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The Super Organizer #GoMonth Challenge: Part 5

#GOMonth is almost over and I’ve given you 4 challenges so far! This next one is a bigger one! 

Here is the 5th challenge:

I want you to clean out your refrigerator!!!!!

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pictures courtesy of The Container Store!

It’s time! Do it! Throw out all old food,pieces of food, get it out! Do you see anything that is still good but you haven’t used yet? Maybe put that to the front of the fridge. The fridge is one of the most used appliances. Lets keep it nice and lets know what we have in there!

It can save you money too! 

 

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Super Tip Thursday- Trash Cans Are Important

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Something that I suggest to clients is to have small to medium size trash cans/bins in every major room. Really you ask.  YES!

We make a lot of trash. We sometimes don’t throw anything away because there isn’t a can nearby, so it stays on the table or desk or counter top.

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Some of the bins can be designated for recycling too. Those magazines you are done reading, the newspaper (my parents still have one delivered everyday), the opened junk mail, having a place within reach can keep the counter tops, couches, trays, and tables cleared off and not a catch all.

Its all about making things easy, which will increase motivation and create routine.

 

trashcans by Bed Bath and Beyond  and The Container Store.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Organizing

 

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Super Tip Tuesday- A Solution To Cables and Cords In Your Way!

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A Client of mine introduced me to this, Bluelounge CableBox Cable Management Box She was tired of tripping on her cords in her home office.

Under or on the desk, next to the computer, or behind the TV, loose tangled cables are always untidy dust traps. CableBox is the solution to solve these issues. Simply place your power strips or surge protector inside CableBox. No need to unplug anything first. Then stow away the surplus cable lengths, close the lid and done. Designed with cable outlets either side of the box, CableBox will fit almost every size power strip with extra space for the cords, adapters, etc.

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You can find this product at several major retailers like Office Depot and The Container Store. It prices for about $30 bucks. Online or in-store.

 

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Super Tip Saturday- Organization Under The Bed

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I’m a fan of using the space under the bed for storage. In some spaces, it is necessary to use under the bed to store items such as toys, sweaters, pictures, etc. I lived in what they called an efficiency. It was a studio apartment without a real kitchen. I had to be creative with my storage space and under the bed worked really well for me.  OF course, I say this with the understanding that its needs to be neat and organized under there.

You can get those giant zipped type plastic bags where you hook up the vacuum and it sucks the air out. You can store A LOT that way! Also there are different size plastic containers that can slide in and out from under the bed. And of course some beds come with drawers underneath for storage.

One place to start looking is thecontainerstore.com

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Shopping For Supplies

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Getting the right organizing products for your home, office or garage is important. The pricing on supplies can range from high-end to super cheap. My feeling is that sometimes you don’t need to pay high-end prices for good-looking supplies AND some super cheap places carry super cheap crap that doesn’t hold up! I’m going to share with you a few stores that I like and go to for my Organizing needs . The pricing on these ranges from mid level to inexpensive but the materials are good and there is variety of choice!! (You can click on the links for more details.)

Big Lots

The Container Store

Target

World Cost plus Market

Sometimes its good to go INTO a store rather than online and touch and feel the supplies. AND you might find items discounted that you wouldn’t find online. Now occasionally I have found great items at garage and yard sales. I’ve picked up a few good things at the 99 Cents store and at Ross. Recently I found some really nice shoes rack at a local Thirft store. But in general, those top 4 stores i mention above work really well for me and my practice.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Super Tip Tuesday: A Child Size Hanger IS Hard To Find

 

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I used to throw away or ask the cashier to keep the hangers that came with kids clothes. Not anymore. I have found that it’s not easy to find child size hangers out there. So I say that you should keep the smaller hangers for the kid clothes. Usually for their dressier stuff such as school uniforms or suits or church clothes.

There are some places online that sell child size hangers:

thehangerstore.com  thecontainerstore.com  bedbathandbeyond.com

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Um There’s No What??

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So you are visiting a friend or at a dinner party at your bosses house and you have to go to the bathroom. You ask where it is and the host directs you to the designated room. You go in, read the magazine that is in there and do your “business” then look over and the toilet paper roll has ONE SHEET LEFT!!!! So you scan the room to see if there is another roll nearby. You look up. You look down. You look inside whatever cabinet is within reach and then you realize..um there’s no what????

The MOST important item in a guest bathroom (or ANY bathroom) is TOILET PAPER! While family members may say something when the roll runs out, guests (especially someone who doesn’t know you well) usually won’t, so to spare everybody the embarrassment by having extra toilet paper handy nearby. You can leave a toilet roll in plain sight on top of the toilet tank. Also there are all kinds of stylist and useful containers designed to hold 3 or 4 rolls inside that you can put next to the toilet for easy reach. An example is below:

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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Organizing

 

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