more about: organizing

Use Magnets to Organize in the Bathroom

We’ve shared the idea before of using magnets to keep your tweezers in place in your bathroom medicine cabinet. But the blog Superwoman has taken this idea one step farther and used a strip magnet to organize bobby pins. Take a look: If keeping them in the medicine cabinet isn’t for you, you can also use a popular desk accessory. […]

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Our 2013 Organizing Challenge on Instagram

This year, we’re tackling the organizational trouble spots in your home room-by-room each month. We’ve enlisted the help of our favorite organizing guru Chip Cordelli, and in each issue we’ll help you clean up those messes and install smarter systems to make sure you stay organized. As part of our challenge, we want to see how you’ve put Chip’s organizing […]

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Tips on Cleaning Out Your Pantry via the Kitchn

This may seem strange, but the new year is making me want to clean and purge. It started with taking down the Christmas decorations last weekend and now I want to go through every room and organize. I stumbled across this article from our friends over at the Kitchn. It includes a breakdown of kitchen cleaning and organizing tips that can […]

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The Most Inspiring Kitchens of the Year via Casa Sugar

I love collecting ideas for my dream kitchen (really emphasizing the word dream here!) In fact, I regularly dig through images on blogs, design sites, and Pinterest, pinning pictures that I find and/or committing them to memory. While I was cruising around different sites, I stumbled across a list that our friends over at Casa Sugar have pulled together of […]

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Do You Make Resolutions?

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 […]

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How to Donate Used Books

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).

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I Want This Now: DoorBot Video Doorbell

Yesterday, I got a door tag notifying me that I had a package. The baffling/frustrating thing about this door tag is that it was a) the first one I’d received and b) was marked “first, second, and final delivery.” After trying to figure out what was happening with my parcel online (to no avail), I ended up on the phone […]

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How to Store All the Wine You’ve Been Gifted

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 […]

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How to Store Books

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 […]

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A Clever Way to Hide Scratches on Furniture

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 […]

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