First up to bat is Noodlehead's darling mail organizer:
As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn't do it for me in the aesthetic department. It didn't do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art.
The title of the new print from Creative Publishing may have the word 'common' in it, but there is nothing common about the contents of Common Sense Storage. Filled with images of luscious interiors, the book is a cornucopia of inspiration, that just happens to solve all of our storage problems as well.
After reading Green Daily's lies we tell ourselves about clutter, I realize I have been less than honest with my flotsam and jetsam. By no means am I a pack rat. However, I do have stashes here and there that really could be pared down considerably. My craft supplies, for instance. Some of that stuff I haven't
It's easy to lose your garage over the summer. Not the garage itself, but the storage space inside it, which becomes lost to gardening equipment, toys, and summer building projects. Our friends at Closets by Design sent along some great tips to reclaim
If you love to organize your closets, you are going to LOVE this handbag. It's so organized, they don't even call it a handbag; it's a BUTLER Bag. Just check out the interior.
According to Zen Habits, the trick to successfully decluttering a room is finding a large area to serve as a working and organizing space. Then, you can:
"2. Start on one side of the room and work to the other.
3. Do one drawer or shelf or spot on the floor at a time.
4. Pull everything out of the drawer or shelf (or section of floor or what have you), and pile it in the working space. Clean out the drawer or shelf."
For the full approach...
These collections of quick-cleaning and decluttering never get old...because the clutter never seems to go away. These five from DumbLittleMan are a mighty fine five, particularly with the habit-creating, and not just the collecting and tossing approach.
1. Schedule Some Time
2. Concentrate On One Place
3. Tackle Something Each Day
4. Keep Up Your Enthusiasm
5. Don't Undo Your Good Work
I grew up in that house that never had the get-togethers or sleepovers, and I was never able to invite my backyard playmates inside. Why? Our home was enternally cluttered, and it was embarassing. Now that I get to make the rules, I keep a mostly spotless lifestyle, and these ten ideas from TipNut are useful, indeed.
1. Regularly Junk Hunt.
2. Create Necessary Storage Solutions.
3. Choose Effective Storage Solutions.
4. Running Out...
Erin Doland of Unclutterer has put together a invaluable tip list to help you organize your first kitchen. And although her advice is directed to college graduates moving into their first apartment, it can also be applied to those moving into their first home too! Her suggestions include:
- When putting your kitchen together, arrange items in cabinets based on where you use them.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for very specific, practical things for...
- Declutter for 15 minutes every day.
- Don’t allow things into the house in the first place.
- Donate stuff you’re decluttering.
- Create a Joe’s Goals chart with decluttering on it.
- Start at the corner by the door and move your way around the room.
- Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy up the kitchen.
- Use the “one in, two out” rule.
- Make your storage space smaller.
- Clothing rule.
- The One-Year Box.
- Declutter one room.
- Keep a list in your planner...
You have things that you haven't used in years. Stuff that doesn't fit. Stuff that's ugly. BeingParent offers 8 tips to help you Let Go of Clutter.
1. Throw it away.
2. Get storage containers.
3. Free Stuff is not always good.
4. Give it away.
5. Sell it.
6. Shred it.
7. Get professional help.
8. Create and Stick to a schedule.
Ever feel like your house is filling up with crap? Do you have trouble getting rid of things? Well, things could be worse:
And while the images of compulsive hoarders' homes can strike us as humorous by their sheer absurdity, this is a serious pyschological condition with dramatic consequences: