Product of the Week: This is how we stroll…

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strollerconsoleEver tried pushing a stroller while carrying a beverage, or anything in your hands for that matter? As if strollers weren’t cumbersome enough, then you go and stuff your pockets with your keys, cell phone, spare binkies, wallet and a baggy of Cheerios.

Very attractive, I must say!

And then when you need one of these bulky items, you go on a mining expedition through the depths of your cargo pants when you could be…Oh, I dunno, watching where you’re walking? Read more

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Making the Most of Your Cabinet Doors

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small-kitchenI’ve lived in a lot of houses over my lifetime and I’ve had to deal with a multitude of different storage challenges, but the worst by far for me is a too-small kitchen.

I have always loved to cook and bake. I have a crock pot, a bread machine, a stand mixer, a blender, a food processor, a mini-chopper, an electric grill, a coffee maker, a toaster oven and a microwave oven to contend with in my kitchen. Plus a host of bake ware, serve ware and pots and pans. Just the standard stuff. 🙂

When storage space is at an obvious premium, unless you want to store the new juicer in the linen closet, you have to think outside the box. Read more

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Product of the Week: Triple-Duty Bench – Part 1 of Our Multi-Tasking Furniture Series

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StorageOttomanHave a look at my new weapon in the battle against clutter at home: Multi-Tasking Furniture!

My definition of multipurpose furniture is anything that does double or even triple-duty work to simplify your life. Pieces like this Storage Ottoman are a great place to start if you’re looking to eliminate space-wasters and get organized.

Don’t underestimate its storage abilities, here’s a list of everything I was able to get off my tabletops and shelves: Read more

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11 Easy Ways to Store Kid’s Toys

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toysKids will like to put there toys away where they can find them when they know that each one of their toys has its own ‘home’. Make it easy for kids to put their things away by providing hooks, shelves and storage areas they can reach easily.

1- Store toys with small parts (Lego’s, puzzles, building logs, cars, Barbie accessories etc.) in: see-through plastic containers, glad plastic containers, coffee cans or plastic ice-cream buckets with lids. Read more

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Space Treat: It Pays to Open Your Mail. Literally.

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mailSeems like as far back as I can remember, a common inaction among my wonderful clients, is that they just don’t open their mail. For whatever reason (and there are many), they let it pile up on counter tops, boxes, drawers and even in shopping bags. I know some of you out there are relating.

Trust me, I really do understand how overwhelming dealing with mail is. Although it’s quite easy for me and does actually give me a great sense of accomplishment, I deeply understand how painful it can be for you and my clients so I write this with complete and genuine empathy. Read more

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Carmen’s Favorite Organizers A to Z – Part 4

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(4) D is for Desk Dots by Dynomighty Designs. (Dare you to say that 3 times, fast!)

Ever want an organizer with super powers?

Desk Dots are very strong ceramic magnets that hold together, even with lots of stuff between them.

And the Dots can withstand multiple configurations as well. You can lay ’em in a row…pile ’em on top of each other…stick ’em on your fridge or file cabinet. (Just don’t let your boss catch you playing around!) Read more

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Quote for the Week: Successful, not Perfect

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imperfectAim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.

~Dr. David M. Burns

I kinda think that says it all – don’t you?

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