Ditch the Clutter: 10 Brilliant Gadgets to Organize Your Life

Ditch the Clutter: 10 Brilliant Gadgets to Organize Your Life

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NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner and Digital Filing System
#2
Evernote App
#3
SmartShopper Voice-Recognition Grocery-List Organizer
#4
Decked Truck Bed Organizer

Getting and staying organized isn’t as easy as you think it should be.  Unless you live in a city where space is incredibly limited (NYC anyone?), there’s a strong chance you’ve got a lot of stuff.  Hey, we’re not judging.  We love our gadgets, toys, jeans and books too.  But, when you’ve got a lot of things, you’ve got to get organized so you can appreciate everything you have.  Surprisingly, there aren’t many guy-friendly organizing articles and tips.  But, trust us, this isn’t just women’s work.  

If you’re on a quest to get yourself organized, you’ll want to take a look at these faves.  They’re filled with ideas to ensure everything has a place.  When you start organizing, pick one area of your home.  It doesn’t even need to be a trouble spot; just get started.  Be ruthless as you work through each space.  If you don’t (or won’t) use something - get rid of it.  Look at certain areas as complete spaces, such as your desk.  Once you’ve rid yourself of excess, determine the storage and organizing needs of this space rather than waiting to tackle the entire room.  Get the organizers you need for this space and get it in order before moving on to the next area.  And yes, it’s likely to take some time to get everything from the garage to the attic in order, but it’s totally worth it.


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Ditch the Clutter: 10 Brilliant Gadgets to Organize Your Life

Ditch the Clutter: 10 Brilliant Gadgets to Organize Your Life

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Getting and staying organized isn’t as easy as you think it should be.  Unless you live in a city where space is incredibly limited (NYC anyone?), there’s a strong chance you’ve got a lot of stuff.  Hey, we’re not judging.  We love our gadgets, toys, jeans and books too.  But, when you’ve got a lot of things, you’ve got to get organized so you can appreciate everything you have.  Surprisingly, there aren’t many guy-friendly organizing articles and tips.  But, trust us, this isn’t just women’s work.  

If you’re on a quest to get yourself organized, you’ll want to take a look at these faves.  They’re filled with ideas to ensure everything has a place.  When you start organizing, pick one area of your home.  It doesn’t even need to be a trouble spot; just get started.  Be ruthless as you work through each space.  If you don’t (or won’t) use something - get rid of it.  Look at certain areas as complete spaces, such as your desk.  Once you’ve rid yourself of excess, determine the storage and organizing needs of this space rather than waiting to tackle the entire room.  Get the organizers you need for this space and get it in order before moving on to the next area.  And yes, it’s likely to take some time to get everything from the garage to the attic in order, but it’s totally worth it.


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The Racor Tool Organizer Bar will help you organize your tools better. For some, this means getting things off of the floor and on the wall where they are easily accessible. Doing this offers you extra space on the floor to do as you please. And, having more room is always better - especially if you're trying to maximize limited space. 

 

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$46
286 Bought | Save: $6 (12% OFF)

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Neatly store and charge your cell phone and MP3 player on your desk with the Organize It All Cardinal Recharge Station. Additional drawer for storing pens, stationary and keys. Great for an office desktop, kitchen counter, or the hallway console table.

  • Smart and convenient recharge station in white finish
  • Pull out drawer for extra accessories
  • 4 outlet holes for the wires to be tangle free

 

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This baby keeps your cords clean and wound in this wonderfully discreet little box.  We all need these, don't we?

  • Three openings on the top of the unit direct your cords neatly to your power strip.
  • Three integrated cord anchors let you wrap up and hide longer cords.
  • Sit Plug Hub on its rubber bottom or on its back, or mount it to a wall.
  • Made from rigid plastic with a rubber "foot" on the bottom.

 

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Score 84

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This innovative sliding shelf helps make better use of the vertical space in your cabinets.  The slide-in, slide-out design makes it easy to get to items stored in the basket.  It also holds pans upright for easy access.

  • Tray holds up to 6 large lids and 2 pans.
  • The powder-coated finish is durable and easy to clean.
  • Requires a 14-inch or wider cabinet opening.
  • Made in the USA.

 

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Price varies by the size and make of your truck.  Head over to decked.com to get a better idea of what yours will cost you.  

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If you carry tools around with you for work then this truck bed organizer helps you securely transport your tools in your truck all the time without completely taking over your entire bed. Since the truck organizer doesn't take up all of your truck's space you are still able to carry other things on

 

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$150
297 Bought | Save: $15 (9% OFF)

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There are over 2,500 items in SmartShoppers library, and it can even learn new items tailored to your lifestyle. SmartShopper automatically organizes your list into categories, making visits to the store more efficient.  Plus, it will keep two lists at once.  That's handy.

 

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Whether you're a student juggling classes or trying to make your work day easier, Evernote keeps you organized. It'll keep track of all your notes and articles to read. It's got a powerful search function which allows you to scan through all of your notes (including pdfs and jpegs) for a single word. You can also collaborate with classmates and colleagues in real time. Now that's powerful. For $5/month, you won't regret the decision to go for the premium edition. Still, there is free version available if you just want to try it out.

What Reviewers Say:

Whichever app platform you download this from, you will find incredible reviews from devoted fans. Here are just a few:

  • I use it every day For work notes, personal things like To do Lists, family birthday reminders, it syncs with all my devices. And it is not buggy, it always works.
  • I have ADD but this helps my overactive brain keep track of MANY things, especially my PFE (place for everything) lists, important school notes and communications for my 3 sons, medical info, etc. + remembering those random discoveries you find while out and about in the world. UPDATE SUMMER 2015 - still going strong and loving my Evernote! Now getting middle son to utilize it to keep track of all the information from his summer job applications and interviews - names, dates, references, etc.
  • I didnt want to love it I kept hearing about Evernote and it was everywhere and I wanted to be stubborn and pointlessly resistant so I didn't try it for quite a while. But after trying and uninstalling 17, yes 17, other note apps I finally tried this. And of course it is amazing and has features I didbt even know I really wanted. Its so versatile and quick. Stupid, awesome Evernote. ....

 

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$130
247 Bought | Save: $50 (28% OFF)

The price given here includes free shipping.  But, this is the price for PC operating systems.  Mac users pay a different price which is usually slightly higher - at the moment anyhow.

Details

Slim and lightweight, this scanner can run on USB from your computer.

  • Neat reads and extracts the information from whatever you scan - creating digital content
  • Create tax or expense reports with receipt data, or export to Excel, Quicken, or TurboTax and sync contacts with Outlook or Address Book
  • Includes a free 30-day trial of NeatCloud, to sync and back up Neat files, and access them anywhere from browser or mobile device
  • Includes NeatCare- premium support and accidental damage protection for your NeatDesk - for as long as you are a NeatCloud customer

Editor: Fashion & Grooming, Home & Office, Food & Drink

Katie’s Cleveland proud; but she’s also lived in Australia, Switzerland and now stays in South Africa. That’s a roundabout way of saying she can’t sit still; she’s always moving, always busy.

She has a BA in International Relations from Kent State University and work towards a Masters in Human Rights. She speaks French, is learning German and used to dream in Spanish. For years, Katie worked as a producer on fashion and advertising shoots before she realized her passion was the written word.

Katie’s far more interested in guy’s gear than women’s, except she has a wardrobe brimming with little black dresses. She drinks her beer out of the bottle and is raising her two boys to be better men.

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