more about: organizing

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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Smart Product: Clothing Labeler

When I was a kid and heading to sleep-away camp, my mom actually dropped my clothing off with a local seamstress to have the required labels sewn into every single item. Today, there’s a much easier way to keep your kids’ stuff from getting mixed up with his fellow classmates’ and campers’—and it doesn’t involve hours with an iron. Buy […]

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The Two Items You Don’t Have in Your Pantry—But Should

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. […]

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Planning a Dinner Party? This Website Makes it Easier

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 […]

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