Organization

Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing a Cluttered Garage

Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing a Cluttered Garage

Got a messy garage? I guess that sounds a bit redundant, right? The truth is a packed garage is more often than not a place where, aside from parking a car, we dump items we can’t find a spot for inside the house. It would be a shame not to tap into its full potential...

Toy Rotation: Maximizing Playtime with a Strategic Toy Rotation System

Toy Rotation: Maximizing Playtime with a Strategic Toy Rotation System

Toys strewn across the floor, an unending task of picking up and the constant struggle to find storage solutions that truly work. That’s quite a familiar scene you’ve got there. As we speak, many parents and guardians are sifting through toy mountains, desperately...

The Ultimate Toy Storage and Organization Guide for Tidy Kids

The Ultimate Toy Storage and Organization Guide for Tidy Kids

The chaos of kids' toys strewn about the house can feel like an unstoppable force that cannot be contained. But there is another way... Transforming your child’s room into an organized space can seem quite a challenge at first — it’s up to you to make it both fun and...

How to Declutter a Kid’s Bedroom: Practical Tips for Parents

How to Declutter a Kid’s Bedroom: Practical Tips for Parents

It’s early in the morning, you haven’t had the chance to sip your coffee yet and you’re trying to find your way through the minefield of toys, scattered clothes and art supplies that is your child’s bedroom. Every step is a careful calculation to avoid the dreaded...

Undeck the Halls: How to Declutter Christmas Decorations

Undeck the Halls: How to Declutter Christmas Decorations

A staggering 97.6% of Americans decorate the interior of their homes for the holidays, and over 87% also splash some holiday charm on the exterior. No one can deny it’s a tradition that is hugely popular. And it comes with a price tag that is hard to ignore — the...

Wrap Up The Holidays With These Christmas Decoration Storage Solutions

Wrap Up The Holidays With These Christmas Decoration Storage Solutions

There’s something we all face after the holiday cheer winds down. The looming question: Where do we put all these decorations? If that bulky, artificial tree seems to eat up space in your closet, it’s time to find a better spot for it. And if you find yourself holding...

How to Organize and Store Your Electronic and Tech Devices

How to Organize and Store Your Electronic and Tech Devices

Beep, bop, boop! No, we aren’t talking to our robot friends, but those might be the sad sounds of your electronics if not properly packed and stored. In a world filled to the brim with gadgets and gizmos, figuring out how to organize electronics and understanding how...

The Lost and Found Guide: Tips for Finding Misplaced Items in Your Home

The Lost and Found Guide: Tips for Finding Misplaced Items in Your Home

Having one of those days? You’re ready to head out, but your keys have vanished. Or maybe it’s movie night, and the remote has mysteriously disappeared. Losing track of things at home is all too common. So common, in fact, that we thought it was high time we created a...

Back-to-School Storage and Organization Tips for College Students

Back-to-School Storage and Organization Tips for College Students

Starting college is an exciting adventure full of learning opportunities — and not just the academic kind. One of the first challenges you’ll face? Figuring out how to maximize storage in your tiny dorm room. As recent Babson College graduate, Brett Bogner,...

Expert Tips for Pricing Items at Your Next Garage Sale

Expert Tips for Pricing Items at Your Next Garage Sale

Ready to clear out your clutter and rake in some cash? A garage sale is a perfect way to do both! But pricing your items can feel like solving a jigsaw puzzle, especially if you're new to the game. Don't fret — we've got your back! We have put together a comprehensive...

What You Need to Know to Host a Successful Garage Sale

What You Need to Know to Host a Successful Garage Sale

Is your home overflowing with unused items? Looking to earn some extra cash? Hosting a garage sale might be the perfect solution. However, turning your clutter into a successful event requires careful planning, preparation, and a touch of strategy. In this article,...

5 Smart Storage Systems for Organizing Your Garage

5 Smart Storage Systems for Organizing Your Garage

Garage organization is an important way to have enough room for your vehicle, tools, and other items, while still being able to find things when you need them. But if your garage is a little chaotic right now, and you haven't gone through it in a while, you might feel...

