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Get Organized Month Tip: Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet

January 21st, 2011

medicine cabinetHow many times have you opened you medicine cabinet in search of a much needed item, produced a blank stare and then proceeded to close it? Probably too many times to count. The medicine cabinet is much like the ‘junk drawer’ except it is found in the bathroom. It is one of the most convenient places to throw random items that you use in the bathroom. Because we know the majority of people have disorganized medicine cabinets we are going to share a few tips for cleaning it out for Get Organized Month.

  • De-clutter your medicine cabinet by removing any hygiene related items or things that simply do not belong and move them to the correct place. Only keep prescriptions, band aids, rubbing alcohol and items of that nature in your medicine cabinet.
  • Throw away any items you haven’t used within the last six months or anything with a past expiration date.
  • Reduce bulky packaging by arranging cotton swabs and balls, bandages and other small items in small apothecary jars to keep them dry and for space optimization.
  • Keep the medicine cabinet organized by not adding additional items that do not belong when you are cleaning in a rush, and by reorganizing it every few months.

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Get Organized Month Tip: Organizing Mail

January 11th, 2011

organizing mailLast week we shared that January is the official host Get Organized Month according to the National Association of Professional Organizers. In honor of the month we will be celebrating with specific organization tips each week. This week’s Get Organized Month Tip will outline effective ways to organize mail found on Real Simple.

  • Set up a workplace. Designate a place in your home as your mail workspace. Include a table or desk, container to store the week’s mail, a trash can for junk mail, and a paper shredder to destroy documents with sensitive information. Devise a scheduled time to sort through mail each day.
  • Create a filing System. Create a separate, portable file designated for bill pay. File bills (minus their envelopes unless you mail them in) by their due date. Also include a check book, online passwords, pens, envelops and stamps so you will have everything you need at any given time.
  • Store important documents. Use a file cabinet to store bank statements, insurance claims, tax records and other important documents. Section them off in broadly labeled file folders that include more specific sub-categories.
  • Organize magazines and catalogs. Separate magazine and catalogs from the rest of your mail as soon as you bring them in and place them in a magazine rack or on your coffee table for viewing pleasure.

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Image by Alexandra Rowley for Real Simple.

Ready, Set, GO: January is Get Organized Month

January 4th, 2011

Get Organized MonthIt’s the beginning of 2011 are you ready to GO? Since the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start or change your organization habits, the National Association of Professional Organizers has deemed January Get Organized Month (GO). According to a recent poll conducted by NAPO 65% of the responders described their homes as disorganized and 96% of them said they would save time by being more organized.

This January marks the 7th year that NAPO is hosting the event. To celebrate NAPO chapters throughout the country will be hosting events to help you become more organized. A few of the events include Ask-the-Organizer panels, Organize to Economize in the New Year workshops, Shred-and-Organize events, and more. To find an event in your area visit the NAPO website.

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