Organizing Tips

  • Get rid of cereal and snack boxes by placing them in airtight glass jars.
  • Replace wire hangers with matching plastic hangers.
  • Take clothes that you haven’t worn for one year to Goodwill.
  • Throw away old makeup. Replace mascara every three months…replace foundation and concealer each year…replace lipstick, eye shadow, and blush every two years.
  • Throw out old spices.  You should replace most spices once a year. Test…smell the spice…if there is  no scent, there will be no flavor.
  • Throw out last year’s Christmas cards. Be sure to record any addresses to your phone or computer before throwing them away.
  • Throw away any canned goods past their expiration date.
  • Folding closet doors for young children’s rooms are difficult for children to use. Hang Curtains with tie backs over closet area. Place dresser inside with drawers that children can open and close easily.
  • To help children stay organized, use clear storage for small art and craft supplies.
  • Use shoe boxes and bank-check boxes (both lids and bottoms) as drawer dividers.
  • Place all your instruction manuals in a three-ring binder.
  • Use one shelf in your linen closet for party essentials, such as candles, place cards, napkins, and vases.
  • To organize plastic cards such as library, pharmacy, grocery store or other cards not needed everyday.  Punch a hole in the right corner of  the card and slip the cards onto a keyring and drop the ring into your bag. If you need one, just get the ring out and flip through it.