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Worth repeating: Storing the food-storage containers

3 June 2015 | Comments [0] »

I’m a huge believer in storing food-storage containers with the lids on them. I resisted it at first, but now I love it and I encourage all my clients to consider it. A year ago, I wrote (another) post about it, that I think bears repeating.

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Storing the food-storage containers

11 April 2014 | Comments [1] »

Yesterday I had the opportunity to help a client declutter her somewhat vast and varied supply of food-storage containers. Different shapes, different sizes, different brands. We emptied all the containers and lids out of the cupboards and drawers and put them on the dining-room table. I set about sorting them so I could match up tops and bottoms so she could see what she had. There ended up being some tops without bottoms (and vice versa) and the client ended up letting go of a lot of containers, which was great.

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Congratulations to Rubbermaid!

6 May 2013 | Comments [0] »

At the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers a couple of weeks ago, Rubbermaid was awarded the prestigious Corporate Associate Member of the Year Award. That award is presented to “a corporate associate member who has made a significant contribution to NAPO and the profession of organizing.”

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Six years of blogging

14 November 2012 | Comments [0] »

I started my blog on November 10, 2006. I was in Barbados on my blog’s actual anniversary, so didn’t post about it that day. But today, I thought I’d do my annual blogiversary post.

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How I use Rubbermaid's Bento boxes

7 June 2012 | Comments [0] »

Rubbermaid has created a new kind of storage bin, the Bento Box. Named after the divided Japanese lunch boxes, these storage containers have flexible dividers that fold flat against the interior wall of the box, if desired, or pop out to divide the box.

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Rubbermaid Professional Organizer Squad

20 December 2011 | Comments [2] »

I’m so pleased to announce that I’m one of five professional organizers asked by Rubbermaid to be part of their Professional Organizer Squad!

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One year later: drawer still organized

9 March 2011 | Comments [1] »

Yesterday, I was discussing a kitchen drawer with a client. Wanting to show her a photo of the Rubbermaid interlocking drawer organizers I pulled out my iPad and showed her a blog post I’d written last year about organizing my kitchen utensil drawer.

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Rubbermaid video tip

28 April 2010 | Comments [2] »

At the NAPO conference last week in Columbus, the good folks at Rubbermaid had a video camera set up and they asked professional organizers to share their favorite tips.

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When is clutter a problem?

9 April 2010 | Comments [0] »

I gave a decluttering talk the other day and of the audience members asked, “But what if I get comfort from having all my stuff around me?” I told her it’s not a problem to be surrounded by her stuff — unless it is a problem. I asked her whether being surrounded by her stuff was affecting her ability to function. She said yes. So we talked a little about what happens when the cost of keeping stuff is higher than the cost of letting go of it.

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Taming the messy drawer (and a giveaway!)

8 March 2010 | Comments [14] »

In our kitchen we have lots of drawers. One of them is a drawer full of miscellaneous cooking utensils and gadgets that we don’t use much. The things we use with any regularity are usually on top, but that’s the extent of the organization of the drawer. And that’s not really organization at all. That’s just physics.

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We have a winner!

13 July 2009 | Comments [0] »

On Tuesday of last week, I posted about organizing my food-storage containers and offered a free set of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage containers to one lucky commenter.

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Organizing food-storage containers

7 July 2009 | Comments [26] »

In yesterday’s blog post I chronicled the great fun of working with professional organizer Aby Garvey on my pantry. I hinted that organizing the food-storage containers was a bit of a challenge. I’ll tell you the saga now. Don’t worry: it has a happy ending.

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Words of wisdom from a veteran organizer

19 February 2009 | Comments [0] »

Yesterday, Rubbermaid’s blog featured a Q&A with Audrey Lavine, CPO┬«, of Life Support Systems, who is the president of the Board of Certification of Professional Organizers.

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