Personal Organizing

Storing coffee

If you’re a coffee aficionado, take a few minutes today to evaluate your home coffee situation. Do you have an unnecessary number of mugs? Is counter …

Coffee

The Cull: Our 10 Favorites From Pottery Barn’s New Line for Small Spaces

Click on these links for more of our curated product picks:

Home Offices

Last Chance: Enter to Win One of Our Custom Organization Kits

Time is running out to enter our Get Organized Giveaway for the chance to win a custom organization kit, plus a copy of our new book, <i>Remodelista: The</i> …

Laundry Rooms

Tech tools for keeping New Years’ resolutions

As January yields to February, many people find themselves sliding on their commitment to New Years resolutions. Five years ago, I wrote an article …

Kindle Fire

DIY: The Heju Wall Organizer by Two Young Paris Architects

Tools and Materials<p>Panel of perforated metal strong enough to stand up on its own. Hélène and Julien used a sheet of 100-by-60 centimeter …

Home Offices

How to organize your books

If you have a substantial number of physical books you intend to keep, how do you organize them on your bookshelves? There’s no one best approach, …

Storage Ideas

I broke my own organizing rule and here's what happened

Hey friends, so I made a very rookie mistake the other day. You see my closet has been driving me batty for quite some time now. I just felt it …

Minimalism

Aha! Hack: Baking Sheet as a Boot Tray

You don’t need to have lived through the bomb cyclone of 2018 to understand the importance of having a boot tray nearby wherever you enter your home. …

Hacking

Making your resolutions a reality

On either the last day of the old year or the first day of the new year, many of us created lists of resolutions. If you’re like me, getting …

Productivity

Pantry Organizing Hacks

Keep in mind these simple organizing tips, and you'll be able to streamline every closet and pantry in your kitchen.<p>First, empty everything out and …

Hacking

Dealing with a prolific gift-giver

A reader who goes by the name of Overwhelmed wrote in with this dilemma.<p>I am newly married and my mother-in-law and I have a strained relationship. …

The only way past is through it

In a recent interview with Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project, author Greer Hendricks hit the nail on the head when it comes to overcoming …

Procrastination

Job opening: Full

This is a great opportunity for an energetic and creative individual looking to work with an exciting, fast-growing tech startup.<p>ProdPad is …

Startups

The inefficiency of a cluttered car

We have given some tips on keeping your car uncluttered in the past. Recently, this aspect of clutter popped into my head again when I rode in a car …

Transportation

Steal This Look: An Elegant Scandinavian Entryway on Martha’s Vineyard

Houses

5 Smart Storage & Organization Ideas to Steal from the Ace Hotel Chicago

There are many perks to staying at a hotel. Business travelers may cite room service and an in-building gym as reasons for choosing a hotel over …

Bathrooms

10 Easy Pieces: Folding Shopping Carts

My husband’s hand was tingling. The physical therapist said he had a pinched nerve in his neck. After the appointment, he came home beaming.<p>“What is …

Blog: What I learned founding my own marketing agency

A few lessons I picked up after deciding to leave the comforts of a triple-A studio to start a marketing agency of my own. ...

Game Design

The Organized Spice Drawer: 8 Rules for Decanting Kitchen Spices

4. Label containers.<p>Find a labeling system that brings joy (bright washi tape, anyone?) and creates ease. Chef David Tanis, for example, stores clear …

Kitchens

How to Get Motivated to Organize

If you're seeing How to Get Motivated to Organize anywhere other than on I'm an Organizing Junkie (or via my email list) it has been copied and …

Hacking

How consistent are you?

I have a great app, called TimeHop, that reminds me each day of what I’ve posted on social media one year ago, two years ago, and so on. The other …

Self-improvement

My 2017 Popular Organizing Posts on I'm an Organizing Junkie

Hey there, welcome to my 2017 popular organizing posts round-up! It’s that time of the year again where I jump into my analytics and figure out what …

Lifehacks

Did Chinese soccer fans successfully organise a boycott of the AFC Under-23 Championship after they were eliminated?

Mainland soccer fans called for a boycott of the AFC Under-23 Championships after claiming China crashed out of the tournament because of unfair …

News (China)

The Ordered Office: Modular Plywood Storage from Opendesk

Noted recently: clean-lined office and storage furniture from Opendesk, an online design marketplace that connects buyers with local makers worldwide …

Home Offices

2019 Afcon inspection team to visit Cameroon this month

<b>A long-awaited inspection team is due to arrive in Cameroon on 11 January to assess the country's preparations to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.</b><p>The visit was originally due to take place last August but audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers withdrew at short notice without giving reasons …

Africa Cup of Nations

Where can I donate stuffed animals?

Reader Darlene recently asked the following question in the comment section of the post What to do with those old toys:<p>I have bags of slightly used …

Nonprofits

Beach volleyball: FIVB World Tour to make Singapore pit-stop in June

SINGAPORE: Combining world-class beach volleyball action in the day and several after-parties at the beach at night, the Fédération Internationale de …

Beach Volleyball

10 Easy Pieces: Overhead Train Racks for the Entry and Beyond

I met my husband on British Rail. How could I not be a train buff? These days I commute into Manhattan on a Metro-North route that winds along the …

Houses

Getting started with getting organized

If you want to unclutter your space and get organized, I recommend <i>30 Days to a Simpler Life</i>, by Cris Evatt and Connie Cox. It’s chock full of tips …

Hacking

Home office in a box

If you are strapped for space and you need a workspace for your house or apartment, you may want to check out the CI Desk from Creative Industrial …

Design