athorganizing

266 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 17 Following | 16,410 Followers | @athorganizing | Keep up with athorganizing on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “athorganizing”

The 15 IKEA Organizers That Will Change Your Life

We don't use that term lightly.<p>As if we needed another reason to obsess over this Swedish retailer (you know we love a good hack), they've seriously upped their organization game as of late. Want proof? Your home will never be more streamlined and tidy after picking up any of these storage …

Kitchen of the Week: A Something Old, Something New Kitchen in Brooklyn

The back parlor of this 19th-century Brooklyn townhouse was converted into a small kitchen a while back. Its new owners, a couple with a young son, …

Quick Organizing: 15 Ways to Get It Together in 15 Minutes or Less

If you don't have the time (or the will) to overhaul your home, don't panic. When you've got 15 minutes to spare, just tackle one of these quick organizing tasks -- that's all the time it takes to feel more put-together.

The Golden Rule of a Clutter-Free Home

There's no shortcut to tidyness. Keeping a clean home requires discipline and hard work – and maybe just one little motivating maxim. You need a …

Cleaning

How to Style Bookshelves

Adding that last layer to a room means arranging and styling surfaces like windowsills, tabletops, and especially empty bookshelves. You can leave …

Storage Ideas

Small Kitchen Storage Ideas for a More Efficient Space

<b>Small kitchen spaces can be tough to keep organized, but don't let a cramped space get you down! These storage ideas will help you maximize your space and create a better kitchen.</b><p>Optimize Your Pantry<p>Make the most out of your pantry space by organizing your groceries. Keep a rotation of your …

Storage Ideas

Stackable Furniture Designs That Solve Major Problems By Being Themselves

Whenever trying to save space or make room, we find ourselves stacking things one on top of the other. It’s the natural response to the situation and …

DIY Storage Solutions For A Well-Organized Garage

The garage is pretty much always that one space where you store everything you’re not using right now and everything ends up piling there and causing …

Storage Ideas

Simple Cord Management Solutions That Can Make Life Easier

All the gadgets and electronics we use these days can definitely simplify our lives but all the cords and cables that come with them don’t really do …

Headphones

11 Essential Organizing Products for a Small Bathroom

In the bathroom, space is always at a premium, and that's esepcially true in a smaller bathroom. If you're at a loss as to where to store all the …

Small Spaces

We Tried It: the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

<i>The life-changing magic of</i> trying to <i>tidy up.</i><p>If your office or your coworkers or your friends are anything like ours, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up—</i>a book that is equal parts organization inspiration, Zen philosophy, and obsession—has probably popped up once or twice or thirty times in …

Before and After: A Transformed Desk Area

When he moved in to his apartment three years ago, stylist Scott Horne entered into a classic design conundrum: how to make the most of a very awkward space. The built-in “office” adjacent to his kitchen was a half step up from dorm-room milk crates, jury-rigged from plywood shelves, and a shallow …

Inspiration

The 3 Rules of Keeping a Clean and Organized Home

Life can get busy, and it's not always easy maintaining the housework and keeping things organized. Obviously, making things messy is unavoidable, but with just a few steps, you can stay ahead of the game and avoid getting overwhelmed by cleaning!<p>Establish a Cleaning Schedule and Be Prepared<p>This is …

8 Simple Ways to Make Your Workspace Pinterest-Worthy

Don't be afraid to make your desk space your own! Just because it's your workspace doesn't mean it can't have personality. An inspired desk will enhance your productivity and make the day go by faster. Here's how to adorn your desk with chic decorative items, gadgets, gizmos, and of course, a few …

7 Tips for Organizing Your Most Clutter-Prone Spots

Clutter happens. Maybe you’ve been crazy busy at work and don’t have time to clean when you get home. Or perhaps you’re traveling every weekend and feel like you’re living out of a suitcase. Or maybe you’re just kind of a messy person. It’s ok. We’re here to help. We’ve gathered the seven most …

De-Stress Your Desk: Office Organizing Tips

Your computer setup can increase productivity: The screen should be at eye level. Position it on the desk so that when you sit down and straighten your arm, your pointer finger is at the center of the screen, says Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell …

Personal Organizing

5 Simple Ways to a Less-Cluttered Life

Weeks and weeks of putting the mail on your kitchen counter eventually adds up! And that shoe pile by the door -- how long has that been building up? Since we know you're busy, here are a few easy tricks that will help you clean up your clutter in no time and with virtually no hassle.<p>Add It to Your …

Minimalism

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.

Houses

9 Real-Life Ways to Banish Paper Clutter

Let's get to the bottom of your dining room table, shall we?<p>Ah, paper. They keeping telling us that tablet computers, high-tech wristwatches, and all other things digital will soon replace the need for Post-its and flyers — and yet, every available surface in your home is littered with mail, …

Modern Computer Desk Designs That Bring Style Into Your Home

Computers are a big part of any person’s life, although some tend to rely on them just a bit too much. Home offices seem like the ideal place for a …

Furniture

8 Real-Life Ways to Put Organizing on Autopilot

Surprisingly, it's what you add to a room that can change your bad habits for good.<p>It's obviously not your desire, capability, or common sense that prevents you from finally decluttering your home — it's the effort that's often the major roadblock. Here's how to change your habits and organize your …

Using Your Phone to Stay Clutter-Free

For better or worse, one thing the digital revolution has done is enable us to have fewer <i>things</i>. Of course, our phones alone have eclipsed the need …

5 Kitchen Spots You Can Organize Today

All you need is 30 minutes or less.<p>1. If you have 10 minutes...<p><i>Clear off the countertop.</i>Find a new home for any appliances you don't use daily (or close to it). If you hand-wash dishes, dry them on a rack like the Siliconezone by Karim Sink Roll ($50); it rolls up for easy storage when not in …

8 Quick Ways to Organize Your Kitchen This Spring

Simple and easy ideas to get your space in order.<p><b>1. Hang Your Cooking Utensils</b><p>Keep your kitchen counters clutter-free by hanging up the kitchen utensils and tools you use the most, like in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen designed by Susan Serra in New York.<p><b>2. Label Baskets and Other Storage Boxes</b><p>…

Kitchens

Styling Tips: 5 Simple Items to Use in Any Space

(Image credit: The Everygirl)<p>Professional stylists, obnoxious Instagram stars and your super-stylish friend whose house always looks <i>just so</i>— what do …

Living Rooms

The Architect Is In: A Brooklyn Brownstone Transformed, with Respect

When a young family happened upon a neoclassical 1910 Brooklyn brownstone in unusually good shape four years ago, they knew they had found something …

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> <br>Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> <br>Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

Home Office Ideas: How To Create a Stylish & Functional Workspace

Adding an office to a home is possible, no matter the size of your house or living situation. If creating an office is important to you, there are …

9 Ways to Rethink a Small Closet

If you have one to spare, that tiny storage spot could be a whole new space.<p>If you have one to spare, that tiny storage spot could be a whole new space.

Finally, All Your Closet Questions Answered by an Organizing Pro

You no longer have an excuse for a cluttered closet.<p>In case you missed it, our #dearclosetguru, Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design, took over our Instagram this past weekend and posted gorgeous closet inspiration and expert advice. Below, we've rounded up all the questions asked by readers along with …