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so i have low level OCD. i'm constantly buying containers, and racks, and shit like that to organize things. constantly re-organizing my closets, but i'm interested in seeing how you guys handle organizing your clothing, shoes, etc. i've seen a few DIY racks in people other posts, and some rather sorted rooms, and thought it might interesting for people to share how they deal with varying size spaces and varying amounts of cloths/shoes.

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I just keep my shoes on a bookcase, other than running shoes and hiking boots, which I keep outside.

All blazers & other outerwear hung up. I would hang everything up if I had more space. Rest is folded and put in various shelves

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that goes without saying, but in some cases depending on your city, your closet options might be rather laughable by most standards, doesn't mean you can't still buy things.

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I hang up a lot of stuff; but when i'm not working I tend to wear the same thing day-in and day-out. So for high-used stuff I just have hooks behind my door to put parka/denim/hoodies. It's easier and when I get home/leave it's so much easier to just grab it off a hook instead of having to fold/put away commonly used items.

 

Also have you tried hanging raw denim? shit don't stay.

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have everything hung up from lightest to darkest, in the respective category i.e. buttoned shirts, tank tops, shortsleeve t shirts, long sleeve t shirts, knits, jackets, coats. then pants by material because all of my pants are black.

 

shoes sitting their boxes (although I plan to buy a small shelf or something so it looks more uniform) if they havent been worn in the past 2 days, otherwise they're outside my room stuffed with newspaper and laid down on a canvas to not get my hardwood dirty.

 

only other thing I keep organized are my books and music collection (digital organization - can't comprehend people who pirate music and let it look like they definitely do).

 

everything else is a mess

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Hanging knits though?

 

Also, separate records by type (7", 12", other"), then artist name and then release date

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I have a small walk in closet, like a few feet then bam

in there I keep clothes I don't wear on a daily basis // shit I can't seem to get rid of cos of sentimental reasons + bags I currently don't use

I have two small three shelf stands in there, as well as one of those collapsible cloth five square thingy on a bar, two other bars for hanging hibernating clothes, tie rack on wall that I use to hang silk scarves.

outside I have one of those metal (matte black) clothing racks with bars on bottom for shoes; since I only own a few pairs, they're all there..on the two end poles there's a J shape hook for bags and misc

I hang the daily there--jackets, shirts, and skirts.

I have a 3x3 wooden cube that I use to fold my knits, sweaters and tops..there's three of them that I put cubes you can pull out? fill with under wears

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on a separate more holistic note:

 

I came across getting things done a couple years ago in undergrad and for a young jawnz it was revolutionary.  

http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done

 

I got knee-deep into that hole and to this day I have a bisley file cabinet (in helmut orange)  that has all of my paper documents arranged alphabetically and with a label-maker next to my desk, and a paper-in, paper-out inbox/outbox. 

 

Electronically I use Dropbox & amazon S3, and notational velocity*/things/evernote are often used to sync up everything from shopping lists to etc.  *Side note: notational velocity is one of the best programs I've ever used, just really lightweight and does one thing, but it does that one thing extremely well.

 

I came across GTD2.0, aka bullet journal (http://www.bulletjournal.com/) which basically has GTD-like system nomenclature in a more streamlined fashion w/o the extra 'holistic david allen hand-wavey' kind of stuff that amazed the tech crowd back in 2006. Really useful and I've got my pocket notebook (moleskine, natch) always near me.  

 

I spend a lot of time on public transit, and to use the most of my time I either have PDFs to read, or whatever I'm studying at the time as part of my Anki (http://fluent-forever.com/the-method/spaced-repetition/)

 flashcard deck for review. It's great to be productive flipping through flashcards en queue or in line at the supermart. 

 

Finally – mindful meditation is one of those things that helped my brain calm down over the years; just being aware of what's going on instead of being too anxious/worried/depressed about everything. 

 

Oh, and I use elsa shelving for the walk-in closet. Keeps my underwear organized from fun to conservative. (10)

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I use this for socks/undies, lounge/gym clothes, towels

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honestly a godsend, I get dressed like 3x faster & i can just toss shit into their respective compartments

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3 month old photo, so a lot of things have been added/switched out. i'll post a more recent photo whenever.
i also hang up my clothes according to weight. (outer, sweaters/sweatshirts, long-sleeve to short-sleeve, trousers)

the rest of my "lounge", underwear, outerwear stuff is folded on a shelf.

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You have no idea how much this post has helped me. Thanks

 

on a separate more holistic note:

 

I came across getting things done a couple years ago in undergrad and for a young jawnz it was revolutionary.  

http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done

 

I got knee-deep into that hole and to this day I have a bisley file cabinet (in helmut orange)  that has all of my paper documents arranged alphabetically and with a label-maker next to my desk, and a paper-in, paper-out inbox/outbox. 

