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Organizing Tips Archive

 February/March 2007

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

    Space Saving Tips

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The best way to create the illusion of more space is to keep clutter under control. Designate a space for each member of the family to put their “stuff”, so that pick up time is quick and easy.

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Shelving on the walls get pretty collectables or dishes out of the cupboards and cabinets and onto a space saving display.

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Any place that you can tuck a small desk can become a comfortable work space or home information center.  Use decorative accessories to make it look less "office like".

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Store necklaces in the snack size, zip lock bags.  They will be easy to see and you will have fewer tangles to undo.

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Stop junk mail: write or call Direct Marketing Association, they maintain a list of consumers who want to get their names removed from mailing lists: Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY, 11735-9008, (212) 790-1400

 

 Time Saving Tips

 

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Handle most of your mail only once.  Pitch anything that doesn't merit saving, needs no action, or doesn't interest you!  Sort what is remaining into two categories:  "I need to do something with this" (to do), and "I just want to keep it" (to put it away).  Keep your to do mail in a folder labeled "to do".  When you have a minute, you can go directly to that file and answer a letter, pay a bill, etc.

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Save time when dropping kids off for play dates by having your emergency information pre-printed or written on index cards.  Make several copies to have on hand when you need them.  Be sure the information is current.

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Cut down on the morning chaos.  When cleaning up dinner, set the table for breakfast & find your car keys, lunch boxes, back packs, shoes, papers, etc.

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Always try to accomplish an errand on the way to something instead of making separate trip.

 

 

     

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