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We all have those items we use only on occasion. Fine china for special occasions, specific medical, legal and financial documents, etc. Whatever the item and frequency of its use, the question is, what do you do with those items the rest of the time? Of course, a storage unit is always an option (and one we recommend J ) but I’m talking about things you need to...

The Internet is awash in organizing tips, from using bread clips for securing cords to hanging your shoes on the wall. Pottery Barn But there’s one piece of organizing advice that will make the most profound difference in your daily life. And here it is: Create a place next to the front door for the things you usually take and bring when coming and going. If you’re...

You like haunted houses huh? Well this haunted house of clutter is bound to make any well-organized person SCREAM!!! Don’t let scary clutter haunt you and your house! These 12 tips will keep each room in your house free from clutter, thus saving your vocal chords and sanity. Bathroom 1. Keep extra rolls of toilet paper in a tall basket. 2. Toss old make-up...

There’s really no denying that it can be a joy to share your home with a dog or cat, but pet owners often struggle with how to organize all the stuff that comes with their furry friends. Leashes, food bowls, toys, brushes, nail clippers, poop bags, shampoo and medications – oh, my! But don’t worry. It’s possible to store pet stuff in a tidy, aesthetically...

In honor of National Animal Day, we bring you nooks for your pets! Do you love sharing your home with your pet so much you would customize pet nooks for sleeping or eating? You might be surprised how many people do it! And, if you’re craving some extra storage space at home, or just wanting to get those pet beds or food dishes out of the way, you’re going...

We all know what happens to fine china and crystal when it’s not properly stored. It shatters – and you certainly don’t want that to happen to your family’s heirlooms. Here are a few tips to keep this from happening to you: Choose the Right Box For this job, you’ll need small, sturdy boxes. Large boxes don’t mix with delicate china and crystal because...

The older we get, the more stuff we accumulate. And while annual (or seasonal) cleaning and downsizing is recommended, some things are worth saving for those trips down memory lane in years to come. The possessions worth keeping will remind you of the life you’ve built and help you explain it to younger generations. Here are five sentimental items that you should...

The #GreatSpace Vine contest is officially over. We thank everyone who participated in the contest and took the time to submit a video of their #GreatSpace. So many great spaces out there! Now what you’ve all been waiting for…who claimed the grand prize? Winners announced below: Grand Prize Winning Vine – $500 American Express gift card:   Second...

We’ve reached high season for vacations, moving…and yard sales! If you’re taking the opportunity to clean house, lighten your load, and gain a bit of extra space this summer, here are five tips for hosting a successful yard sale. 1. Create some buzz. How will friends and neighbors know about the great bargains you’re offering if you don’t tell them?...

We’ve seen some truly amazing submissions to our #GreatSpace contest on Vine. (If you haven’t shared yours yet, there’s still time!) For those seeking a bit of inspiration (or just something pretty to look at), here are six great spaces we’re jealous of right now. 1. Joanna Goddard’s living room (via Ryan Liebe for Cup of Jo) 2. Frederico de Vera’s garden...