In The News...
Dive into Lori's two brand new articles in the Dayton Daily News! She teaches about what keeps us from getting organized, and how to help your kids get their messy rooms under control.
People often use excuses as a way to procrastinate when organizing at work. Below are just a few of the excuses we hear. We have provided how to conquer those excuses and stop the procrastination pattern.
"I need to get special organizing products before I begin!"
We hear this one all the time. You think you need to run out to IKEA or the Container Store to get the latest and greatest organizing products for your office. Well, stop right there. You don't need those fancy products to organize! You can simply grab a shoe box and a sharpie, and then get to work.
"I might need it someday!"
And you might NOT need it someday. If you haven't used something around the office for months, even years, then get rid of it. If you find you need the item in the future, you can probably find it around the office from one of your co-workers. Odds are though, you won't miss it.
"My boss isn't organized, so I can't be."
Just because your boss isn't organized, doesn't mean you have to be disorganized. Control the spaces that you can organize. Maybe if you show your boss how you can make your space more efficient, they might be inspired to do the same.
Cleaning out and organizing the refrigerator is one of those chores we like to avoid. You feel like it is more trouble than it is worth.
To make things easier, clean out the fridge one shelf or drawer at a time. That way the task won't seem so overwhelming. If you did one area a day for a week, you would have a nice clean fridge in no time.
Another way to organize the fridge is categorize items according to location. For example, condiments go in the top shelf of the door, while all salad dressings go below them. Milk, eggs and beverages go on the top shelf while raw meat goes on the bottom back. Remember to store like things together. Organizing your fridge this way, helps your family locate food quickly. It also helps you see what you are running low on, so you can easily make your grocery list for the week. If you are really inspired, label the areas where specific foods always go.
Things to keep in mind:
- The doors in your refrigerator are the warmest spots, so no eggs or milk there.
- No raw meats on the top shelf. Only store packaged raw meat in the back of the bottom shelf, because it is the usually the coldest part of the fridge.
- Fruit in a low humidity drawer and veggies in a high humidity drawer.
- Left overs and ready-to eat foods should be on the top or middle shelves.
FREE! Reclaim Your Space
Prevent clutter to organize your home and yourself.
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Winters-Bellbrook Library, 57 W Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH 45305
Due to limited space, please call and register at (937) 352-4004.
FREE! Organized For Life
Pursue the organized lifestyle you desire.
Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Beavercreek Library, 3618 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 4543
Due to limited space, please call and register at (937) 352-4001.
FREE! Blue Ribbon Kitchen
Efficient kitchen organizing solutions for preparing meals with ease.
Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Clark County Library, 201 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45506
Call (937) 328-6903 for more information.
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Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
Lori’s book, "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself” is the perfect summer vacation read. Here is a little excerpt to get you started on your journey.
"Organizing is about making decisions, not rearranging things. Overcome the emotional attachment to things, treat yourself to happiness and let your personal value system guide you."
Pick up a copy of Lori's book by using this link: Amazon.com
One More Thing...
"My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.' '" ~Michael Jordan
Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads who teach us such valuable lessons.
Have a great summer,