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How do you keep a studio apartment organized and uncluttered?

What are your tricks for keeping organized and eliminating clutter in a studio apartment? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Dec 9, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I keep my desktop clean?

How can I make Firefox on OS X not clutter up my desktop? Every time I click on a file, I get that open or save dialog box. If I choose open, it saves a copy of the file to my desktop, then opens the desktop copy. I don't want Firefox to save anything to my desktop unless I choose the save option. [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers on Sep 19, 2007 - 4 answers

What types of furniture help with clutter?

Are there furniture options that will help declutter a house? [more inside]
posted by cptspalding on Sep 13, 2007 - 19 answers

Not waving but drowning...in crap

I am gravely in need of help with an issue that has long perplexed me: namely, how to intuitively store and organize all of my miscellaneous crap. [more inside]
posted by granted on Mar 29, 2007 - 19 answers

Advice for clearing literary clutter

Suggest practical and creative systems for reducing the number of books I own (rather long exposition inside). [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Feb 10, 2006 - 28 answers

Thinning the herd: how do I trim down my design portfolio and sample pile?

Fellow graphic designers: I need help thinning out my collection of samples and portfolio materials. What should I keep? please hope. [more inside]
posted by whatnot on Jan 18, 2006 - 8 answers

What Homeowner Documents Should I Keep?

I've owned my home for about 4 years now, and one of my New Year's resolutions is to get rid of a lot of clutter and extra paperwork sitting in my overstuffed filing cabinet. [more inside]
posted by willmize on Jan 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Making room for baby

I'm pregnant. Joy! My husband and I live in a small apartment and have brainstormed many ways to make more space for the required baby paraphernalia, and the play space the baby will eventually require. But I wonder, is there a polite way to ask well-meaning friends and family to please not give us a lot of big, plastic clutter which will quickly eat up this hard-found space? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Nov 18, 2005 - 22 answers

yes - no - maybe - maybe yes - maybe no - maybe maybe - wait - can't decide - what to do first? - was that wrong? - was that right?

Ever been so overwhelmed that it paralyzed you? How did figure out what to do first? How did you get it all done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2005 - 25 answers

Are there firewire cable kits similar to cat-5 kits?

In my ongoing struggle against cable clutter, I've been on the lookout for short firewire cables. At both work and home I have stacks of firewire drives, and the one to three foot cables that they come with are far longer than is necessary. Since these drives are almost always daisy chained and stacked on top of each other, I think there's a real market for four or six inch firewire cable, but it's nowhere to be found. Am I missing an obvious source? Are there firewire cable kits similar to cat-5 kits?
posted by djacobs on Jan 28, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I sell old comics as a batch?

I'm trying to clear up some of my clutter by selling a couple of boxes of comics. There's no Action Comics #1 in the bunch, but several 1st issues and runs from the 70's and 80's, in mostly good condition. I'm currently cataloging them, but does anyone have suggestions of methods and/or a good place to sell them as a batch for cash or credit (so I can get bound reprints or graphic novels)?
Thanks in advance.
posted by jpburns on Dec 7, 2004 - 13 answers

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