6 Easy Steps to Get FREE e-Books

6 Easy Steps to Get FREE e-Books

The library is one of my all time favorite places to go and browse books, DVD’s and albums. I can be there for hours at a time.  Don’t tell anyone but I actually like to tour the county and visit every library I can – they are all so unique! Then there’s the rest of the world that would just rather have everything at their fingertips and trust me, I get it.

This is one of the tips that I love most since it’s easy, avoids clutter (no books in your home) and of course, it’s FREE! You can get free e-books through your local library without having to move from your favorite spot on the couch.

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The Most Organized Way to Store Your Dishes

The Most Organized Way to Store Your Dishes

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The key is to keep only what you need! Too much of anything leads to clutter. Hold on to what is a necessity and donate the rest

When you have less dishes, it requires you to use just-in-time methods. For instance, the less dishes you have, the less your sink will fill up with dirty dishes and you can produce a good flow of clean ones.

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5 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Pantry

5 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Pantry

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Bins, bins and more bins! You may ask yourself, will a bin really make that much of a difference in keeping things organized? I asked myself the same when we were tidying our home – and yes, it makes a HUGE difference! They keep everything contained and in its place.

This is our pantry. It’s neat and it actually stays that way thanks to these bins and our commitment to Sustaining – #5 below. You can pull the bins out to see what’s inside, instead of moving each Campbell’s soup can to see your inventory. This also helps when you are prepping your meals for the week 😉

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Make a List! How to Save on Food Cost & Preventing Food Clutter

Make a List! How to Save on Food Cost & Preventing Food Clutter

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Ever come back from the grocery store with an item you already had 2+ of in your pantry? We have! Prevent this from happening by preparing your meals!

This magnetic white board is on our refrigerator. We plan out our meals every week and also jot down any random items we may need throughout the week ie. milk, bananas, coffee, etc.

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Never Stress Over Your Tupperware Again!

Never Stress Over Your Tupperware Again!

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Have you ever been scared to open your Tupperware cabinet afraid you’ll get attacked by lids?!

We invested about $50 in uniform Tupperware and it’s paid dividends for us! Everything has its place and you are never looking for the ONE lid that only fits that ONE container. And of course, we couldn’t go without labeling the location of each item!

We bought these Sistema containers at Homegoods & Marshalls and they are BPA free!

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Don’t Worry About Cooking This Week – We Have You Covered

Don’t Worry About Cooking This Week – We Have You Covered

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Sunday meal prep! One of the most useful tools we’ve come across for healthy eating. Saves time during the work week, relieves the stresses of ‘what are we eating for lunch/dinner?’ and of course less dishes to clean! Totally recommend for EVERYONE!

NOTE: We set up our dinner meals on Saturdays to prepare our grocery  list. Then you can prep the foods on Sunday that will stay fresh throughout the week. Examples: brown rice, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, yogurt servings, quinoa, chicken (although, chicken will only last a few days!)

Make Your Life Simple, Organized and Happy!

Make Your Life Simple, Organized and Happy!

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This book, along with Jon’s obsession with Lean, has simplified our lives dramatically and saved our sanity. For anyone who wants to live a simple, organized life, this book is awesome!!

We got it on Amazon for under $10. Worth every penny.

A few sneak peak insights from this book:

  1. If the occasion arises where you might actually need items you’ve gotten rid of, here is what you do: You make do.
  2. Having fewer items in your pantry will reduce food waste, make grocery shopping easier, and speed up meal preparation.
  3. Often, waiting on a purchase and living without it makes you realize either you already had something that did the job or you didn’t really need the thing in the first place.

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Living Simply

Living Simply

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Welcome to The Art of Organizing blog! Several years ago, my husband and I woke up and thought why is life so difficult? Why do we spend so much time cleaning? Our weekends swamped with errands? Dealing with frustrations?

Ever since that day, 5 years ago,  Jon and I have been on a journey to make our lives easier, reduce our everyday stresses, improve our way of living and just be happy!

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