Resources

Favorite Things

filing cabinet

Elfa closet system, dramatically maximizes storage space

IKEA’s Helmer 6-drawer unit on casters, ample storage for office necessities

versatile bulletin board

Style Tiles, design your own bulletin board/calendar/dry erase board combination

Real Simple purse holder, stores multiple purses without damaging straps or parts

desktop file

Desktop file, for organizing mail and household papers

Under bed storage box, perfect for storing off-season clothes or children’s artwork

Top Tips for Organizing Your Home

Kid’s artwork: How to Organize Children’s Artwork

Travel: Flying with Baby? Ten Mistakes to Avoid

Kitchen: 10 Easy Tips to Organize Your Kitchen
Do I Really Need a Junk Drawer?

Organize on a Budget: 8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Home
20 Things to Throw Away in 20 Minutes

Closets: Countdown to an Organized Fall
Getting Organized for Back to School

Home office: Make Working from Home Work
How to Keep Your Family Organized While Running Your Business

New Year’s Resolutions: Learn these Easy Habits to Get Organized in 2015

How Long to Keep Documents

“Guidelines for Retention of Common Documents”
Bankrate.com: “How Long to Keep Financial Records”

How to Stop Junk Mail

To manage credit card offers: www.OptOutPrescreen.com
To manage direct mail: www.DMAchoice.org
To eliminate deliveries of the Yellow Pages and White Pages phone directories: www.YellowPagesOptOut.com
To manage catalogs: www.CatalogChoice.org
A service that eliminates junk mail and catalogs for you: www.41pounds.org

How to Decide What Clothes to Keep and What to Toss

Wardrobe Editing Decision Tree

When to Clean out Make-up Drawer

Dummies.com: How Long Should You Keep Your Make-up?

Where to Donate Your Stuff

Almost anything and will pick up:
Brown Elephant Resale Shop (Chicago)
www.howardbrown.org
Lotus House (Miami)
lotushouse.com
Business attire: Bottomless Closet
www.bottomlesscloset.org
Books: Open Books
www.open-books.org
Coats: Lakeview Pantry
www.lakeviewpantry.com
Electronics: Electric Ants
www.electric-ants.com
Computers: Free Geek Chicago www.freegeekchicago.org
Stuffed animals: Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE)
www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org
Medicine bottles: Medicine Bottles for Malawi http://malawiproject.org