Product (and Tip) of the Week: Damask Cotton Tote

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damask-cotton-toteI have one of these Damask Laminated Cotton Totes as a constant companion. Well, on weekdays anyway.

It started out as a lunch bag because it was large enough to carry just about anything. Which meant that when I only had seconds before I ran out the door, I didn’t have to take the time to put my salad in a plastic container for lunch. I could just throw in the entire bag of salad, bottle of dressing and the whole loaf of French bread. Lunch: check!

And I still do that, but it has slowly morphed into something else as well…a shopping list! Yes, you read that right, a shopping list. Read more

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Quote for the Week: On Worry

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flowerWhen I look back on all the worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
~Winston Churchill

I’ve got a lot on my plate today and I’m trying not to worry about it. This one’s for me, and for all you other worriers out there. Take a break from your worries today and have a fantastic weekend!

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Vote for Stacks and Stacks for Best retailer – Please!

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organizing+awardsI’m shouting from the rooftops, I’m so excited! Stacks and Stacks has been nominated for Best Organizing Product Retailer by NAPOLA (the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers)!

For those of you that don’t know, this is like the Oscars of the organizing world! There are only four other nominees for this category out of the whole world wide web! WOW! You can vote for us here: http://www.napola.org/. You’ll need to register if you aren’t already, but it’s painless.

And please, spread the word!

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Product of the week! Space Efficient Kitchen Tools

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Watermelon-Kitchen-Worktop-SaverThe newest kitchen tools fold, bend and provide multiple uses in the kitchen!

There is a new generation of kitchen tools that are designed with time and space-efficiency in mind. These nifty new items all serve at least two purposes, saving space in cluttered kitchen cabinets and drawers. This is great for apartment-dwellers, and anyone with a small kitchen or maxed-out cabinets.

Here’s a rundown of some of the best new kitchen tools out there: Read more

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Space Treat: The Power of the Purge!

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paper-clutterThis is one of the things I just love about organizing with my clients… so, last week a client and I are elbow deep in her papers, sifting through and making sense of them when she exclaims… “It feels so good to get rid of this stuff and make some new space! I haven’t used this stuff in 10 years and I’ve been carting it around during 2 moves! It’s just amazing how you hold onto stuff that you never end up using or even needing.” Read more

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6 Steps to an Organized Home Office

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computer_deskThere are so many of us that have offices in our homes, whether that is for work or for home budgeting and files. It is hard to keep this area organized when there is so little room, especially if you are trying to set up an office, computer, tables etc, in a small space. However, there are some little tips that can help you make things compact, but, within reach and organized.

1. Purchase a computer desk that has cubbies for papers (printer, envelopes etc.) Make sure that your desk also has; drawer for pens, thumbtacks, paper clips, stapler and staples and misc. It is also handy to have a filing drawer for those receipt files, so they are easy to get to in a moments notice. Read more

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Need More Storage Space? Look Under Your Bed

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As a Professional Organizer working in New York City, I get to see all kinds of living spaces: large, pre-war apartments, tiny studios, airy lofts, dramatic duplexes, charming brownstones and everything in between. As you might Bed Risers and Under Bed Storageexpect, people living in small spaces often don’t have sufficient storage places for all their “stuff”.

What I find interesting though is when people living in large spaces with ample closets and storage areas suffer from the same problem! I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised since we live in a consumer society that has so many irresistible temptations on offer at any given time.

One great storage solution that is often overlooked is the space underneath a bed. Read more

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