Quick & Easy Home Organizing Tips – Part 2 – Finally Get Organized

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Last week I published part one of my easy home organizing tips series. If you missed it, you can read it here. As promised, here’s part 2 to help you finally get organized.

Now that you have a plan and have all your storage solutions ready, it’s time to get down to business and start organizing your house. Here are a few home organizing tips to help you do just that and more importantly help you stay organized for the long term.

Easy Home Organizing Tips to Try Today

Recycle old newspapers and magazines – Don’t let them pile up all around your house, more than likely you won’t get back to that newspaper article or magazine column again so once you finish with it, recycle it. Read more

Steam Your Food for Healthier Meals

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Here are a few reasons why you should steam your food for healthier meals. Some methods of cooking can extremely negatively affect the nutrients contained in healthy foods. For example, broccoli loses almost a hundred percent of its valuable nutrients when cooked in the microwave and over 80% when boiled.

A good steamer is the best and most nutritious way to cook food from vegetables and rice to fish, chicken and other meats. And steamers don’t use as much energy and are quick to clean up.

There are several types of steamers you can choose.  The 5.5 quart Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer is a great choice for families for steaming meals. The Chinese have been using bamboo steamers for centuries – and besides providing healthier fare when steamed, your food retains its fresh color and flavor – and those all-important nutrients. Read more

7 Ways to Store Fresh Food Longer

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Experts say the average family throws out nearly 15 percent of all fresh foods they purchase each year. Depending upon where you live and the time of year, that could add up to quite a bit of money. It is important to find ways to store fresh food longer. Here are seven ways to accomplish this.

How to Store Fresh Food Longer

1. Homemakers of years past had a root cellar to place root vegetables like potatoes, onions and carrots. They may have also used the root cellar to store home canned goods. Perhaps you do not have a root cellar, but you can use the same basic idea.

The goal is to keep these vegetables in a cool, dry place that is out of direct sunlight. Storing them in the refrigerator will actually make them spoil quicker. An alternative is to store root vegetables in paper bags stored in the cabinet. Be sure to keep onions and potatoes separate or they will spoil. Read more

5 Easy Home Organizing Tips – Part 1

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Is it even possible to consider real home organizing when there’s kids in the house? We can all agree that for most of us, keeping a neat and tidy house isn’t always easy when you have children. You want to create a clutter free oasis of calm; they want to take over the house with their Legos. I’ve stepped on more Legos in my bare feet than I care to count. Not fun, but an experience shared by many parents. So who wins? Well, with a little thought, these home organizing tips and careful planning you both can.

Home OrganizingHere are 5 easy home organizing tips to help you create the peaceful yet child friendly home you’ve been dreaming of. As a mom of 3 with 2 adult kids, I know a thing or two about kid clutter.

  1. Before starting you should make a plan of what needs to be done. Go through each room and identify what room needs extra storage, what type of storage, etc. You should then invest in a few storage and space saving solutions.

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