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2 Rules for Organizing Your Living Room Furniture

If you’re thinking about rearranging your furniture in the near future, or you’re moving in to a new space, keep these two rules in mind when deciding where to place everything. 1. Create two entries: Each seating area (if your space is big enough to have more than one) should be accessible via two different pathways.  This way when you […]

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Have You Heard About the New iPhone App Mailbox?

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the new iPhone app Mailbox. It’s a new way of thinking about e-mail on your smart phone from the makers of the Orchestra to-do list app. Basically, they realized that most people look at their e-mail inboxes as a type of to-do list. So they wanted a way to help people organize […]

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Announcing our February Organizing Challenge on Instagram

We’re on month two of our Organizing Challenge on Instagram. Over the next few weeks it’s time to tackle you medicine cabinet. Streamlining it and keeping the items you use everyday front and center, along with your first aid basics. To enter, share a photo of your organized medicine cabinet with us on Instagram using the hashtag #RSOrganizing. Two reminders: […]

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Winner of Our January Organizing Challenge on Instagram

The results are in! We’ve chosen the winner of our January portion of our 2013 Organizing Challenge on Instagram. Congratulations to Michelle Harris (@mdharris29). We were so impressed with her creative solution to build a pantry in the stairway leading to her basement. Not to mention how much time she must have spent canning all those fruits and veggies! (If […]

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How to Store Magazines You Want to Keep

I remember taking study breaks at the public library when I was in middle school to read through the old bound copies of Seventeen magazine from  the 1970s and 1980s that the main branch kept. Each year was bound into a green hardcover book, and I could have spent hours procrastinating that way. Thankfully, there is a company called Denver […]

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One Day Left! Share Your Organizing Photos on Instagram

Just one day left to post your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #RSOrganizing to enter the first round of our Organizing Challenge. Get full details and contest rules here.

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Don’t Forget! Share Your Organizing Photos

Have you entered your photo into our 2013 Organizing Challenge on Instagram yet? If not, you have just one week left to do so. Friday, January 25th is the last day we’ll take submissions. Get all the details and contest rules here.

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Use Scrap Wallpaper to Create Book Covers

If you’ve recently redecorated and have leftover wallpaper (get great wallpaper inspiration here), here’s an easy project for using those scraps. Use them to cover a handful of books on your shelves. It will give your bookcase a cleaner, more organized look. Personally, I’d cover a lot of my reference books which don’t necessarily have the best design, and which […]

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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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