more about: organization

What’s in Your Bag?

Is your purse perfectly organized, or does it more closely resemble a bottomless pit? Either way (and judgment-free!), we want to see! Here are pics from Real Simple staffers’ bags to inspire you: Use the hashtag #rsbag on Twitter or Instagram, or upload your photo directly to our gallery page, where you can see even more purse photos. Suddenly inspired […]

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The Best Way to Store Coffee

Does your at-home drip coffee pale in comparison to the java you get at your local coffee shop? It could be the way you’re storing your ground coffee or beans. Jonathan Rubinstein, owner of the Joe cafés, in New York City, recommends storing coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks after […]

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Never Hang Pearls

A pristine pearl necklace is a timeless way to add sophistication to any outfit. The only downside: One snap, and you can say goodbye to your accessory. To make your pearl necklaces last, never hang them. “This weakens the silk threads that hold the necklace together,” says Helena Krodel of the Jewelry Information Center, in New York City. Instead, try […]

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Where Do You Shop For Office Supplies?

It’s August 1st and I’m thinking about organization and making sure everything is in order before I begin traveling later this month and in September. The better organized I am, the happier I feel about leaving my husband alone for several weeks — it’s important that he knows where everything is in case I have to call from the road […]

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Pottery Barn: 10 Storage Favorites

Spring makes me want to get organized and work on lots of projects around the home, what about you? I was looking through the Pottery Barn catalog this morning and thought I’d pull together a Spring must-have list of 10 Storage Favorites that may lead you to some great things that you can order and enjoy for a more organized home. Here are my 10 picks.

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Seven REALISTIC Tips for Boosting Personal Productivity.

There’s so much productivity advice that I can’t manage. I can’t touch each piece of paper just one time. I can’t return every email within twenty-four hours. I can’t maintain a clear desk at all times. I can’t go paperless. Nevertheless, I have found some realistic strategies that have made my life easier.

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Online Organization Workshops: Simplify 101

Looking to get your act together? I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews from students who have taken the creative declutter classes over at Simplify 101. In addition to online classes and over the phone coaching consults, professional organizers Jay and Aby Garvey also provide in-home organizing services in metro St. Louis and Metro-East in Illinois that, “are conducted in a friendly, non-judging manner, and all your information is kept strictly confidential.”

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Secrets of Simplicity – Great Book!

I’ve never read a book on organization and simple living from cover-to-cover in my life — ever. That alone is why even I am shocked to be sitting her this morning writing this review about Secrets of Simplicity by author and organization expert Mary Carlomagno…

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Pocket Posh Puzzles

I find myself always waiting for something whenever I’m running errands, whether it’s the guy in front of me washing his monster truck or the 10 sneezing, runny-nose patients waiting to see the same doctor – mine. I try to use this time to not get bent out of shape so I’ll pull out a little chick lit (book) or engage in some mindless text messaging, though neither really relax me. That’s why when I came across…

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