Ok, call me nuts but I discovered an amazing thing. Sanitize your kitchen sponge by dampening and popping it in the microwave for a minute. Then, when it is cool enough to touch, use your all-purpose cleaner to wipe down your countertops with it. No scrubbing required! It's as though it melts away grime!
If you enjoy podcasts, click here for a list of podcasts that focus on getting organized.
If you haven't joined "Freecycle" yet, think about it. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Click here to get more information about The Freecycle Network.
Hang a magnetized pad on your fridge and attach a pen on a string. Every time you run out of something, write it on your list. On grocery day, just grab your list and go! For extra credit, write down items in the order in which they are arranged in the store (e.g., produce on top of the list, frozen on the bottom of the list) to make your shopping trip a breeze.
The most successful way to throw an amazing party is to plan. Make a list of all the things that need to get done before the event and record time sensitive events on your calendar. Make sure to include sending invitations, booking a venue, ordering/buying food and drinks, decorating, and party activities. Staying organized by maintaining your list will ensure that you are not forgetting something that you had hoped to get done.
I found a helpful website that provides suggestions for donating or recycling anything from the most usual to unusual items. Check it out, click here.