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Every-day Solutions to Staying Organized. Source: peter lee This post was originally published several years ago but continues to be one of our most popular.

Every-day Solutions to Staying Organized

If you’re looking for simple, effective strategies to get organized, start here! The number one question I get from my readers is “help, I’m so overwhelmed with my home, where do I start?” Maybe you can relate? Sometimes it isn’t so much about starting with this pile here or that pile over there but more a matter of introducing a few daily organizational habits to help keep the clutter and chaos from becoming more than you can manage. Here are 10 things you can do today to help you stay organized. 1. Often chaos ensues because we are trying to juggle too many things in our brains. Grab yourself a notebook and just start brain dumping all that needs to be done. Source: organizing junkie 2. Now take your list to your calendar (and if you don’t have a central family calendar, get one quick!) 3. You may not be menu planning for the whole week yet, but you can menu plan for TODAY.

Ingenious DIY Idea: How to Declutter a Desk or Workspace « Dornob. It happens to the best of us: we get seduced by some sleek ultramodern furniture design and forget to factor in what it will look like when we add cables, cords and other peripherals that have become essential in this age of electronic and digital technology.

Ingenious DIY Idea: How to Declutter a Desk or Workspace « Dornob

This idea solves the problem from the other direction: rather than boasting an initially simple design, it relies on your actions after-the-fact to transform a messy desk into a brilliantly clean workspace. Van Mardian may have been the first to publicize this simple DIY desk organizing idea, but many people have since (and likely before) come to the same conclusion: a simple piece of composite pegboard mounted underneath a work surface makes it easy to use wire, zip ties or whatever other fasteners you may have handy and attach all your necessary-but-ugly essentials so they are not seen from above.

Origaminizing. Organize Your Bathroom - Organizing Your Home - Homekeeping Solutions - MarthaStewart.com. DIY Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer. Kids have a way of springing things on you – it just comes with motherhood territory.

DIY Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer

Friday, my daughter announced to me that she was expected at the social event of the season. Okay, it was just another invitation to yet another kid’s birthday party, but it happened to be taking place that very afternoon. Need gift, need it wrapped, pronto ! In the past, whenever these kinds of social events had arisen, I always found myself scrambling for wrapping paper and ribbon. It drove me crazy. I searched around online for a quality organizer, and even considered buying one like this, but most of the consumer reviews said it was junk. This project took about two hours total from start to finish over the course of two days, but now I have this great little wrapping paper organizer and I’ve maximized storage in a place I wasn’t using before- behind the laundry room door !

I was inspired by this image from Country Living, but I wanted to build a tall skinny version. So I did. That’s all folks.