Category Archives: Green Organizing

Organize your media collection with online swaps!

We’ve all been there – you’re organizing your home and create a pile of books, DVDs and CDs that you have no more use for. Your friends don’t want it. You could just donate it but…you can’t help but think about all of the money spent on these items. Enter http://www.swap.com, and paperbackswap.com, where you […]

TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux is a free electronic “to do” site that can be used to keep track of your current and future tasks without using scraps of paper than can get lost in the shuffle. You can easily access the program from you desktop or mobile phone (they have an app for the program here), cross off […]

Organized Food On-the-Go

One of my favorite ways to store and tote my snacks and lunches is by using Fit & Fresh containers. Removable ice packs keep food chilled and the containers are sized and labeled so you know exactly how much you’re packing which is especially helpful for portion control. Fit & Fresh keeps your food items separate, but […]

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 […]

Shred-a-thon Events in your area

Clearing paper clutter is important, but shredding sensitive papers is also critical to ensure against identity theft. Bookmark this page from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office web site that outlines local shredding events throughout the state in 2010.  Most of the free events let you bring up to two file boxes of documents. Get shredding! […]

Useful organizing tips for Evernote – Part 2

Here are more tips for Evernote – my favorite online system for filing and sharing! Take photos of the wiring setup for your computer and television/dvd/stereo center so that if you move anything, you can put things back where they go. Scan and save warranty information for major appliances and electronics. Scan and save documents as PDFs and shred the un-needed […]

Quick Organizing Tip – Repurposed Rolodex

Now that most contact information is stored electronically, you may have a Rolodex sitting on a shelf gathering dust. But don’t write it off just yet! There are many useful and innovative ways to repurpose that “old” organizer: Store recipes and pictures of dishes – use the transparent sleeves to keep it clean from spills in […]

It only takes two minutes! Tips on how to avoid clutter.

Sometimes it only takes a few words to remind ourselves that clutter can be avoided if we just took a couple of minutes to put away an item or make a decision about letting something go to the donation bin or the trash bin. Here are a few easy tips to help you get started: […]

Elizabeth’s Favorite Things: Dual Purpose Hanging File

This product definitely deserves credit for an innovative little feature that turns a standard office item into a unique organizer. If you notice, there are pivoting hangers on the corners that allow you to use this as a hanging file, or when you’re on-the-go, fold them down and carry it like a regular file! Blue exterior with gray […]

Upcoming Event: Clothing Swap in West Seattle

It’s that time again! Empty your closet and make room for your spring wardrobe additions by bringing all your gently worn accessories and clothing to our popular clothes swap event. There will be racks and tables to display items, and you’ll be able to “shop and swap” with other attendees. Merchandise will be sorted by type and season, so feel free to bring winter […]