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Create a Plan For Running Errands to Save Time & Money

By |2020-11-20T12:51:57-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Planning, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Running errands is something we all have to do on a regular basis. It may not be your favorite task, it certainly isn’t mine, but it is necessary. A little planning on the front end can save time in your busy schedule as well as keeping more money in your pocket in terms of fuel consumption at the least. Due to innovations in technology, a lot of our tasks can be done online via electronic device. Shopping online saves time by finding the specific item you’re looking for without in-person store shopping. Purchases can be delivered to your home, which [...]

5 Options For Storing Pots and Pans

By |2020-11-18T09:19:35-06:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen|Tags: , , , , , |

Storing pots and pans can be challenging. Most are bulky and require a lot of storage space. If you have a small kitchen with limited storage, it gets even more tricky.  It’s not impossible, you just have to get creative in finding storage that fits your needs. These bulky pieces of cookware are instrumental in preparing meals, so you want to have them easily accessible.  If kitchen storage space is an issue, consider storing infrequently used pieces in another area in your home, such as a basement. The various options below are intended to get your creative juices flowing to [...]

Organizing Pandemic Masks

By |2020-11-17T13:41:08-06:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , |

Due to the pandemic, wearing face coverings in public has become the norm to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Various kinds of face coverings available to the public include - masks(disposable, cloth-washable, KN95-washable), gaiters and face shields. Early on, acquiring this type of protection was scarce as a lot of businesses were not deemed ‘essential’, so they were not open. Healthcare providers were scrambling to find resources to provide enough face coverings to tend to the ever-rising numbers of patients coming in to their facilities. More and more individuals wanting to help, started making masks with scraps of material [...]

Gift Cards – The Benefits of Giving & Receiving Them

By |2020-11-17T13:41:08-06:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Gift cards are so versatile and make wonderful gifts for any occasion. They can be used online or in-person. A lot of businesses also allow for purchasing them online as well. Giving and receiving gift cards is also a great way to prevent clutter. This is especially true for a gift of service.  There are no tangible items to assign a home to, except maybe the card itself if it’s not a digital card. The benefits listed below just came off the top of my head. If you have others, please share them in the comments box below. Giving Match [...]

Storage Furniture Works Great in Small Spaces

By |2020-11-17T13:41:09-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Storage furniture is not just for small spaces, but it does work well if that is your situation. You may be asking what I mean by that term. Just like containers, there are a lot of pieces of furniture that would fall into the storage category. The obvious pieces of storage furniture are bookcases, cabinets, armoires, dressers, desks, etc. There are also not so obvious pieces such as storage ottoman’s, benches and beds with built-in drawer’s underneath that do double duty. These pieces of furniture double as storage so you get more bang for your buck and save space at [...]

Those Mysterious Keys – Where do They All Belong?

By |2020-11-17T13:41:09-06:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , |

We all have mysterious keys that we find in our homes that we don’t know what lock they belong to. This happens a lot while we are purging. Perhaps we decide to downsize for whatever reason, or we are clearing out the home of a loved one that passed away. Finding mysterious keys tucked away in drawers all over the house derails us from our purging to contemplate which locks they belong to, it’s a distraction. We can’t get rid of them if we don’t know what they unlock, or we may never be able to unlock, or start something [...]

Using The 1 In 1 Out Rule To Prevent Clutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:09-06:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Clutter|Tags: , , , |

This is a favorite organizing tip that I, and so many other professional organizers use. The 1 in 1 out rule states that when you bring an item into your home, you remove an existing item. The 1 in 1 out rule is a good way to prevent clutter. To make a more significant impact, try removing 2 or more items for every 1 new item that comes into your home. This concept will consistently reduce the number of things you own and free up space, and it rings true for every purchase. Consider the 1 in 1 out rule [...]

4 Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Digital Marketing Clutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:10-06:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Email|Tags: , , , , , |

Every time you purchase a product or service, especially online, you are automatically signed up to receive digital marketing from that company. You give them permission when you accept the terms of the purchase of the product or service. Your email address is, of course key to this potentially invasive practice. The main source of digital marketing comes via email in the form of a newsletter. A newsletter can be used in many ways but the idea is to stay in the minds of customers.  It could be in the form of information about the company, or their products or [...]

Medications Disposal & Medical Supplies Donation Options

By |2020-11-17T13:41:10-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , |

There may be times when you end up with expired or unwanted medications for various reasons. Likewise, with medical supplies and equipment.  Perhaps someone you’re caring for no longer needs these items. Or maybe you are clearing out a loved one’s home after they have passed away. In any scenario, you need options for medications and medical supplies disposal. There are ongoing discussions about the environmentally safe way to dispose of items to keep them out of landfills.  The terms reuse, recycle & reduce pertains to disposal items. Obviously, we can’t reuse medications or supplies, but we can do that [...]

What Emergency Preparedness Means Today

By |2020-11-17T13:41:10-06:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Preparedness|Tags: , , , , |

In the past I wrote a couple of articles about emergency preparedness - Being Prepared Is Not Just For Boy Scouts Anymore &  September is National Preparedness Month. Both of these articles, which are basically the same, were written to encourage the development of a documented plan to stay safe in the event of a natural disaster. These types of naturally occurring events are specific to the region of the country in which you live. As these articles suggest, a plan and supplies are the main requirements for emergency preparedness. Everyone in your home needs to understand the plan and [...]

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