- Keep your cupboard stocked for quick meals.
- Store measuring cups & spoons in a basket near the baking supplies.
- Salad greens stored together make for easy salad making when time is short.
- Organize herbs & spices in alphabetical order for ease in cooking.
- Cooking oil in a squirt bottle makes use of small amounts.
- Flour in a large shaker allows for simple dusting of a baking pan.
- Freeze smelly garbage…Eg: chicken skin, bones, and grease in the freezer until trash pick up day. No more smelly waste cans.
- Use a timer to keep food from burning when you may be distracted with the phone, kids or the doorbell.
- Plan a weekly menu to eliminate, ”what will I fix for dinner?”
- Create a shopping list, photocopy it, mark items as needed and eliminate writing one every time you shop.
Easy Clutter Busters
- If it fits, is in style and in season wear it. Otherwise donate it to a charity.
- Locate a charity to will pick up donations monthly to keep you focused on
- If it cannot be replaced and you “love” it…keep it. Otherwise out it goes.
- Clutter costs in time spent sorting, dusting, organizing and keeping track of items.
- 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.
- Don’t keep what is left from a garage sale. If it didn’t sell today it won’t sell later.
- Consider donating building supplies to a special charity: Habitat For Humanity.
- Make use of plastic storage bins and label them for easy identification later.
- Keep a directory list or index cards to locate stored items.
- When in doubt…toss it out!
© Ann Gambrell edited 2012