Remove carpet indentions

We reorganized a room a few years ago and carpet indentions reminded me every day that furniture had been moved. Drove me crazy! I realized there is a simple way to make the carpet pop back up : hot steam from an iron! Put distilled water in your iron. Allow the iron to heat. Place […]

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Remove dust & freshen moldings

Is there a layer of something on your moldings? A few things to try: Use a Swiffer sheet and lightly rub Use a dampened sponge and lightly rub then dry If neither of these ideas remove the grime from your molding, you may have dust in your paintable caulk. If so, you can get a […]

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Removing dust from walls and ceilings

Ever notice the amount of dust on some of your walls? Or cobwebs in the corners? Easy fix: place a dry Swiffer sheet on a Swiffer Sweeper and run it on your walls, turning the sheet over when needed. Do this on the ceilings and in corners where necessary.

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Burned microwave popcorn (cleaning)

I am sure you read my post from yesterday on airing out your home. You will read posts about using air fresheners and candles: they don’t work. Nothing can cover that odor. Once the air is moving in your home, the smell will dissipate. Keep those fans moving and windows open! And if you think […]

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Burned microwave popcorn

Yikes, If you are reading this, you’ve burned popcorn in the microwave. You need to immediately: Turn the kitchen fan on (especially if the microwave is vented to the outside) Turn every ceiling fan in your house on Open every window and door (no matter what the temperature is) Make sure the popcorn is in […]

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Common location for all phone numbers

Where’s that doctor’s number? Or the local Pizza Hut? Or even that neighbor you met last month? Instead of having a family and friends phone list or phone book, make it larger–make it a three ring binder with tabs 🙂 Tab ideas: Family (even addresses if you like) Friends Neighbors Business acquaintances Bunco group or […]

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Lists can be effective

For years I made a list every time I needed to go to Walmart or Target or Sam’s Club. Well, guess what? I usually get the same things every time I go to those stores. So I created a MASTER LIST. You can either create a master list, edit it every time you go shopping […]

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Back with Angela Hunt and her writing tips

Dr. Angela Hunt taught a short class at the Blue Ridge Conference on organization. I already talked about how she organizes her cleaning, and that has changed my life! She also talked about how to manage her time while she is writing. Don’t answer the telephone when writing, use email if possible. Learn to say […]

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Clean a room or closet

Well, if you are reading this, you have something in your home that needs to be organized. Well, who doesn’t? You can hire a professional organizer (boy have I thought of going into that business, talk about FUN (I mean it!)). Or do it yourself. In this economy, most folks will choose to do it […]

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Meal Planning

Meal planning, ugh. No one ever receives awards for planning meals or for being organized and prepared. But frankly, the more organized I am, the happier I am, and the happier my household is. Is that the same for you? I have found that if I write down what we are having every night before […]

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