Resources

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

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

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

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: 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 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 furniture:
Brown Elephant Resale Shop (Chicago)
www.howardbrown.org
Lotus House (Miami)
lotushouse.com
Business attire: Bottomless Closet
www.bottomlesscloset.org
Books: Open Books Chicago
www.open-books.org
Miami-Dade Public Library
www.friendsofmdpl.org
Coats: Lakeview Pantry
www.lakeviewpantry.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