Tips By Area

Kitchen

1. Store seldom used utensils in a plastic storage container (shoebox size). You won’t have to dig thru all those extras each day, but they’ll be easy to find when you do need them.

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2. Think like a grocery store – store like food together, breakfast foods on one shelf, condiments on a lazy-susan, canned goods by category (soup, tomato, vegetables).

Closets

1. Use Rod Dividers to separate categories like dressy, work, casual, repair or dry-clean.

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2. Use matching hangers – whether they are wire, plastic, wood, or fuzzy – Find your favorite and go with it! Your closet will look neat & organized

Office

1. Store all “unknown” cords together for one year. When you take one out LABEL IT! Then store “known” cords with items they belong to or all in one place. At the end of the year let all those extra cords go. * Velcro ties work great for keeping your cord drawer nice & neat!

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2. Use categories to file paperwork, instead of alphabetic order . Ask yourself, “When will I need to use this paper, if can’t find it what would I do?” Remember that about 80% of paper that is filed will never be retrieved! File only items that are necessary and cannot easily be replaced or found elsewhere.

Bathroom

1. Set aside what you use everyday – think about what you would pack for vacation. Get rid of 90% of what is left.

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2. Make-up breeds bacteria. When in doubt throw it out!

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3. Toss open sunscreen & acne products after 6 months (once opened the active ingredients start to break-down).

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4. Moisturizers and soaps can last up to 2 years – but if you’ve stopped using them stop storing them.

Travel

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Auto

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Garage

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Emergency Go Kit

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month Check out links below to learn more about creating a GO pack & being prepared!

1. Ready.gov

2. White House – Does your family have a plan?

3. Red Cross

4. CDC

5. Humane Society

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