Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1 Password

One of the biggest problems that my clients have is trying to keep track and remember all of the different passwords for websites. We are warned that using the same password can be a problem if the site was ever hacked but keeping multiple passwords is hard to remember. Well here is your solution. 1Password is an excellent password keeper for all of your login info. All you have to do is remember one password and the app will generate unique and strong passwords for all of the sites you visit. It's not cheap at $17.99 but will save you time and frustration. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Convert Your GiftCards into Airline Miles!

Did you know you can turn your unused gift cards into airline miles? United Airlines will give you airline miles when you give them your gift cards. It might not be the best solution for everyone but its good to know that it's available when you come up short on miles. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crayon Recycling

Wondering what to do with your child's old broken crayons? There are a couple of options for keeping these waxy colorful crayons out of the landfills. You could mail them to Crazy Crayons Recycling where they will be transformed into new crayons. Or you could also do this on your own with Crayon Maker. Either way there are lots of options for your old crayons to create new art. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Never Forget A Coupon Again!

Do you often find yourself shopping and then realize that you forgot your coupons? Or do you forget that you have them completely until you clean out your junk drawer? If that's the case you are in luck with the new App Snip Snap. It's a coupon app that will keep your coupons digitally and remind you that you have them when you walk into a store. You can also use the discover tab that allows you to look for coupons while you are shopping.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organizing With Conan

Los Angeles Professional organizing
Los Angeles Professional Organizer Julie Naylon on Conan O'Brien.
I'll be honest with you. When I left my film career in 2008 to become a professional organizer I thought my days of having a job that anyone would envy were over. It took me awhile to say the words "I'm a professional organizer" without a slight giggle. A few years after starting No Wire Hangers I realized what a cool job I had but never in a million years did I think I would get a call from Conan to organize on his show.

We shot three hours for seven minutes of footage and nothing was scripted. So yes, it's edited using the best parts. One bit I wish they kept was when Conan went through my organizing tool bag and made fun of me for labeling my label maker with my name. Conan was extremely nice and made me feel very comfortable. Jordan really had no idea what was about to happen but was a great sport about it. Though the actual organizing was done very fast I was able to offer Jordan some useful tips. People ask me how I kept a straight face. I just treated him like I would any other client. I would never laugh at a client even with the hysterical Conan O'Brien cracking jokes right next to me.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Refill Shop

I wish every store was like The Refill Shop. Here you can refill a bottle over and over again thus reducing the waste of packaging. They are located in Ventura CA, but many shops like this are popping up all over the country. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Evernote Reminders

Evernote just keeps getting better and better. The app that I love now has reminders and alerts for your notes. With reminders you'll be able to stay on top of your tasks and have the information you need all in one place.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Recycle Your Old Refrigerator

If you live in Los Angeles DWP is offering to pick up your old refrigerator and pay you $50. Buying an energy-efficient fridge can reduce your energy bill up to $200 a year. And with DWP hauling away your old fridge and paying you $50 it sounds like a pretty good deal!  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Got Drugs?

The National Prescription Drug Take Back program is April 27th from 10am-2pm. This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and responsibly dispose of your expired prescriptions.  Check out their website for a drop off location near you. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bag It! Is your Life Too Plastic?

Early this year I wrote about the documentary "Bag It".  I loved it so much it became the inspiration for my plastic bag dress that I wore to The Organizing Awards.  If you have not seen it I definitely recommend you check it out. It will forever change how you view plastic bags. Go see this movie! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Organizing Awards and The Plastic Bag Dress

The Organizing Awards 2013, NAPOLA,
Last month it was an honor to be nominated for "Best Green Organizing Service" at The 2013 Organizing Awards. Although I didn't take home the award it was definitely a night to remember. I attended the awards in the past and won in 2009. For years I thought about making my own dress but it was not until I saw the documentary "Bag It" that I found my inspiration. "Bag It" explores our dependency on single use plastics and how they affect us and the environment. Working as a green organizer I encourage my clients to bring their own bags not only to the grocery store but everywhere they shop. 

I knew that making my own dress was going to be a huge undertaking and I could tell my friends were thinking I might end up looking like a crazy bag dress lady. Luckily I think I pulled it off. The top had to be made on me, and was finished right before we left. The bottom I had been working on for a couple of weeks. It was a wonderful evening meeting other organizers and celebrating the organizing industry.  A big thanks to NAPO-LA for pulling the awards together.

Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That's over one million plastic bags used per minute. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, so even when an animal dies and decays after ingesting a bag, the plastic re-enters the environment, posing a continuing threat to wildlife. Less than 5 percent of plastic grocery bags are recycled in the U.S.

I'm looking forward to next year and brainstorming on what I'll use to construct my dress. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Money Clutter

Hard to imagine clutter in the form of money, but it exists. People often ask me where is the best place to exchange foreign currency. If you live in Los Angeles check out Foreign Currency Express. It's the best place to exchange your money clutter.  

Friday, January 25, 2013

The 7th Annual Organizing Awards!

Tomorrow night, January 26th I will be attending The Organizing Awards. No Wire Hangers is honored to be nominated for "The Best Green Organizing Service". The best of the organizing world will be celebrated and Trish Sush from Clean House will be hosting. I'm going to wear something special, so stay turned for pictures! It's also not too late if you want to attend the awards, buy your ticket today! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Spices Organized!

Spices, it's hard to remember what you have and what you don't. The other day while reorganizing my spices I created a list in Evernote of the spices I had in stock. That way while shopping I can check Evernote on my phone and never have duplicate spices again! 

Monday, December 31, 2012

Recycled Instruments

This is truly inspirational and amazing! 
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