Hide And Show Desktop Icons On OS X With An Automator Service

A cluttered desktop is not only distracting, it can slow down your Mac. If you want to temporarily hide your Mac’s desktop icons, you can do so with a simple AppleScript and Automator.

Gradually Declutter Your Home By One Item Every Day

If you live in a seriously cluttered house, downsizing all at once can feel like an impossible challenge. Wise Bread shares a simple tip to do it gradually: get rid of one (or ten) things every day.

Repurpose An Old Filing Cabinet As Garage Storage

You can make an awesome custom storage system for your garage, or you can take Trash To Treasure’s quick-fix option on converting an old file cabinet into brilliant garage storage. It’s a great way to recycle something you’re no longer using.

AppChooser Cleans And Customises Android's 'Share' Menu

Android’s universal share menu is awesome, but it can become cluttered really quickly. AppChooser lets you customise and clean up the share menu to your heart’s desire.

Get Rid Of Excess Clutter By Pretending You're Moving

Moving to a new place has the astounding ability of revealing just how much crap we really have. Finance blog Beating Broke suggests using this power to figure out how much of your junk you actually need.

Create A 'Collection Zone' In Your Home To Stay Clean And Organised

The Living Well Spending Less blog has a neat idea to tidy up and organise those misplaced objects that clutter up your home: designate one collection zone, or individual collection baskets for each person, and dump it all there.

Ask LH: How Can I Consolidate All My Different Notifications?

Dear Lifehacker, While trying to be an informed person in this digital age, I am rapidly becoming overwhelmed. I am currently getting my different news types (social/business/general) via Facebook, Twitter and RSS in Outlook, I find it to be a real mission to keep on top of it. To add to the problem, I bookmark sites often for further reading after hours. Is there a site or program that can magically merge it all for me? Please help me untangle this digital mess !

Ask LH: What Should I Do With My Old Textbooks?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m trying to de-clutter the house, and I have a lot of old university textbooks. What should I do with these? I figured I would refer to them during my professional career, but information is much more quickly accessible on the internet now. Yet it’s hard to throw them away because I worked so hard to buy the books. Any suggestions?

Rotate Toys To Keep Kids Engaged And Their Rooms Uncluttered

Toy overload sounds kind of fun, and it is for a while. But kids with too many toys quickly become overwhelmed and bored. Toy rotation is a time-tested way of beating the problem.

SquareOne Organises Your Inbox So You Focus On The Important Things

iOS: Email apps for the iPhone that promise to help you hit Inbox Zero are everywhere, but SquareOne takes an interesting approach: It automatically organizes all of your mail so you can dive into details when you want, control who gets your attention, and overall boost your email signal to noise ratio.