Articles on Organization

7 Ways to Make the Most of a Tiny Kitchen

A tiny kitchen can make cooking seem more unappetizing than two-week-old leftovers. But with some creativity and thought, even the smallest kitchen can be functional and inviting.

'Tis the Season for Decluttering: Why and How To Do It

Forget spring cleaning — the last week of the year is the best time to clean house. Here's why.

Best Money Tips: Unclutter in Under 5

Today, we share tips to reduce clutter in a jiffy, ways to save money by not buying storage containers, advice for finding a good and affordable mechanic, and more!

5 Hi-Tech To-Do Lists: Get It Done!

Whether I’m managing a busy day, the options for managing a busy to-do list and getting things done are almost endless. Here two of my preferred methods to controlling the madness.

The ABC’s of DIY Moving

You can tame the high cost of relocation and still keep your sanity. Learn the eight tips for a successful low-budget move.

How to Downsize and Declutter

Here's a simple timeline for sorting and decluttering painlessly with a three-phase strategy: 3-month plan, 6-month plan, and the year-or-more plan.

Organize a Room for $10 with No Extra Effort

Home organization is often such a monumental task that families just neglect doing it. Here's an idea to help you organize for much less money and much less time.

Vacation Hack: 7 Tips for Single Bag Travel

It's easy to simplify your travel and avoid baggage fees. Become a single-bag traveler by choosing the right carry-on and packing with purpose!

Best Money Tips: Pack Like a Tetris Pro

Today, get packing tips from a Tetris pro, a guide to the best financial TV programs, lawn care advice, and more!

Pack Up Your House: Tips for Saving Money (and Sanity) on a Move

Moving can be overwhelming and more costly than you can imagine if you are unprepared. Here are some tips to keep in mind to make your move more efficient and more cost-consciou

The Paper Records You Need — And Those You Can Do Without

As a business owner, there are certain documents that you just have to have, but you can easily wind up with more files than you have room for. So how do you know what to get ri

15 Awesome Storage Solutions for Under $10

Feeling the need to do some Spring Cleaning? Not sure where to stash all your stuff? These storage solutions are not only clever, but they are super-affordable (many are free!)

5 Ways Self Storage Units Are More Sad Museums Than Savvy Solutions

This week I did an intervention on Sarah, one of my dearest friends. Sarah has a substance abuse problem -- but not with drugs. Sarah has a problem with self storage.

Stuff will never make you organized

There's a store near where I live that sells stuff for organizing your other stuff--racks, boxes, cabinets, and shelves for tools and toys, sweaters and shoes, spices and CDs. The

A One Touch Approach To Managing Household Finances

Over the years I've implemented elaborate tickler systems, email reminders and various other ways to remind myself not to forget to pay a few paper bills. At some point they all f

Five Easy Steps to Keeping Track of Expenses for the Self-Employed

I have had as many as five separate businesses at once to keep track of, including proper accounting of expenses for tax purposes. And it takes me no more than 5 minutes per wee

How to Get Rid of Your Junk

A few weeks ago, I took a seminar called "Commanding Your Clutter" at a local community college. Here's what I learned about collecting, hoarding, shopping, and finally, letting go

Is There Such Thing as a Messy Millionaire?

My favorite lesbian: I recently purchased Suze Orman's latest book (at Costco, for $10 off of the retail price), "Women & Money". [more]

Fifteen Minutes of ...

One day when i was in fourth grade, my parents sat me down at the dining room table. Their faces were very concerned and it all seemed very serious; I thought I was in trouble. [more]

How to Fold Your Shirt in 2 Seconds (Best Shirt-Folding Video Ever)

Tackle that pile of clean laundry with a foolproof method of rapid-folding t-shirts. You'll be done in no time.