Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Household Chore Misconceptions

Here are ten misconceptions about household chores,
especially if you do not live alone.
1. Household chores are women’s work.
2. You get done with household chores.
3. Household chores are not everyone’s responsibility.
4. You can get caught up on chores.
5. Do the chores today, and you won’t have to do them tomorrow.
6. Children are too young to learn how to do chores.
7. There is only one “right” way to do a chore.
8. You don’t have to keep on top of chores.
9. You can do the chore as well as your partner does it.
10. Leave the house to run a quick errand, and the house will remain clean and chore-free until you get back.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Creating Your Forever Home

I now have the eBook and a Word printable version of Creating Your Forever Home completed.
Email me at creatingyourforeverhome@yahoo.com.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Most people cannot afford

There are a lot of financial answers on what most people cannot afford. However, I am going to give a different perspective on what most people can’t afford.
You cannot afford not knowing the necessary life skills.
You cannot afford
  • having a wicked moral compass
  • being a lousy partner in a relationship
  • being a bad parent
  • being selfish
  • burning bridges with family and friends
  • not exercising
  • not eating right
  • not getting a high school diploma
  • not learning first aid
  • not learning how to create a budget
  • not learning how to sew on a button, repair a tear, hem something, sew a seam
  • misbehaving in public
  • not learning common courtesy
  • not knowing how to plan meals and cook them
  • not knowing how to wash clothing and linens
  • not knowing how to have good personal hygiene
  • getting into trouble with the law
  • not knowing how to clean rooms in a house or apartment
  • not knowing how to create a budget and stick to it

Small organization with things you own

If you don’t find the organizational solution that you need in this list, then Google “home organization hacks.”
  • Clear, clean jars
  • Empty cereal boxes
  • Empty Kleenex boxes
  • Zip ties
  • Dollar store gift bags
  • Dollar store shopping
  • Shoe boxes
  • Empty coffee cans
  • Milk crates
  • Cookie tins
  • Shelving
  • Plastic food dishes-with or without lids
  • Egg cartons
  • Spoon or office drawer organizers
  • Bulletin boards
  • Coat hangers and sewn bottom tee shirts
  • Coat hangers and shower curtain rings
  • Handbags
  • Baskets
  • Rolling suitcases
  • Stacked suitcases
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillow covers
  • Pillow shams

What's in your bedroom?

Here are some suggestions to make your bedroom more comfortable.

  • Visualize what you want your bedroom to look like
  • Remove items that don’t fit your vision
  • Install curtains and bedding that you like
  • Always make your bed
  • Add decorative touches on top of your dressers
  • Add low-light lighting
  • Hang art or photos on the walls that you like
  • Put away all your clean clothes
  • Add a bedside table or shelf system
  • Add a trash can near the bedside table
  • Add a full-length mirror
  • Add a shoe or boot rack
  • Add a hanging rack to your closet (sweaters/purses)
  • Install a small clothes hamper
  • Add a low chair or bench
  • Add a hook, basket, or chair for winter or outdoor wear

Do you want to organize your whole home?

Basic Steps will get you where you want to go!

Decide that you want your home organized.

Decide the purpose of a room.

Visualize how each finished room will appear.

Write down a list of things that you need to accomplish to complete that vision.

Remove things in the room that do not fit your vision for the completed space.

Complete the tasks that you have written down as needed accomplishments to completing your vision.

Whenever possible, utilize items in the home to complete the look that you desire.

Working left to right, top to bottom around the room when decluttering, or cleaning will ensure you reach all areas that need attention.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Apartment Therapy Interview 7 Experts

Combining interviews from organizational experts is a great service to everyone.

We have differing organizational styles and needs.

The fact that the ideas presented are neither new nor clever is a plus. The endurance of tried and true methods speaks to their success.

An added observation, you should purge excess or unnecessary items before purchasing additional organizational supplies to contain or display your items.

You are probably already using some of the following systems. Great job!

7 Experts Share Their Favorite Products for Getting Organized, by ADRIENNE BREAUX

Fay Wolf
 of New Order recommends organizational products with this advice, “Any product that truly makes your life easier is a great one.”
Her go-to ideas include
  • Go vertical using under-shelves and stacking shelves
  • Make your own drawer dividers from the supplies that you have on hand
  • Use containers to segregate projects
  • Use wall hooks to maximize wall space storage

Vaishali Sahni of Tiny and Tidy  recommends, “Whenever possible, try to use clear storage containers when storing items in your home.”
·         Mason Jars
·         OXO containers
·         Acrylic organizers
·         Clear plastic containers
·         Rubbermaid containers


Janet Taylor of http://janetmtaylor.com/  favorite organizing products

  • Magazine boxes
  • Baskets

Melanie Gnau of A Small Life 
  • Simple jars

Professional organizer Jen Robin of Life In Jeneral has three favorite items for organizing
  • Drawer organizers
  • Divided lazy susans
  • Velvet Hangers

Claire DeBoer, professional declutterer and home organizer of https://www.homedecluttered.com/  says, “My favorite organizing supplies are anything you already have!”
  • Baskets
  • Shoe boxes
  • Glass jars
  • Canvas totes

Kristen Ziegler of Minima 

·         Elfa system from the container store

Did you find a new idea? Go with it!