Organization & Storage
Small living spaces can be a real energy sapper when you have a lot of things you aren’t willing to get rid of. It doesn’t make you hoarder; some things are just useful and important to you.
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Resolutions are common each time a new year rolls around. We might resolve to be calmer, eat healthier or lose those last stubborn 10 pounds. But let’s face it; all resolutions really boil down to money. We all want more of it, in order to be able to fulfill all our other goals. After all, buying organic veggies and hiring a personal trainer can be expensive, and nobody’s going to be stress-free with an empty wallet.
The best way to get more money, of course, is to advance and excel in our chosen career paths. Success requires organization; and organization requires the proper tools. But that doesn’t mean you have to face a dreary gray cubicle with depressing piles of manila folders every day. Stocking up on some cute and creative accessories for your office will help you actually look forward to putting in the necessary hours to kick-start those career goals and fill your piggybank with spending money.
Not all of us are blessed with large closets. Even if we have decently sized closets, it can be a pain to organize and fit all of your shoes, clothes, accessories, and outerwear. Luckily, we have some easy solutions for creating a more fluid and organized space to plan your outfits and get dressed.
Are you tired of lugging your entire coupon empire with you every time you leave the house? Are coupons constantly falling out of your pockets and bags? Consider a new, stylish option to coupon organization. More and more shops are offering fun patterns and designs for the avid couponer, allowing the look couponers want, but also functionality. Check out these five options to freshen up your style.
Stop! Step away from the trash bin. Before you dump something old, busted or empty, take a moment to consider how it might be used in a way that it was not originally intended for. Years ago, our parents and grandparents were masters of reusing old things to save money. And it worked! Reusing and recycling is about so much more than helping the environment. With a bit of creativity, you can rethink your trash and save your cash.
If you are lucky enough to live near IKEA, you know that it is so easy to go there looking for a great print to hang in your new apartment and leave there spending way more than you intended. Maybe it is the smell of Swedish meatballs combined with the maze of cleverly designed furniture that hypnotizes shoppers? Whatever it is, if you follow these dos and don’ts of shopping IKEA, you will be well on your way to becoming an IKEA shopping wunderkind!
Is there an empty space on your wall just dying for a calendar? Do you like those clever page-a-day box calendars your co-workers have? Have you been writing your appointments down on post-it notes, because in the midst of buying gifts for everyone else in December you forgot to buy yourself a new planner? Relax. We may have already started to make a dent in the first month of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to find a 2014 calendar.
Better yet, when it comes to calendars, being tardy is actually rewarded. A calendar in December is almost always full price, but once you hit January, the price starts to go down. It is one of the few items that will truly lose value with each passing day. Whether you need a wall, mini wall, desktop or box calendar or a weekly or monthly planner, here are the top five places you may want to check to get a steal of a deal.
Couponing is just like anything in life-- there are different styles and methods for doing it. You just have to decide which one is right for you and helps you achieve your goals. Even if you're short on time, or ...
With Apple announcing the new iPhone 5s and 5c there will likely be another flood of Smartphones entering the market. Streamline your stuff with a Smartphone wallet-- a handy carrying case that corrals your cash, credit cards and your all-important ...
Roughly one in four people say they feel disorganized at work. And if we used the correct organizational tools we could improve our time management by 38 percent, according to Mobile Technology Products. There's no denying that clutter costs us big-- not only in lost productivity, but also by impacting our budgets. Don't worry-- there is good news hiding under those massive piles of papers. Experts say you can completely clear your clutter in just five minutes a day.
Too often, IKEA gets a bum wrap. I've heard people say it's cheesy, it's poorly made, no reasonable adult should still have anything from there. But I, and many others, will have to disagree. Ikea has a great aesthetic. It's clean and sleek without being pretentious - for example, you wouldn't walk into somebody's home and feel like you shouldn't take a seat on a tufted KARLSTAD (left), but you wouldn't turn your nose up either. And let's face it, if you're in search of a contemporary look for your home, modern designs tend to be a little pricey. As for quality, sure, it has the capacity to get a little dinged up, but what doesn't? My Ikea bookshelves survived four years of college and a couple of California earthquakes, and will likely get repurposed at my next domicile. Most things will last if you treat them right, but this is true for most things, isn't it?