- Unitasker Wednesday: Hot Dog Hero
The device leaves me feeling strongly compelled to declare, “I will not eat any hot dogs steamed inside an animal.”
- Backsliding can help you fine tune your routines
Backsliding happens to the best of us. Follow these three suggestions to help you get back on track.
- Ask Unclutterer: Rituals, mechanisms, habits and traditions to ensure an uncluttered home
A handful of readers want to know when to institute rituals, mechanisms, habits, and traditions to move clutter out of their homes.
- Unitasker Wednesday: Tie-Not
Unless you’re a professional water balloon maker, I’m not really sure the average person needs the Tie-Not.
- Repercussions of uncluttering and organizing
We often talk about the benefits of uncluttering and organizing, but we rarely even hint of their being downsides. Today, I thought we’d break that trend and discuss all the work that — at least in the short term — uncluttering and organizing create.
Over the years of writing about organizing and working with clients, I continue to be baffled by how to neatly organize a small number of items. Whenever I see these items or hear about them, I cringe. Organizing them successfully is a complete mystery to me. Maybe you have a few, too, in your home or office — a specific item that always seems to be out of place, cumbersome, or impossible to store well?
- Excerpt: Six tips for organizing your time spent on the telephone
Since most of us spend time at work dealing with facts and data, the phone should be taking a backseat to other forms of communication. That being said, it’s impossible to avoid the phone in the workplace. And there are times when picking up the phone is the best way to handle a situation. The following are suggestions for how to use the phone in an organized way during those times when you need to rely on it.
- Book review: The Itty Bitty Kitchen Handbook
Published in 2006, this gem is essential reading for anyone who finds themselves in a cluttered kitchen of any size.
- Three laws of basement storage
If you use your basement for storing things other than root vegetables, let me introduce you to my Three Laws of Basement Storage.