Kiss Clutter Goodbye: 5 Quick Tips for Organizing a Small Pantry

Kiss Clutter Goodbye: 5 Quick Tips for Organizing a Small Pantry

Are you tired of playing a fierce game of Tetris every time you need something out of your pantry? If so, you’re not alone. A small pantry is a force to be reckoned with, for sure, but you can tame its wily ways with the right organizational touch. Ready to get...

How to Pack All of Your Shoes For a Move

How to Pack All of Your Shoes For a Move

With moving day approaching, you may be wondering what the best way to pack a lot of shoes is. After all, you don’t want to mix dressy heels or loafers with dirty winter boots. Read the following organizing hacks to learn how to pack your shoes for moving. Sort Shoes...

How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t let clutter dampen your passion for creating culinary masterpieces in your kitchen. Organized kitchen cabinets can increase your storage space. Furthermore, you’ll save time and frustration every time you cook and clean. Where to start Downsize your kitchen...

How to Pack A Suitcase: Space Saving Tips

How to Pack A Suitcase: Space Saving Tips

Simple as it seems, packing is a science or an art that some of us seem to master and others seem to fail miserably at. You find yourself wondering 'how do I fit everything in?' or 'should I roll or fold my clothes?' So, how do you pack a suitcase to fit the most...

6 Strategies For Organizing Your Dorm Room

6 Strategies For Organizing Your Dorm Room

School is back in session. College students are relocating into their first dorm or apartment. Studies show that an organized dorm room promotes productivity and happiness since students won't spend endless time getting frustrated trying to find their belongings when...

How to Store Your Outdoor Patio Cushions

How to Store Your Outdoor Patio Cushions

Whether you're protecting your outdoor cushions from chilly winter weather or you want to keep them from being damaged by the summer sun, knowing how to store your cushions is essential. Proper storage will enhance the value of your patio furniture and won't add much...

Tiny House Storage Ideas to Maximize Space

Tiny House Storage Ideas to Maximize Space

Considering transitioning into a tiny home? If so, this can definitely be a major lifestyle change for people accustomed to life in a home with average floor space. One of the most challenging aspects of the change is making do with the space you have and having...

Best Way to Store Photos for Long-Term Preservation

Best Way to Store Photos for Long-Term Preservation

Whether you are looking to box up your photo collection for a self-storage unit, put them away in a basement or attic, or box them up for a move, you want to make sure your photos will be properly preserved and protected from damage. From handling them with care to...

How to Assess the Severity of a Hoarding Disorder Using Hoarding Scales

How to Assess the Severity of a Hoarding Disorder Using Hoarding Scales

How can you tell if you or someone you love has a hoarding disorder? A solid first step would be to compare habits and home surroundings to the several clutter-hoarding scales out there. Some have been developed by psychologists, others by professional organizers. One...

Which is Better For Moving: Plastic Containers or Cardboard Boxes?

Which is Better For Moving: Plastic Containers or Cardboard Boxes?

Moving from one home to another can be an enormous and overwhelming task. You need to be as efficient as possible while packing so that your belongings are well protected. Moving companies sell cardboard boxes especially designed for moving household items. And many...

How to Store Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets

How to Store Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets

At first it was just a toaster. Then a food processor. You had plenty of room for those. But before you knew it you had an egg boiler, a waffle iron, an Instant Pot and a juicer. Now your cabinets are overflowing and your countertop looks like a Bed Bath and Beyond....

How to Properly Store Vinyl Records to Prevent Damange

How to Properly Store Vinyl Records to Prevent Damange

Streaming music may hog the spotlight, but for many music aficionados vinyl records remain the format of choice. So much so in fact, sales of LPs totaled 27.5 million units in 2020, continuing a 15-year streak of increasing sales. Collecting vinyl has become so...

