• Home Organization Series - The Kitchen - Day 13 #homeorganization #organizeyourhome
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    Home Organization Series – The Kitchen – Day 13

    Day 13 – Cleaning and Organizing the Kitchen You guessed it. We are working on the rest of the kitchen today. It can be a big project! Be vigilant. Be ruthless! You’re going to be happy with the end result; I promise! Empty out each of your cupboards and wipe them down, inside and out. Before replacing the cooking paraphernalia, make sure it is not cracked, broken, never used or missing pieces. Toss or donate it. Be strong. Decide on the best storage solution… Use a large plastic tub (or deep drawer space) for food storage containers and their matching lids.  *Many kitchen stores sell special organizers just for pot…

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    Home Organization Series – The Refrigerator – Day 12

    Day 12 – Declutter and Clean Your Fridge – Video Today we’re tackling the fridge. We need to empty and clean it. While not technically part of organizing your home, we always run out of time for projects like this so I am offering you the gift of time – now get to scrubbing! __ Remove all the food from your refrigerator. __ Check the dates and throw out any expired items. __ Remove all the shelves, trays and drawers and wash according to your manufacturer’s instructions and then clean the inside as well. __ Replace the food and condiments in an orderly fashion. Try grouping like items: salad dressings…

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    Home Organization Series – The Pantry – Day 11

    Today it’s back to cleaning… We’re going to concentrate (only) on the kitchen pantry. If you don’t have a pantry, clean out the cupboards that are used primarily for food storage. Clear off your kitchen table and pull it right up to the pantry.  No need for extra steps today. Take everything out. Yes, everything. It’s important to get a good cleaning in before you start organizing. You’d be surprised how many stray bits of dog food, onion skins and stale heels of bread you’ll find. Once it is all out, give all the shelves and floor a thorough cleaning.  Place plastic storage tubs on the floor. If you have…

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    Home Organization Series – Create a Home Management Binder – Day 10

    You worked so hard getting your office running smoothly that I thought this would be a great time for an easier, slightly more fun project. We are going to create a “Family Binder”. You will need a 3-ring binder and some plastic document sleeves. This binder will make you feel like the Queen of the Organized, I promise. Basically, it just collects everything you need to know about each member of your family in one spot. For each child include their pediatrician’s, dentist’s and any specialist’s names, addresses and phone numbers, any known allergies, regular medications, health insurance information (policy number, phone numbers, required hospital) and a copy of their…

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    Home Organization Series – The Home Office – Part 2 – Day 9

    Day 9 – Home Office We’re back to the office or work space. So, if you did everything you were supposed to do on the previous day, you should have a room full of piles of desk and office stuff. It probably looks worse than it did before you started… but don’t fret! We’re going to fix it! Go through each pile to see if you can toss anything out. Old utility records really don’t need to be kept more than 12 months back. Most tax records and receipts do not need to be kept longer than 10 years. If you have an accountant, give him/her a quick call to…