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Favorite Organizing Tips

Keep your most used items in easily accessible locations.

Clear plastic, mesh metal, or mesh fabric bins are best for many types of storage. The reason is clear!

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Resist the urge to take pictures of everything. Sometimes just being present is better.

Unsure whether to keep a mail item? Toss it into the paper-recycling basket, where it will sit until the basket is emptied. This gives you time to reclaim it if it becomes necessary.

Ask for help when you need it.

Get it off your mind and onto a clipboard, notebook, or smartphone app – Immediately!

Perfectionism leads to procrastination. Aim for progress instead of perfection.

Break down tasks into small chunks; it’s much less intimidating.

Use a timer. For 25 minutes, do the task at hand with NO DISTRACTIONS! Give yourself a little break between timed sessions.

Pat yourself on the back for a job well-done!

Favorite Organizing Products

Clear glass canisters with airtight lids will store your grains safely in cabinet or fridge. Square ones make better use of space.  See this website for more information.

Recycled olive or peanut butter glass jars are great for smaller amounts of nuts and seeds.

Durable acrylic organizing “binz” with built-in handles are great for kitchen and bathroom and are widely available. See this website for more information.

Say goodbye to trunk junk with this expandable car trunk organizer. See this website for more information.

What do you do with a half of a lemon, onion, or avocado? Waste a lot of plastic wrap, probably. These silicone “huggers” are reusable, dishwasher-safe, and effective at keeping fruits and veggies fresh. And kind of cute. See this website for more information.

Favorite Green Websites

If you want to steer clear of plastic, cut down on new product purchases and/or repurpose materials that you already own, these blog/websites are chock-full of ideas.

The Greenists website

It’s Note Easy to Be Green website

The Alternative Consumer

Green Moxie