Personal Organizing

Being mindful: National Situational Awareness Day

Did you know that tomorrow is National Situational Awareness Day? September 26th was officially proclaimed in 2016 as the day that we should take a …

3 Different Ways to Organize Using a $3 Acrylic Organizer

Last week Yuni blogged about a simple spice rack she owns and shared three different possibilities for using it to organize things. Her post inspired …

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Thinking ahead about simplifying the holidays

As the days get shorter here in the Northern Hemisphere and the nights get chillier, I start thinking about the upcoming holidays: Halloween, …

Christmas

Pantry Organization Made Simple with 3 Steps

If you're seeing Pantry Organization Made Simple with 3 Steps anywhere other than I'm an Organizing Junkie (or your feed reader) it has been stolen! …

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More ways to sell and donate your stuff

Once you’ve done your uncluttering, the final step is to get the unwanted things out of your home or workplace. I’ve written before about the many …

San Francisco Bay Area

Reader Question: Secret collecting behaviour

Reader Luna wrote to ask us this unique question:<p>My husband keeps collecting things, especially newspaper and magazine cuttings and he keeps them in …

Mental Health

Are you ready to succeed?

Last week, I spoke about turning to experts when you want to achieve something, and to develop a plan. Now that you have the plan (in my case, lose …

Self-improvement

What squirrels can teach us about organization

The next time you see a squirrel running around, give it an appreciative smile. That’s your fellow organizer right there.<p>As summer yields to autumn, …

Celebrating success: a Bullet Journal experiment update

The first two weeks of September are always the busiest in my day job and usually I get to launch day exhausted, facing a hundred little crises, and …

Productivity

The way squirrels organise their nuts will put your wardrobe to shame

No matter what order the nuts were given in, the squirrels buried the same type of nut in the same place<p>Next time you lose your keys, think of a …

UC Berkeley

Squirrels store their nuts similar to how humans organise their shopping - study

The study found the first evidence of squirrels arranging their nutty nibble booty using "chunking".<p>"Chunking" is a cognitive strategy in which …

UK News

Organizing for disasters: supplies that work and some that don't

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been devastating to so many, and my heart goes out to anyone affected by these storms. My dad lives in Florida, so I …

Key West

Unitasker Wednesday: Brussels Sprout Prep Tool

<i>All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!</i><p>For those of you …

Get organized to help in an emergency

As Florida and Houston deal with the aftermath of devastating storms, I’ve seen messages from good-hearted people on social media opening their homes …

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Achieving objectives - asking for professional help

For so many of us September is just as much the start of a new year as January. And with that fresh start comes many new projects and objectives, …

When your child with food allergies goes off to college - One Mom's Experience with Letting Go

<i>Today I hope you don’t mind me sharing an off topic post with you, something that has been weighing heavily on my heart and why I’ve been less</i> …

Parenting

10 clever ways to organise a small laundry room

It's all about making your walls work harder<p>If your space is more like a "laundry closet" or "laundry corner," take note. These ideas will help you …

Houses

Dropmark organizes links and digital files

Two years ago I was lousy at organizing web bookmarks. If I found an article I wanted to read later, a recipe or anything else I couldn’t attend to …

Evernote

Donating to help needy animals

A friend recently told me that a local wildlife center welcomed donations of Beanie Babies and other such small stuffed animals because baby raccoons …

San Francisco Bay Area

Uni students organise a movie-night date with nothing but post-its and a window

Making mates in halls of residences can be tricky.<p>If you’re in a crap flat, you might fear that you’ll be stuck in social Siberia forever.<p>Is …

Writing

What to do when your yard sale fails

Typically people hold a yard sale for one of three reasons:<p>They want to earn some money.<br>• They want unwanted stuff to go to a good home.<br>• They want to …

Words to keep you motivated

Listed below are the most common pieces of advice I give to people on the topic of uncluttering. With a three-day weekend on the horizon for those of …

Motivation

Creating your own unique organizing system

One of the most popular time management systems is <i>Getting Things Done,</i> by David Allen. GTD has a lot of strategies, and some people thrive on …

Time Management

Disaster response is not a time for uncluttering

The tragic hurricane and flooding in Texas filled the news in the U.S. this week. And because so many of us want to help however we can, it’s a good …

Collapsible measuring cups

I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to close the utensil drawer in our kitchen when a measuring cup gets caught up in the drawer. The process of …

Garage storage

Most garages are cluttered near the walls with just enough room to park the cars and let the passengers maneuver through a tiny path to and from the …

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RIM: Part six, building a filing system

We’ve spent the past few weeks determining which records we have and how long we need to keep them. We’ve eliminated records we don’t need and …

An idea for inherited china

Since the 1880s, when a woman in my family has raised her children and finds herself getting along in years she has picked up a small paint brush and …

What would you do in a public emergency?

With the recent terrible attacks in Charlottesville and Barcelona, we thought here at Unclutterer that it would be a good idea to review some basic …

Organizing with cats: the litter box challenge

I have two cats, one of which is an 18-pound Maine Coon. And I’m lucky enough to have a space in my bathroom that’s just the right size for a large …

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