best for you or use them to help you jot down your own list. Real...

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Pack Smart

15

May 2013

Pack Smart

‘Tis the season…for moving, that is. If you’re getting ready to move, packing can be one of the largest and most intimidating parts of the process. We’ve got a few tips to help you pack smart and take advantage of this prime de-cluttering opportunity so you don’t end up moving lots of stuff you don’t need! 1. Gather your supplies. If you’re using professional movers,...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

10

May 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

We’d like to wish all the moms out there a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! We work with lots of moms out there throughout the year, and one thing’s for sure, they’re a hard-working crew. So this weekend, don’t forget to thank, honor, or otherwise celebrate your mom and all the wonderful things she does. Hint, giving her a break from some of those things, at...

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Organizing Tips for New Moms

08

May 2013

Organizing Tips for New Moms

This week, we’re all about moms and let’s not forget moms-to-be in honor of Mother’s Day. Motherhood has a way of throwing your previously organized or at least somewhat manageable life for a loop. But rather than throwing in the towel (or the diaper), new moms should be encouraged by knowing that simple, yet effective organizing tricks can help save your sanity. Here are three...

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Find Your Time!

07

May 2013

Find Your Time!

Mother’s Day is coming up, which is a great time for all of the busy women and mothers out there to remember to take care of yourselves! In case you hadn’t noticed, household and family to-do lists are (or can be) endless, so the solution is not to wait to do something fun until all the chores are done. If you do, you’ll be waiting...

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