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My top secret organizing project!

by respaced on December 4, 2013

I’ve been rather neglectful of this blog lately, but that is because I have been working night and day on a Christmas organizing project for a close family member. This family member has always struggled with keeping their home office organized (see the “before” picture above), so I am giving it a reSPACEd makeover as […]


Open shelving: So popular in all of the home magazines right now, but so difficult to pull off. (For those new to the term, “open shelving” is shelving that is not covered up by cabinet or cupboard doors. If it had doors on it, we would call it “closed shelving.”) The tendency is for people […]


So let’s say you are one of those people who likes to have multiple projects going on at once. And as a result, you have a bazillion pieces of papers, scribbles on sticky notes and ripped-out magazine articles to accompany each project. And let’s also say you are a highly visual person who is deathly […]


It’s that time of year again when the kidlets empty out their desks at school, bring home all of the year’s schoolwork and artwork and leave it in a huge pile on the kitchen table. Kind of makes you want to light a match to the masterpieces and walk away, doesn’t it? If you are […]


Don’t buy this, do buy this

by respaced on June 7, 2013

Don’t buy this: You’re looking at future clutter here once the turtle fad dies (is that even a thing right now?) It’s a polyresin gold turtle shell meant to hang on your wall or adorn your coffee table from the Nate Berkus line at Target. It’s creepy, it’s bizarre, and it’s a $39.99 dust-catcher.   […]


  I get asked all the time about how to keep track of all of the family’s to-do’s, their various schedules, the chores — all of those essential tasks for running a household. That’s why this DIY kitchen command center from Girl Loves Glam is so brilliant! She has separately framed a calendar, a chore […]


Okay, all you chronic magazine-article-ripper-outers, I know you are tired of having torn out pages of magazines sitting on your counters and collecting dust in massive paper piles. You read the magazines, you want to save the articles because you want to go back and read them again or because you want to try out […]


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 […]


On Friday, I listed the 5 easiest places to organize in your home. That list is designed to help people ease into organizing if organization doesn’t come naturally to them. Today’s list tackles the 5 hardest-to-organize places in your home. The point of this list is to steer you away from starting with these difficult […]


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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