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How to Store Perfume to Make it Last Longer

If you rotate your fragrances by season like you do your wardrobe, resist the urge to display all your bottles on your vanity year round. Exposure to light and heat can make your perfumes spoil more quickly. (You’ll know it’s time to get rid of them when they start to have an odd smell underneath the actual fragrance.) Instead, when […]

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How to Organize Extra Buttons

Last week on Facebook, Lisa wrote in asking how she could organize all the extra buttons that come with her clothes. I have this same problem, or I did until I came up with this organizing solution. I spent the last couple of days rounding up all of those extra button packets. (Can you tell what my favorite store is/where […]

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Stash In-Flight Essentials in a Separate Bag

If you looked inside my handbag right now, you’d see several smaller bags. Like a true organizer, I like to keep things clustered together so I can find things more easily and switch purses without leaving something behind. I’m also going to start using this strategy when I pack my carry-on. Instead of having to reach into my purse or […]

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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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