New Bundle of Joy? Here’s How to Prepare Your Home For a Baby

New Bundle of Joy? Here’s How to Prepare Your Home For a Baby

If you have a little bundle of joy on the way, it is time to assess the space in your home, plan a nursery and start making room for the abundance of baby gear that is soon to come your way. Although babies are small, they take a huge amount of planning. Undoubtedly a...

A Practical Guide to Room-by-Room Decluttering

A Practical Guide to Room-by-Room Decluttering

When your home is besieged with piles of clutter everywhere, it can seem like an unsurmountable task to get it organized. However, the way to conquer this messy situation is to not try and take it all on at once. Don't focus on making your entire home clutter-free....

How to Store Purses

How to Store Purses

Even though handbags play an important role in our daily lives, many people fail to store them correctly—whether at home between uses or in a self-storage unit for long-term storage. If the number of your handbags has grown from just a few to a full blown purse...

How to Organize Your Self-Storage Unit Like a Pro

How to Organize Your Self-Storage Unit Like a Pro

An empty storage unit is full of possibilities. Like an empty closet or room in your house, planning and determination can make your storage unit an organized space for keeping items you need--and not just a messy depository of assorted junk. If you plan to frequently...

Three Essential Ways to Organize Your Wardrobe For The Spring

Three Essential Ways to Organize Your Wardrobe For The Spring

Spring is closer than you think, and you might want to start thinking about how you will redo your closet to match the upcoming joyful season now. You want to assure yourself that your closet will match the mood for spring, and that it is full of the right colors and...

How to Organize a Lazy Susan

How to Organize a Lazy Susan

If you have a lazy Susan turntable in your kitchen, it can be the perfect place to store kitchen supplies. But without an organizational tool or system in place things can also get messy—fast. "It is very hard to see what you have in the space and oftentimes items get...

17 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Get Organized

17 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Get Organized

Every time the calendar flips from one year to the next, millions of us resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or reduce debt. But have you given much thought to getting your house in order? Are you tired of staring at all of those boxes crammed with clothes you haven’t...

5 Easy Ways to Increase Storage Space in Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Increase Storage Space in Your Home

Whether you’re in an apartment, condominium, or house, messiness happens. One thing leads to another (dirty dishes, unwashed counter tops, dirty carpets) and you feel overwhelmed by the amount of household chores piling up. The best way to tackle this is to know how...

5 Ways to Organize Your Fridge and Reduce Food Waste

5 Ways to Organize Your Fridge and Reduce Food Waste

America creates more food waste than any other country in the world. That is not a title to be proud of. Most of the food items that are thrown out are fresh fruits and vegetables that have been stored improperly or forgotten about in the deep recesses of the fridge....

The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

A clutter-free home brings many rewards, including the joy of being able to find papers easily, clean up faster, and envision a bright future. An organized home can lead to better health and wellbeing, increase your productivity, and give visitors a beautiful first...

The Best 25 Decluttering Tips of All Time

The Best 25 Decluttering Tips of All Time

Decluttering is all the rage right now, especially with Marie Kondo and her method taking the pop culture world by storm. It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about Kondo-ing their space, decluttering their life, or moving towards minimalism. For...

7 Decluttering Tips For Hoarders

7 Decluttering Tips For Hoarders

You may have watched a hoarder's home transform on TV. In real life, those magical turnarounds will take more than an hour of your time. If you have a parent or relative who has a growing collection of clutter, there could be a hoarding disorder within your family. It...

How To Organize and Arrange Your Book Collection

How To Organize and Arrange Your Book Collection

Book collections are one of the most overlooked home areas in need of organization. Even if you’re not actively scanning your shelves in search of a new book to read every week, having an organized space to house your favorite stories is the best way to ensure you’ll...

Oh Baby! Storing Your Child’s Precious Pieces

Oh Baby! Storing Your Child’s Precious Pieces

The onesie he wore home from the hospital. The gown she was christened in. The baby blanket that soothed away the tears. Parents yearn to store baby clothing in the hopes that one day their little angel might have an angel of their own, or sometimes they may just want...

