How to Keep Your Room Organized

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Your day begins and ends in the bedroom, so keeping it organized will also keep you sane, which is why it’s the second room we’re tackling in our Home Hacks Series. Overflowing drawers, floors in disarray, and a cluttered bed will leave you feeling frazzled. But whether you’re working with a spacious room or a little nook, you can maximize your surroundings — and beautify them — with common sense and some clever storage tricks. It’s time to make over your messy space to ensure that you always rest easy with these 19 tips on how to organize your bedroom.

Read more: Home Hacks: 19 Tips to Organize Your Bedroom via Coupons

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Are you a little obsessed with organizing? We are too. So we thought we’d channel our obsession into something helpful: a list of ways to organize your bedroom closet. Pick and choose from the ideas below…

Read more: 20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet via Apartment Therapy

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Shirts are spilling out of your drawers, shoes litter your floor, and there are too many random items under your bed to count — sound familiar? If your bedroom is in constant disarray, check out these clever organization tips to make over your messy space. Whether you have plenty of room to work with or just a tiny corner to call your own, here are some valuable suggestions for turning your bedroom into a neat and tidy retreat.

Read more: 11 Simple Tips For Bedroom Organization via Pop Sugar

 

 

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Tips on Managing Files and Folders

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Is your desktop a paragon of neatness, or is it overflowing with so many icons that you’re scared to look at it? If you’ve been putting off getting organized because the task is too huge or daunting, or you don’t know where to start, we’ve got 40 tips to get you on the path to zen mastery of your digital filing system.

For all those readers who would like to get their files and folders organized, or, if they’re already organized, better organized—we have compiled a complete guide to getting organized and staying organized, a comprehensive article that will hopefully cover every possible tip you could want.

Read more: Zen and the Art of File and Folder Organization via How to Geek

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How’s your filing system? Frustrating? Do you find that it’s too hard to remember where things go? Do you ever have trouble finding a specific document again once you’ve stashed it away? You may even have three or four files that contain the same information but are labeled differently – what a mess!

Read more: How to Set Up an Effective Filing System via Smead

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Have you ever kept a client or your boss waiting on the phone while you’ve searched the piles of papers on your desk for an important document? If you have, then your boss and your client may not have a good opinion of you, because in a key encounter, you’ve let them down.

And if it’s your job to help people, how much of other people’s time are you wasting if you can’t find the documents and papers you need, when you need them?

You owe it to yourself to file effectively, however boring this may seem. Imagine how much more impressive it would have been if – when asked – you’d smiled, accessed a well-organized filing system, immediately found the document, and quickly given the answer!

Read more: The Art of Filing via Mind Tools

 

 

 

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Getting Organized at Work

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Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:

Read more: 10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life via Entrepreneur

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No one wants to be considered the office airhead. But losing just one important phone number (“I can’t believe I spilled coffee on that sticky note!”) or forgetting one vital meeting (“Where is my darn calendar, anyway?”) because you’re disorganized may make you look like one. These five organizing tips can help you become known for your brilliant ideas rather than your scattered brain.

Read more: Five Tips to Get Organized at Work via Monster Worldwide

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Here are six time management tips that you can use to improve your organizational skills and increase productivity. The more of these tools you learn to use, the more that you will get done each day.

Read more: 6 Time Management Tips To Increase Productivity And Improve Your Organizational Skills via Brian Tracy

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Helpful Organizing Tricks

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You’re better than your mess.

You may think you own your stuff—but it actually owns you. Using these simple pro organizing tips will help you take back control!

Read more: 52 Meticulous Organizing Tips To Rein In The Chaos via Buzz Feed

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Getting and staying organized isn’t easy. If you’re struggling to conquer clutter once and for all, our simple 99 organizing tips should help get you started.

We know, we know: getting organized at home can be easier vowed than done. But even if you’re short on time (and budget), there are dozens of ways you can get your house in order. Here are 99 of our favourite low-cost organizing tips; many of them are environmentally friendly, too!

Read more: 99 LOW-COST ORGANIZING TIPS via Style at Home

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No matter what area you’re organizing or how much space you have, follow these 12 simple tips to create a well-organized, efficient space.

Read more: Our Top 12 Organization Tips via Containers Store

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Home Organizing Hacks

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Read on for some of the cleverest organization DIYs and tricks that will get your home orderly in no time.

Read More: 41 Insanely Awesome Organization Hacks via Pop Sugar

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Still frantically trying to finish up your spring cleaning? Well if part of your yearly chore list includes improving the organization of your home, then this round up of 40 organizational hacks could certainly help you get things under control.

Read more: 40 Organization Hacks that Help You Become Clutter-Free via Life Hack

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Have you ever wanted to hack those small and messy stuff that are in your home? Here we have gathered 38 the most amazing and genius ways to help you organize the little bits and pieces in your life. These are some of the best, and they will stop the chaos in your home. The following ideas will not bust your bank account. Most items you can easily find around your home, or in a thrift store. Get inspired!

Read more: 38 Brilliant Small Stuff Organization Hacks In Your Life via Woo Home

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Tips for Home Organization

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De-clutter your home with our time- (and sanity-) saving home organization tricks. With our speedy cleaning tips, you’ll get to spend more time enjoying your beautiful home than tidying it up.

Read more: 30 Quick and Easy Cleaning Tips for Every Room via Woman’s Day

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Keep your entire home well organized and find storage space you didn’t know you had with these organization and storage projects, tips and ideas.

Need more room for your stuff? Learn 12 new solutions for storage space problems—everything from hidden shelves to shoe racks to recycling towers and more.

Read more: 12 Simple Storage Solutions for Small Spaces via Family Handy Man

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Who else is so ready for a blank slate? It’s a new year, which means it’s time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits – ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant organizing hacks you just might want to save!

