What woman doesn't love shoes?! And, if you love your shoes, naturally, you want them to last. Part of them lasting means storing them properly…it also eliminates the clutter that occurs when shoes are strewn all over!
A proper shoe storage system makes shoes easy to organize, access and coordinate with your clothes. Here are some easy-to-follow steps to help you protect and organize your shoes with ease: Read more
Incredibly, almost one million acres of forest vanish off the face of the earth every week. Typical sixty-foot hardwood trees cut for marketplace use take 30-50 years to regenerate while a sixty-foot bamboo plant takes a mere 59 DAYS to replace.
Bamboo may be the most eco-friendly, sustainable natural resource the world has. Its root system is continually sprouting new growth and new shoots, which makes replanting after harvesting unnecessary. And bamboo does all this naturally without any chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. Bamboo reduces runoff and prevents water pollution via its high nitrogen consumption. Growing bamboo also dramatically reduces greenhouse gases because it absorbs carbon dioxide five times more than the same number of trees and produces 35% more oxygen than the same number of trees. Read more
Starting the day after Christmas and into January you'll find deep discounts in stores carrying holiday themed items (think Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and religious icons like Mary and baby Jesus). Stock up now and save a bundle next year. CLUTTER CONTROL WARNING: Make a shopping list before you head out so you’re not tempted by the thought of a good deal only to find you don’t really need or want an item after you bring it home! Read more
You're probably getting out your next group of holiday decorations right about now, but before you know it, it will be time to put them back in storage for another year. No, I'm not being a Scrooge here, I'm just thinking ahead because that's what organizers do (!) and because it's important – more now than ever – to maintain tighter budgets. Buying decorations and then losing them somewhere in your home is a quick, frustating way to waste money, but you can keep it from ever happening again. Read more
As a Professional Organizer working in New York City, I get to see all kinds of living spaces: large, pre-war apartments, tiny studios, airy lofts, dramatic duplexes, charming brownstones and everything in between. As you might expect, people living in small spaces often don't have sufficient storage places for all their “stuff”.
What I find interesting though is when people living in large spaces with ample closets and storage areas suffer from the same problem! I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised since we live in a consumer society that has so many irresistible temptations on offer at any given time.
One great storage solution that is often overlooked is the space underneath a bed. Read more
As a result of growing safety concerns about people texting on their cell phones while driving (there is mounting evidence that texting creates a greater risk of crashing than even drunken driving), the NY Times has recently published a flurry of articles and editorials on the subject. The conclusion reached by many automakers, cell phone manufacturers/service providers, Internet companies, computer science and communications professors, The National Safety Council, the Governors Highway Safety Association, lawmakers and President Obama is that texting while driving is dangerous and should be outlawed. Read more