Posts tagged "organization"

How To Organize Your Fridge Like A Boss

I’m the type of person who constantly looks for household spaces to improve: I want a better-organized desk, better-organized cabinets, better-organized closets. But the one household space that drives me absolutely up the wall is the refrigerator, because negligence of the refrigerator can be both disgusting and costly. I worked in grocery retail for more…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

A Resource List For Your Home Organization Resolution

So, you want to get your stuff organized in 2015 but you have no idea where to start? I feel you. I’m the kind of person who has a tendency to look at a mess, start panicking, and then ignore it so that I can just stop panicking. It takes every iota of strength I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

I've been trying really hard to live a more minimalist lifestyle lately. I'm super choosy about the clothes I buy, have been cutting down on clutter like whoa, and am aiming to live in a super cozy storage container within the next 10 years. Now, that being said, no matter how much I trim dow…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2014

Home Inspiration: Taming My Office Trouble Spots With TJ Maxx

When TJ Maxx got in touch and asked if I'd like to be part of their Spring Organization Challenge, I jumped at the chance. The mission: pick out a few items from the TJ Maxx/Marshalls home goods section to help organize a messy spot in my own home. There was no question in my mind…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 20, 2014

Keeping Track Of Your To-Do List? Easy As Pie!

I would be lost without my daily to-do list, but I'm not a very linear person, so sometimes just jotting down my tasks one after the other doesn't really resonate with me. That's why I'm pretty psyched about these pie chart sticky notes, divided into different size sections for different size tasks. I would say…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2012

6 Tips To A Cleaner Closet

You have too much stuff, girl. And worse than that, you don't even know what you have. Figure that out, and declutter your life, by cleaning out and organizing your closet. Don't worry! We'll show you how!

By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

How To Be Organized: What The Average Purse Weighs And How To Organize It

"Do you have a pen?" my friend asked. "Yeah sure, just go into my purse," I said. But what my friend found wasn't a pen, but approximately 5 handfuls of receipts, a small notebook and 4 lipsticks/lip glosses. There was at pen, at some point, in this fashionable garbage pail that I call a purse.

By: StyleList Home / December 17, 2011

6 Distinctive DIY Jewelry Displays

There's nothing worse than a tangled mass of necklaces and earrings crammed in a box. Do your lovely accessories justice with these unique jewelry display ideas that range from understated (a pretty vintage frame) to eye-catching (antlers, anyone?). The best part: you can make them all yourself for just a few bucks (no pun intended). …

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 25, 2011

5 Reasons To Organize Your Closet This Weekend

As I confessed last week, I am a slob, which means my closet usually looks slightly more messy than planet Earth in "Wall-E." Thanks to a hectic schedule these past couple of weeks, my closet is particularly nightmare-ish right now, but you know what? I'm organizing it this weekend. And I'd love for you to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 19, 2011

Wheel Of High-Heeled Fortune

Not having enough room for my shoes (or my clothes or my cosmetics or my anything) in my small studio is a major source of stress in my life, because in addition to being a shopaholic, I am also moderately OCD. Thankfully, Rakku Designs has come to my rescue. They invented the handy-dandy Shoe Wheel,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 15, 2011

Never Lose Another Pen

I live in constant fear that one day I will open a kitchen drawer or a hall closet and every pencil, pen, and bobby pin I've ever lost will come tumbling out and I will die, because you guys, I lose a staggering number of writing utensils and bobby pins every day. For example, yesterday…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 23, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Never Lose Another Pen

I live in constant fear that one day I will open a kitchen drawer or a hall closet and every pencil, pen, and bobby pin I've ever lost will come tumbling out and I will die, because you guys, I lose a staggering number of writing utensils and bobby pins every day. For example, yesterday…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 20, 2011

Pretty In Pantone

Winter is about gray and drab colors. But it doesn't have to be thanks to these Pantone-themed tin boxes. Add some color to your life with these handy and decorative items. Stack 'em up to make a rainbow! Or stock up on them and use them as your holiday packaging (far more eco-friendly than wrapping…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 29, 2010

Leaf Cord Ties: Functional Or Frivolous?

Keeping electronics' power cords organized is really annoying, so we've gotten in the habit of wrapping them up with rubber-bands. The nice thing about rubber-bands is that they don't cost much (especially if you steal them from work), but they aren't very cute, and sometimes the rubber rots, causing them to snap out of nowhere.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 23, 2010

What The State Of Your Purse Says About You

Now, here's a fashion phrase I've never heard before: handbag maxim. HANDBAG MAXIM: n./phrase, pron. hand-bag: hand-bag mak-sim: A universally applicable rule that says the state of the organization (or lack thereof) of your handbag is directly reflective of the organization (or lack thereof) in your life. According to Glamour editors, this official-sounding term simply…

By: Bianca Posterli / April 21, 2010

Random Uses For Shower Caps

Travel much? HotelChatter wants to give you some suggestions on how to recycle or get the best use out of hotel shower caps. Some of these suggestions are actually pretty useful! (Even though a few have some scary implications.) There are a few good uses for your travel wardrobe—try packing shoes in a spare cap,…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2010

How To Organize Your Accessories

It took me three hours, but I finally tamed the mess of shoes, belts and bags that had been holding my room hostage for weeks. I live in New York, so my apartment is tiny, but definitely not small enough that accessories should make it impossible for me to actually walk around in my bedroom.

By: Lily Q / April 12, 2010

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Organize Or Clip Your Magazines

I'm a collector of many things, like shoes, Barbie dolls and magazines (I still have the first issue of Lucky). I never really notice my magazine stacks until I'm trying to find space on my bedroom floor for a new shoe box. Obviously, my boudoir is cluttered, so this month I'm going to go through…

By: Annika Harris / December 5, 2008

Crave: Wheel Of High-Heeled Fortune

Not having enough room for my shoes (or my clothes or my cosmetics or my anything) in the small apartment I share with the feef* is a major source of stress in my life, because in addition to being a shopaholic, I am also moderately OCD. Thankfully, Rakku Designs has come to my rescue. They've…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008