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How organizers around the USA organize Legos

by respaced on January 30, 2014

I get asked about organizing Legos a lot. A LOT. My previous blog posts with tips for organizing Legos are in the top 5 most popular blog posts I have ever written (the other most popular blog posts I wrote were about organizing stuffed animals). So I decided rather than doing a Google search to […]


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 […]


Holy moly, YES! Mount a paper towel holder out in the garage to hold garbage bags. Rejoice in the little things in life. Image courtesy of Pinterest. Of course.


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 […]


If you are a parent to a school-age child or children, Back to School Week is a huge week for you. It’s exciting, scary, expensive, stressful and thrilling all at once. And it completely tests your organization skills. If you are a parent who struggles with organization, starting a new school year can be really […]


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 […]


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.   […]