 

Electronically I use Dropbox & amazon S3, and notational velocity*/things/evernote are often used to sync up everything from shopping lists to etc.  *Side note: notational velocity is one of the best programs I've ever used, just really lightweight and does one thing, but it does that one thing extremely well.

 

I came across GTD2.0, aka bullet journal (http://www.bulletjournal.com/) which basically has GTD-like system nomenclature in a more streamlined fashion w/o the extra 'holistic david allen hand-wavey' kind of stuff that amazed the tech crowd back in 2006. Really useful and I've got my pocket notebook (moleskine, natch) always near me.  

 

I spend a lot of time on public transit, and to use the most of my time I either have PDFs to read, or whatever I'm studying at the time as part of my Anki (http://fluent-forever.com/the-method/spaced-repetition/)

 flashcard deck for review. It's great to be productive flipping through flashcards en queue or in line at the supermart. 

 

Finally – mindful meditation is one of those things that helped my brain calm down over the years; just being aware of what's going on instead of being too anxious/worried/depressed about everything. 

 

Oh, and I use elsa shelving for the walk-in closet. Keeps my underwear organized from fun to conservative. (10)

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I've still not tried The Brain, but it's always sounded pretty solid.

 

Random SuFu connection; Errolson Hugh's brother is the developer...

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I've still not tried The Brain, but it's always sounded pretty solid.

 

Random SuFu connection; Errolson Hugh's brother is the developer...

 

I came across this awhile ago, and tbh I wasn't that impressed. It was mindmap software + cloud services for $$$. I've always used mind maps for conceptual/difficult to linearize ideas/subjects (don't forget you can always do it on paper once you get the basic structure down), and I've supported Freemind since day 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeMind), which has and will always be free. For essential stuff, it's free to just use dropbox instead. If you'd prefer a comprehensive search of all nodes, freemind and evernote has that built in.

 

Also – evernote's web clipper ability is the only one of its kind that I've seen built into browsers, but evernote's overall structure is pretty wonky/glitchy. Evernote only comes into play when I use multiple media in a project, from web snapshots to PDFs and audio files, useful for in-the-field multimedia research to be indexed and organized on the fly, instead of returning and becoming overwhelmed.

 

On a tangential note, I also highly recommend mihaly csikszentmihalyi's book on flow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology), and its relationship to happiness when working, etc. The tl;dr for your ADD people is "you are happiest when you are fully absorbed in your work," a philosophy I've taken to heart over the last few years.

 

It's funny but a lot of his work also tangentially relates to mindful meditation, of which a great primer I've used is mindfulness in plain english (http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Plain-English-Revised-Expanded/dp/0861713214/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4) which is fairly easily obtainable in PDF format. 

 

...Anyways, if you have any other questions, pm me or otherwise, I really like talking about these things. And if I can help a few people sort out their lives, then I'm happy too.  :)

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Can you explain how you use mind mapping software? 

 

Also do you use a notebook? I find that's where most of my friction has been. I would doodle notes and ideas on a notebook and not have it sync with the rest of my on-line notes. I was tossing around the idea of a synced on-line /off-line note service for a while, but thought it would take too much infrastructure and lag time. 

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i messed up, didnt want to post in this thread, and i can't seem to delete this post som ill guess ill use the space to say that brain software lookin like id make your ass more confused than organized

also, have any of you experienced this need for organization have hindered you in any way?
 

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recently decided to sell my home and move into the city.  needless to say, i'm geeked to shave my shit down and live tight.

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space saving tips:

- buy a kindle

- read magazines at the shop, dont actually buy them

- more than half the stuff you own probably isnt necessary and throwing it out feels good

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evernote 

this is probably the most important app i use right now. having it on mobile is pretty sweet too; i use fastever just to get rid of the 2sec lag time between opening the original app and writing down a note.

 

on a tangential point: i've found out that my phone typing speed is about 30% faster than my handwriting speed, and i haven't carried a pen ever since. 

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Can you explain how you use mind mapping software? 

 

Also do you use a notebook? I find that's where most of my friction has been. I would doodle notes and ideas on a notebook and not have it sync with the rest of my on-line notes. I was tossing around the idea of a synced on-line /off-line note service for a while, but thought it would take too much infrastructure and lag time. 

 

So I will often use just paper and pen or Freemind, depending on how scatter-brained I am that day. It's good for thinking about amorphous things you want to organize, like business proposals, hormone cascades, or even just concepts you're not familiar with. I used it in undergrad for papers, just having all my information in one giant mind-map, not having to worry about structuring or thinking about how it'll all come together in a cohesive whole. It just helped me to have everything in one place, and when I have all the info I need for my paper, I found that structure and organization would coalesce simply by having all variables accounted for. 