14 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

14 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Small spaces are becoming more common now whether we want it or not. Thanks to an increasing push towards cities, limited space, and a generation trending towards renting rather than owning, we're living in tighter quarters than we grew up in. Sometimes, small means...

Everything You Need to Set Up an Open Closet in Your Bedroom

Everything You Need to Set Up an Open Closet in Your Bedroom

Apartments can be tricky. Sometimes, you try your hardest to find the perfect space, but something will still be missing. In many city dwellers' cases, that missing thing can be a reasonably sized closet. That doesn't mean all hope is lost for keeping your clothes...

9 Smart Tips For Creating a Clutter Free Kitchen

9 Smart Tips For Creating a Clutter Free Kitchen

There are plenty of reasons to have a clutter free kitchen. It makes a good impression on visitors, makes meal prep more efficient and makes it easier to keep clean. But there is another reason you might want to declutter your kitchen: it could help you lose weight....

5 Decluttering and Organizing Projects to Do This Winter

5 Decluttering and Organizing Projects to Do This Winter

Spring might be the season for deep cleaning, but the cold weather means its time to get started on your winter organization projects. Since winter follows the holidays, “you may be more motivated [to declutter], as you have gotten a lot more stuff,” says Julie...

No Walk-in Closet? No Problem! 17 Ways to Work With Small Closets

No Walk-in Closet? No Problem! 17 Ways to Work With Small Closets

Some people have interesting old homes with lots of character but hardly any closet space. Others live in places that were merely designed poorly by someone without a care in the world about where we'd put our stuff. Whatever the reason, know that you are not the only...

How to Transition a Kid’s Room to a Teen’s Room

How to Transition a Kid’s Room to a Teen’s Room

That Lightning McQueen bed might have been pretty rad when your kid was 8-years-old, but now it is straight up embarrassing. As kids grow and change, so do their tastes. Around age 13, when kids enter adolescence,  you'll likely hear requests for decoration and...

The 20 Best Home and Organization Podcasts

The 20 Best Home and Organization Podcasts

Think you don't have enough time to get organized? Think again! These days, getting organized can be easy, thanks to podcasts. Not everyone has time to sit down and read a self-help organizing book, but with podcasts, even the busiest of busies can get some quick...

Storage Hacks That Make Back-To-School Time a Breeze

Storage Hacks That Make Back-To-School Time a Breeze

Where’s my library book? Is today P.E? I need my permission slip signed. Sound familiar? Getting out the door for school can feel like a marathon if you aren’t properly organized. The key to a smooth departure? The right kind of storage. Here’s a zone-by-zone look at...

How Should You Organize Your Closet? Here’s How to Get Started

How Should You Organize Your Closet? Here’s How to Get Started

When you open your closet door, are pants and shirts hanging every which way and shoes strewn about the floor? If you have no idea where to even start organizing your closet, you're not alone. A recent SpareFoot survey of 18 to 34-year-olds found that 18 percent of...

5 Tips For Unpacking (And Organizing) Your Tool Shed After You Move

5 Tips For Unpacking (And Organizing) Your Tool Shed After You Move

For many of us, our tool shed is a place that can get crowded and disorganized over time. Moving tools into a new tool shed is important in keeping things organized to save you time later on. Check out these tips for unpacking, and organizing, your tool shed when...

5 Ways to Turn Any Room in Your Home into a Productive Working Space

5 Ways to Turn Any Room in Your Home into a Productive Working Space

You love working from home. However, your workspace is proving less than ideal. Maybe you work at the kitchen or dining room table or find yourself ensconced on the couch. Then again, maybe your home office contains uncomfortable furnishings or a disturbing color...

You Just Inherited All of Your Parents’ Stuff, Now What?

You Just Inherited All of Your Parents’ Stuff, Now What?

Back in February, Richard Eisenberg wrote a piece for Next Avenue titled, "Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff." While the post generated a mix of passionate responses, the message behind the article was still sadly relatable; we end up with a lot of stuff from...

