5 Easy Steps to Clean Out Your Closet

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Have you ever been hunting for something, like that hypoallergenic pillow you keep on hand for when your excessively fussy sister decides to surprise you with an unannounced visit, and you just can’t find it anywhere? You look in the hall closet and it’s not there. You check the bathroom linen closet—nada. You tear apart your bedroom closet and the damn thing ain’t in there, either. Finally, after a generous gin and tonic and an even more generous string of expletives aimed at your sibling, you find the pillow. In the hall closet behind the stack of old board games. This is no way to live. It’s time to clean out your closets.

Before you reach for another finger of gin, relax. If this task seems overwhelming, that’s only because it is. But with a few organizational tips, you can easily whittle this enormous project down into a few bite-sized pieces. Continue reading

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Creative Storage Hacks to Keep Your Home Office Clutter-Free

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Working from home is the best thing to happen since the invention of the Laptop Beverage Holder. Look at you, emailing clients out on the patio while sipping a Mint Julep and texting your friends sarcastic messages when they’re stuck in rush hour traffic.

But over time a problem developed: unlike the fluorescent prison you used to escape from at the end of each day, your home office never goes anywhere. Stubbornly, it attracts disorder and chaos the way the Bermuda Triangle sucks in aircraft and ships. And worst of all, there’s no mysterious cleaning crew to come in to restore order every night. Continue reading

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How to Declutter Your Space

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It was 1:30 in the morning. You were vulnerable, lying on the couch with a belly full of cheese curls, chocolate chip cookies and a keg of soda. And that’s when you saw the infomercial for a new, convenient exercise machine: the Ab Rocket. That’s the thing that will finally change your life.

It did change your life, but not by giving you six-pack abs. In the eight months that it’s been sitting in the corner of your room, it has attracted a mountain of clutter around it and it’s growing steadily. Before it takes over your entire home and eats you alive like a couch potato downing cheese curls and cookies, you’d better do something about this problem of yours. Continue reading

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15 Ways Your Storage Unit Can Turn A Profit

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This is how you should view your storage unit.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “a storage unit unoccupied is like a mind unused,” and if he didn’t say that, then he certainly should have. You see, your storage unit is a blank canvas; an opportunity to turn empty space into profit! Here are 15 simple ways that you can turn a climate controlled, mid-sized storage unit into a financial windfall. Continue reading

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Ask a Storage Aficionado: Zombie-Proof Tupperware Edition

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The Storage Aficionado starts his day with a carefully brewed cup of Colombia’s finest.

Hi Storage Aficionado,

I’m one of those Apocalypse guys who’s always preparing for the worst. I have too much food for my bomb shelter, but to get rid of it means I’m not preparing for whatever may come. I’m wondering if you have any storage unit tips for keeping large amounts of food fresh for years, or until I need it for the Zombie Apocalypse of 2035?

You’re always welcome to join my squadron,

ACE MACK Continue reading

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What’s At The Bottom Of Every Woman’s Purse

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what's in every woman's purseI’m not particularly fond of lugging around a purse everywhere I go, but it’s a necessary evil of being a woman.  Over time I’ve found my purses continue to get larger and larger, the end result being a purse the size of a piece of carry on luggage.

Come to think of it, a piece of luggage would probably be cheaper than a purse.

No matter how good my intentions when I get a new purse, at some point I find it filled with random things I never intended.  Oftentimes I don’t even know what’s in there; and I’m scared to look.

I end up lugging around a bag that’s filled with what’s most likely just a bunch of trash. Continue reading

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