The Best of Maur Organized

Row of HeartsOne of my favorite columnists is Marni Jameson. She writes a weekly newspaper column, discussing all things home. Each December, she re-caps her thoughts for the year, and I enjoy reminding myself what I learned. In that same spirit, I would like to present to you some of my favorite, previous, Maur Organized Newsletter posts.

If you are motivated by the New Year, and need some perspective for organizing your space, then these writings will give you an overall perspective and a good place to start.

To read the articles, just click on the blue titles. Continue reading The Best of Maur Organized

Proof of Organizing

A friend of mine is moving. After she read my recent post on Organizing the Junk Drawer, she sent me the following note. Her drawer is a good example of what works.

Organized Junk Drawer

“My junk drawer…has been (organized) ever since I found a stacking junk drawer organizer a couple of years ago. When I was cleaning my cupboards and drawers for moving, I hardly had to touch the drawer since it’s actually stayed organized! Just goes to show, that if you find the right container for storage you have a better chance for things to stay organized.”

I call it proof or organizing. Do you have an area in your home that works well for you? Want to show it off? Send me a photo and I just might post it here.

Small Project Organizing: The Junk Drawer

Photo of an organized drawerFirst, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to take last month’s poll “What Organizing Topics Are on Your Mind?” The clear winner was “Small Organizing Projects I Can Do Myself.” Toward that end, I would like to present to you the subject of the junk drawer.

By its very definition, the junk drawer is a catchall for anything that does not have a home. Anything could be in it…batteries, old coupons, bottles of hand lotion, gift cards, loose change, mementos, pens, paperclips, keys, business cards…anything! But, we want to easily locate what we need, right?

Let’s break down the process into steps: Continue reading Small Project Organizing: The Junk Drawer