Have you ever grocery shopped impulsively or found yourself in a state of uncertainty at the supermarket? If yes, a backwards grocery list may be just what you need. Saves time, energy, and even money, and it helps keep your family’s cooking and dining realities in mind as you shop. What is it? Unlike the … Read moreSave time and $ with a backwards grocery list
Being organized can be great for the environment too, and this easy solution only takes a moment: Right this second, head over to wherever you keep your reusable cloth shopping bags. Grab at least one, and put it either in your purse (yes, they can fold up pretty small) or in the trunk of your … Read moreSnag a bag!
According to this article from the Washington Post, here are the nine household essentials you should have on hand if you plan to do any holiday entertaining in your home: Folding chairs All-purpose wine glasses Cocktail napkins Place mats and runners Candles Flowers Cake plates and plate stands Platters Bar basics Do you agree? Have … Read moreNine must-haves for hosting holiday events
Recently I got fed up hauling around car maintenance and bicycle gear in the trunk of my car for lack of a better place to put it. So I bought this outdoor storage bench on Amazon.com. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble. The bench sports a padded seat, so it’s actually something you’d … Read moreOutdoor storage bench solution
Don’t let old prescription eyeglasses clutter up your closet any longer! Your local Lions Club will be happy to take them for you. The Lions recycle them for use by disadvantaged and elderly folks who cannot afford eye care. Click here to find a Lions Club near you. Have more ideas to share? Post a … Read moreRecycle your prescription eyeglasses
You’ve just bought a new laptop, printer, cell phone, camera or other gadget. Great! But now you’ve got a bunch of peripheral junk to contend with. When it comes to accessories, manuals and packaging, most folks are paralyzed with decisions. Will I need this? What should I keep? So they don’t take action and instead … Read moreHow to stop drowning in gadgetry
Jennifer Chait’s blog Declutter It! includes this handy post with the four steps to sorting out your medicine cabinet. She says, 1. First take everything out – use this time to actually wipe down the medicine cabinet interior. Plus you’ll finish the job all at once if everything is out. 2. Get rid of totally … Read moreDeclutter your medicine cabinet in four steps
I really like blog posts that challenge me to do better. Like this one from Susan Sabo’s Productivity Cafe. Her advice motivated me to stop procrastinating on something important I’ve been meaning to do. What I did: According to Susan, acknowledging your procrastination and telling someone about it are the first steps. First, I told … Read moreHow to stop procrastinating
Crystal says, here are the Five Holy Organizing Principles: 1. Do not buy stuff you don’t need. If you won’t be using something immediately or in the very near future, chances are you shouldn’t be buying it. And sales are a death trap. The moment you start using words like, “Someday that could come in … Read moreFive fundamentals for avoiding a cluttered house
I’d like to go so far as to say that organizing requires no money at all. TV shows like Real Simple and Web sites such as Simplify 101 offer helpful organizing advice, but they tend to prey upon disorganized people by appealing to a typical false belief: that people can be more organized if only … Read moreOrganizing myth #1: It takes money to be organized.