Organize Your Home
You’ve probably heard the old phrase “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” But when was the last time you could describe your home that way? Occasionally, things get out of hand, or you’re simply tired of an untidy room or cluttered closet and need a little help sorting out the mess. Whether your question is how to start organizing your home, how to know if you should keep an item or get rid of it, or how to maintain the organized home you’ve achieved, we’ve found helpful Web sites that can give you some answers.
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If you find your home lacking in storage space or you just aren’t sure what to do with some of those oddly shaped containers or items, it’s possible to find home organization products, such as specialized storage as well as other organizational items on the Web.
- Remember to consider shipping and handling costs when you purchase larger items like filing cabinets. You might save yourself a few dollars by purchasing bigger organization tools locally.
- If you’re not comfortable buying things online, do some window shopping at these online stores anyway; some of them have real-world counterparts, so you might find an item on the Web that you are also able to locate in a local store.
- Some of the sites recommended in the “Start organizing your home” section of this guide also suggest products that may be useful to your home organization projects. We’ve repeated a couple of the blogs from that section here for their helpful product reviews.
- Many Web sites offer storage and display solutions designed for the dedicated collector of a specific type of item. The Web sites of your favorite price guide or of the companies that manufacture your collectibles are great places to start looking. For example, trading card and memorabilia price guide publisher Beckett Media has an online marketplace with a “Collecting Supplies” section, and the maker of Pez dispensers links to third-party display shelves in the “Other Pez Products” section of its site.
For home organization products that might reduce clutter …
Organized for Living
has several categories of organizing products, including items for box storage, jewelry, laundry rooms, and media equipment. Scan the categories on the left to find the tools you need.
maintains a sizeable catalog of items to help you get organized, divided into broad categories listed on tabs at the top of the page. The real gem here is the “Kids” section, which can be navigated by age group (Baby, Kids, Teens) and by category (Toys, School, and more).
The Container Store
sells organization containers for many rooms in your home. Shop by category (for example, office, kitchen, bathroom), use the store locator to find a store near you, or try online help features in the “Get Organized
” section for tools and advice on how to organize a particular space and which tools will help.
Stacks and Stacks
offers several supplies to keep your home functional and organized. If you’ve seen a particular organizational product in a magazine, newspaper, or favorite TV show, visit the “As Seen In
” section of the site for help finding the item.
could be just the solution if the space under your kitchen sink is full to overflowing with plastic bags you’ve brought home from the store. Find reusable shopping and gift bags available for purchase, as well as reusable bottles and lunch bags.
For product reviews and recommendations …
Neat & Simple Living
has a page of recommended products that may help you with your organizing projects. You’ll also find insight on what to look for in containers, file holders, and more.
Org Junkie’s Product Reviews
features reviews with comments about various organizational products. Links to Web sites of the recommended products are provided.
Organized A to Z
, operated by a professional organizer, is really a store that sells organization products. Each category of organization tools is sortable by “Most Popular,” so you can see what other people are finding most useful.
is a museum for all things news related. If you’ve got piles of newspapers cluttering up your coffee or kitchen tables, get rid of them, because this site can show you unedited front pages of nearly 600 newspapers around the world. Use the “Sort Papers by Region” option to find your local paper more quickly.
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