It’s here, the last day of 2012. And after the dust settles from tonight’s festivities, we’ll be looking toward new things in 2013. So I want to know: what resolutions are you making for 2013? If you make resolutions, that is. I’ll share mine in the comments as well—after I come up with them. While you’re brainstorming, here are 4 […]
more about: organizing
This weekend I tasked myself with cleaning out my childhood room. Instead of throwing out the slew of old books I discovered, I turned to Google to find out where I could donate them.
Enter Better World Books, an organization that collects used books and textbooks (even providing a free shipping label to streamline the process).
If you’ve played host or hostess this holiday season, you’ve likely been gifted a few bottles of wine. (Count me jealous!) For those that you didn’t consume at your parties or dinners, make sure you’re storing them on their side instead of standing up. Why? Because keeping the cork wet means it will stay expanded and prevent any gaps at […]
If you have more books than you have space on your bookshelf, you might find yourself having to put some of those beloved titles in storage—especially as your kids grow up and there are picture books that you just.can’t.part.with. If you do store some of your books, pack them up in cardboard boxes instead of in plastic bins. Why? Because plastic […]
The relatives are coming…and even though you resolved back in January to fix that scratch on the coffee table, almost 12 months have passed, and it’s still there. Not to worry: You can mask it in less than a minute. Simply break open a fresh walnut and rub the meat directly onto the spot. The oil covers marks on various […]
Like many in the tri-state area, I’ve clocked a few hours staring at my pantry over the past day or two. In the process, one fact has become very apparent: Mine could use some cleaning and organizing. So as soon as the weather improves, I’m heading out to grab these two essentials: A lazy susan, and a small step stool. […]
There are few things I love more than going out to eat with a big group of friends. Alas, there are also few tasks I find more annoying than figuring out a date that fits everyone’s busy schedules. So I was thrilled to come across the website whichdateworks.com. You don’t even have to register for an account to use it. Just […]
How many e-mail addresses do you have? Most likely, you have one for work and one for home. You might have an additional one if you belong to an organization or help answer question for the PTA. But a recent post on Apartment Therapy recommends having four e-mail addresses. These are the four they recommend having: 1. Personal: Use this […]