How to Organize a First Aid Kit

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What’s one thing that can happen to you at home, at work, in your car or really anywhere, no matter what you’re doing? The answer is, you can hurt yourself. That’s why it’s important to always have access to a well-stocked first aid kit – not just for yourself, but for your friends, family, and even strangers. (Come on. Be the Good Samaritan and offer him a Band-Aid.) Here is what you need to do to assemble your kit. The first thing you’ll need, no matter what type of kit you’re making, is a good, sturdy box or bag to…

How to Organize Your House

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No child has ever said ‘I want to grow up to be a cost accountant’ or ‘I want to grow up to be a housekeeper’. Let’s face it, as nice as it is to live in a tidy, well-organized house, it’s not all that much fun creating one or keeping it that way. Perhaps the best you can hope for is a plan for housekeeping that will make being tidy and organized less of a chore. There are actually just a few basics to organizing your home. Get yourself organized before attempting to organize your house You will never be…

How to Organize Your Bedroom Closet

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How you organize a bedroom closet is largely dependent upon whether you live in a house with a garage. With a garage, it’s a much easier task of organizing because you have a large storage unit for your overflow. People who live in apartments, however, have no garage and know that you can’t get all your stuff into that one little hall closet. Bedroom closets, besides holding clothes, have to absorb the overflow. (Tip: if you can afford it, rent an apartment with one more bedroom than you really need.) We assume you’ve already followed the advice given in “How…

How to Organize Your Bathroom Closet

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Typically, storage space in bathrooms is slim – maybe a medicine cabinet, and a couple of drawers and cupboards placed under and to either side of the sink. That can suffice if there are no more than two people in your family and you have no overnight guests. For the rest of us, it’s difficult to find a place to stack our folded towels, face cloths, extra rolls of toilet paper, and all the rest. (By the way, besides having spare rolls in storage and the usual roll available next to the toilet, it’s a good idea to have a…

How to Organize Your Bathroom

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Bathroom too small, with not much storage space? It may need organizing. An uncluttered bathroom is warm, welcoming, and relaxing; clutter builds stress. So up your courage and take on the job. Your goal is to finish the task in one work session, so set aside ample free time to get it done all at once. Tips for Organizing Your Bathroom First, attack the clutter. That means collecting all of the items in the bathroom, all of them, no matter where they are, and put them in boxes. If you wish, you can sort the items while you’re removing them,…

How to Organize Your Attic

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Attics make great places to house off-season clothing, empty luggage, holiday decorations, empty boxes from electronic equipment, seasonal toys, or sports equipment. So, let’s start out by turning an unfinished attic into a finished one: Finishing Your Attic Open up the ceiling panel leading to the attic. Put on an air filtration dust mask. Take a bright flashlight with you, too. Check for signs of insect or rodent infestation. Get rid of any problems before going on. Bring in an engineer if you suspect your rafters are not strong enough to bear direct weight. The unfinished attic consists of rafters…

How to Organize Your Pantry

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It’s ok, it happens to all of us. There are certain things that you buy, fully intending to use, but that just seem to sit there in the pantry taking up space. It’s easy to ignore at first, but eventually these items will have to come out. Prepare your pantry for an all new look Remove everything and place it all in boxes or on the counter. Throw out food that has gone bad or is older than some of my neckties. Remove shelf paper and clean and scrub the pantry shelves. Hey, don’t put that old paper back! Use…

How to Organize Your Office

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You know that something is a growing problem when consultants crop up to solve the problem for you. Such is the case with organizing an office. You can save some bucks if you just do it yourself with the tips we provide here. Cleaning Out Your Office The three goals of office organization: Clear out clutter Make it more functional Make it a more pleasant place to be. Do you need to take on the task? You do if: You have to move things out of the way before you can sit down There are so many stacks of papers…

How to Organize Your Kitchen

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No matter whether you’re a gourmet cook or make dinner out of a box, the ideal kitchen organization is the same for all; it’s based on traffic flow. Everything that happens in the kitchen happens in one of three specific work areas: a food preparation area, the area where you cook and serve the food, and the cleanup area around the sink. The things you need for cooking should be stored near the stove. The major items coming out of a dishwasher – dishes and tableware – should be stored close to the sink. Get the idea? Don’t kill yourself…

How to Organize Your Makeup

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As you probably already know, it can be a real pain to find just the shade of lipstick you’re looking for when you have to dig through piles of mascara, nail polish and cotton balls, not to mention other lipsticks. It’s especially annoying when you have limited time due to the fact that you’re on your way out to a party, to work or to meet a friend – which is most always the case when you’re putting on makeup. Thus it is time to organize your stash. Dump everything out Unless you want a pile of broken compact mirrors…