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12 Antique Store Finds to Nab Now, Place Later
"now, ask later" list: If I see one of these objects I just buy it and then figure out... will go later. For some people, this may go against sensible purchasing behavior... minutes later. Oh, if I only had a nickel for every time that happened. So here is... shops filed with imported Antiques--guess who's paying for all that shipping?---and..."
8 Steps to a Winning Filing System
When you streamline your paperwork and digital files for easy use and maintenance, it's an organizational triumph
"digital files for easy use and maintenance, it's an organizational triumph... streamlined filing system that works well for you is easy to maintain in seconds each day... digital files in order. The eight steps that follow will lead you from paper disaster... effective filing system that leaves no item unsorted.... same home filing system for more than a decade to organize our family's files. It organizes... other files in a filing box or cabinet. Finally, if you have a busy multiperson..."
Objects of Desire: File These Secretary Desks Under ‘Gorgeous’
Space saving and ever functional, these fold-up desks are raising the bar for home offices and work nooks everywhere
12 House-Hunting Tips to Help You Make the Right Choice
Stay organized and focused on your quest for a new home, to make the search easier and avoid surprises later
"yourself for later (the price is over budget). And if you are touring multiple open houses... rather than later. Our previous much loved home was a builder's basic home built by Pulte... years later I am still PO'd! Too much remodeling to do...that won't ever get done... a year later; and we've looked at brand new homes up to 300+ year old homes. But the... find out later that there was a bus yard immediately behind a high backyard wall. The..."
Get Organized: Are You a Piler or a Filer?
Tote out the bins and baskets and learn how to be an organized piler if file cabinets leave you cringing
"piler if file cabinets leave you cringing... attempting to file things in numerous accordian files and file boxes, even file cabinets... that I filed it! I'm a piler and a filer. Files for what I want to keep and piles... about filing immediately, you still wind up with a "pile to file". Sometimes the... solution for "filing" my sales orders for customers. I used to have a hanging file for each... I do file those vet bills and other occasional receipts but I pile file the bulk..."
Best Storage Secrets for Clothes
Closets and dressers don't need to be pricey. Here's how to fold, file and hang your way to beautifully stored clothes using what you have
"fold, file and hang your way to beautifully stored clothes using what you have... sized file folders along the fold line. Then I folded the two pieces into thirds... plastic file folders from an office supply store. That way, I can make them different... on QVC later this summer. It will be even more affordable now. You can use the existing... shelf (not filed) by folding once, rather than twice. I'm working on a specific sweater..."
How to Work With a Professional Organizer
An organizing pro can help you get your house together. Here's how to choose the right one and gain your own clutter-clearing skills
"It is "LATER". I will wash it "later", file it "later" hang it later, pay it "later"... basket, files, hooks, pegboards, cubbies, or cute boxes. The most cluttered homes have... Pay, File, Pick (up), Put (away), Wash, Dry, Fold, Empty, Replace,Recycle etc. For... empty it "later"...which translates to.... I will put it down here "for now"....which... baskets, files and whatnot. They will be organized when? NEVER. That is the unfortunate..."
Avoid the Great Paper Pileup
Don't let unavoidable scraps cause a jam in your paperless system. These easy tips will keep your home office lanes clear
"access later. This means: *Establishing an active filing zone *Deciding how you'll... encrypt the files before you upload them. I just found out that composting my shredded... encrypt files before using iCloud, an d how do you retrieve? A friend of mine shreds... means filing, paying, shredding, etc at one sitting. Nothing to come back to. The... important files on. It automatically backups of my computer daily. Thats what I will..."
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Built-ins Boost Storage in Small Bathrooms
Need more space for sundries in a compact bathroom? Check out these 10 innovative ideas for building storage into the plan
Get What You Need From the House You Have
Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Home Offices of 2012
Small-business owners, telecommuters and those just looking to be productive noted the hardworking features of these offices on Houzz
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Design Workshop: 3 Ingenious Ways With Wall Cabinets
For storage, space dividers and more, look to integrated cabinetry that enhances a room’s architecture and helps you live better