get a grip on your glassware

Quick: What do all these things have in common (besides being glasses)? Juice glass, water glass, red wine glass, white wine glass, cocktail glass, martini glass, champagne flute, coffee mug, beer mug, teacup, shot glass, pint glass. Answer: They’re probably taking up too much space in your kitchen. Think about it: how often do you […]

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the clutter trap

Let’s talk about that place you put the miscellaneous stuff (like spare change, coupons, save the date postcards, random napkins) you bring into your home everyday. Be honest, we’ve all got at least one. It could be your purse, the glove compartment, the little table next to the front door, that basket on the bookshelf, […]

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loungewear for life

Can I get an a-men for loungewear?! Seriously, there is nothing better than getting home from a tedious day of work in uncomfortable professional wear, and stepping into my spandex yoga pants. Needless to say, I am a huge proponent of loungewear, or what I like to call, “house clothes.” But there’s something I have […]

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good things to accumulate

Typically, my posts are all about encouraging you to downsize, be it your pillow collection or bottles under your bathroom sink. But today I thought I’d switch it up, and give you a list (albeit short…okay, very short) of things I encourage you to accumulate. As always, before writing a post, I like to do some background research […]

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are you a pen pal or card collector?

Stationary is one of those things that always catches my eye; be it at a bookstore, craft fair, or on someone’s fridge, I’m always tempted to lean in, admire the graphic and quirky text, and consider adding it to my collection (this includes begging a friend for a card her grandma sent her. I clearly […]

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organizing digital pics; part II

If organizing photos was tossed around like a phrase, it would be titled ‘complicated as fuc%$*&.’ I am not kidding. Remember how I had that appointment at The Genius Bar. Yea, that amounted to nada. I mean, I felt like I was plopped right inside an episode of “True Detective” (season 2). He was definitely speaking […]

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giving your shelf some style

If you’re like me, you’ve probably admired an aesthetically-skilled friend’s bookshelf: the beautiful color progression from reds through greens and blues of the books, the spurts of plants and carefully-curated doo-dads between the rows of books. I recently learned the name for this art form: “bookshelf styling.” Interested in giving your bookshelf a facelift? Here […]

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containers that care

We all know that one of the last steps in the organizing process is to containerize, riiiiight? And while the Bneato Bar team will always try to repurpose what a client already has, sometimes our clients prefer something new (nothing wrong with that)! We also encounter projects where there was no container to begin with […]

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the glove box clutter trap

In the first sentence of the definition of “glove compartment,” Wikipedia states, “often used for miscellaneous storage.” As someone who helps people unclutter their lives for a living, the phrase “miscellaneous storage” instantly sends up red flags. Unfortunately, Wikipedia hit the nail on the head, as most glove compartments no longer store people’s gloves (once worn […]

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the openers’ guide to used product leftovers

Last week I wrote about being an opener (link), specifically regarding my love of opening new bottles of beauty products. While I embrace this condition, being an opener means I’m also prone to “Opener Accumulation,” a term I’m coining for the tendency of openers to accumulate collections of half-used products no longer employed (#FutureMerriam-WebsterContributor). In […]

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