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Looking for ways to save some time?

  • 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.
  • If you are behind in your paper work, do a quick sort and separate the papers that need to be dealt with now 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Looking for more space?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • De-junk your trunk! With today’s high gas prices, you can improve your gas mileage with less weight, so remove all unnecessary items from your car.
  • Choose food storage containers that are square. They can stack and fit into the corners –saving valuable space.
  • Store all like items together. This will avoid duplication, you will know when you are running low and it will heap to keep things in order (you know where it goes)
  • Tiered racks and pull out cabinet shelving do help to maximize cabinet spaces in the kitchen, bathroom, utility room and closet.
  • Make packing for a trip easier by categorizing your clothes into zip lock bags. It makes going through a security check much easier as well.


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