Professional Organizers Agree—These 8 Products Are a Waste of Money

Kelsey Clark

Happy Wednesday! Welcome back to our Take 5 column, where we invite you to take a hump-day break with the week’s most revitalizing lifestyle stories. Ready for a breather?

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Helynn Ospina for Home Polish, Original Design by Stephanie DeAngelis

Take 1: If you're organizing your organizational products

Consider tossing stackable shoe shelves, letter trays, and six other home products that professional organizers have deemed ineffective. Read the full breakdown over at Apartment Therapy.

Take 2: If you're looking to plan a winter getaway

This just in: You can stay at the Four Seasons for as little as $350 a night. Enjoy luxury without the price tag at 17 locations spanning Mumbai to Johannesburg. Here's the full list of budget-friendly locations.

Take 3: If your pile of Goodwill clothes just keeps growing

Have someone drop off your unwanted items for you with the Roadie app. Now through February 28, you can schedule a pickup of any clothes, furniture, or miscellaneous items at no cost to you. 

Take 4: If you can't attend the Women's March on Washington

Attend any one of the 370 Sister Marches scheduled for this coming Saturday, January 21. They've been planned in every state and continent, and are expected to draw some 700,000 participants.

Take 5: If you want to trade in your morning coffee for a smoothie

Meet Joe & the Juice, the new juice bar aiming to be the "Starbucks of the wellness world." The Danish-born chain is set to expand to the U.S. in 2017, beyond their New York City and San Fransisco locations.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Why not casually snack on a fat bomb on this fine Wednesday? These high-protein, low-sugar snacks are chock-full of healthy fats designed to energize your body. Expect to see them everywhere in 2017.

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