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It’s time to get organized

If you’ve been dreaming about a clutter-free closet or finding a place for all those toys that seem to take over your kid’s room, you’re in luck. In a three-part series, “Today” and Elizabeth Mayhew, style director of Real Simple magazine, share advice on how you can get organized. Learn more about the items you saw on “Today.”
/ Source: msnbc.com

GET ORGANIZED TODAY

A special three-part series with REAL SIMPLE magazine and “Today”:

DAY 1: ORGANIZING YOUR PLAYROOM

1. Get It Off the Floor

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2. Contain it and Maintain it

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-MESH CUBES, $2.99 to $11.99

-RED, YELLOW, BLUE AND WHITE BINS WITH LIDS, $3.99 to $6.99

-METAL BALL BASKET, $17.99

3. Give Kids a Place of their Own

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4. Organize Your Artwork

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Three by Three, $24.00 (large size)

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DAY 2: ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET

1. Take Inventory

2. Maximize Your Space

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3. No More Wire Hangers!

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4. Leaning Tower of Sweaters

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5. Simple Shoe Solutions

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6. Hang Everything

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Products featured in Terry Taylor’s closet can be found at The Container Store.

DAY 3: ORGANIZING YOUR HOME OFFICE

1. Create an Organized Work Space

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2. Make it Accessible

Featured Products:

- Magnetic Organizer ($50, Soho Spices supply organizer) — www.alphabetsnyc.com

- Desktop Organizer ($35) — www.keyboardorganizer.com

3. Control the Clutter

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- Translucent Magazine File Boxes ($7.99—$9.99),

- Translucent Office Storage Boxes ($7.99—$10.00)

- Calypso Boxes ($24.99)

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- Canvas Storage Boxes ($6.00—$11.00)

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4. Untangle the Mess

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Products featured in the Holland’s nursery/ home office can be found at The Container Store.

For more information on REAL SIMPLE Magazine and the Get Organized America program, please visit www.getorganizedamerica.com or www.realsimple.com.

Real Simple Magazine’s Get Organized America is a new program created to organize the entire country — one town a time, starting with White Plains, NY. The program is rallying people to clean up and conquer clutter for their own good — and for a good cause. As White Plains residents get organized, they’re encouraged to donate what they’re no longer using to a town-wide tag sale on October 11. All proceeds will benefit Family Services of Westchester (www.fsw.org), a local charity serving the community since 1954.