Favorite Things

filing cabinet

Elfa closet system, dramatically maximizes closet 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 Organizing: 10 Easy Tips to Organize Your Kitchen
Do I Really Need a Junk Drawer?
How Long to Store (Almost) Anything in the Fridge, Freezer & Pantry

Organize on a Budget: 20 Things to Throw Away in 20 Minutes

Closet Organizing: 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” “How Long to Keep Financial Records”

How to Stop Junk Mail

To manage credit card offers:
To manage direct mail:
To eliminate deliveries of the Yellow Pages and White Pages:
To manage catalogs:
To stop getting solicited by charities:
A service that eliminates junk mail and catalogs for you:

How to Decide What Clothes to Keep and What to Toss

Wardrobe Editing Decision Tree

When to Clean out Make-up Drawer 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)
Lotus House (Miami)
Business attire: Bottomless Closet
Books: Open Books Chicago
Miami-Dade Public Library
Coats: Lakeview Pantry
Computers: Free Geek Chicago
Stuffed animals: Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE)