Category Archive


Attack your cork board with tiny Medieval weapons

Want to make it look like you have a team of tiny Medieval warriors doing your bidding? Or maybe you want a subtle way of showing how much you don’t like your work. These push pins can help with that.

Taking organization a step past “omg, BASKETS!”

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.

How a packrat and a minimalist compromised in organizing

What happens when a minimalist mom living in a small trendy downtown apartment meets a country boy packrat? Well, if it was a sitcom, hilarity would ensue. Reality? A little stressful.

What your personality type has to do with getting your house work done

I always thought I was a disorganized weirdo, but when I started reading about my Myers-Briggs personality type, things started to make sense. I had to work WITH my personality type to get the neat house I wanted.

Learn from a slob: $4 gets you a cleaner, more organized home in 28 days

We talk a lot about successfully riding the bucking stallion of cleaning and organizing, and today Nony from A Slob Comes Clean comes on board as our new sponsor.

Nony’s got a new e-book called 28 Days to Hope for Your Home, wherein she lays out a simple, stepped plan for conquering your inner slob. Using kind words. Words that won’t spook your feral inner slob.

The question that brought my home into organizational homeostasis

Wikipedia defines homeostasis as “the property of a system [to] regulate its internal environment and tend to maintain a stable, constant condition.”

Well, my home’s constant condition was chaos, until I figured out the core of my problem. It will help you prevent clutter build up and have a happier house, too.

How to find your dining room table under that pile of mail

I was wondering if y’all have any suggestions for dealing with like mail/bills/tax information/etc.

Right now, I tend to just throw it on top of (what used to be) a dining room table, but it has gotten to the point where it is just too much. Halp?

I am a genius and I invented a new filing system

The problem with inboxes is that they don’t DO anything except collect everything I need to look at and deal with. They are a stall. I still have to look at every Thing in them at least one more time, touch it, and decide what to do with it. (See figure 1.)

But a few weeks ago I had a stroke of genius. My inbox fills up as it gathers all my “to dos” from throughout the house — event insurance bills to pay, checks to deposit into three different accounts, doodles I don’t want to lose, invitations I need to respond to…I think there’s a Chuck Klostermannarf book I’ve assigned myself to read for “work” sitting near the top right now.