Practical tips for organizing your home maintenance records

February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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If you own a home, you know that a home requires care and upkeep in the form of repairs, renovations and regular maintenance. There are systems you can put in place to organize home maintenance paperwork including receipts, service providers and projects. Your first consideration when organizing home maintenance items is to decide whether  you…

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Garage Organizing Tip: Garage Hooks

September 19, 2011

Make friends with these rubber/plastic coated garage hooks. They are sturdy. They are functional. They are economical. They are available in a variety of and shapes that allow you to hang just about anything. We’ve used hooks for ladders, bikes, tools, weed wacker, extension cord, a fertilizer spreader, and chairs. Hooks + Stud = very…

Garage Organizing Tip: Organizing Small Tools.

September 16, 2011

Do you waste time looking for your tools?  Have you ever purchased a tool you couldn’t find only to find it later?  Organize your tools in a manner that will allow you to simply find them instead of wasting time and money. My husband built a workbench with a pegboard above it.  We have one…

Garage Tip: A Solution for Organizing Large Yard Tools

September 13, 2011

Are your rakes, shovels and other yard/garden tools taking up precious floor space in your garage?  Are they tangled up in one big pile so you avoid doing yard work?  That’s your excuse and you are sticking to it. Hang them from the garage walls.  The supplies you need are large nails, scrap lumber, decking…

Garage Organizing Tip: Maximize garage space so you can actually park your car in the garage.

September 9, 2011

  This is our garage. There’s a lot of stuff in our garage.  Most of this stuff belongs to my husband, a fishing/outdoor enthusiast.  He is also the “saver” in the family.  “You never know when you are going to need a piece of an old bicycle inner tube; let’s save it” he tells me. …

Garage: Using a Locked Storage Cabinet to Organize Hazardous Items and Valuables

September 6, 2011

A storage cabinet with doors will keep hazardous items like garden chemicals, paint, and pesticides out of the reach of children, especially if it’s locked.  If you have valuable tools in your garage, you may want locked storage.  Before we organized my client’s garage, she had pesticides sitting next to macaroni and cheese they stored…

Be prepared and organized for the next time your pet is sprayed by a skunk

August 30, 2011

Our dog Cleo has been sprayed by a skunk numerous times.  She obviously isn’t catching on to the whole avoidance thing.  If you have had a skunk spray your pet you know it’s extremely nasty. Thank goodness my sister shared an effective recipe for a skunk odor removal concoction before Cleo was sprayed the first…

Keep it fresh with a clothes pin

August 26, 2011

A simple clothes pin is all you need to keep your snacks fresh.  No need to buy fancy chip clips if you don’t already have them.  I don’t do fancy, I do simple.  Most of us have clothes pins around the house.   Do you have bags of chips, pretzels, crackers, cereal, or other snack items…

Laundry tip: catch up on your laundry

August 23, 2011

Does your laundry pile up and becoming an overwhelming task?  Maybe it’s time to start a laundry routine.  Put a load in every other day or so, that way you don’t have to spend hours trying to catch up.  Finish that load completely instead of leaving baskets of clean laundry sitting around waiting to be…

Laundry tip: hangers

August 16, 2011

When a load of wash is dry, hang up the shirts instead of tossing them into the clean laundry basket.  This  will reduce wrinkles and save you a step.  I keep a supply of empty hangers in my laundry room and hang the shirts on this clothing bar.   An over-the-door bar will also work if…

Is it time to make a change?

August 12, 2011

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” Author Unknown Organization requires changing habits and changing the way you feel about your “stuff.”  Start with small changes. What is one change are you going to make today to become better organized?  Please share in the comments section.

Laundry tip: socks

August 9, 2011

Do your socks lose their mate?  Do you spend a lot of time sorting clean socks for your family members?  Assign each family member a zippered lingerie bag for their socks.  Write their names on the bag with a laundry marker or a permanent marker.  Each person will now be responsible for matching up own…

Laundry Tip: Simplify Laundry

August 2, 2011

It sure isn’t fancy or complicated but it works for me.  This is my basement laundry area.  Instead of piling dirty clothing on the dirty floor, I sort it into baskets according to the load category.  Lights, darks, jeans, sheets, and bleached items.  When a basket is full, the clothing go into the washing machine.…

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