A clutter free home is not out of your reach. Many people find that the longer they live somewhere, the more cluttered it becomes. The following are some great tips for creating a clutter free home:
A clutter free home is not out of your reach. Many people find that the longer they live somewhere, the more cluttered it becomes. The following are some great tips for creating a clutter free home:
Most people use a wire brush to scrub the excess food, and residue off their BBQ grill after each use, but sometimes they do not remember the grease that ends up on the ground under the BBQ. Most BBQ grills have a cup of some kind that catches the grease that drips off the meat as it cooks, but if your grease catcher overfills, and you do not empty it, you may have a mess to deal with under your grill.
When you puchase a car, you are making an investment. It is not going to offer you very good return, however, if you do not maintain it, take care of it, and give it the TLC it deserves. Everyone knows that a car loses value the second you drive it off the lot. So, what can you do to help your car maintain value longer, and last longer so that you get a better deal? One of the things you can do it help your car to maintain its fuel efficiency. One of the big reasons people buy new cars is that they get better gas mileage. Help you car maintain that with the following tips:
Taking a swim in the pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but sometimes a pool is more work than relaxation. Maintaining a pool can be a lot of work and if it isn't done right, it can create an unsafe environment for your family. Follow these tips on how to maintain a pool to keep your work to a minimum and your enjoyment of your backyard oasis to a maximum.
After the long winter season, you are more than ready to get outside and get moving. Once spring and summer hit it is time to get the outside of your home cleaned up so that you can invite friends and family over for social gatherings, but also so that you can have a great looking yard. Here are some tips that you can follow to get your yard ready for the warm summer months that are coming soon.
Spring-cleaning is not something that many of you look forward to. The thought of spring-cleaning can make anybody shudder because it means it is time to clean the entire house from top to bottom. With spring-cleaning, you are going to need to get into every nook and cranny to clean. For many of you spring-cleaning is a chore because there just isn't enough time to get the entire house clean, with how busy your schedules are. Many households have two working parents just so they can make ends meet. The problems with having two working parents is that nobody is at home to tend to the house throughout the week, so cleaning becomes a real chore.
Spring-cleaning can take days to complete because you will be cleaning your house from top to bottom. With how long spring-cleaning takes, everybody is looking for some tips to help make the process easier. Here are some popular spring cleaning tips that you can follow to help make spring-cleaning less painful.
When it comes time to spring-clean your home the tasks that you will be doing will vary depending on the size of your home and what is included in your home. No matter where you live though spring-cleaning is something that is usually done once a year, mostly after the cold winter months. Spring-cleaning is described as thoroughly cleaning every nook and cranny inside your home to get rid of all of the germs and dirt that have festered inside since winter.
Is space at a premium in your home? Do you live in a flat or studio apartment where storage space is non-existent? There are products out there that can help you get organized, have storage space, and still look fabulous, especially for small spaces. Here are some ideas to get you started on space-saving ideas and products.
In today's society, most families have two working parents; this is just so the family can survive. With two working parents, the rules for cleaning have changed because one parent is not at home all day to manage the home. For working households, the thought of spring-cleaning becomes a nightmare because there just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done.
As soon as the danger of winter frost has passed, you are ready to get out and start getting your yard work going. The sooner you can go out and get busy the sooner your yard is going to be prepared for summer. Preparing your yard for summer takes a lot of time. The work has to be started during the spring because once the hot summer months hit you will want to enjoy the green lawn, not work on getting your lawn green.
A home organizer's nightmares most often come true in a laundry room, craft room, home office, or closet that has turned into a "catch all" space rather than functioning at their optimum level. They are the messy little spaces that keep getting cluttered no matter how hard you try to organize. The problem isn't usually in your organization, but in the design and function of the space. Make your "catch all" spaces more inviting and easier on the eyes by following these simple design ideas:
Making a living space more functional is a great way to utilize the space a person has in a smaller apartment or home and it can also be a great way to make a house a better place to live no matter what the size of home. This article discusses several different options that a person can use to help make their living space more functional.
Most people believe that a bug free home is a good home. This article discusses several ways that a person can keep termites, roaches, ants, and other pests out of their home.
Part of spring-cleaning includes packing items for storage. Part of spring-cleaning involves packing items for long-term storage because you no longer need them, but do not want to give them away. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you pack items for storage.