 I do use a notebook because I'm not always near a computer and phone entry is abysmal for quick lo-friction things. However, I have had good use with notational velocity/simplenote (iOS) integration for lo-friction/lo-security thoughts/notes. I try to keep my notebook synched up every night when I get home, and figure out how to go about doing tasks listed in my notebook, but that's a daily struggle.

 

 

i messed up, didnt want to post in this thread, and i can't seem to delete this post som ill guess ill use the space to say that brain software lookin like id make your ass more confused than organized

also, have any of you experienced this need for organization have hindered you in any way?

 

 

Yes. A lot of times I browse lifehacker for 'one more tip for organization' or 'this little unknown tip makes you 100% more organized!' A lot of this organization/productivity software/optimization is really just procrastination/masturbation. I've wasted a lot of time changing from a system that's worked to me to the next best thingâ„¢ and ended up just switching back eventually. My conclusion; figure out a system that works for you, tweak it incrementally, but don't toss out things that work for things that are shiny.

 

this is probably the most important app i use right now. having it on mobile is pretty sweet too; i use fastever just to get rid of the 2sec lag time between opening the original app and writing down a note.

 

on a tangential point: i've found out that my phone typing speed is about 30% faster than my handwriting speed, and i haven't carried a pen ever since. 

 

evernote ... is really a love/hate software for me. I recommended it only because so many friends love it, but I've found that I want to punch the GUI designer in the teeth for all the feature creep the last few iterations have introduced. 

 

Also, I spend too much time here: http://minimaldesks.com/ because why not, furniture porn. Though my ideal room would probably be my macbook pro with big fuckoff monitor speakers, vitsoe shelving and a record player, and a comfy chair.

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X-posted from super living. Anyone have recommendations on a good closet organization system so I can get rid of my dresser.

 

I think I might just get some of the Ikea expedite shelving for my books, camera stuff and daily clothes and then get some shelves in my closet.

 

What else have you guys found helps utilize space?

 

 

Pretty general/dumb question, but does anyone have suggestions for a small bedroom?  I moved into a space for school and my rooms extremely tiny but also has a pretty ridiculous layout.  I've looked around for inspiration on apartment therapy and in this thread and have a few ideas. 

 

I know I definitely want to try to find some bookshelves that I can hang on my wall to utilize floor space and a bike rack to get my bike on the wall. I'm also trying to work on organization more so I can get rid of my dresser.  Anyone have good solutions they're using that they like?  I've been working on living more minimalist and getting rid of a lot of stuff I don't need and found some good ideas browsing superorganized.

 

Luckily I've got a bit of money i can use towards furniture and I'll probably take a look at getting a small desk and some storage from Ikea.  I know a lot of people seem to like the expedite shelves which might be a good idea for storage.  

 

This is a poorly done blueprint of my layout just to give an idea of what this room looks like.

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space saving tips:

- buy a kindle

- read magazines at the shop, dont actually buy them

- more than half the stuff you own probably isnt necessary and throwing it out feels good

 

but i love buying magazines (+ most of the ones i read are unavailable where i live). :(

 

my problem with organisation is i usually move house every 1-2 years, so moving furniture is a motherfucker and i never know what my 'new' living space is going to be like. this thread does remind me that i prob have about 49053459359034 white tees ranging from S-XL that need to be given away or thrown out though.

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on a separate more holistic note:

 

I came across getting things done a couple years ago in undergrad and for a young jawnz it was revolutionary.  

http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done

 

I got knee-deep into that hole and to this day I have a bisley file cabinet (in helmut orange)  that has all of my paper documents arranged alphabetically and with a label-maker next to my desk, and a paper-in, paper-out inbox/outbox. 

 

Electronically I use Dropbox & amazon S3, and notational velocity*/things/evernote are often used to sync up everything from shopping lists to etc.  *Side note: notational velocity is one of the best programs I've ever used, just really lightweight and does one thing, but it does that one thing extremely well.

 

I came across GTD2.0, aka bullet journal (http://www.bulletjournal.com/) which basically has GTD-like system nomenclature in a more streamlined fashion w/o the extra 'holistic david allen hand-wavey' kind of stuff that amazed the tech crowd back in 2006. Really useful and I've got my pocket notebook (moleskine, natch) always near me.  

 

I spend a lot of time on public transit, and to use the most of my time I either have PDFs to read, or whatever I'm studying at the time as part of my Anki (http://fluent-forever.com/the-method/spaced-repetition/)

 flashcard deck for review. It's great to be productive flipping through flashcards en queue or in line at the supermart. 

 

Finally – mindful meditation is one of those things that helped my brain calm down over the years; just being aware of what's going on instead of being too anxious/worried/depressed about everything. 

 

Oh, and I use elsa shelving for the walk-in closet. Keeps my underwear organized from fun to conservative. (10)

I've been researching organizing all of my files and notes and looking at Evernote and Notational Velocity. Are you using both together?

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