Resources

Favorite Things

filing cabinet

Mind Organization for Moms: Stress-free productivity tailored for your home and family

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 Things

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

Closets: Coat Closet Clean-Up: Simple and Stylish Solutions
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

Kitchen: 10 Easy Tips to Organize Your Kitchen

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
www.howardbrown.org
Business attire: Bottomless Closet www.bottomlesscloset.org
Books: Open Books www.open-books.org
Coats: Lakeview Pantry www.lakeviewpantry.com
Computers: Free Geek Chicago www.freegeekchicago.org
Shoes: Soles for Souls www.SolesforSouls.com
Stuffed animals: Loving Hugs, Inc. www.lovinghugs.org