Tag: home and storage

Week 19 | Tchotchkes | 52 Weeks to Downsize & Minimalize

Join me this week to downsize & minimalize the knick knacks, doodads, bric-a-brac, and nondescript "junk" covering shelves, ledges, dressers, and other surfaces around the house. What can you do with little things collected over the years that you are ready to let go?
  • Donate to a local charitable organization such as Goodwill
  • Give them to all the kids on the block
  • ...
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Week 7 | 52 Weeks to Downsize & Minimalize | Books & Magazines

Do you feel burdened by the amount of books or magazines you own? Do you find yourself lugging them around wherever you go, home to home, storage unit to storage unit, just to stack and store them on a shelf or keep them in moving boxes without ever reading them? Does the thought of getting rid of your books or magazines...
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Win A Closet Makeover


Submissions due 1/19/14. Winner announced 1/22/14.

Do you have the messiest closet on the block? Do you dread opening the door for fear of an avalanche of stuff falling on you? Here is your chance to get a free closet makeover by professional organizer Isabella Guajardo of Bella Organizing. The prize, worth an...
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50 Ways To Creatively Reuse & Repurpose Gift Boxes

During the holiday season wrapping paper, cards, gift boxes, and shipping material clutter homes and become instant waste. ”It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide...” - CalRecycle.ca.gov Here are simple ways you can help reduce waste. When getting organized around the house, hold back from going out to buy fancy and...
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How To Organize A Bookshelf

Clients regularly ask for advice on ways to organize their bookshelves. There is no absolute "right way" to do it at home, but there are systems available depending on how many you own. First of all, decide how you want to organize your collection. There are many ways to organize books. Common ways are by size, subject, titles, author, genre and then by author,...
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