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In January, all of the big box stores put their organizing and storage-related products on sale. It can be a great time to buy, but it can be overwhelming  to figure out what is best for your space. Today, I will explain some basic shelving options to you and tell you how to use each […]


How to organize mittens, hats, gloves for winter

by respaced on December 10, 2013

It’s super cold here in Portland, Oregon, which means we have been whipping out the mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. The microscopic bits of snow we have had means we must bundle up completely lest we succumb to hypothermia while walking to the coffee stand down the block. So how to organize all of this […]


Nathan decided to go through the shirts in his drawer, because he was having a hard finding something to wear in the morning. I told him he could just take them all out of the drawer and sort them on my bed. I suggested he start by sorting them into groups by size: So this […]


A disorganized clothes closet can make every morning a headache as you try to figure out what to wear, let alone FIND that certain garment you had in mind. An organized clothes closet makes getting dressed feel like a daily step into a high-end boutique. But how do you get to that boutique-y feeling? Here […]


Just a few days ago, I blogged about all the different ways you could organize your front entry way. But I failed to include THIS amazing idea! This crafty person took a pallet, painted it white and screwed it into her wall. Now she can hang whatever she wants off of it with hooks available […]


Organizing idea of the week: DIY cubby unit

by respaced on June 19, 2013

Do you have an older home that has no hall closet but opens instead directly into your living room? Not much fun to trip over piles of shoes when you come home, is it? That’s why this might be a great DIY solution for you. Three bookcases have been painted and screwed together to form […]


My son is 7-years-old and he’s a good kid. He listens well, has a kind disposition and is pretty organized (naturally, right? Read this post about the organizing gizmo he designed when he was in preschool.) But he had one annoying habit: Every day he would come home from school and fling his backpack and […]


5 tips for keeping clutter out of your house

by respaced on May 17, 2013

  It’s hard to find the energy/time/interest to organize. So when that inspiration to organize finally hits and you are able to clean out that black hole in your home, you probably feel ecstatic! Yay! Time to post a brag picture to Pinterest! But how often have you kicked clutter to the curb only to […]


The 5 easiest spots to organize in your home

by respaced on April 26, 2013

If organizing doesn’t come naturally for you, then it’s best to ease into getting your home organized by starting with an easy area. Save the tough, complicated spots until after you have successfully organized some of the simpler spots in your home. But where are these simpler spots? Here are the top 5 easiest-to-organize spots […]

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How to organize your child’s closet for spring

by respaced on April 16, 2013

April is a good month to take stock of your children’s closet and figure out which items they have outgrown, which items can go into storage for next winter, which items can be handed down to a younger child and which items they are lacking for summer. But, boy, that can be a big job! […]

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