An anti-tip

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Today’s tip is kind of like an anti-tip. I’m going to tell you to NOT do something. I’ll give you a moment to digest that… Ok, ready for it? If something in your house is already clean, don’t bother re-cleaning it. I know for some of you that doesn’t mean much, but for those of us who land somewhere on the OCD spectrum there’s a good chance you have certain days when you do things. For me, laundry day is Saturday. Almost without fail (to the amusement of the people I live with). I just enjoy a fresh start each week!

But all this is beside the point. The point is, if you have a specific laundry day, or a cleaning day, or a certain day you run the dishwasher or wash your car or clean the floor or change your sheets, or whatever! If it doesn’t need to be done, don’t do it. Just because that’s the way it’s always been done doesn’t mean it HAS to be that way each week. Save yourself some time when you’re able and do something else productive. Or take a mini break in the middle of your day and recharge.

Now if you’ll excuse me, Monday is my grocery shopping day.

Not all organizing ideas come from Pinterest

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I was recently in a home where I was once again impressed with an organizing idea, and it’s another one I haven’t seen while perusing Pinterest or using Google Image Search (the first time this happened was when I saw this).

Anyways, the homeowner had taken an old 6 pack container, wrote “Bug Spray” on it and put all of her bug spray bottles in it. She kept it simple and used a sharpie but you can get as creative and artsy as you want with this project. The best thing about it? Easy containment! And cheap too, since she used an item she already owned (which is what I love to do when organizing).

When I expressed my excitement over her awesome organizing idea, she opened another cupboard and brought down another 6 pack container. This one said “Car cleaners” on it and she had put all of the smaller car cleaning bottles in it. Both 6 packs slid easily into her cupboards and she didn’t have to worry about hunting all over just to find the correct bug spray or car cleaner. This a great, cheap, easy way to bring some organization in to your life.



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