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Drowning in Paper?

This plan will help you deal with daily mail that clutter your tables and kitchen surfaces.

1. Have a designated spot for all incoming mail. (In-Box)

2. Go through in-box daily for items that need immediate attention. Sort according to level of importance; Now, Later, Pending etc.
 
3. Keep a shredder, waste basket and recycling bin within reach; toss any unwanted  papers .

4. Have a file cabinet for papers to be kept long time; develop a filing schedule weekly or monthly (stick to it).

Best Baking Soda Tips

Uses for Baking Soda in the Kitchen
  • The ultimate solution for cleaning stainless surfaces like range hoods
  • Remove tea stains by washing tea pots in a solution of one quarter cup of baking soda and one quart of warm water
  • Baking soda penetrates and helps lift off baked-on food from pots and pans
  • Keep a box of baking soda in your fridge every 30 days to help keep food tasting fresher, longer.
  • Sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto a clean, damp sponge and wipe cabinets and counters clean

No Shoe Policy!

Keeping your floors clean is a difficult, never ending job
A no-shoe policy inside your home keeps your floors clean and also prevents tranfer of germs from outside.
Keep a basket of additional slippers and colorful, fun socks available for guests.
Vacuum and sweep weekly!
Clean spills and spots immeadiately!

5 Easy Steps to Clean Your Kitchen

 Its the Holiday Season! Presents to buy, shopping to get done, family and friends visiting. There is no time to clean your kitchen from to bottom, here are few easy tips to keep your busiest area clean. (from Goodhousekeeping)
 
1. Clear the counters.Cooking is your kitchen’s top priority right now. So stash mail, school schedules, and that rarely used juicer elsewhere. (Just don’t lose any bills in the process.) Then pull out the trash can and toss bags or boxes of unwanted edibles sitting out.

How to Clean Surfaces in Your Home

Whether you are wiping counters, cabinets or fridge doors care must be taken in using the right method/ product for each surface
 
 
 
Ceramic Tile:For mildew and stains, avoid harsh products like bleach, which can strip grout of its color. Use natural cleaning products or scrub grout with a paste of baking soda and water, then rinse. Then submerge a soft cloth in a solution of water and mild dishwashing liquid. Wring out cloth and wipe down surface.
 
 
 
Marble or Granite

Organizing Rules

1. Everything has a specific home
 
2. Put things back - everytime
 
3. Set limits- if something comes in something goes out
 
4. Contain items in bins, baskets, containers etc.
 
5. Small steps equal large gains, just begin
 
6. Keep at least one small spot organized at all time
 
7. Do it NOW!
 
8. Follow through completely, do not leave an organizing   project partially done
 
9. Reward yourself
 
10. Make adjustments to your space, nothing will stay organized forever
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