Category Archives: Organization

Organizing, decluttering topics

Organize your garage with Rubbermaid’s Tool Tower Storage Unit

Decluttering spaces is the first step to getting organized, but in spaces like garages, unless you’re very handy, you’ll need to budget for store bought storage solutions. Here’s one that can help. Continue reading

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Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill in Howard County, Md.

Are you still in the midst of spring cleaning and have donation bags piling up? If so, Goodwill can help, particularly if you live in my local area. Learn more in my latest blog post. Continue reading

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Howard County Shredding Events for Earth Day and Spring Cleaning

Are your shredding bags accumulating? Then get them ready for a local free shredding event this Spring. Here are 2 coming up in Howard County and I will post others when I’m aware of them. I know this pertains to local subscribers, but 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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9 tips to spring clean your stuff!

Are you planning to do some spring cleaning in spaces other than the basement, garage and backyard? Cramped cupboards and cabinets need help too. Here are some decluttering tips for a few spaces in the home, and for spring cleaning, download my free Spring Clean & Organize Checklist on my blog. Continue reading

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An easy and affordable way to create extra kitchen storage

I’ve been quiet lately, but I’m back. I hope you are well and getting some decluttering projects done! Today I have a simple storage solution from Martha Stewart. Until next time, enjoy! Continue reading

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Make organizing rules instead of resolutions

Are you ready for a new, and more organized New Year? I know I am. I have lots of small home organizing projects planned. However, some of you may still need to work on the basics to manage clutter. In my next blog post, I talk about making rules to stay organized. So, instead of making resolutions, make some rules and your new organizing habits are more likely to stick. Happy New Year! Continue reading

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Repurposed kids arts and crafts organizer

I love it when you can repurpose something you already have. However, I don’t encourage you to save everything just in case you could use it differently! That’s not a good idea, unless you know when to stop! 🙂 Here’s a repurpose idea for storing a few arts and crafts. Continue reading

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Free community shredding for Howard County, Md. residents

Free community shredding for local subscribers who live in Howard County. Check out the details in my latest blog post. Continue reading

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Community shred days in the Baltimore/DC metro area

Here’s another opportunity to safely get rid of some old paperwork. Community shredding events this month will be in the Baltimore and Washington DC metro area towns, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. If you live outside the area, check the company websites to see if they will be in your area soon.

Do check the shredding company’s website for details on their particular event. Some events are fundraisers and may ask for a small donation. Please also abide by their rules on what they will or will not accept, and consider using their services from time to time after the events have passed. Continue reading

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Get your papers shredded at a local free community shredding event

My latest post is for local subscribers – this Saturday, September 6, local TV station, NBC4 and Allstate will be sponsoring a free community shredding event, and I will be sharing a few more shredding events in a few days that will also be taking place this month in the Maryland/DC metro area. For more information about this Saturday’s event, read on. Continue reading

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