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Organizing Fall Fling Day 13: Food Storage Containers

Organizing Fall Fling Day 13: Food Storage Containers

Gather all of your plastic storage containers into one place. Start matching lids and bottoms. Put the lonely lids and bottoms with no mates out of their misery and recycle them.

Now toss the ones that have been used to microwave pasta sauce one to many times or that smell funny. Thoughtfully evaluate the number of containers you have and their sizes. Do they fit your everyday needs?

Do they stack or nest nicely together? If the answer is no, it may be time to say goodbye. It also may be time to buy new containers that stack better.  Now pick a designated spot in the kitchen for the containers to live.

If they outgrow this spot, it's time to purge again.  One last thought, you may only need 5-6 containers on a weekly basis but on special occasions like the holidays you may need a lot more for all those leftovers.

Consider moving some of your containers to a high, out-of-the-way shelf in your kitchen or pantry. Then you can get then down when you need them and not have about a plastic landslide every day.

 

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month so all this month we'll be talking about ways to be better prepared, both for emergencies and your every day life. Join the conversation!

Tuesday Tip: In case of an emergency, have a plan. It doesn't have to be a disaster situation either. What happens if you can't make it home to meet your childrens' school bus? Do they know what to do? - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing

 

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.

Back To School: Have A Home

Back To School: Have A Home

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

When you child comes home from school, does she know where her backpack and lunch box live?  These items should have a regular landing zone.  It could be a hook next to the child’s desk in her room or in a cubby by the entry door.  Having a consistent place to put these items will make them easier to find and cause fewer headaches during that mad dash out the door in the morning.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday 's Organizing Tip: Gather all of your batteries into one place. I use a small plastic tub in my laundry room. And please don’t keep batteries in your junk drawer. They could touch the metal of something like a paper clip and start a fire like this tragic incident in New Hampshire - http://ow.ly/n1cmX).

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Want more quick tips to get organized in a snap? Check out Good Life’s “Two Minutes to Organized” Ebook at http://www.goodlifeorganizing.net/TwoMinutestoOrganized.html .