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Operation Consolidation: De-Cluttering Your Book & Magazine Collection

I know there are many of us out there (myself included) that like to save magazine issues, cookbooks, and other publications. We probably do so not because we covet the entire bound collection, but rather because of a few choice pages that make our hearts go a 'pitter patter.' The only problem is that these items tend to stack up. And up. And up. Until our shelves are sagging under the great weight, and we ...
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Monday’s Meditation: On Order

Wishing you a wonderful, stress-free start to the week. Image credit: Harper's Bazaar
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Live Simply All-Star: Slim, Velvet Hangers

Very often I find that people fall into the trap of getting so caught up in selecting and purchasing organizing products that they neglect the actual organizing. For this reason, I am very selective about the organizing products I promote. There is one area, however, where I readily advocate for a purchase and that, my friends, is the hanger. I have never organized a closet without ordering my client to immediately go out and purchase a ...
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Organizing Gift Wrapping Supplies

As someone who appreciates a beautifully wrapped package, I understand the desire to keep wrapping supplies on hand. An organized gift wrapping station can be an excellent time and stress saver. Left unorganized, however, this would-be santa's workshop can end up looking like a tangled web of ribbons, wraps, gift tags, and bows. You'll probably need all that tissue paper to wipe your eyes after the mess of it all leaves you in tears. But fear ...
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From Junk Drawer to Hunk Drawer

Chances are somewhere in that lovely home of yours you're harboring a deep, dark, drawer-- one full of mysterious and questionable items, old gum wrappers, soy sauce packets from your Chinese take out two years ago, inkless pens. Luckily, rediscovering that drawer's seductive side is easier than you'd think: Step 1. Empty said drawer of all contents. Step 2. Wipe drawer clean. Step 3. Sort through the collection of clutter. Discard any items that actually ...
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