There a lot of websites whose sole mission is to get you more organized and decluttered. Some are downright irritating in their pedantic perkiness and perfectionism. But others are actually decent. In fact, some are downright funny and really quite helpful! Here is a sample of such sites. Feel free to add your own!
This is the big daddy of organizational websites and my personal favorite. Unclutterer offers up posts on decluttering and organizing (“Parting with Sentimental Clutter” and “DIY Drawer Organizer”, as well as inspiring photos of uber-organized rooms and workspaces. I love the posts about space-saving appliances and multi-purpose convertible furniture (a table that turns into a chair!). How genius is this little tip: Put removable stickers on small appliances to track which items you use over a six month period, and which ones you don’t. Only remove the dots when you use an item. At the end of six months, take to charity any appliance that still has a dot on it. I am going to do that this weekend (if I get, um, myself organized). I also love the hilarious tongue-in-cheek reviews of completely uneccessary and cluttering products like the snap jack pancake cutter.
Affiliated with Unclutterer, Simplifried is a blog devoted to ending mealtime stress. "If your nerves are fried, we'll be your simple, delicious, and nutritious cooking guide." The site offers meal plans, innovative ways to make use of leftovers, and tips for finding — and using — local farmers' markets.
From professional organizer Jeri Dansky, JD organizer is full of space-saving and time-saving products reviews (trash cans, collapsible kitchen tools, indoor clothes drying racks, umbrella stands, etc.); before and after organizing projects; and countless articles about organizational technique. Dansky also profiles some really cool products and methods for organizing stuff.
Lots of fun posts, including “15 Great Uses for Wicker Baskets,” “How to Maximize Storage Space in Closet Corners,” and “Organizing Triple Play: The Junk Drawer”.
Organizing Your Way
Here, bloggers Joshua Becker of the blog Becoming Minimalist and Laura from Org Junkie write about all things organizational. One post, titled "Containerizing Doesn’t Come First," explains: "The lure of all those bins in the stores is powerful. They carry with them the hope of an organized life and so you rush right out to stock up without first considering your need for them." Guilty as charged!
More articles on ways to declutter and organize (e.g., drawer organization, ways to stop procrastinating, and tips for contoling cables and wires).
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