Taking organization a step past "omg, BASKETS!" #Organizing#decluttering#organization June 12 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Thanks to Becca (Offbeat Bride's former intern) for sending me this awesome article from Oh My Handmade featuring three stupid-simple tricks to getting organized. If this makes you drool, You really need to see the whole post at Oh My Handmade. I'm not obsessive about cleaning, but I AM big on organizing, and the author of the post perfectly articulates why: An organized life will increase your productivity. As clutter disappears you'll find that you can think more clearly. Clutter has a type of noise to it, doesn't it? Go read the full post! A Neat Freak's Illustrated Guide to Less Clutter. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Use chalk pastels to temporarily add color to your hair NEXT Purge's punk rock room: making the most of a share-house space Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Perfect timing! Reply I wonder if I can apply this to my receipts…they are all white. FUDGE! Reply I haven't graduated to baskets yet, some things are still in cut off boxes from the pizza place. But at least getting things grouped by type has helped! All the light bulbs together, all the batteries together. Instead of searching for things every time I need it. Reply "As clutter disappears you'll find that you can think more clearly. Clutter has a type of noise to it, doesn't it?". THIS. I always tell people organized space = organized brain. Reply I am very much the organizer of my household… Baskets, fancy boxes, those plastic drawer sets… those are some of my greatest pleasures in life (something my partner will NEVER understand) 1 agrees Reply So true!!! I love this Reply Just reading this motivated me to gather up all the adhesives and put them in 1 basket in the garage. YES! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.