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46 eBay Alternatives (Apps & Sites like eBay for Buying and Selling Online)

I was a bit late to the eBay party. Unable to catch on during the early days, I eventually got to the site when it was already populated by sellers who had established customer bases. Standing out was going to be a real challenge. Still, it was hard to just give up on selling online …

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The Difference Between Extreme Minimalism and Just Getting Rid of Stuff

Podcast Version Lately, there’s been quite a furor over home organization expert Marie Kondo opening up an e-commerce store. Some people are freaking out because hold the phone, wasn’t she the lady who taught us how to get rid of things that don’t spark joy? They confused the Western concept of minimalism with everything Kondo …

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What’s the Difference Between Clutter and Hoarding?

Podcast Version Back when I covered The Drawer of Shame, I got into why our living spaces inadvertently get cluttered. Hell, I am looking at a mess that seems insurmountable right now: there are at least three online shopping packages that arrived a week ago which I didn’t open yet, tons of boxes from another …

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Executive Dysfunction, Poor Spatial Reasoning, and The Drawer of Shame: Getting Clutter Under Control

Summer’s here, and those clearance events are in full swing at my favorite stores and having a July birthday means those birthday coupons and gift cards from friends arrive in tandem. This presents an incredible opportunity to get barrels of new clothes and makeup on the cheap. But I have a rule to attempt prevention of …

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45 Custom Closet Organizer Ideas (Reach-In Design Photos)

Just because you don’t have the space for a walk-in closet doesn’t mean you can’t have outstanding clothing storage. These days you have many amazing options for closet systems that are implemented in the reach-in closet. Related: Types of Magazine Racks | Types of Mobile Device Storage | Organize Kitchen Utensils | Types of Mobile Device …

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20 Kitchen Storage Ideas to Store More with Less Clutter

Kitchen storage is important. It includes cabinets, drawers, refrigerator/freezer, pantry (walk-in pantry or reach-in pantry) and possibly specialty item storage.. Kitchen storage planning must be planned in conjunction with work zone planning because storage of appliances and implements are integral to your work processes in the kitchen. Related: Mobile Device Storage Consoles and Organizers | …

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11 Different Types of Waste Baskets for Inside the Home

The wastebasket used for inside the home didn’t exist until the 20th century. Archaeologists revealed that the garbage of the ancient was mostly ashes from fire, wood, bones, and vegetable waste. They fed edible trash to the animals, decomposed the rest, and reused and recycled their materials, such as tools and pottery. Other early civilizations such …

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14 Different Types of Magazine Racks for Your Home (Living Room, Bedroom, Office and Bathroom)

I love magazines. Even though we have an iPad and smartphones with 24/7 access to the internet, there’s something relaxing and enjoyable about flipping through and reading a magazine. I find the same with books … I tend to prefer physical books over digital books. Interestingly, there are more magazines now than there were in …

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11 Different Types of Mobile Device Storage Consoles and Organizers

A research conducted by Pew Research Center just confirmed what we already know. About 90 percent of Americans have cellphones with 44 percent who sleep with their phones close to them for fear of missing a call or text. Ever since the early 2000-era, we’ve been amassing a good number of mobile devices. Before we …

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How to Organize Kitchen Utensils (20 Storage Options)

Don’t you hate when you’re in weeds cooking up a storm when suddenly you need a particular cooking utensil? You yank open your massive utensil drawer but can’t find it because your cooking utensil storage is jam-packed with every cooking implement under the sun. You frantically rummage through looking for that one implement while something …

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29 Different Types of Clothes Hangers

Clothes hangers were first created as space-saving hooks in 1869 by New Britain’s O.A. North. Before its mass production during the Industrial Revolution, only royalties and nobles used hangers because they had more clothes to hang, particularly their large Victorian dresses that resembled flying birds. The most popular type of hangers during those times were …

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9 Different Types of Mobile Device Storage Ideas

If there’s one thing the digital world has made us so utterly dependent, it’s our mobile phones. It connects us to our work, social and family life so it’s become a storage for a lot of things that’s important for us. Here we’ve listed down some mobile storage solutions to make sure you’re always connected …

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18 Different Types of Magazine Storage Ideas

Digital versions of magazines have taken over but that doesn’t mean that the bygone paper versions are completely forgotten. For some of us who lived in the good old days of print, we still prefer to have them or at least keep a collection of them. Nostalgic as it may seem but the stockpile of …

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20 Entryway Storage Ideas for Uncluttered Foyers and Entry Halls

It’s hard to create a good first impression when your home’s entryway is all cluttered and chaos. This can easily happen when you have kids or during the morning rush when you’re trying to get out of the house as quickly as you can. Shoes, coats and backpacks are simply dumped inside once kids come …

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