How to Organize a Shopping List

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You may be thinking, hey, everyone knows how to make a grocery list. You just write down the names of the items you want and run out the door. Well, making a grocery list in this manner will pretty much insure you’ll be making about five trips to the supermarket too many in the week to come. This article will teach you how to create an organized grocery list, with not only the items you want, but the items you need and the ones that will save you money in the long run. It will hopefully save you some time…

How to Organize Instruction Manuals

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Nearly every homeowner has a collection of instruction manuals stashed somewhere in their house. From that new stereo, to your appliances, to your tools, television, computer, and so on, almost every semi-sophisticated item you own came with an instruction manual. And it is inevitable that, when you need the instruction manual for the digital camera, or the pool filter, or the new printer, chances are, you will not be able to find it—unless you have your instruction manuals saved, sorted and organized in an easy to manage system. There may be other methods out there for organizing your instruction manuals,…

10 Ways to Better Organize Your Refrigerator

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An organized refrigerator is not only a more efficient space – it’s also a big money saver! There are many gadgets and techniques that can help to organize the many items that we store in our refrigerators. This will help to keep your fridge cleaner as well as prevent items from being pushed to the back and “growing.” So stop throwing away your hard-earned cash in the form of spoiled food and start making your refrigerator work for you! Here’s how. Can Dispenser Use soda can dispensers to keep sodas in line. If you routinely keep more than one type…

How to Organize Your Luggage

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Sure you have heard this before, but there is no harm in stressing that having your luggage organized and ready to go the day before you leave will save you a lot of grief as you head out on your travels, especially if you’re traveling by air. And even if you do end up throwing things in your bag in a mad dash at the last minute, you will want to take the following information into account. Choose your bags wisely No matter what transportation method you are using to conduct your travel, you will want a bag that is…

How to Organize a Linen Closet

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If every time you hear the word avalanche you think of what happens when you open your linen closet, it is probably time to consider using a better form of organization. Sure it is easy to grab that towel when it falls on your head, but it can be impossible to find anything else that you’re looking for. So take an hour or so and follow these instructions. Be sure to stand back when you open the door. Get That Linen Closet Organized 1. Empty the closet Take everything out of your linen closet and place it on the floor…

How to Organize a Computer Desk

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Most likely, if you have a job that requires a computer, which seems to be most jobs no matter what the field anymore, you also have a computer desk. And, if you are like many creative individuals, this desk is piled so high with papers and other office supplies that when you go to grab that memo for your afternoon meeting everything else flutters to the floor. This is no way to keep your office – or your life. It is time to get organized. Take everything off the desk It’s a lot easier to start with a clean slate…

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…