Slow and Steady Wins the Race
We’ve all been there. You waited until there were piles of dishes in the sink and a zillion bills and piles of laundry to do. What if, every day you did just enough to keep those piles manageable? I find that when i pick up a little every day, my “major” cleaning days aren’t so bad. Try to carve out a little time for each task. For example, take 10 minutes to put away the...
storagecom: Have spare ice cube trays laying around? Why not repurpose them for storage of odds and ends? Great for arts and crafts supplies, office supplies and jewelry! (via Home Made Simple)
Fall...Winter: It's time to get warm and organized
Well, it’s getting cold and rainy out there in Chicago and that means it’s time to get out all of your winter gear and put away the summertime clothes and doodads. Don’t forget to toss out expired sunscreen and the like. I put all of my scarves together in a bin, where I can get to them easily and the same with my mittens and hats. I have all of my sweaters together in a drawer...
The Junk Drawer: Solutions
We’ve all got a drawer with miscellaneous stuff in it, that at some point got out of control. The only cure for this is to find a specific place for these little things that have accumulated. One very helpful solution is to put a drawer organizer in. It will give you compartments to put stamps, paper clips, pens and the like, so they aren’t just swimming around in a pile: Axis Junk...
When Things Get Messy, Start Subtracting
As an organizer, I am always trying to find new ways to help people make the most of the space that they have. Honestly, the best way to find your way out of clutter is to stop adding to it and then to subtract from it. The Bathroom A simple example is the bathroom. Do you really need 5 different shampoos lining the shower or a dozen different lotions and 5 mascaras? No, no you don’t. ...