Photo Storage: The rule of two + one

Photo Storage and Archiving I have been asked repeatedly to write about the best way to store photos, both digital and print. The amount of options are daunting however with a few expert opinions I hope to offer you some ideas on how to store and archive your photos.

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5 Dirty Secrets :: Laundry Room Organization

I was in the process of writing a blog post on organizing the laundry room when I found an excellent article that covered everything I wanted to say with pretty pictures! Britanny Blum was spot on with her 5 Dirty Secrets to organizing a laundry room; including a work space, drying area, and cleaning supply storage. My only note to add would be that organizing is personal, so what might look good on pinterest may not work for your family. Consider habits, realistic use, and time before implementing a new system.
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!
~Kristin

Brittany Blum

Whether you have a small space or a luxurious large laundry room , it is still hard to stay organized and get work done.  Below are my 5 dirty secrets to keeping your laundry room functional and organized.

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5 Dirty Secrets :: Laundry Room Organization

5 Dirty Secrets :: Laundry Room Organization

1. Work Surface is important as that is what you can you can use to fold laundry and sort after it is cleaned. Since I currently have a small laundry room, I have to carry my clothes to my room and sort on my bed. A nice table / work surface in any laundry room will add to the ease of folding. Plus, you can put the clean clothes right back in the bins of who they belong to and they can come pick their own clean clothes up from the laundry room and put back in their own drawers.

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The Space between Belief and Action

Well Being + Decluttering Survey

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Research suggests that most people understand the correlation between decluttering and an improved mental state.  Studies have proven that organizing will help you feel better. Yet in a recent poll by Huffington Post, 47% of Americans worry about the organization of their home.  In another study 1 out of 4 people say they feel disorganized at work. So why do we stress over something we know will reduce stress?

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New Uses For Old Things: Pantry Edition

When organizing a pantry I like to start with a clean slate, meaning no food past its expiration date. I know it still might be edible but I want my clients to have such confidence in their newly organized space that they don’t have to think about expired food.  However, I don’t want to be wasteful so here are a few ways to use expired food for non-edible purposes.

Organizing Pantry

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Organizing the Executive: Create a Reference Library

Executive Organizing

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One of the things we organizers are frequently accused of is trying to throw away important items. However, I would like to counter that we organizers want you to have information that you need, readily available, and pertinent to the situation. This is especially true for Executive offices. And one of the most helpful ways to organize that information is by creating a reference library.

Most executives that I have worked with tend to 1) have large amounts of information at their disposal and 2) have very little knowledge of what or where specific items are kept. Most tend to form piles on the floor/desk/cabinet and hope that they will be able to retrieve it when necessary. Continue reading