Today we’re going to break with tradition a bit and respond to a number of questions all in one post. These questions are great, but didn’t necessarily need an entire post of their own to answer. Please jump in the comments and add your additional suggestions.
Please share any ideas you have for storing bracelets? I have many large bangles that are costume jewelry. I currently have them in shoeboxes under my bed. It is not working! — Andrea
Have you seen the hanging jewelry organizer? Each bracelet gets a pocket and the organizer hangs in your closet. I think it’s a great solution for jewelry that has a fixed form.
I’m currently using 37signal’s Highrise to track conversations (phone and email) with clients, and manage projects (cases). I’m not thrilled with some of the email integration, so I’m looking elsewhere. Any suggestions? Using a Mac. And I’m interested in web-based and non web-based options. — Avrum
Professional organizer Scott Roewer recommends Daylite and I am a fan of Bento. Check the comments where I hope more of our readers will give you additional ideas. These are the only tracking products I have experience using that aren’t massive ERPs.
I’d love to hear any feedback you have about “paper idea clutter.” I have a lot of papers around that have great ideas for projects I’d like to do (I’m a community-minded entrepreneur – I started one nonprofit and am involved in many others). Every time I start to go through paper, I find another great idea from a conference I attended or a clipped magazine article I “just can’t get rid of.” I have a similar computer file problem! Any ideas that might fit in a post would certainly be appreciated. — Lisa
One word: Evernote. I would kiss this program if it had lips.
I have an old bag from MacWorld 2004. It’s a red conference bag for holding papers and handouts with a big CDW logo on it. It’s in perfect condition, but I never use it. What can I do with it? — Nic
I recommend filling it with clothes that you no longer wear (that are still in good condition) and donating it and the clothes to your favorite charity. You could also give the bag to a neighborhood after-school program for the volunteers to use to store and/or carry supplies. Since you don’t need the bag, give it to someone who does.
Do you have a question relating to organizing, cleaning, home and office projects, productivity, or any problems you think the Unclutterer team could help you solve? To submit your questions to Ask Unclutterer, go to our contact page and type your question in the content field. Please list the subject of your e-mail as “Ask Unclutterer.” If you feel comfortable sharing images of the spaces that trouble you, let us know about them. The more information we have about your specific issue, the better.