Spring-cleaning doesn't just mean cleaning up your house from top to bottom; it also includes cleaning up the outdoor sheds or garages. A major part of cleaning out your garage is organizing your garage.
Here are some steps you should take to help clean and organize your garage:
With summer just around the corner, it is time to start getting your backyard ready for summer. When you get your backyard ready for summer, it means that you can entertain your guests in your backyard without being embarrassed by your yards appearance. How you get your backyard ready for summer is going to depend on the area that you live in. If you live in an area that has harsh winter months you will want to focus on general maintenance of your lawn and backyard space. If you live in warmer areas, you can focus on sprucing up your backyard space because maintenance will not be very hard.
After fall, your yard tools sit in storage until they are needed again in the summer. Most people begin to get their yard tools ready for summer once spring hits, but there are plenty of people who let that slip by. If you happen to be one of those people who spring slips by you still need to get your yard tools ready for summer, you cannot just take the yard tools out of storage and begin using them. If you simply take the yard tools out of storage, you are decreasing the life of the yard tool. What you will want to do is take them out of storage and give them some TLC, this will help your yard tools work better and last longer.
Adding compost to soil is a great way for a person to add essential nutrients to their soil and help their plants grow faster and be healthier. And luckily, making your own compost is actually not very hard to do. This article discusses how a person can create their own compost.
Taking on a whole house full of clutter can definitely be a daunting task, especially if you feel like you are not particularly gifted in the organization department. Fortunately, you do not have to be the master or organization, nor do you have to be particularly skilled at cleaning the house in order to tackle clutter. All you need is a plan!
Garages are wonderful places and are very convenient for keeping cars safe from the elements. But they can also be good for other things too. Storage is a great reason to have a garage but sometimes it can be difficult to find a lot of room to store things. But careful planning and preparation are needed to make a garage a good place to keep storage and cars at the same time.
Backyard grilling is an American institution. Just about everyone who owns a grill also owns fond memories of summer barbeques and all the positive emotions that come with cooking outdoors. No one, however, has fond memories of cleaning the grill when all the cooking is over. As most of us know, the gas BBQ grill can leave quite a mess to clean up. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways to keep your grill looking new.
Pantry space is precious. We pack our pantries as full as we can because most of us realize that it is easier to cook when we have a well-stocked pantry. Additionally, if you have kids you know that you have to dedicate a good deal of the pantry to fruit snacks, juice boxes, chips, etc. It can be hard to find the time to take on a task like re-organizing your kitchen pantry. Yet inevitably, you know deep down that the effort will be well worth it if you can regain a better grip on your organizational abilities, thereby saving yourself some time when it comes time to make a meal or prepare a snack.
The garage is an often neglected part of the house and is forgotten in many renovation projects, but it can really be a great place to store things and is also a great place to keep cars. But sometimes, the floor of the garage can be damaged by all of the activities that happen there and there are many steps that can be taken to protect it and make it more usable. Here are some suggestions...
Have you ever been in the situation where you need to come up with a quick meal but are missing that one key ingredient that you just can't make it without? Maybe you are tired of going to the store to buy the one or two recipe ingredients you were missing. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a list of essential items that you could buy and stock your cupboard, pantry, and fridge with so that you were always prepared to whip something together at a moment's notice? You are in luck! The following list of food storage must-haves has been compiled by taking the tips and advice of a number of different food experts. Make sure that you have a pen and paper handy as you will inevitably want to write down the items you will want to pick up the next time you make it to the grocery store.
Spring is known for many things, some more pleasant than others. If spring cleaning doesn't top your list, know that you are not alone.
While spring cleaning may not be pleasant, it is important, so here's a list of things to remember while doing it so you don't have to go back and do it again:
Spring cleaning used to be a big to-do on everyone's list, but in today's go-go lifestyle, taking a week away from your fast-paced life to spring clean can be difficult if not impossible, and when you can actually fit it in, you would be better off relaxing with how much you dread deep cleaning. It's still important to get the spring cleaning done, but who says you have to do it in the spring? Or all at once for that matter? Make some resolutions, or set some goals right here and now that will help you get through spring cleaning without putting your life on hold or make you face the coming of spring with anxiety rather than anticipation. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Spring cleaning can mean organizing and getting your house in perfect running condition or it can mean leaving yourself in a big mess when your enthusiasm wanes. Cut the disarray left when you want to be done and keep spring cleaning manageable and enjoyable by following these simple suggestions:
Summer is a time to spend out of doors and in the yard, but sometimes your yard isn't ready when summer gets here. When you are spring cleaning your house, you may want to think about extending your activities to your yard as well so you can enjoy it all summer long. Here are some tips to get you started to help get your yard ship shape and ready for days of play and nights of barbeques.