12 Things You Should NOT Bring With You to Your New Home When You Move

12 Things You Should NOT Bring With You to Your New Home When You Move

We get it. The impulse to bring every possible thing from your old home when moving can be very strong. But you would actually be doing yourself a disservice in the long run. After all, moving is one of the best opportunities for decluttering. And if you're already...

10 Tips For Organizing Your Kids’ Sports Equipment

10 Tips For Organizing Your Kids’ Sports Equipment

If you’ve got kids who play sports, then you probably have lots of balls, pads, helmets, uniforms and other equipment that needs to be organized and stored. While you want to make sure that the gear doesn’t take over your home, you also want to eliminate the stress of...

5 Awesome Reasons to Downsize Your Home

5 Awesome Reasons to Downsize Your Home

If you find yourself yearning for a smaller home to call yours, you’re not alone. According to a 2017 survey from real estate site Trulia, 60% of people living in homes of 2,000 square feet or more said they’d like to downsize. Michelle Hale, organizer and co-founder...

6 Steps to Create the Perfect Workspace at Home

6 Steps to Create the Perfect Workspace at Home

One of the keys to successfully working at home — aside from self-discipline and a strong Wi-Fi connection — is having a comfortable, convenient workspace. And no, the couch doesn’t count. Follow these six tips to create a home workspace that’ll make you happier and...

Feeling Cluttered? Do These 3 Things to Free Yourself

Feeling Cluttered? Do These 3 Things to Free Yourself

Every home has an equilibrium. It must be tended to. Fostered. Nurtured. Secured. Clutter, being vastly prominent in our overly-consumeristic and material-based society, is a threat to the healthy equilibrium of your home because it not only affects the home, but the...

How to Choose the Right Size Furniture For Your Home

How to Choose the Right Size Furniture For Your Home

There's nothing worse than moving into your new place only to find that your coffee table hogs the living room, the bed covers half a window, and your dining room table pokes into the pathway to the kitchen. "Many times we fall in love with a piece that just isn't...

Three Rooms to Unpack First in Your New Home

Three Rooms to Unpack First in Your New Home

After the movers drive away from your new home and you're perched on a pile of moving boxes, you'll face a tough decision: What should I unpack first? A recent SpareFoot survey asked people which rooms they'd unpack and set up first when moving  to a new house or...

15 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard This Summer

15 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard This Summer

What better time than summer, when you're spending more hours in the fresh air, to take your outdoor living space to the next level? "Upgrading your backyard doesn't mean you have to break the bank on fancy furnishings or lavish greenery," notes Gordon Hitz, owner of...

Too Organized? Find Out If Your Obsession Goes Too Far

Too Organized? Find Out If Your Obsession Goes Too Far

Professional organizers routinely enter client homes where the job ahead is abundantly clear: Some are hopelessly cluttered, others chaotic, and a special few resemble a minefield more than a personal residence. But you want to know what really messes with an...

10 Ways to Store and Organize K-Cups

10 Ways to Store and Organize K-Cups

So you have a Keurig coffee maker and all those wonderful little K-Cups. Seemingly hundreds of those little K-Cups. It's great, all those different flavors to enjoy – but how do you store the things? And how long will they keep? There are “best by” dates on the sides...

How to Store Spices in Your Kitchen Correctly

How to Store Spices in Your Kitchen Correctly

If you cook at home, spending extra minutes hunting for the perfect spice when you need it can slow down your meal prep time. And seasonings stored in not-so-easy-to-find places might go months – or years – without getting used. “Spices are something that can sit a...

10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen for Meal Prep

10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen for Meal Prep

Meal prep doesn’t just help you save time and money — it can also lead to smarter, healthier eating habits. “If you have healthy foods at the ready, you’re more likely to opt for these over takeout or snacking through a meal,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, and owner of Amy...

