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To Keep Scissors Sharp Make Them a Single Purpose Tool

I’ve had the same pair of scissors in my sewing kit since 1997. In those 16 years, they have never (to my knowledge) been used to cut anything other than fabric or thread. Why? Because cutting paper would actually dull them. And I want to be sure when cutting fabric for a sewing project that my scissors don’t cause snags. […]

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How to Keep Houseplants Hydrated When You’re Out of Town

Not close with your neighbors? Not to worry: You can still keep your indoor plants thriving while you’re spending a weekend—or even up to a week—on vacation. First, water the plants thoroughly. Then place a towel at the bottom of a bathtub or a sink and fill with about two inches of water. Sit the plants in the tub or […]

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February Organizing Challenge Winner

We’ve picked our winner for the most organized medicine cabinet on Instgram for our February challenge! Congratulations to Blanche (@blancafrasier)! We loved her carefully curated and well-organized beauty product selection. Blanche, look for a comment on your photo with instructions for how to claim your prize. We also have three honorable mentions: Color us jealous with these two well-organized and […]

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Use a Shoe Organizer in Your Pantry

By New York standards I have a very spacious kitchen, but I would give almost anything to have a legitimate pantry. If you are lucky enough to have one, I love this trick of using a clear plastic shoe organizer over the door. It’s perfect for keeping all the things you need at hand easily accessible. And if you have […]

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Last Day to Enter our February Challenge

Don’t forget! You have until midnight tonight to enter our February organizing challenge on Instagram. Get the full details and contest rules here.

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Don’t forget! Show Us Your Organized Medicine Cabinet

Consider this your five day warning! You have until the end of the day on February 25th to submit your photo of your freshly organized medicine cabinet on Instagram for a chance to be featured here on Simply Stated and win one of our Real Simple organizing products. Get all the details, contest rules, and some help getting started here.

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Need a Weekend Project? Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet

Are you looking for something to do for the long weekend? (Assuming you have Monday off for President’s Day, that is.) If you are, might we suggest tackling your medicine cabinet? We have all kinds of help to get you started, including our step-by-step medicine cabinet makeover. Plus, we’re running an organizing challenge on Instagram. You can get all the […]

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Do You Keep Nail Polish or Batteries in Your Fridge?

When I was growing up friends of mine used to keep their nail polish and batteries in the refrigerator. Why? They thought it would make both things last longer, but as it turns out the opposite is true. With batteries, cold storage can actually harm their endurance. And with nail polish the cooler temps will make the lacquer thicker and […]

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Smart Product: Dual Beam Flashlight

How genius is this? Whenever I’ve had to deal with power outages (or the two times in my life that I’ve gone camping) and actually use a flashlight, I usually end up stubbing my toe or running into something because I’ve focused the beam on things at eye-level, not the ground. The Nightlighter Flashlight solves this problem by having two […]

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2 Rules for Organizing Your Living Room Furniture

If you’re thinking about rearranging your furniture in the near future, or you’re moving in to a new space, keep these two rules in mind when deciding where to place everything. 1. Create two entries: Each seating area (if your space is big enough to have more than one) should be accessible via two different pathways.  This way when you […]

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