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Be Proactive: Keep Track Of Your Auto-Payments Before You Lose Them All

Sure, being able to set up automatic payments is the salvation of people who are financially forgetful. If you lose track of which payments you have set up on which card, though, you’re in for some serious problems if you have to change your credit or debit card numbers. [More]

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Save Money And Stay Focused With Grocery List Templates

While some people swear by grocery list apps, it’s hard for some people over 25 to get used to walking around the store staring at our phones. A written list is easy to consult quickly without having to unlock the screen, and easy to write on. Over at The Kitchn, Anjali Prasertong offers her technique: a list template made in Microsoft word and based on her regular purchases and the layout of her local Trader Joe’s. [More]

Reducing Clutter With Minimal Effort

Reducing Clutter With Minimal Effort

It’s nice to be able to cut down on clutter that’s overtaking your living space, but it’s a pain to go through the effort of actually organizing everything. What you need is a way to make things look better while spending as little as time and effort as possible. [More]

5 Tips To Get More Organized

5 Tips To Get More Organized

If your home is filled with clutter, your mind is probably the same way. Sorting out your stuff is a way to feel like you’ve got a better handle on things, and there are tricks you can use to streamline your path to a more organized existence. [More]

A List Of Lists To Help You Organize Your Money

A List Of Lists To Help You Organize Your Money

Those who are good with money are almost always organized. One way to get on top of your finances is to keep exhaustive lists of your funds, glimpse the ugly truth they reveal and set financial goals accordingly. [More]

3 Ways To Declutter Your Bathroom Cabinet

3 Ways To Declutter Your Bathroom Cabinet

As every guest who ever uses your bathroom is secretly aware, your cabinet is an overwhelming mess of old prescriptions, nearly-empty hygiene product containers and stray razors. Every time you clean the cabinet out, it morphs back to its revolting form within weeks. But some organizational structure can break the cycle. [More]

Create An Array Of Sliding Storage Bins On Your Garage Ceiling

Create An Array Of Sliding Storage Bins On Your Garage Ceiling

They say that the key to organizing, especially in a small space, is to go vertical. Well you can’t go much more vertical than on top of the ceiling! That’s the idea for this DIY storage system that takes advantage of all that unused space above your head in the garage. [More]

Unleashing The Swiss Army Knife-Like Quality Of Shoe Holders

Unleashing The Swiss Army Knife-Like Quality Of Shoe Holders

If you’ve got some of those dangling shoe organizers collecting dust in your closet, you’re wasting their potential. Capable of more than being morgues for ghosts of footwear’s past, the rows of plastic pockets can do as much for you as your imagination will allow. [More]

Organize Spray Bottles Under Sink With A Tension Rod

Organize Spray Bottles Under Sink With A Tension Rod

Sick of all those spray bottles under your sink getting cluttered? Hate having to basically knock over all the bottles just to get to one bottle? One quick and cheap fix blogger Jen Grant came up with is to simply toss a tension rod up under there. [More]

Family Cuts Grocery Bill In Half By Planning Meals Ahead

Family Cuts Grocery Bill In Half By Planning Meals Ahead

Meal plans may not be very exciting or sexy, but they keep you from staring blankly at the refrigerator before padding off to order pizza. One family in Texas cut their grocery expenses in half by planning their dinnersa year in advance. That’s pretty extreme, but their example is still useful for the less insanely organized. [More]

How To Turn Crap Lying Around Your House Into Money

How To Turn Crap Lying Around Your House Into Money

Most people could use more money. Most people also have crap lying around their house that they no longer use. What they may not realize is that useless crap lying around the house can be transformed into cash, thus solving both problems. Unfortunately, there is no Cash4Clutter, but there are other ways to cash in on stuff you don’t use. [More]

7 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card For Everything

7 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card For Everything

Wise Bread has an interesting post detailing 7 reason why one of their writers uses her credit card for everything. She finds it a useful tool for maximizing efficiency. Everything is all in one place! If you don’t carry a balance and are good with a budget, why not use a credit card as an organizational tool?

Charger Boxes Getting More Advanced

Charger Boxes Getting More Advanced

We’ve talked about these before, but we really like the idea of keeping our chargers neat and organized and the boxes people are making seem to be getting more and more advanced. This box also has the benefit of multiple switches so you can easily cut power to whatever device you have plugged in, should that be your desire. Nifty.

How To Teach Your Kids To Clean Their Own Rooms

How To Teach Your Kids To Clean Their Own Rooms

DIY Site Curbly has an excellent post about teaching your kids to clean their own rooms.

Financial Records: Keep or Toss?

• Sales receipts for minor purchases, after you’ve satisfactorily used the item and if it has no warranty.

You mean we don’t need this Ruby Tuesday’s receipt from 1997? —MEGHANN MARCO