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Posted on May 9 2013 - 3:00pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on How To Organize Your Spices

  We’re moving, and the new place has a smaller kitchen than I’m used to. We currently store our voluminous spice collection on a little set of bleachers on the counter, but there won’t be room for such indulgences in our new apartment. What to do with all those jars?   A little poking around online told me there are many spice-storage options. The...

Posted on Apr 16 2013 - 9:00pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Tips for Working Out in a Small Space

  If you only have a small space for your home workouts, be sensible about what sort of equipment you buy and how you use it. You aren’t running a fitness club in your home, so you don’t need a full range of gear. Instead, select a fitness regimen that meets your needs and only buy equipment as you need it, selling or giving away items that are no longer...

Posted on Apr 8 2013 - 8:18pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Top Seven Spring Cleaning Videos on YouTube

YouTube is full of long, rambling monologs by would-be how-to experts; it can be tricky to find real advice devoid of self-absorbed chatter. I went looking for some tips on spring cleaning and was immediately barraged by random musings about people’s late-winter colds, messy kids, and clothes shopping habits. ...

Posted on Apr 3 2013 - 10:43pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Store or Toss: Knowing When to Let Go of Your Belongings

One of the first steps of Spring cleaning is de-cluttering. This is the time to survey your belongings and classifying which items should remain in your household, which should go into storage and which you should sell, donate to charity, recycle, or throw in the trash. While it’s easy enough to make decisions about belongings that you use on a regular basis, making...

Posted on Mar 25 2013 - 10:11pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on How To Do a Closet Makeover

  A closet makeover can be a big project, but it doesn’t have to be as extensive or complicated as you might imagine. And if your closet’s anything like the disaster mine is, any amount of time and money invested will be well worth it. Your first option is to have a professional design a whole new shelving and hanging system for you, such as those created...

Posted on Mar 18 2013 - 11:13pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 5 Great Decluttering Tips

Clutter is the bane of an organized existence—it’s a constant battle to keep the mess of possessions in our lives from bursting into chaos. Here are a few good tips for keeping things straight in various rooms of the house. Photo via Realsimple.com Store linens in drawers. Linen closets are notoriously hard to keep straight, since pulling a sheet out of the middle...

Posted on Mar 11 2013 - 10:30pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on How To Organize Your Recipe Collection

  It’s one of the perennial kitchen problems: how to keep your recipes straight. Do you always forget which book that favorite hors d’oeuvre is in? Or always find yourself rifling through a drawer stuffed with printouts when you decide to make those awesome cookies? Well, you’re not alone. What is the best way to organize this mess and have the recipes...

Posted on Mar 4 2013 - 11:20pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Kitchen Organization Tricks

  Having trouble keeping your cooking space in line? Kitchens are notoriously difficult to keep straight. Tips and tricks for organizing this heavily used space are a dime a dozen, but some of the most sensible are worth sharing. Check out these useful ideas. Store your cookbooks well, whether in a shelf built into the wall, in baskets in a cupboard, or on the...

Posted on Feb 25 2013 - 11:02pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on How To Organize Life With Pets

Like any member of your family, pets accumulate stuff, and stuff accumulates dust. Follow these steps to get a handle on your pet’s accoutrements and streamline your life with your furry friends.   1. Purge your supplies As pets grow, they leave a wake of old toys, unused carriers, obsolete cages, and uneaten treats. And as time goes by, you might not have...

Posted on Feb 11 2013 - 9:00pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Five Nursery Organization Tips

  Photo via Marthastewart.com Nurseries tend to be small, but babies need tons of stuff. Without a little planning, it would be easy to end up with a nursery overflowing with stacks of diapers, piles of stuffed toys, and mountains of onesies. How can you avoid that fate? The goal is to design a well-organized room in which there’s a space for everything. Here...