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Tips for Taming Teen Clutter
Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:43 PM
Teen clutter seems to proliferate faster than a hot You-Tube video goes viral. Stop the runaway mess before it engulfs your home (or your teen's room) with a few simple steps. Make your teen a partner in clutter control. Teens crave privacy and self-determination so consider letting them have more leeway in deciding how clean to keep their own rooms. For... Read More...
Toy to the World: Out with the Old, Before In with the New
Thursday, January 03, 2013 11:13 PM
'Twas the season for toys, toys, toys. Whether the eight days of Hanukah, Santa, or gifts from generous grandparents, your toy box is likely in overload. Make room for the newest additions by getting rid of playthings that are no longer in use. Ideas for keeping toy chaos under control include: Donating: Take a good look around your toy room or spare closets... Read More...
Tame the Back-to-School Clutter Explosion
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:02 PM
If back-to-school is adding up to a clutter explosion in your home, you'll love our easy-as-ABC lessons for taming the chaos. Designate a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily engulf a home; pick a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids arrive home. Make it easy to make it stick: a simple hall bench; set of cubbies or even wall hooks... Read More...
Clutter Buddy: Pairing Up to Purge
Monday, September 10, 2012 11:00 PM
Tackling a messy garage or taming piles of paperwork is generally the last thing you want to do when Friday finally rolls around. We get it. Hanging with friends or hitting the park with family is infinitely more appealing than decluttering and cleaning... Read More...
Got Clutter? Deciding What to Keep, What to Purge
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:45 PM
Minimalists of the world, this post isn't for you. You already turn a steely eye on all items and paperwork, paring down your life to the strict essentials. This post is for anyone with a kitchen drawer full of doodads and closets that might generously be called...full. If you crave a simple, streamlined home and work space, but are undone by deciding what... Read More...
Empty the E-mail Inbox Once and for All
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:05 PM
January resolutions are here. Put your chronically overflowing e-mail inbox on your 2012 resolution list: we have tips for getting to empty, and staying on top of e-mail, once and for all. Now that is a resolution worth sticking to! Why Empty Works An overflowing e-mail inbox is difficult to navigate; often important messages are overlooked or allowed to linger... Read More...
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Beat the Blahs with Office Decluttering
Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:43 PM
Marooned in the February doldrums? Beat the winter blahs with an early office spring-cleaning. Refreshing your workspace can do wonders to re-boot your productivity. Office space varies greatly-cubes, the corner office, sometimes even a kitchen corner... Read More...
Can You See Your Desktop?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:41 PM
When you hear the words "desktop organizing" do you have visions of small icons arranged tidily on your computer screen? Put aside the image of your virtual desktop and take a minute to asses your actual desktop. If you see heaps of papers and... Read More...
Virtual Clutter: Get it Off Your Desktop
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:03 PM
Clutter, even virtual clutter, has a way of taking over open spaces. Is your desktop clogged with icons? Are e-files haphazardly stored? If so, it's time to declutter your desktop. The Urge to Purge In past posts I've heralded the lowly waste basket as an extremely effective organizing tool. Tossing what isn't needed is Organization 101. So get ready... Read More...
Workspace Design Inspiration
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:36 AM
"The evolution of office spaces toward greater comfort and visual appeal has been taking place for about 15 years. Then why do so many workspaces remain devastatingly ugly?" Christina Nunez poses this compelling question in her NPR article, When Bad Office Design Happens to Good People . Writing with empathy for cubicle dwellers everywhere, Nunez culls... Read More...
Cutting Paper Clutter in Five Easy Steps
Monday, March 15, 2010 7:20 AM
Mountains. Stacks. Cascades. Whatever word you use to describe it, paper clutter can be overwhelming. Here are some practical paper management steps you can take to embrace the old adage everything in its proper place and regain control of your workspace. Clear all the paper from your desk and the surrounding workspace . (Yes, all those piles on the floor and... Read More...

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