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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Organize: The Office

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Office Organization
Cubicle land? Open office with no privacy or personal space? Home office action up the wazoo? Surrounded by filing cabinets? Drawerless? Whatever your situation I’m sure your office space could use a little annual cleaning (beyond wiping off your desktop).

My Design Public desk is drawerless which is a blessing because it forces me to be super strict with what papers and knick knacks I collect. At home though, it is a different story. I have a Steelcase desk (seen above) with drawers large enough for me to Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Paper Organization with Dawbis from Lovely Paper

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Dawn from Lovely PaperDawbis is a self-taught artist with an obsession with paper. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and kitty and is working toward a degree in environmental science so that she can one day help to save the world! While she struggles to continue making art due to her studies, she manages to get creative with decorating her new home and growing flowers in her garden. You can find her work and thoughts online at lovelypaper.blogspot.com.

Lovely Paper Organization

Trying to organize paper is like trying to organize your life. There is just no easy way to go about it. Typically there’s more of it than you have room for and attempting to square away all the patterns, textures, and colors of paper can be frustrating as hell, to say the least. Seriously, if you’re not careful you may Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Organize: The Bathroom

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DwellStudio Home Bath Mats

I have to admit that my bathroom is not exactly the most organized space in my loft. Actually, having just moved 3 months ago nothing is really too organized yet but my bathroom is certainly not getting the love and attention it deserves. With lots of travel I have developed the habit of keeping my toiletries in plastic bags which then get Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Deciding Where Things Go

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Blu Dot Chicago Media Center

You’ve got a potato peeler next to dog treats next to a magazine collection next to your 1996 tax return documents. Is this the best flow for your things? Um, probably not. Our organizing coach, Emily Wilska, has some great tips in Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Kitchen Organization with Yaling Hou of Flowie

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yaling hou of flowieYaling Hou is the designer and the founder of the lifestyle design company, Flowie. Launched in 2007, Flowie designs and manufactures refreshing fabrics, bags, home accessories and other fashion accessories. Yaling Hou was born and raised in Taiwan. She currently lives in Redwood City, California, with her Japanese husband and their adorable Maltese dog.

Because both my husband and I love cooking and entertaining, we have many dishes and cookwares. We recently moved into our new home and have been discussing and working on how we should organize our kitchen so that it suits our needs. Here are some tips we have learned during the process:

Kitchen Storage and Organization
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1. Use organization accessories
Cabinet organizing shelves are great tools to organize your dishes and cooking pans. Shelves maximize storage space in cabinets and also keep dishes and pans within easy reach. Drawer utensil trays help keep cooking tools and Read the rest of this entry »

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