Category Archives: Organize Your Home

Ways To Prepare For Snow Storm

The winter months can be tough to get through. Sure, you may prepare for winter for the most part, but what happens when it gets near spring time and there’s a snow storm? Will you be prepared? Many people don’t factor in the idea of an extended snow storm, or winter month, which is why many find themselves at odds with mother nature when things start to get really cold. The following tips will help you prepare for a snow storm, and get you moving forward with relative ease, even when the mercury starts to dip.

Stock Up On Necessities

While the weather is warm, or at least a bit warmer, get to the store and start stocking up. If you can’t get to a store, find an online resource and get things delivered in bulk. Getting stocked up on water, food, and medical elements are going to help you gain traction when the power goes out or when you are stuck at home. Dried foods, canned goods, and anything that has protein, is non-perishable, and can be eaten fast is a good route to explore overall.

Entertainment Options

Another thing that you will need to realize is that boredom can set in fast. If the power goes out, you’re going to be in the house with few entertainment solutions. This includes children that you may have in the home. To ensure that you’re able to get a little push forward, think about entertainment solutions like board games, and have battery powered options available. With that in mind, stock up on batteries as well, so that you are able to get radios and even portable dvd players working for movies, and news.

Contact Others

Make sure that you call your housekeeper, nanny, and anyone that you usually work with on a daily basis. Let them know that you’re going to be home, and let them have a day off or two. They shouldn’t be traveling in a snow storm, and neither should you. It’s a very important thing to consider overall.

Prepare Your House

Your home can get hit hard with snow, ice, and more. To ensure that your home is safe, make sure that you have extra shovels, ice picks, and other elements that can help you with getting out of your home and clearing driveways, and walking areas. Stock up on things that can be used in an emergency in case you need to get out, and protection in case you’re snowed in. Either way, the best way to prepare is to stock up on everything you can think of, before the storm comes through.


Tips For Clearing Up Holiday Clutter

holiday organizationThe New Year is going to hit you in short order. It’s coming. The holidays are starting to get sewn up, and people are gearing up for a new year, and that means a lot of clean up from the holidays. For some, this means a lot of work, and for others, it means that things are going to be easy, especially with the following clutter cutting ideas. The following tips will help you not only clean up with ease, but also help you get ready for the new year, and even set up for next year’s holiday season as well.

Make Room For New Things

Here’s one option that you will no doubt want to consider when cleaning up, and it’s getting rid of the old and putting in new things. The gifts that you received for Christmas, can replace older options. Toss one or two older items in favor of new items, and see how easy it can be to clean up. Sometimes, with organization, less is more and decluttering can be easy if you’re going to put some older options away, and replace them with the new.

Give To Goodwill

Another way to ensure that you’re cleaning up with ease is to look at giving things away. Fill up any empty boxes that you have from your holiday season with things that you don’t want anymore. Older things, or gifts you didn’t like can go into empty boxes. Fill up as many boxes that you have and simply donate them to Goodwill and charity. You will find that this is going to help you feel great, and will help your things get new life for those that are in need.

Sort Things Out With Signs

As you put away your holiday decorations, make sure that you clearly label boxes, organize and separate things for next year, and put them all in one place. If you organize your holiday stuff and you know what is in every box, you will find that your holiday decorating will be made a lot easier moving forward. Sort things out, organize them into boxes, and label them with signs that tell you what awaits inside.

Don’t Keep Gifts You Don’t Want

Even though people mean well, even though you have received a lot of great things, there may be gifts you don’t want. You don’t have to keep them. Don’t keep things that you absolutely aren’t going to use, want, or need. Don’t keep gifts you don’t want. Consider swapping them with someone, give them to charity, or even think of regifting things for birthdays or holidays next year.

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Get A Head Start On January

happy-new-year-wallpapers-3dThe New Year is coming, and you may not be ready yet. Millions of people aren’t really ready, but it’s coming. If you want to make sure that your new year is going to be grand, then you will want to start getting a head start on planning and changes that are to come. With that in mind, consider a few things that can help you plan ahead, and help you get organized for a new year. It’s always good to think ahead, so why not start today?

Your Contact List Needs Updating

The first thing that you should do in preparation of the new year is simple, look into updating all your contacts. Look at the address book you have from the past years, and look at all the cards, and numbers you have, and update them. Seriously, a quick plan to change things up will help you not only plan out the near future, but it will help you keep in touch with the people that mater most in your life. You can print out contact sheets, purchase an address book, or go with digital elements. Updating your contacts will help you keep organized and up to date in the coming years.

Send Thank You Notes To Everyone

If anyone gave you a gift, sent you a card, and had salutations for you during the holidays, it’s important to send thank you notes. Send a little note to everyone in your life after you update your contact list. You’ll find that this is going to help you not only stay up to date, but show that you care about those that have given you a little holiday cheer.
Purchase File Folders

As you look at getting organized, why not get file folders? Seriously, get file folders and start putting away things for your taxes. Tax time is just around the corner, and if you start now, you will be ready for the big tax crunch that most people are going to get stuck within. Start working on your tax return options in January, and you won’t be surprised when it’s time to pay up, or even due your tax return overall.

Make A List of Goals and Move Forward

As you go forward with planning for the next year, make sure that you make goals. Make a few goals and start working on little milestons right now. If you take baby steps moving forward, you will definitely see good things come to light. The sooner you start planning and working on your goals, the better off you’re going to be, no doubt.

Maid Brigade of Orange County 

How To get Rid of Clutter Fast

declutter your homeClutter is a nuisance that every homeowner is going to have to deal with at one point or another. Even if you dedicate a little time here and there to assist, you may have to put in a lot more effort. You see, it’s easy to get a home full of clutter, especially when you lead a busy life. Between work life, kids, and trying to juggle heavy schedules, you’ll find that a house can easily become disorganized fast. It’s for that reason why you may want to look into a few tips that can help you with the process of getting rid of clutter once and for all.

The Starting Point

First and foremost, you will need to gather some supplies. This is the easiest step that you will take moving forward. Start with getting trash bags, a trash can, and a storage bin. These elements are going to help you get organized, and remove things that you don’t want. Once you have these in place, the next few steps will be easy.

Division Is Your Friend

The first thing that you need to do is simple, divide and conquer. Take on one room at a time and divide all of the elements that you are trying to clear out. That includes junk, things you want to give away, and those things that you’re not 100% sure about. Dividing is going to give you a visual of what needs to get moved along, and what you are going to keep.

Throw Things Away

After you’ve divided up the things you have, make sure that you consider throwing things away that you don’t use or need. You have to be willing to part with some things if you are going to get rid of clutter. Think about whether or not you use the items, or whether you even want them in place. If you haven’t used it for a long time, chances are you can get rid of it and not even know about it. Once you start throwing things out, you’ll see a path towards clearing things up faster.

Storage Is Your Friend

For all of the things you are not going to toss, don’t panic, simply get some storage containers and fill them up. By doing this, you are going to clear your home from clutter, and will have a well-organized garage or storage areas. There are a lot of great storage boxes, and plastic options that you can buy to store your things. Once they are in a box, put a lid on them, and write down what’s inside. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to have a lot more space open, that’s for sure.

Orange County Maid Service