Category Archives: Organization

Organizing, decluttering topics

Creative ways to store seeds…and keep them organized!

Spring is here in the mid-Atlantic area, even though we had snow just a couple of days ago (!), and if you’re an avid gardener, you may be anxious to begin working in your garden. Here are a couple of ideas for organizing your garden seeds and gardening information. Continue reading

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Community shredding events in the Baltimore area and nationwide

The free community shredding events are starting! I’ve listed links to nationwide events so you can check to see if there is an event coming to your neighborhood. For local Baltimore area subscribers, there are 3 additional events listed, including one tomorrow. See also the previous blog post for the shredding event happening TODAY in Howard County. Continue reading

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Free community shredding at GreenFest (Maryland)

For local subscribers – Do you have a couple of boxes of paper to shred? Then head down to GreenFest of Howard County, MD on Saturday, where they’re offering free shredding. By the way, whether you’re local or not, if you’re not on my newsletter list, join it today. I send out tips about once a month to subscribers worldwide, and if you are local, you will receive the odd bonus issue notifying you of local organizing-related events that may be of interest to you. You can sign up here: http://www.castawaytheclutter.com/organizing-tips.html, and opt out at any time. Your info will never be shared. Continue reading

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Organizing Small Spaces – Over-the-door shoe organizers help to control more than just shoes

People always ask me what is one of my favorite budget friendly products. Here’s one of them, Continue reading

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Join me at the Wed Wine Event at Ethan Allen

If you live in the area and could do with a girls night out – with wine of course – check out where I will be presenting soon! Continue reading

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Create modern, streamlined and organized storage space

Sorry. I haven’t been writing much lately. Been busy with some other projects, and just life! Here’s a fun, modern home décor item that also serves as storage either indoors or out. Continue reading

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A few simple rules to be more organized

Getting organized is not easy for everyone. Some people are simply not taught, so don’t feel bad if you’ve been struggling for a long time. Here are some back to basic tips to get started. Continue reading

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Enter to win a free organizing makeover

Do you know someone in the Greater Baltimore area who could do with a free organizing makeover? I bet you do? If so, please share my latest blog post. There will be 3 grand prize winners, plus lots of other prizes! {P.S. By the way, please note that my blog is undergoing some changes. It’s fully operational but you’ll notice that the title is CastAway the Clutter and no longer Family Makeover Maven. The content will not change – I just wanted it to fit in with my company website. I hope you like the changes! :) An official announcement will go out again after the domain name has been changed.} Continue reading

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Organizing your important documents

I don’t know about you, but keeping paper organized can be a challenge, especially when I’m so busy with other stuff. Much of what we print and file is available online, but what’s not online is our important documents and vital records (and they shouldn’t be either!). Do you have those organized? Could you, or another family member quickly retrieve your birth certificate or house deed paperwork in under a minute? What would happen if you were suddenly not around anymore – hard to think about, right? Read my latest blog post to see what steps you need to take to fix this. Happy New Year! Jacquie Continue reading

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How do you organize your scarves?

So, how do you organize your scarves? Martha Stewart has an interesting idea for the inside of your closet door. Continue reading

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