- Straighten up the utensil drawer in the kitchen. Buy a simple organizer from Wal-Mart and categorize based on wooden spoons, spatulas, mixing spoons, etc.
- Clean the one place that is always neglected – the fridge. Throw out any products or items not used within the past 6 months.
- Make your bathroom drawers function better. Throw out any products or items not used within the past 6 months. Then group together like items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, makeup, shaving supplies, hair brushes and rubber bands. You get the picture. Then put each group of items in plastic containers and place them in your drawers. This will allow you to better utilize your drawer space and provide an efficient drawer system. HINT: Use double sided tape on the bottom of containers to prevent them from sliding.
- Tackle the little ones closet. Finally remove the clothes that are too worn or too small from your child’s closet and donate. Then group together items such as jumpsuits, shirts, pants, etc. so they can get dressed more quickly in the morning.
- Give your bedroom some extra space. De-clutter and organize the top and inside of your nightstands. Only put items that you use regularly in the drawers to prevent overflow of unused items.
- Shred your old paperwork. Take some time to sort through your old tax papers, PMT stubs, & credit card statements. Then create a filing system to better store your papers moving forward. Make this a yearly ritual every tax season to prevent more build-up.
- Create a medicine cabinet that only has medicine. This is one of the most needed but never achieved spaces in a home. Take one cabinet and put a small tiered shelf inside. Place together medicines based on symptom relief. This will save you money in the long run and will allow your loved ones to get relief more quickly when they are sick.