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  Monthly Organizing Tips for saving space and time.             

  Tips to help you clear the clutter and chaos from your space and time.

 Time Saving Tips

 

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Cut down on the time you spend dusting by using a pair of old gloves or two socks that lost their mates.  Your gloved hand will make fast work and it will be easier to get into the crevices.

 

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Establish a set time each day to sort through papers and email.  If you're working toward a deadline you have a tendency to move a little faster.  Find a designated area for all papers, preferably a surface large enough to sort, categorize, and file.

 

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If you are behind in your paper work, do a quick sort and separate the papers that need to be dealt with in a timely manner from those that you can do at any time.  Divide these into two piles for the first two weeks of the month and another for the second two weeks, that way you can deal with them when you need to.

 

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Cut down on time spent doing laundry by sorting by family member.  Have a basket for each member's clean laundry and then each member can put their clothes away.

 

Space Saving Tips

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You may not be able to display all of your things at the same time.  Trying to put too much of a collection on a table or shelf will only distract from the individual pieces.  Put just a few of the pieces out and give them a space to "breath".  Then switch them out once in a while to create a new fresh look.

 

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Save your cardboard tubes from your paper towels and use them to store our electrical cords.

 

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Save space and time by choosing a photo-storage system (albums, boxes or digitally), and stick to.  Throw out, delete or send the duplicates, only keep the photos that turned out,  and pitch all of the wrappers.

 

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Give your kids boxes to put their things into; shoe boxes for their little collections, larger shirt boxes for their papers and pizza boxes for art work.  They can decorate them with wrapping paper or fun labels.  Having a place to put things will help keep things picked up.

 

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Put your magazines and newspapers in a separate space and replace them when the most recent edition comes.

 

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Establish limits on the things that you seem to accumulate; grocery bags, empty plastic containers, newspapers, etc. by creating a perimeter either of time or space.

 

 

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