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Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 12:03pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Alternate Uses for Closet Space

  Most people need all the closets they’ve got to store clothes, coats, sheets, and piles of unused Christmas gifts. But if by some chance you happen to have an extra closet on your hands or are so organized you might not need all the storage you’re currently using, there are many other uses for those nooks and crannies. It turns out you can put closets to...

Posted on Feb 6 2013 - 9:09pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Closet Organization Tips

If you can afford a closet makeover, redesigning your organization approach will be easy and enjoyable. First, measure your closet and list your storage needs. Next, design a new closet system that involves hanging areas of various heights, a collection of small storage spaces, and a variety of shelving. If you’re not going for the full makeover, you can still...

Posted on Jan 28 2013 - 10:20pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on How to Organize Your Winter Gear

Now that all the wet and muck of winter have arrived in earnest, you might be confronting that perennial organization problem: how to store all your gear. It can be surprisingly difficult to keep those hats, mittens, and boots sorted, especially if you have a small place or have more than a couple people in your family. The good news is that there are creative solutions,...

Posted on Jan 25 2013 - 9:26pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Photo via Instructables.com I didn’t know what to do with my old books. I rarely read them, they were too tattered for used bookstores, and I couldn’t find anywhere to donate them. What to do? It felt wrong to throw them in the trash. A little online search gave me a stroke of genius: I could build a table out of them. In a happy coincidence, I was in need...

Posted on Jan 21 2013 - 9:28pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Creative Ways to Organize Your Books

  Cicero said that “a room without books is like a body without a soul.” Luckily, books are as attractive to display as they are important to read. A well-organized bookshelf can add that special touch of warmth and visual interest to an otherwise unremarkable room. And if you’re interested in getting a little creative, books can be the catalyst for some...

Posted on Jan 14 2013 - 9:32pm by Jessica Johnson
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Keeping your work space organized can be a thankless task—so many pens to wrangle and papers to keep straight, only to have them become chaotic again. Since it’s a task you have to manage no matter the trouble, why not have a little fun with it? There’s a whole universe of amusing and amazing office organization products just waiting to make your work life...

Posted on Jan 11 2013 - 9:58pm by Jessica Johnson
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  In recent years, the problem of hoarding has got a lot of media attention, primarily because of the popularity of reality TV shows that document the problem, as well as the suffering of the hoarders themselves. If you are concerned that someone you know may be a hoarder, confrontation can be a first step in helping him or her regain control over his or hear...

Posted on Jan 9 2013 - 6:09pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 10 DIY Organization Ideas for Personal Items

  Personal items are some of the more troublesome things to keep organized. They’re often small—cuff links and little tubs of make-up—and frequently used, so they have a tendency to get lost and jumbled in the bottom of your purse or bag. What can you do to make organizing these things more functional and stylish? The more user-friendly and appealing your...

Posted on Dec 17 2012 - 9:36pm by Jessica Johnson
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  “A place for everything and everything in its place” may be an old chestnut, but it’s also a valuable maxim. After all, it’s hard to make use of your belongings if you don’t know where to find them. If you’re having trouble keeping clutter to a minimum or can’t find anything in your closet without pulling its contents out,...

Posted on Nov 30 2012 - 6:02pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Use Your Gaming Skills to Store Furniture

Update 3/14/2013: Thanks for your interest in our Storing Furniture Infographic!  We’ve removed the infographic but hope you’ll check out our blog for more tips on storage and organization. Does it seem like you never have enough space? Your garage is cluttered, the spare bedroom is a mess and you’re desperate for a solution? If this is you, you may need a quick lesson on how to effectively store your furniture and belongings by using your mad gaming organization skills! ...