Articles on Organization

Coming to Terms With Your Long-Term Debt

If you're in debt, you're not alone. Millions of people are struggling with payments, but coming to terms with your long-term debt might be the key to paying it off.

Company Coming? 10 Areas to Clean to Make It Count

Even if your place will never be ready for the cover of "Better Homes," you can keep it presentable and welcoming by focusing your cleaning in these key areas.

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

To Stay on Financial Track, Perform a Yearly Earnings Review

If you want to make sure you're on the right financial track, add a review of your earnings to your annual tax-time financial routine.

6 Ways to Get Paid for Saving Money

Interest, dividends, and investment earnings aren't the only ways to make money by saving. Get paid to save with these rewards, tax credits, prizes, and more.

Talking Trash: Is Your Messy Mind the Cause of Your Messy House?

If your house is cluttered, it could be affecting your mind, too. The good news is that you can keep your home AND brain clean — even if you're naturally messy.

Tax Document Checklist: What to Gather Before Doing Your Taxes

Don't wait until the last minute start collecting your tax documents and receipts. Instead, get everything together early with this checklist.

Where to Find Missing Socks

If you have a drawer full of socks missing their mates, don't despair. Here's where to find them.

Get Organized for Next December Now: Holiday Take-Down Tips

Don't just shove all those Christmas decorations in a box! Follow these savvy repacking tips to make for a merrier holiday next time around.

An Organized Year: A Month-by-Month Guide

If you find yourself procrastinating until the last minute and running out of time, get your act together with this month-by-month schedule.

The 4 Types of Clutterers: Which One Are You?

Cutting clutter can be easier if you understand why you have so much stuff. Check out this expert advice about the types of clutterers — and cleaning tips for each.

11 Unusual Ways to Sell Your Stuff

Don't want to just put your stuff on eBay or have a boring old yard sale? Try one of these uncommon techniques for selling your used items.

7 Reasons Why Self-Storage Is a Really Bad Idea

Self-storage makes it easy to save stuff when you're moving or simply out of space. But just because you can use it doesn't mean you should. Learn why.

Maintaining Memories: How to Save Old Photographs

Don't let your old photographs fade and crumble in some attic box! Instead, follow these steps to share them and keep them safe.

Help From a Former Pack Rat: Getting Rid of Stuff

Sometimes, the line between "frugal" and "pack rat" can seem oh so fine. Here's what helped me overcome my pack rat tendencies.

Free Online Tools That Help Organize People

Organizing people ought to be easy, but there's good reason why the phrase "like herding cats" is so popular. Make things run smoothly with these tools.

10 Ways to Get Rid of Stuff Frugally

Who wants to pay to have unwanted stuff hauled away? Here are 10 ideas for profiting from your unwanted clutter — if not in dollars, at least in karma.

Guide to Better Style: The Curated Closet

Closet a mess? Wardrobe uninspiring? Take a look at how to transform the chaos into a collection that reflects your personal style.

5 Reasons Not to Delete Your Emails

One writer has found that keeping her emails has saved her time, frustration, and recently, over $300. Discover why a full inbox can be a good thing.

Budgeting for People Who Hate Planning

Budgeting isn't that exciting — and it can be downright annoying if you hate planning. Here are some ways to make it bearable...and even fun.