10 Easy Household Time Savers.

by Chris Gardner

Here's ten excellent ideas to cut down on major house and life-cleaning projects. I especially like the leaving the dishwasher open while cooking, provided it's not a safety hazard.

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  1. Keep the dishwasher open and fill with dirty dishes as you cook. Have a sink full of hot soapy water to hold the hand wash items so they can soak and be easily cleaned.
  2. Sort the silverware as you fill the dishwasher, each type of utensil getting its own...

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

by Chris Gardner

TipNut.com has created the most extensive list on the web for sweeping out your post winter dirties and dusties. If you can accomplish at least half, you can consider yourself spring cleaned.

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

Indoors

Working From The Top Down

   1. Ceilings
   2. Walls
   3. Windows
   4. Cupboards, Counters, Drawers, Shelves
   5. Furniture & Appliances
   6. Floors

Declutter & Organize As You Clean

   All Areas Of The Home Are Cleaned

    *...

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40 Household Tasks You Can Accomplish in 5 Minutes or Less.

by Chris Gardner

You know those chores and jobs you know have to get done, but are so overwhelming that you can't face them? Women's Day magazine has assembled a list of those chores, and divided them into 40 totally manageable tasks that you can accomplish in under five minutes.

In the Kitchen:

40 Household Tasks You Can Accomplish in 5 Minutes or Less.

 -Dust for prints

 -Toss spoiled produce

 -Clean two fridge shelves at a time

Bedroom:

 -Dresser de-messer

 -Closet cleans

Bathroom:

 -Shower Scrubdown

...

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How to Organize Your First Kitchen

by DIY Maven

created on: 03/28/08

Erin Doland of Unclutterer has put together a invaluable tip list to help you organize your first kitchen. And although her advice is directed to college graduates moving into their first apartment, it can also be applied to those moving into their first home too! Her suggestions include:

  • When putting your kitchen together, arrange items in cabinets based on where you use them.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for very specific, practical things for...

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How to Become an Unclutterer

by DIY Maven

How to Become an Unclutterer

According to organization guru Erin Doland and editor-in-chief of Unclutterer.com, ‘The main difference between being someone who is just clean and someone who is an unclutterer is that unclutterers look for permanent solutions.’ To get us all started down the road to an uncluttered life, we need to ask ourselves these questions:            

1. ‘What process is in place for papers that come into your home or office? If you don’’t have a process...

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Organize your computer's desktop in three steps.

by DIY Maven

 

created on: 02/27/08

Currently I have 21 shortcuts on my desktop. I didn’t think that was a lot, but now, after reading Make Use Of’s 3 Steps to an Organized Desktop, I think it might be. I mean, at least 5 of my shortcuts are in my start menu, so do I really need the shortcuts? How short do shortcuts need to be, anyway? As I ponder this and other cosmic questions, I’ll let you to the article, after which you might want to check out The Best Resources to Pimp...

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How To Fold A Paper Box.

by Chris Gardner

Use these adorable handmade paper boxes for storing small parts, office and craft supplies, or for gifts.

 

How To Fold A Paper Box.

 

1. Fold the paper in half, extend it back out and then fold each half inwards again to end up in the middle line.
2. Turn paper sideways and do the same exact thing as in step 1. But this time after the second fold, fold back out again and straighten the paper.
3. Fold the four corners inwards but do not exceed the lines that appeared after...

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10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home Office Cheaply.

by Chris Gardner

Whether you're writing your next novel, balancing your checkbook, or simply creating a killer Curbly post, it's essential to be inspired and motivated by your workspace. Here's ten ideas for making your home office a creative haven on the cheap.

 

10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home Office Cheaply.

 

  1. Buy a Plant
  2. Get a Recycling System
  3. Tidy Up the Wires
    • Bind cords together
    • Clamp long running wires to walls
    • Get retractable cords.
  4. Add a Filing Cabinet
  5. Organise Your Desk
  6. Get some Colour
  7. Get a Clock
  8. ...

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