Spring cleaning isn't just for your home. Your office, your yard, even your car could do with a renewal. Your car could use a good cleaning inside and out, as well as a check on the engine and general functions. Spring cleaning for your car can really make a difference in how it feels and runs after a long winter of dirt and grime build-up, so include it on your list of things to spring clean along with the nooks and crannies of your home. Get your car in on the spring cleaning action by following the simple tips below:
Spring is a time for renewal. Your home is on the list for a good renewal. Spring cleaning gets your home looking new and fresh. You can keep your home looking new and fresh all year if you follow some simple organizational ideas during your spring cleaning process.
One of the biggest challenges every homeowner faces is the need to organize. No matter how large your home is it always seems like there just is not enough space. This is especially true in the main living areas where everyone in the family tends to gather. Yet by taking a few simple steps you can organize your living space to make it much more comfortable and effective for everyone who lives there.
When it comes time to do some spring-cleaning and organize your home many people get faint at the idea. The reason for this is that trying to organize your home seems like a lot of work, especially if you happen to have a big home or a messy home. The good news is that organizing your home does not have to be hard or scary at all. If you follow some tips on organizing your home, you will be done before you even know it.
Here are some tips that you should follow to help you organize your home.
Make sure that you think small. When thinking about organizing your home rather than thinking about everything that needs to be done, think about one or two small projects that you can do and begin doing those. By thinking about everything that needs to be done it is easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home.
Keeping your home organized is very important. You want your home to look nice, but also want to be able to find things when you need them. Here are some tips for organizing your home.
Any time is a great time to organize your home. If you are in the mood, then organize it. You don't have to spend a whole week doing the entire house, but do one room at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself or think that you have to do the entire thing at the same time. Every little bit helps, so do it when you can and move on to another room after you have completed one room.
Kitchen cupboards are one of the things that we encounter most each day, and have a tendency to become one of the most cluttered and unorganized. Organizing your kitchen cupboards can help you become more efficient, and can also just make you feel better every day because you are not overwhelmed with mess and clutter. Here are some of the top tips to help you organize your kitchen cupboards so that you feel better and you can stay organized in the future.
A place for everything and everything in its place
Find a place to put everything, whether it's your gravy packets or your spices or your pastry tools. Make sure that anyone who uses anything in the kitchen knows where things go.
Few things can drive a person to truly despair more than the state of one's bathroom. No matter how times you clean your bathroom, it still has to be cleaned again a week later (at least!). No matter how many times you organize your cupboards, they have to be redone again and again because your rubber bands get all mixed up with your makeup and your face wash. Bathroom drawers become full of all kinds of dried up toothpaste and who knows what else. It's enough to make a person refuse to ever open a bathroom drawer again or look into a bathroom cupboard.
No matter how impossible it seems to keep your bathroom drawers clean, however, it is not time to give up! You can keep your bathroom drawers clean without too much trouble, as long as you keep your drawers organized and you don't let yourself fall behind when it comes to keeping things straightened up and keeping your drawers and your cupboards cleaned.
Everyone has those small spaces in their house. It might be in the closet or in the garage but you still have them. Most people don't use them or just stuff them with things that they never use. Sometimes they may not seem like the best paces to put things but they actually can be very useful.
The first thing to do is to get rid of anything you never use. If you have a bag full of newborn baby clothes and aren't going to have any more children then donate it. Keep the sentimental items but things that you haven't used in 3 years just get rid of. Unless you know for certain that you will be using it soon, just throw it away or donate it if it's still good.
The tops of closets are a wonderful storage area. You can put things up there that you don't use very often, like extra blankets or winter clothes. The best things to put up there are things that you don't use every day but things that you use throughout the year. For example during the summer put winter clothes up there. You could even put shoes or shirts that you don't wear very often or that are only good for one sort of thing and you aren't doing that right now, like ballet.
