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Monday 22 June, 2020

5 Reasons You Need a Family Command Center

If you have been searching for household organizing ideas, you have probably come across the recommendation of creating a family command center more than a few times. Family command centers are a really big deal right now. But is it worth the effort to search for family schedule and command center ideas and stock up […]

Monday 15 June, 2020

Here is a Simple way to Decorate Plastic Bins

Looking for easy ideas to decorate plastic containers? I have shared quite a few ideas for how to decorate plastic bins on the blog—everything from chalkboard paint to decoupage. But what if you don’t want to do anything complicated? Here is a simple idea you might enjoy. Note that this idea is for decorating clear […]

Monday 08 June, 2020

Does Spray Painting Plastic Bins Really Work?

Previously, I have posted on how to spray paint plastic bins. Spray painting is currently a very popular technique for decorating plastic totes. But you may be wondering whether this is really the best way to decorate a plastic container. Does it really work, or will the paint just end up chipping or peeling off […]

Monday 01 June, 2020

Make a Slipcover for a Set of Plastic Bins

Have a set of plastic bins sitting in a prominent space in your house, but not happy with how they fit (or rather don’t fit) with your décor? If you are in search of ideas for decorating storage bins, one great idea which is easy to implement and which can vastly improve their appearance is […]

Monday 25 May, 2020

How to Make a Hanging Storage Bin Shelf

Have a shelf in your home which doesn’t have enough space on the top? One great space saving idea for home is to set up a hanging storage bin system. You may be able to do this using the plastic storage totes you already have on hand along with your existing shelf. Here is how […]

Monday 18 May, 2020

Why Use Plastic Bins in the Classroom?

The school year is finally coming to an end. If you are a teacher, that is an occasion to celebrate. But that does not mean your work is over. While summer is a great time to relax and restore your energy for next year, it is also a great time to be thinking about classroom […]

Monday 11 May, 2020

Pros and Cons of Plastic Food Bins for Pets

Pet food is something that you buy in bulk. But how do you store it? Some people just keep it inside the bag, clip it, and leave it at that. This has the advantage of being simple and easy, but it has its drawbacks too. It doesn’t keep the food very fresh, and it doesn’t […]

Monday 04 May, 2020

Pros and Cons of Plastic Totes for Moving

Whether you are packing up your stuff for a storage unit or a move across country, you may be wondering what type of storage supplies for moving you should use. Should you get a bunch of cheap cardboard boxes, or should you stock up on plastic boxes for moving house? Well, let’s consider the pros […]

Monday 27 April, 2020

This Might Be the Easiest Way to Decorate Plastic Bins

Looking for ideas for decorating plastic storage bins, but don’t want to do anything too elaborate or time-consuming? If you want to try a project which involves the most basic supplies and which does not take long at all, one of the best options for how to decorate plastic storage drawers and tubs is to […]

Monday 20 April, 2020

Ideas for Rewarding Yourself for Organizing

If your difficulty isn’t finding home organizing tips and ideas but putting your plans into action and actually getting organized around the house, you’re far from alone. A lot of people struggle with follow-through. There are a lot of reasons why follow-through is so hard, but one primary reason is simply that we are motivated […]

Monday 13 April, 2020

What is Akrasia?

For many people, the greatest challenge of getting organized is not finding home organizing ideas or choosing an organizing system. The greatest difficulty is simply following through on the decision to get organized. While researching this topic to write Tips for Following Through on Organizing Goals, Parts 1 and 2, I came across a concept […]

Monday 06 April, 2020

Tips for Following Through on Organizing Goals, Part 2

Do you have an easy time setting organizing goals, but a hard time following through on them? For a lot of people, making plans for getting organized at home or work isn’t the problem; it is turning those organizing dreams into realities which poses the challenge. In Part 1, I shared the following tips for […]

Monday 30 March, 2020

Tips for Following Through on Organizing Goals, Part 1

What for you is the hardest thing about getting organized? For some people, the challenge is coming up with a plan. For others, it is staying organized once things are where they belong. But for others still, the hardest part of organizing the home or workplace is following through on plans and goals. Indeed, one […]

Monday 23 March, 2020

What to Do With Warped or Broken Plastic Food Containers

If you invest in high-quality plastic containers for food, they should hold up very well to repeated use, especially if you do not put them in the microwave. But over time, even high-quality bins can sometimes become deformed or even end up cracking. Obviously if you cannot seal your plastic bins, you cannot use them […]

Monday 16 March, 2020

What to Look for When Buying Plastic Food Containers

Shopping for plastic food containers for your fridge? If you are going to buy plastic food storage containers, it is important to recognize that not all plastic bins are equal to the task of storing your food safely and keeping it fresh. So what is important to look for when you are going to buy […]