Too Many Toys? 8 Ways to Declutter With Your Kids

Too Many Toys? 8 Ways to Declutter With Your Kids

The must-have action figures. The stuffed animal you “won” at the fair (after spending $60 on tickets to “win” it!) Even the junk that came with their kids’ meal or birthday loot bag. Ask any kid which of their toys are special, and they are bound to say all of them....

15 Ways to Purge Your Closet of Unwanted Clothing

15 Ways to Purge Your Closet of Unwanted Clothing

When it comes to holding on to old clothing, the excuses are endless. What if you change sizes? What if a friend could use it sometime in the distant future? What if you need something to wear to paint your house in? What if you are invited to a costume party, and you...

How Getting Organized Can Change Your Life

How Getting Organized Can Change Your Life

It’s not unusual for professional organizers to hear from clients that they changed their lives. Sometimes it’s a small change, and other times, the sense of control that people get from reducing clutter and getting organized can inspire them to make bigger changes....

How to Stay Organized During A Move

How to Stay Organized During A Move

The prospect of moving is exciting for many. We love the idea of starting fresh and creating a new life for ourselves. However, the actual details surrounding a move can be daunting, and there is so much that’s beyond our control. And while many moves are by choice,...

Why Moving Is the Best Opportunity to Declutter Your Home

Why Moving Is the Best Opportunity to Declutter Your Home

As a professional organizer, clutter is the enemy I wrestle with on behalf of my clients each day. Fighting clutter is a priority for three main reasons: time, money, and stress. People in cluttered homes waste time looking for mundane items like keys, money, their...

How to Organize for Living with Multiple Pets

How to Organize for Living with Multiple Pets

It all started with that kitten you rescued five years ago. Later, you adopted a Great Dane. Then a stray cat appeared on your doorstep the same month you inherited your grandma’s Chihuahua. Now you’ve got a pack of animals to manage, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed....

How to Store Cassettes, VHS, CDs, Records and LaserDiscs

How to Store Cassettes, VHS, CDs, Records and LaserDiscs

From records to cassette tapes, VHS cassettes, CDs and laserdiscs, the history of media is rich with a variety of forms used to produce music and videos. And some of those early forms are actually increasing in popularity. In 2015, nearly 12 million vinyl albums were...

Organizing the Linen Closet of Your Dreams

Organizing the Linen Closet of Your Dreams

Think of how joyous it is to wander around the towel section of a department store -- all those jewel-toned towels stacked up, thick and inviting. Then, picture your linen closet. If it’s like most, it has become a jumble of mismatched sheets and fraying towels and a...

7 Tips for Getting Your Kids Hooked on Decluttering

7 Tips for Getting Your Kids Hooked on Decluttering

Maybe you hate tripping over LEGOs and “Frozen” dolls, you’re tired of picking up tiny clothes off the floor or you simply want to teach your kids good life skills. Whatever your reason, you can get your kids into decluttering. “It’s important to work with kids so...

Want to Become a Minimalist? Follow These 7 Steps

Want to Become a Minimalist? Follow These 7 Steps

Do you think a minimalist is someone who lives in a stark room with just a bowl, a spoon, a mattress and a folding chair? If so, you’ve got minimalism all wrong. The truth is, minimalism isn’t about living with nothing. It’s about living with only what you need, said...

6 Awesome Apps for Home Organization

6 Awesome Apps for Home Organization

Keeping your home organized often requires you to carry out dozens of small tasks on a daily basis. But instead of constantly racking your brain to remember all these tasks, you should take advantage of apps that provide systems, steps and reminders to keep you on...

7 Organizing Tips for Small Bedrooms

7 Organizing Tips for Small Bedrooms

It doesn’t take much for a small space like a bedroom to feel cramped. To avoid the tendency of clutter buildup, “keep items to a minimum,” suggested Debra McCann, CEO of Delaware-based Organizing Outside the Box. Here, experts weigh in with strategies to clear out...

Staying in Tune: 4 Tips for Storing Musical Instruments

Staying in Tune: 4 Tips for Storing Musical Instruments

Drummer Patrick Drohan and his four mates that make up a fast-rising Southern rock band liked honing their skills in a 10x15 storage unit in Columbia, SC so much, that they named their band after the street where they jammed: Atlas Road Crew. “It was an awesome...

