Category Archives: Fun Stories

Keeping track of gifts received

When opening presents during birthday parties, wedding or baby showers, and the holidays, use small mailing labels to jot down the name of the giver and stick it on the gift so you can track who gave what. Being able to quickly identify the giver’s name will help you organize all your thank you notes! Advertisements

Key Ring Organizer

    It seems like every store has a discount club or point system for shopping rewards – and it’s not easy keeping all those cards in your wallet! Using a dedicated key ring to avoid pulling out a stack of cards is a great way to keep them handy and organized. Many of these little plastic cards […]

Planning and Organizing the Ultimate Garage Space

If you’ve always dreamed of having the ultimate garage to store everything from tools and sports equipment to seasonal items and gardening accessories and still have room for your car, then check out Garage Gladiator. This complete garage organization system has been designed for “the unique environment and demands of the garage.” Garage Gladiator lets you customize your garage with a variety […]

Organizing for a good cause

Last month, I was fortunate to be part of a group of 12 organizers from the Seattle chapter of NAPO who volunteered organizing services for the Puget Sound Area USO at their SeaTac Center. This Center provides the “comforts of home” and traveling assistance for military members and their families with a full nursery, children’s games, books, and toys; […]

Video: See how one office celebrates being paperless

ScanSnap is one of my favorite products to reduce paper clutter. See how this office uses ScanSnap to maximize fun and minimize paper.

Tacoma.FM online radio interviews Innovatively Organized

Here 4 You with Candace & Winona streams “live” every Sunday at 8:30 am. Their show focuses on practical advice for managing daily stress and personal health. Innovatively Organized’s professional organizer Alisa Hanft was interviewed on August 22 about various ways in which good organization is connected to well-being and helps lower stress. You can listen to the […]

Peel and Stick Organizing Tool for your walls!

Recently I discovered this innovative product line which offers a variety of bulletin boards, including this dry erase one, that can be positioned and repositioned anywhere on your walls. Simply peel and stick above your desk, in your entryway or kitchen, or in the kids’ room as a canvas for their art. It would also make a […]

Help a charity by donating your old electronics

Get Hitched Give Hope is a local non-profit group started by businesses in the Seattle area who specialize in the wedding and bridal industry. They host an annual event to raise funds to grant wishes for breast cancer patients. This year, they are partnering with BuyMyTronics to help reduce and recycle electronic clutter and raise money! I’ve talked about […]

Stay organized when traveling by car

For many people taking vacations this year, it means traveling by highway instead of by air. Make sure to keep the inside of your car neat and organized so you can arrive at your destination with only fun and relaxation in mind. I recently read an article from Martha Stewart offering some really great organizing tips for the […]

Functional and innovative shredder

Now you can sip your coffee while shredding those confidential documents and decreasing your paper clutter. This cool table was the winner of a recent competition for modern design and functional furniture. It definitely gets my vote for innovative organization! Check out the details.