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What to do if your refrigerator is a kitchen eyesore

August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The refrigerator, a container for perishable food, needs organizing like any other area of your home. There are some common mistakes we make with our refrigerators that often create waste and turn it into a kitchen eyesore. Keeping things for too long. Perishable items have a shorter lifespan than pantry items. Before heading to the grocery…

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How to keep cool about back to school AND save money

August 4, 2018
back to school tips

Depending on how you’re summer has been going, you’re either excited or sad about this whole back to school thing. Here are some tips to reduce a bit of the stress associated with this time of year and make this time of year kinder to your budget. Schedule a doctor’s appointment. Most sports require a yearly physical…

How to stay organized on a family road trip

July 29, 2018
organized car trip, organized road trip

Are you planning a summer road trip?  Here are some ways you can make a family road trip more enjoyable, and less crazy. Thoroughly declutter your vehicle before packing for the trip. Remove unnecessary items, i.e. trash, mail, work stuff, sports gear and stray clothing. Have your car serviced a few weeks before your trip. Better…

Tips for moving your college student with ease

July 8, 2018
moving

Do you or will you have multiple children in college? Besides the obvious financial expenses, you’ve probably spent time and energy helping them move several times a year. Our daughter’s moves went smoothly, thanks to my husband’s extraordinary packing skills. Although she would deny this, our daughter took pretty much everything she owned to college. It…

How to organize kid’s hobby and craft supplies

June 17, 2018
kid's hobby and craft supplies

Got kids? If so, you no doubt also have the stuff needed for their hobbies and activities — musical instruments, sports equipment, dancewear, and art supplies — scattered throughout your home. Organize it all with these tips. Get the kids to help you round up the stuff and then categorize it by activity. If that’s…

Smart packing tips for your next road trip

June 3, 2018
road trip packing tips, car trip packing list

My husband and I enjoyed taking road trips to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, the Tetons and to Yosemite prior to having our daughter.  She then joined us as we traveled to Maine, North Carolina and Yellowstone/Tetons. We love seeing the U.S. from the road. The trips have been more relaxing when we brought along the following items. Food…

Be prepared for an emergency with this simple card

May 19, 2018
organize for emergency, be prepared

Emergency medical professionals want to provide the best treatment possible to their patients and also let your loved ones know you are experiencing a crisis. This is very difficult to do when you are unresponsive. Make their job easier by taking the advice of my medical professional friend who suggests everyone carry an “in case…

Is your stuff suffocating you? How a professional organizer can help you declutter and make a clean sweep

May 5, 2018

You aren’t alone if you feel like you’re stuff is suffocating you, burying you, preventing you from living your best life. We are a nation of consumers. We have an abundance of things, so much so that we may need to rent auxiliary storage or move to a larger home. Don’t suffer in silence, feel shameful…

Organizing dos and don’ts for gardening tools

April 21, 2018
Organizing dos and don'ts for gardening tools

Ready to get your gardening groove back on, but you’re unable to find your tools? A little organization will enable you to spend more time in the soil and less time searching. Here are the dos and don’ts of organizing gardening tools. Do make it a habit to weed out your supplies on a regular basis.…

Organizing a profitable garage sale

April 7, 2018

Does the thought of holding a garage sale give you goosebumps or cause you to break out into a cold sweat? Garage sales were an annual event during my childhood. My mom thought they were fun and would select household items throughout the year to set aside for the summer sale. My tips will help…

Unique and fun gift ideas for graduates

March 24, 2018
graduation gift ideas

Do you have a family member or friend graduating this year? Here are some unique and fun gift ideas for every graduate, that will be clutter-free and useful. Cold hard cash is always appreciated. If you want a clever way to present the cash, the Internet is a good place to search for ideas. (My…

3 Common mistakes made when organizing children’s outdoor toys & equipment

March 10, 2018
organizing children's outdoor toys

Steer clear of three common mistakes when organizing children’s outdoor toys. 1. Adding without subtracting. Edit their toys once or twice a year (spring and fall). Start by gathering their outdoor equipment and placing it in one area. Now your family has a visual inventory and will notice if there are any unnecessary multiples. Schools and…

Help with Organizing School Papers

February 24, 2018
organizing school papers

It’s not easy to stay on top of school papers. It enters your home via backpacks and then migrates to the kitchen counter and table. What do you do to prevent a paper pile up? My No. 1 suggestion is to be choosy about the papers you keep. Consider these questions. Can you find the…

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