Attack Your Kid’s Messy Closet With These Strategies

Attack Your Kid’s Messy Closet With These Strategies

Few things in life are better than a well organized closet. Not only does it streamline the morning routine, but it also enables some independence in your child or toddler. That's why kids' closet organization is so important. And so, this guide will provide several...

Is Your Cluttered Garage a Fire Hazard?

Is Your Cluttered Garage a Fire Hazard?

A cluttered garage isn’t just an eyesore. It also can be dangerous. From 2009 through 2011, an estimated 6,600 fires broke out annually in garages attached to single-family homes and other residential structures, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Those fires...

3 Ways to Make Money From Your Unused Items

3 Ways to Make Money From Your Unused Items

Let’s face it: We live in a packrat nation. According to a study by market research firm NPD Group, the average American home contains $7,000 worth of unused items. Multiply that by a storage unit or two, and you could be sitting on a first car for your teenager, a...

How to Maximize the Utilitarian Space in Your Laundry Room and Mudroom

How to Maximize the Utilitarian Space in Your Laundry Room and Mudroom

Utilitarian spaces like laundry rooms and mudrooms rarely receive the attention they deserve, which is unfortunate when you consider how often they’re used. A thoughtfully planned utility room can be a complete housekeeping area that simplifies your household tasks....

How to Avoid 10 Common Decluttering Mistakes

How to Avoid 10 Common Decluttering Mistakes

Here’s a startling statistic: The U.S. has an estimated 40 million clutterers, according to Beverly Keyes Taylor, author of “Clutter to Clarity: The Easy Key to Organizing.” Can’t wrap your brain around that figure? Then consider this: That’s about the same number of...

How to Organize Your Attic

How to Organize Your Attic

[ by Nannette Richford, Next Door Storage ] Attics are notorious for being cluttered with half-filled boxes and piles of unused items that are simply too good to throw away, but still get in the way. Sometimes this includes family heirlooms or old documents that,...

SpareFoot’s Guide to Long-Term Bicycle Storage

SpareFoot’s Guide to Long-Term Bicycle Storage

There are a lot of reasons a bike gets put away for months or years--off-seasons, injuries, spare bikes that go unused. And whether you’re throwing the bike in a shed, garage, storage unit or spare bedroom, there’s a right way and a wrong way to store a bike. Ralph...

Organizing Your New Home: 12 Tips for Getting It Done

Organizing Your New Home: 12 Tips for Getting It Done

Buying a new home is daunting enough as it is, what with securing a mortgage, vacating your old place and moving your belongings. So it’s understandable if organizing your new home isn’t on the top of your mind. Yet experts say it’s the perfect time to organize—when...

7 Reasons Why You Might Need a Professional Organizer

7 Reasons Why You Might Need a Professional Organizer

While getting organized is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, many people stop short of putting their self-storage units in order. Often people will find it easier to just go buy a new seasonal wreath for their front door and a few hats and mittens for...

The Complete Guide to Storing Ties

The Complete Guide to Storing Ties

When it comes to dress wear, we men seem to be starved of options. While women have an ostensibly infinite variety of dresses and gowns available for formal occasions, men have the suit. With such a constrained closet, how does a man express himself and differentiate...

The Importance of Making a Home Inventory

The Importance of Making a Home Inventory

How many belongings do you have? Do you know? Think about every piece of furniture, every book, shoe, dish and MP3 player. Now, ask yourself this: How much money are all of those belongings worth? What would it cost you to replace everything you own? A home inventory,...

Love Where You Work: Top Ten Workspace Organization Blogs

Love Where You Work: Top Ten Workspace Organization Blogs

  It’s officially the new year, which means that you need to start following through on your resolutions. Why not start by finally organizing and optimizing your workspace? The condition of your workstation can have a huge impact on quality and productivity. The...

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