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Archive for April, 2011

Your bathroom’s under-sink cabinets

Here are a few tips to organizing the things underneath your sink.

1) Think about going through your cabinet like you are shopping at a convenience store. Think of sections you normally go to and come up with categories similar or the same as the sections at a store.

2) Empty out the cabinet. You need the space to visualize where everything should be placed.

3) Sort out or throw out items to correspond to the categories you created.

4) Find a way to store the items for each category. You can use storage bins or bags. Consider going to the grocery store and buying some quart and gallon size freezer bags with the writing label on them. They are cheap and clear, which makes it easier to find things. You can also manipulate the shape of the bags in order to fit in your cabinets. The Container Store has simple storage bins with labels on them for easy identification and accessible storage. If you have any opaque bags, place a label on them for easy identification.

5) Sort your stored goods in a manner that is easily accessible to you.

Whatever you didn’t throw away or keep in the cabinet, donate!

The link below is to another blog that also offers good suggestions:



Check out organizing article in Ebony-May 2011 edition


A free tree with something Neat

Stay conscious of protecting our planet and stay organized at the same time with NeatDesk or NeatReceipts. Offer ends April 25th.


Keeping up with the papers…

Today I realized that not only did I need to catch up on my blogging, but also on my filing. There’s a method to getting it done in a snap!

1) Pull out the sort box.

2) Collect any other loose papers that’s not in the sort box.

3) Find a place for each paper from the sort box or your pile of loose papers.

4) If you can’t find a place, determine whether you need to make a place for it or trash it.

And alas, the clutter is gone!

Back by Popular Demand-Community Paper Shred, Sunday, May 1, 2011

Who: East Silver Spring Citizens’ Association, Inc.

Where: Silver Spring Police Station Parking Lot at 805 Silgo Avenue.

When: 1pm -4 pm

Why: It’s a nice way to clean out your files and have fun with the family at the same time!

Free shredding!

The tax deadline is only two weeks away, and there are a lot of old papers that need to be disposed of. If you’re in Montgomery County, Office Paper Systems offers free shredding weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:


If the site is too far away, they also offer free off-site shredding until June of this year in various areas in Montgomery County such as Silver Spring (6/25) and Bethesda (4/30) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..


Do you have a place to shred for free in your neighborhood? If so, tell me about it!

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