Keeping small places organized and clean. Sometimes keeping the small places in your home or office can be one of the most challenging cleaning tasks you will encounter. The reason is that in small spaces is usually where a great deal of stuff is just put.
With this in mind, the question is. How can you keep those small places clean and organized? Here is how.
Most of you probably have some type of artwork or photographs lying around your house that you are no longer needing, but the problem is that you do not want to give these items away. Well the only thing that you can do instead of giving the items away is to prepare the items for long term storage, which can create a problem in itself. Not very many people know how to store photographs or artwork for long term, which means that they end up trying to store the items long term and when they go to retrieve them they find that they are damaged beyond repair. The good news is that if you follow some simple tips and suggestions you can successfully store your artwork or photographs long term and not have to worry about them getting damaged from improper storage.
Here are some tips for storing artwork or photographs for long term.
An organized closet is a happy closet. So, make your life more happy by organizing closets and drawers according to the following suggestions:
Suggestion one: Start by keeping only pertinent things in the closet. For example, if it is a clothes closet in your room, do not keep old photographs or memorabilia from high school, yearbooks, broken electronics, or whatever else you are storing in it. You will want to only keep the things that should be in it, in it, otherwise you will run out of space and not have room for what should go in there, your clothes and shoes. Keep all of the lose ends in a storage closet, spare room, garage, basement, or storage facility, but do not clog up your working space closets, the ones you use regularly with Christmas decorations, etc. No one wants to wade through wreaths and holly leaves to get to their nylons.
We all have tools of some kind. Even if all you have is a hammer and a set of screw drivers, you will want to organize your tools. If you have a whole shed of tools you will want to know how to organize them:
Keep like tools together.
Use variety. Shelves, clamps, hooks, ramp, covered storage, protective racks for saws and shears, pegs.
Keep most used items at accessible levels.
Have you ever gone out to the tool shed to get a tool you needed at the time, only to find yourself spending hours looking for it with no luck? Was your tool shed such as that you decided might as well save yourself the headache and time by going to the store and buy a new tool altogether? Of course that was the fifth tool of the same kind you've bought in the last year just because you can't seem to find anything in your messy tool shed. Well, save yourself some money, and some time, by taking a little bit of time to clean and organize your tool shed. Here are some helpful ways that will put your life your tool shed back into order.
1. What's in that shed?
You need to take everything out of your tool shed and see what you have. A nice, warm day is perfect for this kind of cleaning. You want to make sure that you have lots of room outside to work with. Make a section for Keeps, Donate/Sell and for Trash. Trash section is for anything that can go to the garbage, Keeps are for the tools you want to keep, Donate/Sell is for the tools that you want to sell or donate.
Make sure to keep the tools that go together, together. You should set gardening items with other gardening items, Pool equipment with other pool equipment, etc. Make an area for each category and take the items from the shed and place them in their respective places.
Whether you are packing items to store while you are waiting for your house to be finished or if you are packing items to store that you no longer need here are a few tips to help you when packing for long-term storage.
If you are packing fragile items for long term storage you should take special care when packing them. Do not use crumbled newspaper as the ink from the newspaper rubs off onto everything and can stain your items. You can use old soft clothes or acid free packing paper to wrap your fragile items. Another alternative is using bubble wrap. When packing fragile items you will first need to line the bottom of the box to provide about four inches of a soft cushion. Make sure that you wrap each item individually so that the items will not clink together, which can increase the chances of them getting broken. Items that have two parts should be wrapped separately as well. When placing fragile items in a box to be stored make sure you place crushed paper in between the items, as well as wrapping them. Do not overload the box, this can cause the box to break open and all of your fragile pieces will break.
Are you one of those people who have to park a car in the driveway because you have no room to park in the garage? Or do you just want to have more floor space in your garage? If you answered yes here are some ideas to help you organize your garage.
Before you can organize your garage you need to get the motivation to clean it out, the good news is you can probably get it done in one. The first step to organizing your garage is to pick a place to store the items that you are going to keep. This should be a large flat area, such as your drive way or front lawn. Be sure to check your weather forecast ahead of time so you can pick the best time to do this without running your items.
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