Every couple of months, my 3 year old climbs up on the kitchen counter to help me make my Super Simple DIY All Purpose Cleaner. He loves smelling the essential oils we put in. It takes about 5 minutes to make up a large batch and it costs a fraction of the price of store-bought cleaners.
Have you ever thought about how much money you’re spending on your cell phone bill? $50? $100?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut that number down?
Do you find it difficult to get organized in a small home?
This week I had a taste of small space living when we took a quick trip to the beach and stayed in a tiny two-bedroom apartment.
We’re talking 800 square feet for 6 people! Sleeping and eating arrangements were tight but we had a blast. I came away with some ideas to share with you on staying organized in a small house.
3 Tips for small house organization
One obstacle that one of my readers mentioned to me last week was that organizing advice often starts with buying something! While it can be fun to browse through organizing eye candy, it’s hard on the wallet and it’s certainly not necessary.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money for useful and attractive containers to organize your home. In fact, you probably already have suitable containers at home.
In this video, I’m sharing some of my favorite free and recycled containers with you.
Key tips for finding and using free containers for organizing:
- Sturdy food containers like coffee cans and large screw-top jars make great recycled containers.
- Baskets and Mason jars are easily found at thrift stores and yard sales and add a nice touch.
- Tote bags and drawstring backpacks make great containers as well.
- Your first organizing goal should be convenience; if there’s time to make it look pretty, go for it, but don’t let that bog you down or keep you from organizing in the first place.
I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial – I had a lot of fun making it! It only took 4 tries Would you like to see more videos on organizing?
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I’ve got a lot of ideas swirling around in my head about what to write about. But the thing is that I want to write whatever helps you the most.
So that’s what I need to know: what is your biggest obstacle right now to becoming more organized?
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