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How Many E-Mail Addresses Do You Have?

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 […]

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“Where Have All the Tape Measures Gone?”

To be sung to the tune of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”  Deep, sincere apologies to Pete Seeger. Where have all the tape measures gone? I have no idea. Where have all the tape measures gone? It’s been weeks. Where have all the tape measures gone? I know they were in that drawer. When will my kids fess up? […]

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Save Drawer Space By Rolling T-Shirts

Take a cue from the packing pros when you’re reorganizing your dresser. By rolling T-shirts (and other light-weight items: think yoga pants and leggings) you can save space in your drawers and get up to 1/3 more articles of clothing in each drawer. For even better organization, insert dividers to keep the rolls of knits perfectly straight. Get more organizing […]

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5-Minute Organizing Ideas from Buttoned Up

You’d be surprised in how many small things you can cross off your to-do list in just five minutes. Get Buttoned Up has compiled a list of 55 things that can be done in the time it takes to watch a couple of YouTube videos. Here are a few we’re planning on crossing off this weekend: 1. Pay bills due […]

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Never Lose Your Keys Again with Neocover

If you don’t have enough room in your entryway for a landing strip to stash your mail and your keys. Try swapping out the switch plate just inside your front door with the Neocover. It’s a magnetized light switch cover that can hold even the heaviest of key rings. Buy Neocover for $20 here. And see more problem-solving products on our […]

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An Easy Way to Organize Small Toys

If one of the biggest mysteries in your house is “The Case of the Missing Barbie Shoe” consider this tip to prevent future inquisitions. Repurpose a plastic organizer with multiple compartments to keep all those small pieces organized and easy to see. There’s no guarantee that the occasional pink plastic pump won’t go missing, but you can significantly cut down […]

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Stay on Task with This Decluttering Strategy

One of the hardest things about tackling an organizing project is staying on task. But following this decluttering strategy will help you maintain your focus and get the project done. Wherever you’re organizing (whether your closet, desk, or kid’s room), start in the upper left-hand corner and work your way down and to the right. That way, you won’t be […]

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Why You Should Keep Your Cotton Swabs on Your Bathroom Counter

Normally, we’re against counter clutter here at Real Simple, but here’s a case where keeping something on display all the time can actually help you. If you have enough space, try storing frequently used items like cotton swabs and cotton balls on your counter (in see-through containers). Not only will they be easy to reach for each morning, but you’ll also […]

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Three Photos to Keep on Your Smartphone

In addition to candids of your family and pets, there are a few other photos that you might find handy to have when you’re out and about. 1. Photos of your printer cartridges: No more trying to remember that seven digit number that fits your printer model only. 2. Travel confirmation numbers: Send a screenshot to your phone and save […]

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Clear Clutter and Go Green by Recycling DVD Cases

If you’ve streamlined your movie collection by putting your discs in sleeves or going completely digital, you’re left with how to get rid of all those jewel cases. Luckily, there are two easy, green alternatives to the landfill. 1. Send them off to GreenDisk. If you have less than 30 pounds to be recycled, simply box it up and send […]

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