10 Tips for Organizing Your Home for a New Dog

By Deb Hipp   October 10, 2013

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If the new addition to your family has four legs and a wet nose, you’ll need to make a few adjustments to your home. Here are 10 tips for a smooth transition that’ll keep everyone’s tail wagging.

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Organizing Your New Home: 12 Tips for Getting It Done

By John Egan   September 17, 2013

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Buying a new home is daunting enough as it is, what with securing a mortgage, vacating your old place and moving your belongings. So it’s understandable if organizing your new home isn’t on the top of your mind. Yet experts say it’s the perfect time to organize—when you’ve got a clean slate.

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3 Packing Mistakes You May Not Know You’re Making

By Guest Contributor   July 24, 2013


[ by Carter Schimpff, Simple Moving Labor ]

It’s three days before your move, and amid all the chaos, you realize that you haven’t started packing up the house. Some moving companies will help you pack, but if you prefer to do it yourself, you need to be aware of some common mistakes almost everyone makes when packing for a move.

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Organizer Lorie Marrero: How to Put Yourself on a Clutter Diet

By Allie Johnson   June 13, 2013


Clutter left unchecked can pile up all around you, causing an avalanche of stress—and a waste of time and money.

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5 Home Organizing Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

By Jenny Zhang   May 23, 2013


You’d think that being in the self-storage industry means we’re good at organizing and decluttering, but even SpareFoot needs a little help every now and again. If you’re anything like us, you have difficulty figuring out what to do with the random boxes, wires and keyboards on your desk while also trying to juggle a monkey beanie wearing a Santa Claus hat adorned with wrapping ribbons. (I’m looking at my desk neighbor as I write this.) Spring cleaning season might be over, but that doesn’t mean decluttering has to end. Here are five of our favorite home organization blogs, in no particular order.

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Love Where You Work: Top Ten Workspace Organization Blogs

By Jenny Zhang   January 2, 2013

It’s officially the new year, which means that you need to start following through on your resolutions. Why not start by finally organizing and optimizing your workspace? The condition of your workstation can have a huge impact on quality and productivity. The SpareFoot office, for example, got rid of cubicles and opted instead for a more open workspace, allowing for more communication between departments and a collaborative atmosphere. If you’re completely inundated with loose-leaf papers, rogue office supplies, and bouquets of cords, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of our top ten workspace organization blogs for your decluttering pleasure.

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“Self-Storage Is A Really Bad Idea,” Rebutted and Debunked

By John Donegan   October 9, 2012

While reading Kentin Waits’ recent article for Wise Bread, 7 Reasons Why Self Storage is a Really Bad Idea, I found many of his claims to be both misguided and misleading. So I want to offer a quick rebuttal on behalf of the self-storage industry.

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Life Lesson: Downsizing Childhood Possessions

By Rachel Greenfield   August 27, 2012

As incoming college freshman nationwide pack up for their first major move away from home, they face a real-life lesson in downsizing childhood possessions. For help, we turned to Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a franchise that helps people de-clutter and downsize during difficult transitions. His ideas are useful for anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to memory-laden belongings.

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Set Up Your Student Workspace To Inspire Productivity

By Guest Contributor   July 18, 2012

by CORT Furniture

When it comes to keeping an organized workspace in college, many students have to learn the hard way that cleanliness is next to godliness. A disorganized space can be the cause of many distractions and ultimately hinder your concentration and productivity. Along with keeping your physical workspace organized, your schedule should be organized as well. This can be effective in terms of improving your productivity and grades alike. Here are a few organization tips that will give you piece of mind and improve your studying behaviors at the same time.

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How To Organize Your Self-Storage Unit

By John Donegan   June 5, 2012

Unless you’re starring in an episode of “Storage Wars,” rummaging through a storage unit can be an infuriating experience. We created this list of self-storage organization tactics, so the next time you’re searching for those holiday decorations, you’ll know right where to find them.

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