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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Five Tips to a More Organized Life

There are a million ways to achieve a more organized life. Try out these five tips, and see whether they fit into your lifestyle.
 
  1. Do not store things in cardboard boxes. Bugs and critters enjoy living inside the cardboard.
  2. Create a calendar, and keep it updated with your cleaning schedule, kid’s activities, fitness routine and other important dates.
  3. Keep tables and countertops clear of clutter, such as mail, keys and other objects.
  4. Get rid of your clutter, downsize and donate. Don’t store things you do not need, as even storage containers can become clutter themselves.
  5. Rid yourself of the storage unit filled with junk. If you are paying someone to store something that you do not use, you are wasting large amounts of money.
     
Source: Reader’s Digest, rd.com

Organization on the Job

Fighting a desk mess at work? Follow these tips to clean up your workspace and increase productivity. Psychology Today suggests that you:
 
  • Grab a handy, dandy label maker and label every binder and notebook, as well as any containers and files. Be sure that everything in your office workspace has a permanent space to be put away after use.
  • Keep a notebook or notepad nearby, or if you prefer, a voice recorder works well too. Jot down quick notes, dates and ideas.
  • Create a container or binder in which to place everything you need for your upcoming meeting, and another container or binder for pending projects.
  • Each day before you head home from the office, put everything away, throw out any trash and ready your desk for another productive day tomorrow!
     
Source: PsychologyToday.com

Cook, Clean, Cut

Cutting boards are a tricky object. They come with all this information about what not to do, but not much about how you should care for them. So, follow these tips that will help you not only kill the germs, but also leave it smelling great.
 
  • Disinfect the surface of your cutting board using diluted bleach. Wipe it on the surface and wipe off with a wet rag without allowing the bleach to soak in. Allow to dry.
  • Cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub the board in order to deodorize.
  • Vinegar can also be used to disinfect. It does not need to be diluted and can be used on a daily basis.
     
Source: Reader’s Digest, rd.com

February Home Maintenance

Spring cleaning time is just around the corner, but before the warmer weather arrives and draws you outdoors, get a head start with a little indoor maintenance. This month, add these chores to your list of home improvements:
 
  1. Get rid of musty odors in closets by wiping down walls with an appropriate cleaner for the material and finish.
  2. Check out the grout and caulk in your bathrooms and kitchen. Be sure that none of it is damaged around sinks, showers and tubs. Clean discolored caulk, and replace any that is missing.
  3. Check drain traps under sinks, remove them and clean them out.

Source: Weather.com

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