The Home and Office Organizing Blog
Monday, June 28, 2010
Organizing The Trash
Are you in the middle of a organizing project and trying to figure out a way to get all the trash out? Instead of getting a dumpster try using a bag from Bagster! Its a like having your own dumpster in a bag! It holds up to 3300 lbs of waste and can be purchased at a some Home Depot stores and other hardware stores. You set it up yourself, fill it and Waste Management hauls it away.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Dont Buy New, Fix The One You Got!
Did you pay a lot of money for your fancy water bottle or insulated Flip-it cup? Did it come with extra parts that can get easily lost? If you can keep all the extra parts organized and remember which part goes to which bottle you are on the right track. But if you loose one of those items your bottles and cups will not work. Before you go out and purchase a new bottle or cup check out the company's website for replacement parts. For just a few dollars your favorite bottles and cups can be back to working order!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Organize, Pour And Keep Foods Fresh
Do you have half full bags of chips, nuts and candies spilling over in your cabinets? I just discovered a great gadget from Copco called the Bag Cap. You attach this cap to an open bag of your favorite foods, frozen veggies or rice then snap close keeping your foods fresh. The Bag Cap can also be used as a spout. If you dont have a container to hold foods I think this is a great way to store foods, keep organized and fresh.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Organizing Kids Dishes...One Shelf At A Time
Have your kitchen cabinets been taken over by kids plastic plates, bowls and cups? If you are short on cabinet space, move out some of your own extra dishes from the cabinets to make room for the kids dishes. It will make your everyday tasks of washing, drying and putting away dishes so much easier. As you add new types of kids dishes, purge the bottles and sippy cups they no longer need.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Organizing For The New School Year
Did your kids bring loads of school supplies home on the last day of school? Be sure to purge the items they no longer need but save the other usable items like art supplies and paper. Reuse those backpacks, lunch and supply boxes for the next school year. And be sure to make way for the next years school information by organizing and updating the family folder.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Organizing Your Dishwasher
How many times have you stuffed your dishwasher so full of dishes that nothing has gotten clean? Food is still stuck on the forks and don't even think about the oatmeal stuck to the saucepan and dishes. Its important that you follow the instructions of the manufacturer when loading your dishwasher. Organizing your dishes to be washed is going to help your dishes get clean and its going to be easier to put everything away.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Confused by the amount of space your new linens take up on the shelves? They didn't look like that in the store! Manufacturers package items for store shelves so perfectly that its almost impossible to recreate once the package has been opened. Next time you unwrap a new set of sheets or an odd shaped item, take a photo of the item as you unfold the package so you can see how to refold.