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The Right Way To Store Holiday Decorations

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Andy Melton Having decorations organized makes holiday entertaining less stressful. Use large plastic stackable bins to hold decorat...

4 Things You Shouldn't Pack

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by geishaboy500 - Blow Dryer. Most hotels provide one. If you aren't sure, call ahead to ask. - Toiletries. If you aren't too attache...

7 Tips For A Cleaner Car

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by rmkoske A clutter-free car makes every trip more pleasant. Some strategies: - Take out what you bring in. Cars can become littered ...

4 Easy Tips For A Tidy Shower

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Cheryl Marland If you can't see the rim of your tub for all the bath products, try these tips: - Think vertically. A kitchen organi...

Are Your Spices Still Good?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Clyde Robinson Spices don't go bad; they just lose their oomph. To check their strength, just crush them between your fingers and sm...

Last-Minute Guests? Here's How To Entertain Them

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by David Singleton Take a five-step approach. 1. Keep basics in stock. These include a case of sparkling water, several bottles of re...

Are You Storing Your Vegetables The Right Way?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Robert Benner Garlic, onions, and potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place with good air circulation, never in plastic b...

Simple Space-Saving Tips For The Laundry Room

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Andrea_44 To squeeze out more space, try a: 1. Collapsible shelf. Mount collapsible metal brackets to the wall for an only-when-nee...

Is Your Closet Coat-Friendly?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by LizMarie_AK Instantly upgrade your coat closet, or any closet for that matter, by replacing mismatched hangers with matching ones. T...

Have Your Cosmetics Gone Bad?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by denej Once exposed to air, cosmetics start to lose effectiveness and the ability to combat bacteria. The chart below offers a genera...

Use A Shoe Organizer For...Wrapping Paper?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Tim Ebbs Take a twenty-four-pocket overdoor shoe organizer and hang it on the inside of a linen or utility closet. There will be fou...

Are Non-Stick Pans Safe?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr Photo by Jeff Nelson Are nonstick pans safe? According to Margaret Shield, coordinator of the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition in Washington State...

What You Need To Know Before Organizing Your Closet

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Rubbermaid Products When designing or reconfiguring a closet, follow these tips: 1. Sort your wardrobe. Group each type of clothing...

5 Reasons Why Trays Are The Most Useful Accessory

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Rubbermaid Products A versatile addition to any family room or living room, a tray can serve a multitude of functions. Plus it's eas...

Are You A Filer Or A Piler?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Velo Steve It's some people's nature to file, and others to pile. Filers have no trouble keeping files in drawers, pulling them out ...

WATCH: Never Lose A Button Again

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've all been there -- you're getting dressed in the morning when you look down and one of your buttons has mysteriously disappeared. You dig through...

How To Keep Junk Mail Out Of Your Home

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Newtown grafitti There are several ways to combat junk mail. Catalog Choice is a service that lets you "unsubscribe" to catalogs you...

Do You Have Condimentia?

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by booleansplit Common, yet curable. Chronic condimentia sufferers are likely to accumulate inappropriate quantities of sauces and sal...

How To Protect Your Clothes From Pests

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flickr photo by Ivy Dawned Insects are most attracted to animal fibers such as wool, cashmere, silk, down, leather and mohair as well as other natur...

Never Lose Scarves Or Gloves Again

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Hanging scarves is handy, but they can fall easily. Flickr photo by gwdexter The best way to organize such winter accessories as gloves, mittens, ha...

Do This Before Closing Your Grill For Winter

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

A snowy grill is not a good thing. Flickr photo by qJake Take a few steps at the end of the season to ensure that your grill in ready to go at the f...

How To Use Your Dishwasher Efficiently

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Front Page Photo: Flickr, David Locke Loading - Scrape plates before loading but don't prewash dishes, which wastes water and hinders dishwashing det...

The Essentials For A Well-Stocked Bar

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Front Page Photo: Flickr, Rob Ireton The following are the foundation for a well-stocked home bar: Wine and beer. Keep a stash of your favorite whit...

The Secret To Preserving Silver

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Photo: Flickr, Le Petit Poulailler Storing sterling silver properly will prevent scratching, minimize tarnishing, and ensure a long life with less n...

The 3 Best Ways To Store Recipes

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Flick photo by prettytypewriters Regardless of how you choose to organize your recipes, you'll want a system that enables you to easily find the re...