15 Minute Project – Hanging Sewing Organizer

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sewing-organizedMake your own hanging organizer on the cheap! All you need are skirt hangers (the kind with clips), a small bag or tote for accessories, and a foot or so of closet space.

1. Lay out your fabrics, fold and clip onto the hangers. Tiered hangers are even better, taking up the least amount of space by taking advantage of vertical space.

2. Find a bag or tote Read more

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Kermit Was Wrong – It IS Easy Being Green!

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ReduceReuseRecycleWe all want to do our share to help preserve our environment. Some of us just aren’t sure what we can do to help or where to start. Others of us feel that it takes too much time and effort to do anything significant. However, all it takes is a bit of planning and thought and you can recycle and reuse without much effort at all. Before you know it, it will be second nature.

Here’s a great project to help!

Find a sheltered are (garage or carport) to place some plastic boxes or bins. Make sure it’s a convenient location so you will be more likely to use them. Use bins or boxes that can easily be lifted and placed in your car, and that have a clear, visible place for a label. Divide and assign your bins as follows: Read more

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5 Ways to Slim-Line Your Wardrobe

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organizedHere’s a guest post from my friend, Sheila Chandra, from ‘across the pond’ – enjoy!

Most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time… That sounds like a bit of a waste doesn’t it? And the reason they tend to do that, is because many people’s closets are over-stuffed and in chaos. How would it feel to open the doors on a well organised wardrobe every morning? Would it save you 5 minutes every day? Read more

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Conquer Spring Cleaning (and Organizing!)

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spring-has-sprungSpring has sprung! Which means it’s officially time to start up your annual spring cleaning overhaul. Here are a 4 ideas to jump-start your efforts:

(1) Update your files.
We all have the looming April 15 tax deadline ahead of us. (At least the Americans do!) This is a great time to sort through not only your financial paperwork but also other documents in your files. Clear out the old stuff, back file what is necessary in storage, and shred whatever you don’t need to keep. Read more

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5 Steps to Shoe Storage Success

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vintage-shoesAre your shoes taking over your room? Do you have trouble finding the ones you’re looking for when you’re in a rush to leave the house? Do you have duplicates that you seldom wear taking up valuable real estate in your closet? By following a few simple steps, you can get your shoes organized and learn to keep them that way. It’s just one more step toward a stress-free morning routine – and who couldn’t use that? Read more

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Product of the Week: For Really Tight Spaces

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space-saving-deskThere are some great new products for dealing with very small dwellings. Whether you live in a studio, one bedroom apartment or share rental, check out these options for getting the most out of your tiny space!

Corner Office: Make an office out of any small corner or wall with the Fold Out Convertible Desk. It has mail slots, a writing surface and folds up and out of the way when you are finished! Read more

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5 Things That Should Not Be in Your Closet

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“totally rad” 80's costumeYou didn’t know it when you woke up this morning, but today is your day of reckoning. Yep, that’s right! It’s time to open up your closet doors and face your wardrobe head-on.

There are many considerations when it comes to editing your clothing and accessories, and here are the top 5 “wardrobe violations” that should not be in your closet — EVER.

(1) Stains
This seems like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many sweat stains and ketchup stains I run across in my line of work. Staining is a constant threat to any article of clothing! And it can happen anywhere, so clothes should be checked all over. The biggest problem spots tend to be the edges of long-sleeve shirts or jackets, around the inside of collars, and underarm areas.

(2) Outdated Style
What happened in the 80s, fashion-wise, should stay there and not your closet. (Unless it’s for a “totally rad” costume, of course!) Read more

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Adults with ADD: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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butterflyWhen you make a change in your life—presumably to better manage your Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)—what’s the hardest part?

If you ask me, the hardest part of making any change is that there is a stage in the process in which you are guaranteed to be uncomfortable.

If change was easy, we’d all be in great shape, get places on time every time, be completely organized, and get along well with every member of our families.

If it was easy to make changes in our lives, we’d all have everything we ever wanted. But life doesn’t work that way, does it? Read more

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