Category Archives: Interesting Sites

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 […]

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 […]

Gmail offers clutter control for email inbox

Internet users send an estimated 60 billion emails every day around the world. With so many messages coming and going, how do you prioritize your inbox and choose which ones really deserve your attention? Gmail product director Keith Coleman very clearly says, “It used to be people wanted to separate spam from not-spam, but now, […]

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 […]

Mary Kay Beauty for your iPhone

Waiting in line, on the bus, in between meetings – if you’re on-the-go but still want to maximize your time, the iPhone is a great mobile tool. It supports an abundant number of applications, and I recently discovered that you can view the latest Mary Kay® products online and actually flip through the Mary Kay catalog on […]

Quick Kitchen Organizing Tips

(image from Real Simple) One of my favorite resources when it comes to articles about organizing is the Real Simple online magazine. Here are a few tips to get you started in decluttering and streamlining your kitchen. Read more here. Stick a magnetic organizer on the refrigerator door to hold pens and food labels so […]

Google shortcuts to save time

Google clearly leads the pack when it comes to search engines, but did you know about some of its less obvious functions? Most users know that if you type a word incorrectly into the search box that Google will suggest the correct spelling; but you can also quickly pull up definitions of a word by typing, “define:” in front of the word. (Example: define: […]

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! […]

Interesting new book about hoarding

This is an insightful new book written by two college professors who have studied hoarding for 20 years. They share stories about real people and try to explain the reasons behind this behavior. You can read an excerpt from the book here.