Organization Articles

How To Make a Plastic Bag Keeper

In an effort to reduce and reuse plastic bags, how about making a plastic bag keeper? Chances are you already have everything you need to make one for free. Or you can buy one at The Container Store for 4.99 plus 6.50 s & h. Your choice. The Props A 2 quart plastic bottle (I […]

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Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Here’s a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets! Materials: 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three) Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim  Paint and supplies Picture hanging hardware […]

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Compulsive Hoarding is No Laughing Matter

Ever feel like your house is filling up with crap? Do you have trouble getting rid of things? Well, things could be worse: From BadJason.com    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:    ABC News […]

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3 Steps to a New Entry Closet

Closet organizers are great, but for a smaller closet, they aren’t necessarily required. Case in point: my front closet. It had been the Bermuda Triangle of the house for a number of years now. Finally, it was time to conquer the territory, and by following some basic steps, we prevailed. Step 1: Strip It This […]

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Pantry organization!

My brother gave me a $75 gift certificate to the Container Store for xmas. Here’s what I bought! This totaled a bit more than $75 but I feel was really worth it. There are three sizes of container here, the two large 8x8x4 ones on the bottom, four 8x4x4 long ones stacked on top, and […]

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