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my closet can become chaotic very quickly, in order to tame the nightmare I fold my sheet sets and tuck the complete set into one of the pillow cases. they stay together,stack neatly and eliminate the need to rummage through to find matching pieces - and even the kids recognize "THEIR" bundle and ca...

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Make A List

When I arrive at work, I make a list of what I need to get done that day. I then work according to the list. There are times when other demands pop up, but I am able to explain my situation and then the new demand can be prioritized or reassigned.

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Add pics to help organize

Regardless of what you are organizing, take a picture of it, and put in on the outside of the container for an easy visual of what is there. This works well with shoes, crafting supplies, and decorations!

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Create a Grouping

If you live a busy schedule like me this may help a lot with time management. Grouping some of your favorite meals has a couple of benefits. One, time management. Two, the grouping becomes a recipe holder. Three, its quicker than looking through your favorites.

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Using a Timer

My very favorite way to stay on top of clutter or get myself to work on a task I'd rather not is to use a timer. I set it for 15 min. & see how much I can get done during that time. After it goes off, I can either do it again or often do something else for 15 min that is more fun & then repeat aga...

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Stop Junk Mail from Taking Over

I keep my paper shredder and recycle bin in the garage, so when I come in with the mail I can immediate sort, shred, and deal with my mail all at once. (I pay all of my bills online, so it's rare to receive REAL mail now!)

It's saving so much frustration and clutter, since only the mail I wa...

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A Neater Space

To cut out the usual clutter caused by tossing clothes and jackets on the floor at the end of a hectic day or having tons of papers, books and magazines stacked everywhere, designate a place for everything. When you see your self about to recause the clutter, try to stop yourself in your tracks and ...

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Another use for a dish drainer

This isn't original with me--I saw it in a book somewhere--but if you have a bunch of coloring books, you can use a dish drainer rack to store them in, with the holder that silverware would normally go in now being for crayons. Clever, no?

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Meal Planning

I use organization to help with cooking dinner! I keep a box with cards, one for each recipe, near my fridge, and pull out a few of them each week. The ingredients I need are listed on the back of each card. I can hang the recipes on my fridge so I know what I will be eating, and making my grocery l...

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Saw on pinterest the most wonderfully simple way to organize my spices! Mop and broom hangers!! Anyone else see this?!? You stick them on the inside of your cabinets and the little bottles just pop right in there! Love this and I will be able to see right away what I have and find things much more q...

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