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Posted on Jul 9 2012 - 8:49pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Oh, Pinterest. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.   Currently, I guess the count would be over 700 ways. I could easily get that pin number to 1000, but there is work to be done and life to be lived. Sigh.   Have you visited our Pinterest page? One of my current favorite boards from our Extra Space Storage page is Pack It! Maybe it is because...

Posted on Jun 25 2012 - 8:05pm by Joshua Zerkel
Comments Off on Your Office on Wheels

  Each day, you’re probably running around quite a bit – at home, at work, and everywhere in between! It can make your life (and work) a lot easier if you plan ahead for how you can best use your on-the-go storage space – typically your car – to help you stay organized while on the run.   Plan for paper. If you have frequently used documents...

  Even people who have very organized homes often neglect two important areas – the car and the garage. It can seem overwhelming to organize the garage; these tips will make the process easier. The average American spends 10 to 15 weeks a year in the car; it’s worth spending a little time to organize your ride.   Keep in mind the purpose of the garage The...

Posted on Jun 4 2012 - 10:52pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Garage Window Shopping

My garage is currently much like the pit of despair. Boxes go in, none ever come out, and people have been lost wandering the disorganized maze found within for days. I have tried to tackle it, but frankly, I need a game plan.   I need garage motivation.   Just like window shopping, searching online gives me a lot of ideas without the need to commit. I will...

Posted on May 21 2012 - 4:10pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Organize This! Our Chat On Facebook

Did you miss the incredible live Facebook chat with professional organizers Joshua Zerkel and Lisa Zaslow? It was packed—pun intended—with good information. Really, though, there was so much good, professional information shared that I wanted to pass along some of it to those who missed it. ...

Posted on May 15 2012 - 11:07am by Jessica Johnson
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Like writing your personal memoir, planning a dream vacation, training for a marathon, and competing in a hot dog eating competition, the hardest part of organizing your home and life is actually getting started. It can seem really overwhelming and completely foreign to your natural sensibilities. Best to not even start, right? ...

Posted on May 14 2012 - 4:31pm by Joshua Zerkel
Comments Off on Seasonal Transitions – Beyond the Obvious

When summer comes and the weather gets warm, we all know what to do – put the long pants and heavy coats in storage, and bring out the shorts and t-shirts! Easy enough, right? But what about the things that are not quite so obvious – your information and your paper? These things have transitional states of their own, and by managing them you can make your life...

Posted on May 7 2012 - 10:15am by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Finding Harmony with Computer (Dis)Cords

My husband has a prized collection commandeering an entire drawer in the largest drawer of our home office desk. It is filled with every cord, cable, computer plug, microphone, headphones, mouse, and anything else that has been or ever could be attached to a computer. I call it the Pit of Dis-cords. Not my most clever moment, but it stuck somehow. In this Pit of Dis-cords,...

Posted on Apr 30 2012 - 1:17pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Closet Conundrums

I should know better than to test Mother Nature. No sooner had I claimed her incredible kindness at the balmy and beautiful spring weather than she up and threw a monster storm on one side of the country and little threats for everyone else. When will I learn? Luckily, I had been cleaning out the garage over the weekend and didn’t have time to fully trade up my...

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 4:15pm by Joshua Zerkel
Comments Off on Conquering Your Cookbook Collection

Ok, I’ll admit it – I have a problem with food. The problem is that I love it! If you follow me on Twitter (@joshuazerkel) or on Pinterest (Joshua Zerkel), you’ve probably noticed that many of my musings are about food – what I’ve been eating and/or what I’d like to try. I’m always interested in what’s new – and...