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The Myth of Using THAT Box Later

DON’T save the box that your appliances and electronics come in!

YOU will NOT use it later!

You will not pack it back up in the box when you move 100 years later.

It will not bring more value to your items if you decide to sell it later. (Unboxed, new looking items do that.)

Chances are the appliance will ware out and then you won’t need the box.

You can cut off any important info ON the box and put in a file or ziplock bag labelled what it’s for.

Keeping the boxes takes up valuable real estate for something else or for space!

I will make only ONE exception- IF you have the room, break down the box so that you can slide it somewhere to store it. WHen you breakdown the box, less space is used. BUT that’s only if you have the space. If not then this becomes a problem too. I still think you won’t use it!



Posted by on July 13, 2019 in Organizing


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Another Use For A Cereal Box

I am a person who likes to repurpose items. I want to share with you a suggestion that was given to me. Cereal Boxes, especially big cereal boxes. You can take them and use them as holders for take out menus, recipes, mail. Just depends where you place them. On the fridge or small wall, inside a cabinet. You can tape them up or use push pins or nail. You can decorate the box or wrap it in nice wrapping paper or tissue to match the room. So many options.

SO look at your cereal boxes, or rice boxes or instant oatmeal boxes…..Try it!

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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Organizing


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The Fun Stuff About Taxes

Calendar - Tax Day Circled

It’s Tax Season! Yay! Ok, maybe not Yay- worthy but its still tax season.Every April 15th, you’re expected to submit your federal and state tax records from the previous year. That means you are expected to keep all items needed for your tax returns.  And After April 15th, the IRS (internal Revenue Service) suggests to keep all of these records for at least three years. Some tax folks say to keep your tax records for seven years. Either way you need to organize and then find a place for this stuff.

I suggest good old fashioned boxes or plastic containers that are all the same size. They even have decorative ones that match your decor. Stack them in a corner in the closet. Stack them in a corner in the basement.  You can even cover them with a nice fabric and put a plant on top. Stack them high on a shelf in the home office. Label each one by year. and every year, shred the content of the oldest box (which should be on the bottom) and relabel and put the current year in there and place on top. AND the shredded papers (cross-cut is the best) can be used for packing material. So you are recycling too. 

Good luck to everyone this tax season!

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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Organizing


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