Best Tools For A Simple Life

Best Tools For A Simple Life

Organizing, Pantry, FamilyTips for the kitchen

  1. Keep your cupboard stocked for quick meals.
  2. Store measuring cups & spoons in a basket near the baking supplies.
  3. Salad greens stored together make for easy salad making when time is short.
  4. Organize herbs & spices in alphabetical order for ease in cooking.
  5. Cooking oil in a squirt bottle makes use of small amounts.
  6. Flour in a large shaker allows for simple dusting of a baking pan.
  7. Freeze smelly garbage…Eg: chicken skin, bones, and grease in the freezer until trash pick up day. No more smelly waste cans.
  8. Use a timer to keep food from burning when you may be distracted with the phone, kids or the doorbell.
  9. Plan a weekly menu to eliminate, ”what will I fix for dinner?”
  10. Create a shopping list, photocopy it, mark items as needed and eliminate writing one every time you shop.

Easy Clutter Busters

  1. If it fits, is in style and in season wear it. Otherwise donate it to a charity.
  2. Locate a charity to will pick up donations monthly to keep you focused on
  3. If it cannot be replaced and you “love” it…keep it. Otherwise out it goes.
  4. Clutter costs in time spent sorting, dusting, organizing and keeping track of items.
  5. Consider consignment stores to make money on your clothing & household furnishings. Stores are available for household items, children’s things and clothing for men and women.
  6. Don’t keep what is left from a garage sale. If it didn’t sell today it won’t sell later.
  7. Consider donating building supplies to a special charity: Habitat For Humanity.
  8. Make use of plastic storage bins and label them for easy identification later.
  9. Keep a directory list or index cards to locate stored items.
  10. When in doubt…toss it out!

© Ann Gambrell edited 2012

Authored by: Ann Gambrell

Ann Gambrell is an organizational consultant, helping busy people to get organized since 1985. Ann is the originator of Creative Time-Plus, and conducts seminars, workshops and classes throughout the country. Ann is a founder and active member, of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. Her cassette tape and CD series relate to a variety of organizational topics including paperwork management, clutter control and kitchen organizing. View Ann's Profile on LinkedIn

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