Organization & Cleaning

Various organization and cleaning tips for home, garage, work, child-care, and more


  Originally published January 1, 2014. Now updated with FREE printable to use when interviewing potential moving companies.     Did you know there’s a fool-proof method to hiring a moving company?   Moving is a stressful time.  Hiring a moving company can either alleviate a measure of stress or add to it – depending on how you go about it.  Follow these tips and you can feel confident in your...

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    Spring is in the air! And it’s such a beautiful time. The trees and flowers are in bud. Warmer weather and longer days call for bike rides and hikes in the big outdoors. It’s also time for a little pedicure…but I digress.   Along with the beautiful weather comes unstable weather patterns that can result in heavy rain, high winds or even hail. Some of these weather patterns are unique to certain...

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Day 13 Method: Life Hacks

Day 13 Method: Life Hacks


Posted By on Oct 13, 2015

  I’ve seen so many life hacks lately, the majority of which seem ludicrous to me. Take for instance the suggestion to use packaged popcorn on the wall as a fire/smoke alarm…? Seriously, I hope that hack was a joke.  Or what about the suggestion to add nonsense words onto your essay in white so that you can up the word count and fool your teacher…! Again, really?   I was beginning to dislike the...

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Day 12 Method: Kitchen Sink

Day 12 Method: Kitchen Sink


Posted By on Oct 12, 2015

  I recently had a clogged Kitchen sink. We are on septic, perhaps that is why we don’t have a garbage disposal. I try diligently not to allow anything beyond water down the sink. In fact, even coffee grounds are a no, no.  I purchased smaller sink strainers to assist me in this endeavor. Despite my efforts, it became clogged.   Bear with me, there is a reason I am talking about:   K   for Kitchen Sink...

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  Originally published November 20, 2013. Updated July 11, 2015, with FREE Reference Sheets to Download and Print!     Would you find a Master Household Maintenance Checklist handy?    There are so many types of Household Maintenance Checklists on the internet.  I find lists and schedules very helpful.  I’m compelled to use them.  But I dislike numerous lists to tackle both indoor and...

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7 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes

7 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes


Posted By on Jan 11, 2015

  Frozen is popular if you’re talking about the animated movie event of 2014.  Frozen is not popular if you’re talking about your household pipes.   This winter, as the temperatures fall let’s protect our household from burst pipes with these 7 tips.     Let’s work from the outside to the inside of the home.   1.  Inspect Water Meters First off, check to see if the lid is...

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