Read more: 39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless via Huffington Post

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Closet Organization Ideas

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Organizing clothing into compatible groups that work together maximizes your wardrobe options.

You’ve weeded your closet of the freeloaders, the ill-fitting, the orphans and the ugly. Time to think about the remaining clothing, and the word is cluster.

Read more: Organizing the Clothes Closet via HGTV

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There’s little point in owning the latest bag or dress if you can’t find it in your closet when you’re getting dressed. A clean, well-organized wardrobe—instead of a confusing, jumbled mess of clothes and accessories—means you’ll maximize all your sartorial purchases, and come up with polished, carefully considered outfits even on hectic mornings. The task of de-cluttering your wardrobe can be overwhelming though, so we’ve enlisted the expertise of Andrea Rapke, Founder of The Organized Move, and Melanie Charlton, CEO and Creative Director of Clos-ette. Read on for tips and tricks from these two professionals and soon you’ll not only have clothes that are well maintained but also an orderly closet, like the one above from our friends at The Coveteur.

Read more: The Experts Spill Their Tips For A Clean, Well-Organized Closet via Who What Wear

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How you organize your closet will differ slightly based on the space you have, the size of your wardrobe, and the kind of life you lead. However, these 5 universal steps can be applied to any closet and any wardrobe.

Read more: How to Organize Your Closet via the Spruce

 

 

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Office Organization Tips

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You may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider. Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an ongoing project, instead of a massive assault. So, if you’re ready to get started, the following tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

Read More: 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done via Life Hack

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Where you work affects how you work. Working in a cluttered, messy, or distracting environment will affect your work, and probably in a negative way.

If you’re like the average knowledge worker, you spend most of your time sitting in front of a computer screen. Even though your work revolves around a computer, your office as a whole should help you to be as productive as possible.

A well-organized office has huge benefits. In the first place, it provides a feeling of control and competence, which leads to higher levels of productivity. Second, the very fact that it’s organized defends against distractions. Your organized office can absorb the incoming work, and position you for success.

Read More: How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity via INC

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Organizing your office can be very challenging, especially when you are a busy professional with a very tight schedule. However, you can now make sure that all the papers, documents, paper clips, markers and all the other goodies are in the right place, with the following office organization ideas that will help you run your work environment like a true CEO!

Read More: 25+ Practical Office Organization Ideas And Tips For The Busy Modern-Day Professional via Cute DIY Projects

 

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Cleaning a Kitchen – How to Organize a Kitchen

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That leads us to the last and most important point: Have a place for everything and everything in its place. Julia Child’s kitchen had a place for everything, with pots and pans hung on pegboards with their outlines drawn around them so she could put everything back in its place. Items you use most often should be easiest to reach, while you can put items you hardly use (e.g., turkey carving tools) higher up in the cabinets. Group your items next to the tools you use most with them (e.g., can opener by the cupboard you store cans in, baking ingredients with the baking pans). These and a couple of other simple suggestions will help you organize your kitchen like a programmer. And here’s our geek’s guide to rebooting your kitchen.

Read More: Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen via Life Hacker

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Often the biggest problem with standard kitchen cabinets in the home is the inefficient use of space. Shelves that have been installed by the builder are often spaced too far apart, leaving wasted space between stored goods and other shelves. Here are some helpful hints to assist in tackling this wasted space and make cabinets 100 percent more efficient.

Read More: How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets via Containers Store

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Organizing a small kitchen can be a bit of a challenge. I was constantly pinning posts about organizing kitchens, but they seemed to have oodles of drawer and cabinet space to organize every pan, plate, and spice jar. I have a grand total of 4 drawers and a limited number of cabinets to work with, and I really wanted to make the most of them. I’ve moved things around quite a few times trying to find the perfect configuration for our new kitchen, and since we’ve been living with our current setup for a little while now and it seems to be working well, I thought I’d share the tips and strategies that have helped me create our organized kitchen.

Read More: HOW TO ORGANIZE A SMALL KITCHEN via Just a Girl and Her Blog

 

 

 

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Tips for an Organized and Happy Home

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If you lead a busy lifestyle, you know the drill. You start off the week with a mostly clean and tidy house (depending on how many chores you achieved over the weekend). By midweek, though, you realize that you haven’t put away your dry-cleaning and haven’t folded your laundry. There’s a growing stack of mail in the hallway, a used gym bag by the door, a pile of fresh laundry on the bed, dirty dishes in the sink (and clean ones in the dishwasher that didn’t just finish its cycle). To top it off, your vanity looks as if a bomb went off in the beauty aisle at Saks. By Friday, the house is a full-blown disaster zone—that is, until you rest from your week, and tackle the massive (and much-needed) tidying up job. Then, the cycle starts all over again. Do yourself a favor, and adopt these clever daily cleaning tricks so you never have to spend precious weekend hours tidying up. We promise it’s quicker than you think!

Read more: 25 Brilliant Hacks to Keep Your Home Tidy Every Day via My Domaine

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Struggle to get your house in order? This step-by-step guide will make cleaning feel like second nature

If you have been struggling to get your house in order, you may know you’re not very good at cleaning and organisation. It doesn’t matter if you struggle because you have ADHD or you come from a long line of hoarders. It is what it is. The why isn’t as important as what you can do about it now. Following are a few suggestions to help you build the muscle you need.

Read more: It Could Happen to You: Learn How to be a ‘Tidy Person’ via Houzz

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No one likes a cluttered house, and a cluttered house is hard to keep clean.

Organizing your home can be a daunting endeavor. Aside from the obvious of getting rid of excess stuff, there are few things you can do daily that will make your house look and feel less cluttered and more organized.

Read more: 6 Easy Tricks to Make your House Look More Organized and Tidy via eBay

 

 

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