Saturday, February 27th, 2010
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Ah, Organization Week has come to an end! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Organization Week. I’m feeling motivated and hopeful, and you have all provided me with some clear and easy ways to get a jump-start on getting organized.
Here’s a roundup of our guest bloggers’ websites and blogs:
Penelope Loves Lists
Unclutterer / Unclutter Your Life in One Week (mine is on its way from Amazon)
The Kitchen Designer / Susan Serra Associates Inc.
Turquoise L.A. Blog / Vanessa de Vargas’s Design Site for Turquoise L.A.
The Office Stylist / Sorting with Style
The City Sage
Here are a few more sites I check on for Organizational Inspiration. Please add your favorites in the comments section so I can add them and have a more comprehensive list. I need all the organizing help I can get.
Chez Larsson’s Organization Page
February’s Lonnymag is chock full of FABULOUS jewelry storage ideas.
The Ten Habits of Highly Organized People over at Oprah.com. Oprah’s putting her closet cleanout stuff up on eBay. I spied a pair of Prada Venice Print pumps, size 40 on the cover of the magazine…
Flickr Group Pretty Organized
I’m going to be following Paola as she tackles her home office for the next three weeks.
A great round-up of Storage and Cabinets in this Canadian House & Home (LOVE that magazine) Photo Gallery
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
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by Erin Doland of Unclutterer
I have an affinity for books that borders on an addiction. I usually read three books a week or more, and those books come in many forms — audio, digital, checked out from the library, and purchased. Even with relying heavily on audio, digital, and library books, I continually fight book clutter in my home.
If you’re a bibliophile like me, you may have more printed books than you can (or should) store in your home. Try these five tips from Unclutter Your Life in One Week to decide which books to keep and which ones to let go:
- Give away any books that you don’t plan on reading or referencing again, are in the public domain, and can be found in their entirety online.
- Keep the leather-bound copy of The Scarlet Letter that your grandmother gave you on her deathbed.
- Give away or recycle out-of-date reference books. They’re full of inaccurate data.
- Keep books that you love and books that provide you with significant utility.
- Give away books that you’ve been storing for the sole purpose of impressing your houseguests. If you’ve never read the complete works of Shakespeare, and you never plan to read the complete works of Shakespeare, get rid of the complete works of Shakespeare.
These tips also work well for books you may be storing in your office at work. Unless you are an executive with office walls lined with bookshelves, you might be sacrificing valuable storage space with books you never reference. Keep the books you regularly need, and take home, sell, or recycle the others.
Erin Rooney Doland is Editor-in-Chief of Unclutterer.com and author of the book Unclutter Your Life in One Week.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
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I have had resolution after resolution pledging to declutter, and here I sit, surrounded by foreign magazines I refuse to throw away and drafting supplies that I haven’t used since grad school. Not to mention the postcards, un-hung art, tax returns, throw pillows for eBay sale and random wires everywhere. Let’s just say a home office isn’t the best place to start. You have to work your way up to that. I found this article over at zenhabits via a friend’s facebook link today and I like it. It makes me feel like I really can declutter ONE room. I’m going to go pick the least cluttered one and see if I can do it all at once right now.Well, scratch that, I’m starting with a drawer. This may turn into a good excuse to go to The Container Store and buy some more clutter…
Monday, January 5th, 2009
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We all have “those” items in our home. The pieces that either 1.) never ever get moved or 2.) you keep from year to year for those “just in case” moments which have yet seemed to happen. You begin to forget what you have collected and the piles of clutter grow. It is important then to Read the rest of this entry »