Today we emptied our containers cupboard and put the matching tops back on each of them. Also tossed those with missing tops. Before we had all the tops in one drawer and had to sift through to find them!
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I have two containers, one has "silver" in it, one has pennies. I cash the pennies in when it gets full, I just keep getting more silver containers. Also, I "pay myself" 5 dollars a week, I put it in a can, and then when something comes up, I have put away money for it, our washing machine just broke, and I had "squirreled" away all but 40 dollars to pay for it! AND I don't miss the change, or the $5... 214
Tackle clutter! Start by putting similar things together in a catagory, such as art supplies, or hair products, hobbie items, etc... Then find a home for each catagory (a shelf in the closet, a drawer in a desk, a container in the study, etc...). If your items all have a "home" you will always remember where to put it and where to find it. Example: Our art supplies "home" is in a storage container on the top shelf of the cabinet in the study.
This concept works well with kids. They seem to grab on to the idea of everything has a home and are more likely to put the item back in it's "home" (with some reminders, of course!)
Organize Plastic Storage By Labelling The Shelves!
In order to keep my Tupperware & other plastic storage in a structured place [and to help my hubby put it where it belongs!],I labelled the different shelves in the cupboard [yes-we have one cupboard devoted to storage of plastic!] according to SHAPE. The bottom shelf has all the circular shaped containers,the middle shelf has the squares/rectangles and the top shelf has all the liquid containers. It has helped in the ORGANIZATION OF PLASTIC WARE & helped my hubby assist me in putting it away!
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