Expert Tips and Tools for Organizing Your Life

Photo by: Marko MacPherson
The Tool: Linen drop-front shoe boxes, $15; containerstore.com

The Tip: "Beautiful shoes deserve to be seen and taken care of-this option does not trap in moisture but still... more 
Photo by: Marko MacPherson
The Tool: Linen drop-front shoe boxes, $15; containerstore.com

The Tip: "Beautiful shoes deserve to be seen and taken care of-this option does not trap in moisture but still lets you see inside," said Graves. less 
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Mon, Jan 30, 2012 2:35 PM EST
By Patricia Garcia, Vogue


We've all been there. We begin the year by making resolutions for 2012-we'll exercise three times a week, we'll finally clean that junk drawer, we'll start eating healthier-but it's the end of the month, and not only have you not color-coordinated your wardrobe, but all that shiny resolve seems to have been discarded amid the pile of clutter in your closet.


Although reports indicate that most people break their New Year's resolutions before the end of January-there is plenty of good news. For starters, there are definitely available elliptical machines at your gym this week, and, more importantly, help is out there, you don't need to feel overwhelmed by the mess at home. We reached out to experts Molly Graves and Ashley Murphy from Neat Method, a company that helps clutter-prone Chanel hoarders bring some order back into their lives. The cofounders, who met while shopping in San Francisco, got the idea for the service after they soon discovered they shared an OCD-like affinity for tidying up. Over the years, they've learned a thing or two from peeking into the hectic lives of their clients. So before you run off on yet another spending spree at the Container Store, see these tips and tools-from beautiful yet practical ways to set up your closet, to the little apps that make a big difference-sure to make your living space go from chaotic to composed.



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