more about: organizing

How to Avoid Kitchen Clutter

Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the not-quite-empty vessels. By choosing one table or counter where everyone can put their beverages that they have every good intention of eventually finishing, you create a […]

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A Strategy for Cleaning Sentimental Clutter

We all deal with sentimental clutter: A broken memento from a loved one; your now-grown child’s toy that’s been gathering dust for years; or even a well-intentioned gift that you never use, but feel guilty for giving away. It can be hard to get rid of such beloved items—but when you feel it’s time to clean, organize, and purge your […]

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7 Space-Saving Hallway Storage Solutions from Remodelista

As an apartment dweller, I’m always looking for new and unique ways to optimize my space, so Remodelista.com has become one of my favorite sites. They have tons of helpful tips and tricks for organizing and making the most your minimal space. One of my recent favorites is a piece on seven space-saving hallway storage solutions, which provides a collection […]

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A Quick Way to Get Yourself To Stop Procrastinating

Is your to-do list a mile long? Rather than saving all of your irksome chores for later (which often translates into either “last-minute” or “never”), try a more gradual approach. Choose a single thing you’ve been putting off, and do it right away, suggests Henry S. Miller, a success consultant based in Los Gatos, California, and the author of the […]

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A Clever Way to Keep Track of RSVP Cards

Oftentimes, guests will send back response cards without actually writing their names on the RSVP—talk about confusing and frustrating for the host! The next time you send out invitations that require mailed response cards (think a formal wedding or shower), invest in an invisible ink pen with a black light ($7.50 for a four-pack, Amazon.com)—a.k.a., a “spy pen.” When creating your […]

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10 Habits of a Highly Organized Person from Apartment Therapy

As someone who hates clutter but isn’t a naturally “neat” person, getting more organized is always on my to-do list. About once a year, I’ll do a massive overhaul of my entire apartment and throw out all the things I don’t need or haven’t used in over a year. However, despite my best attempts, a few months go by, and […]

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A Simple Budgeting Tip

Don’t know where to start when creating a budget? Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, suggests using a 50/20/30 ratio when looking at your take-home pay. When thinking of your finances, von Tobel says that 50 percent of your earnings should go to essentials (rent/mortgage, groceries, bills, etc.), 20 percent goes to your future (like […]

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Get Real on the Internet, Day 4: Procrastination Photos

Welcome to Day 4 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. It’s fun to broadcast how productive you’re being, but how often do you show your less-than-energetic side? Today, we encouraged our readers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the following: Day 4: How are you slacking today, and what should you be doing instead? […]

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Get Real on the Internet, Day 3: Clutter Photos

Welcome to Day 3 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. As good as it feels to organize every inch of our living spaces, sometimes life gets in the way and clutter takes over—and it happens to everyone. Today, we challenged our brave readers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the following: Day 3: […]

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Clever Ways to Organize Necklaces

While we’re big fans of using a corkboard to keep our necklaces in order, we were pleasantly surprised when Lisa Anne Kiraly from Lindenhurst, NY, tagged us on Instagram in her genius necklace organizing idea: We took to Twitter to show off her space-saving idea, and a few more Real Simple readers come forward with their jewelry organization secrets: @RealSimple this is […]

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