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Keep your Home Organize

Keep  your Home Organize
Follow these guidelines to maintain order.
 
1.Become a clutter detective
Look for items that tend to accumulate, then create a new home for them. Clutter is a sign that your current storage system isn't working.
 
2. Satisfy the urge to purge
If your storage spaces and closets are overflowing, donate or toss what you no longer use. One easy rule: At the end of each season, go through your closet and get rid of anything you didn't wear this year.
 
3. Schedule a date

Scour with power

Scour with Power- Baking Soda
 
Baking soda-cost $1.00 for a 16-oz box.
 
 
A common ingredient in cookies, baking soda is also an inexpensive and natural way to clean your house and eliminate odors.
 
Scour with power
To make your own bathroom scrub, mix 3/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.

Clean on the cheap

Clean on the cheap- Wipe off a dirty faucet
 
To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.
 
 
 
 
 
Clean on the cheap- Polish wood
 
If it's varnished: Add a few drops of lemon oil to 1/2 cup warm water. Spray onto a slightly damp cotton cloth and wipe furniture. If it's unvarnished: Mix 2 teaspoons each of olive oil and lemon juice. Apply to a soft cotton cloth. Use wide strokes to distribute evenly.

Most people wear twenty percent of their clothes eighty percent of the time

Most people wear twenty percent of their clothes eighty percent of the time.
 
It would be unrealistic to get rid of that unused majority all at once. Instead, clean out your closet progressively. Start at one end. Look at each garment and assign it to one of three categories:
1. Keep. The keep items that should stay in your closet are those that you wear often. You may find special occasion and sentimentally significant items that you want to hold onto. Identify a separate storage space for these so your closet isn't so full.

Access your belts and scarves

Access your accessories
 
You are more likely to wear belts and scarves if you can see them. Storage options include:
* Suspending them on individual hooks screwed into the back of the closet door.
 
* Rolling and placing them in a clear, multi-pocket footwear bag.
 
* Hanging them on a slice-out rack mounted to the closet wall.
 
* Using a hanger-style organizer stored alongside your clothes.
 
 
If you have jewelry that goes with only one outfit, put it in a resealable bag and fasten the bag to the hanger holding that ensemble.

Get rid of all your memories?

You'll have to "get rid of all your memories?
 
Getting organized not about throwing away your memories. But it's hard to relax when keepsakes compete for your attention from every direction. If you're saving something because it holds a special memory for you, double check whether there's another way to reminisce. Does some other object prompt similar emotions? Consider this: what it giving away an item would enhance its significance? Share your cherished possessions now with younger generations and see them come alive again.

You might need it someday?

Worried that... You might need it someday?
 
If you keep everything you might need someday, you're going to need a warehouse. If everything seems potentially useful, maybe you're not sure what's truly important to you. Think about your hopes and dreams. Then identify what items or information will support you in achieving them. Without knowing this, all of your stuff can seem worthwhile.
 
AVOID CREATING A NEW GOAL TO JUSTIFY PIECE OF CLUTTER,
 
Worried that... You paid good money for it?

Not all clutter is garbage

Not all clutter is garbage
 
Sometimes the chaos is simply a matter of prized possessions being out of place.
Start a new habit. Whenever you're holding an item, don't put it down unless you're returning it to its home. This doesn't mean you have to pick up everything strewn around your house right now. But the next time you have something in your hand, don't set it back down just anywhere.
 
When you're decluttering, be sure there's enough light
You'll sort faster and be more motivated in a bright area.

Do it bit by bit

Do it bit by bit
When organizing, commit to a single area or pile that you can complete within the time available. When you finish that assignment, you can stop for the day. Of course, if you are motivated to continue, fine. But don't feel guilty if yo wrap up, you only committed yourself to that job. When you're ready, select another area and tackle it. Gradually you'll work your way through the entire house. Remember, any big project is only the sun of several small projects.
 
After you've been working for a while, your space may look like a train wreck. Don't worry you haven't derailed. When you're organizing a cluttered space, it always looks worse before it gets better.

Organize your life

Organize your life
 
TARGET-the room that would be most valuable to you if it was organized, Frequently, this is where you spend the most time.
 
START-with what's most current. In the kitchen, for example, the papers on top of the island are probably both recent and important to you. Get those in order first. As additional mail or kids' papers arrive each day, incorporate them into your new system. Once your new process is working smoothly, you can tackle the backlog of older paper.