How to Prevent Garage Mishaps

Garage Door

Have you ever had a garage mishap?  My family has had PLENTY over the years. But with strategies, most of these situations can be prevented. 1.   Backing into the closed door. The easiest strategy to prevent this is to back in. Then you're always facing the closed door so it's easy to remember. 2.  Backing out before the door is fully open. This one requires making a rule that you will NEVER … [Read more...]

Uses for Plastic Grocery Store Bags

Plastic Grocery Store Bags

I go to the grocery store every week and I buy a lot of food.  That means I end up with a lot of those plastic grocery store bags.  Now don’t scold me for not using reusable bags – I may do it someday but right now I just don’t want to. I used to throw the bags away but then I realized I could use them for ALL kinds of things.  So I found them a home in a cubby in a cabinet in the living room.  … [Read more...]

One of My Favorite Organizing Tools: Bankers Boxes

Bankers Box

There are lots of storage containers out there but one of my favorites is the humble Bankers Box (you can read about it’s history here).  I first discovered these boxes when I was working at a law office.  The boxes come flat and you assemble them using the directions on the box. They’re not as easy to assemble as you might think, but once you get the hang of it, they’re a piece of cake.  … [Read more...]

Tupperware Drawer Remodel

Tupperware drawer

Does anyone else have a “tupperware drawer” that borders on unmanageable, awful and frustrating?  My tupperware drawer doesn’t bother me that much but apparently it’s been driving my husband insane.  He recently shared with me that he likes things to match and the mismatched mess in that drawer was almost too much for him to handle. Being the good wife that I am, I told him I would take … [Read more...]

What’s On Your Refrigerator?

refrigerator

My refrigerator is not clutter-free and it never will be.  I try to keep the clutter to a minimum, but I can’t eliminate it because it’s a perfect place to keep track of a few things. Here’s what’s on my refrigerator: A conveniently located pencil for adding items to the grocery list. A grocery list.  This is a Franklin Covey form that I’ve been using for years.  I’ve made several … [Read more...]

10 of My Strategies for Coping With ADHD

ADD/ADHD

I have ADHD.  Yes, I know – I’ve only mentioned it a million times.  You know why I do? It’s not for sympathy.  It’s not for attention.  It’s because it’s a big part of who I am.  It affects everything I do!!!  And I hope that by sharing my struggles and victories I can encourage others. That’s why I decided to write this post.  It’s a little different than the ADD/ADHD posts I’ve written in … [Read more...]

How to Remember to Close the Garage Door

garage door

Have you ever driven away from your house only to ask yourself, “Did I close the garage door?”  And no matter how hard you tried to remember, you just couldn’t?  So even though you really didn’t have time, you turned around and went back to check.  And, of course, it was closed. I know I’m not the only one who does this.  I’ve heard other people talk about it.  But I get tired of doing it.  I … [Read more...]