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Organizing, A Month At A Time

Getting organized is a very popular New Year’s resolution, but it’s much easier said than done.  A great way to approach it is to focus on organizing one room at a time.  This is particularly helpful if you have a plan for matching the right month with the right room.  Here is just such a plan.  Links to organizing each …

The ABC’s of Storage

Here’s a multiple choice question.  Fill in the blank with the best choice. “Just put it away in the_______________.” A.  Attic B. Basement C.  Closet D.  All of the above. Of course the correct answer is “D.”  Attics, basements, and closets are our storage friends.  All too often, however, they turn into forgotten wastelands.  It doesn’t have to be this …

Diversion Tunnels

Diversion Tunnels In 1931, work began on the Hoover Dam, but before one bucket of concrete could be poured into the dam, the mighty Colorado River had to be diverted through four massive tunnels. If your whole house needs some serious organizing, a lesson can be drawn from the Hoover Dam. Your colossal task also needs to begin with diversion …

Spring Clearing

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, March 2007 Spring Clearing  “Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in an average home” –Ottawa Citizen, 1/03/03  Before the last snow storm I had already managed to enjoy two beautiful spring-like days.  As I opened the windows to let some fresh spring air IN, my thoughts turned to letting some musty old clutter …