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The Basics of Pantry Organization

It is frightening the amount of pleasure I get from reorganizing a space! Or for that matter, from looking at organized spaces on Pinterest. I have come to realize that there are four basics that you must understand before undertaking such a task, and doing it properly: It will take time. More time than you assume it should take. Many times I have “cleaned” out the pantry, which consisted of moving things around and throwing out half eaten bags of pretzels and chips. In order to do a reorganize task properly, all contents must be emptied out. By doing so,…

Bathroom Organizing Completed!

I have been a bit obsessed with organizing this past week.  I  recently read an article that said the average person wastes 55 minutes a day looking for lost items. I believe it. At least once a day I misplace my keys, even though there is a key rack at the back door. Al least three eight  times a day I misplace my phone; my family may argue that it  happens way more than that! That is a whole lot of wasted time. So as I said last week, I started with  organizing the bathrooms. It seemed like an easy goal-…

Breaking Down the Holiday Chores- Week Three

So, if you have stayed with me for the past two weeks, your kitchen drawers and cabinets should be organized, your grocery list and to do lists made, and your date made for holiday decorating. And now, as we are just one week away from the “big meal”, there are three last minute chores to attend to- even if you are not hosting, there is no time better than the present to get to those forgotten (or hated), tasks: Clean out your refrigerator!  Not only will this free up much needed space, but when guests are searching for more wine…

Breaking Down the Holiday Chores- Week Two

I am a list person. I have tried many times to forgo the list making, and keep the lists inside my head; This has been met with little or no success. In every instance I can remember of recent, my brain has failed me in its capacity for keeping a list. I like to think it is due to the hectic lives we lead in todays society, and the ever increasing amount of information that we are accountable for retaining. Whatever the true reason, I know that for my sanity, written lists are a necessity. With Thanksgiving just two weeks…

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