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5 Steps for Organizing Your Laundry Room

January 9, 2014

Is using your laundry room more of a chore than the laundry itself? Whether you’ve got a spacious laundry room with a view or a cozy closet, organization is essential. Here’s a step-by-step guide for creating a more comfortable, workable space. 1. Purge! Pull everything out of cabinets and off shelves. Discard things you don’t need and—if you have the option—try to find other homes for things that aren’t laundry-related. Tip: This is a good time to dust and sweep your laundry room. 2. Sort.…

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6 Home Office Ideas: Get Organized and Love Your Office

August 30, 2012

Decorating or redecorating a home office? Make it comfortable, stylish and welcoming with these 6 simple organization and style tips: 1. Plan around your windows. It’s nice to have a sunny office, but you don’t want a glare on your computer when you’re sending an email. Before you arrange the furniture, consider the windows—and angle your desk so that you can comfortably work even if it’s sunny out. 2. Designate an inbox. Specify a bin or drawer large enough for papers, folders, mail or other items…

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How to Organize Your Closet in One Saturday

July 30, 2012

  6:00 a.m.: you hit snooze. 6:15 a.m.: shower.  7:00 a.m.: bagel and the morning news.  7:30 a.m.: in pursuit of your favorite belt, you’re toppled by a tower of sweaters.  7:40 a.m.: you spend 10 minutes looking for your other brown shoe.  Familiar scenario? Ironing the snags out of your morning routine is easier when your closet is in order. Luckily, just one lazy Saturday devoted to organizing your closet can make all the difference. And we’ve made it easy! Win the wardrobe war…

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Tips for Creating (and Placing) Garage Sale Signs

July 19, 2012
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Between Craigslist browsers and active garage sale shoppers, you might think your garage sale advertising work is done. But, wait! Signs are still important. Even in this age of GPS and Google Maps, signs are a valuable part of your garage sale advertising mix. They can draw in casual, impulse shoppers as well helping ad respondents find you. Signs can be especially useful if you’re in a rural area, or if you just happen to be the only person with a garage sale in your…

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How to Organize a Garage in 4 Simple Steps

May 15, 2012

When you first move into a new home, the garage is a wide open space full of potential, but it doesn’t often stay that way for long. If you’re having trouble finding a parking space in your own garage, it may be time to kick the clutter to the curb. Give your cars some breathing room today with these garage organization tips. 1. Decide what can go. The first step to organizing your garage is to stop thinking of it as a catch-all storage area.…

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