closet

Got New Electronics?

Technology changes so quickly these days that we’ve just barely mastered an acquisition before an updated version with amazing new features is out on the market.  No wonder we have a tendency to replace things that still work.   I myself have just done so with my landline phone, and I’m thrilled with my decision. However, one of the consequences of rapid technology advances is . . . clutter.  (You knew I was going to get around to that, didn’t you?)

Read more →

Donate Your Unused Coats

Here’s a great way to create space in your closet and, at the same time, help out those in need. The annual New York Cares Coat Drive runs every December.   Their web site states:  “New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used, freshly laundered winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.” “90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to…

Read more →

The Power of Labeling

Two of my basic organizing principles are:  (1) Every item must have a home, and (2) Keep like with like. By selecting a home for every item, you know where to look for it when you need it, and you know where to put it away when you are done.  By keeping like with like, you avoid creating multiple homes for similar things. I’ve discovered a great way to reinforce these two principles: labeling.

Read more →