HOW TO ORGANIZE A LINEN CLOSET

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1.  The first thing  to do in any area that that your going to work on is to empty it completely.  Yes, completely.   Everything out. This is important as this allows you to see everything that was in there and determine what should and should not go back there.

 2.  Once everything has been emptied out of the closet, sort everything into categories.  For example: all the towels in one place, all the sheets in another, etc.

 3.  Now it’s time to purge.  This means that anything either ripped or stained or no longer in use needs to be thrown away.  If you still have twin sheets but no longer have a twin bed, it’s time for those linens to become rags or to be donated.  By the way, a great place to donate used linens is pet shelters.

 4.   The fun part is putting everything back in an organized way so that you can see what’s there and get to it easily.   Before you start putting things back take a minute to think about how this you want this space to look when you’re done.  There are two ways that I recommend for organizing linens:

  •  One is to tie a ribbon around a set of sheets so that they’re all in one neat package;
  • The other way is to put a set of sheets into one pillow case so the entire set is in one easily accessible bundle.

 5.  I suggest keeping two sets of linens for each bedroom so that there’s always another clean set.  You can also change linens without having to do laundry right away.

 6.  As for the towels, there are several ways you can organize them.

  •  If there are several people in the house, I recommend assigning each member of the family a certain color so that everyone knows which towels are theirs.  If this sounds right for your family, assemble sets so that each one includes two towels, one hand towel and a washcloth.
  • Another way is to just put all the bath towels together, all the hand towels together and all the washcloths together.

 7.    Put the items you don’t use frequently on the highest shelves, like your extra blankets and pillows.

 8.  Then begin putting the rest away by grouping similar items together,  sheets on one shelf and towels on another.

 9.  You may want to invest in shelf dividers.  Having the ability to divide blankets from duvets from comforters is a nice touch and will help make everything easier to find as well as just make everything look a lot neater.

 10. Finally, don’t forget to label the shelves so that anyone can find what they’re looking for and put them back where they belong.

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Stock-it-Pockets is a see-through organizer that slips over any door. The clear pockets allow you to see the contents of each pocket and the roll, tie and go feature makes it easy to transfer from place to place. Stock-It-Pockets is durable, made of water resistant polyester. There are both large and small pockets so you can store just about anything.

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Use it in the:

Bathroom for toiletries, curling irons, shampoos and lotions;

Dorm room for school supplies;

Office for brochures, pamphlets and other literature;

Laundry room for cleaning supplies;

Pantry for Pet Supplies;

Kids room for toys, accessories, wipes and so much more…

Traveling? You can take it with you! Get the extra storage space you need on cruise ships, camping trips or even hotels.

Stock-It-Pockets gives you extra storage space wherever you need and it installs in seconds.

*NOTE: Stock-it-Pockets are different than other over-the-door organizers. The clear, multi-sized pockets allow the contents to be easily viewed and the pockets are square at the bottom to fit a variety of items.

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VACATION TRAVEL TIPS

Vacations are supposed to be fun!

 

However, it’s hard to relax when you’re thinking about all the things you have to do before you leave.  There are so many things to remember and so many things to do before you leave.

 

Stress no more.  The following Travel Checklist will help you remember some of the important things to do before you leave home:

 

  • Notify the post office and arrange for them to hold your mail.
  • Let your neighbors or a good friend know when you are going to be away and ask them to keep an eye on your home.
  • Leave a house key with your friend or neighbor.
  • Leave your contact information with key people in case of emergency.
  • Adjust thermostats to save energy.
  • Pay any bills that will come due while you are traveling.
  • Lock all doors and windows. Set security alarms.
  • Set up timers on lights and TVs so your home looks lived in.
  • Inform your security monitoring company that you will be away and arrange for a security patrol.
  • Check the fridge/kitchen for perishables and dispose of them. Take the garbage out!
  • Make sure to have all of your important travel information and documents all together in one place:
    • Photo identification
    • Passports/Visas
    • Itineraries/Schedules
    • Tickets and Seat Assignments
    • Frequent Flyer Cards
    • Confirmation numbers
    • Contact numbers
    • Money or Travelers Checques

 

Wishing you a safe and relaxing vacation!

INTRODUCING STOCK-IT-POCKETS, A GREAT NEW ORGANIZING PRODUCT FOR HOME AND OFFICE

Finally, one product that can help organize your entire home and office, gives you extra storage space, and installs in seconds.


Introducing Stock-it-Pockets, the see through pocket organizer that slips over any door.  The clear pockets allow you to see the contents of each pocket and the roll, tie and go feature makes it easy to transfer from place to place.  Stock-It-Pockets is durable, made of water resistant polyester, and is available in various configurations and colors.  It is super durable and easy to clean and has both large and small pockets so that you can store just about anything.

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  •  Now you can have that extra pantry space in the kitchen you have always dreamed about.  Stock-It-Pockets gives you easy access to everything you need including spices, condiments, supplements and   cleaning supplies.
  •  Use it in the bathroom for toiletries, curling irons, shampoos and lotions.
  •  In the kids room for toys, accessories, diapers, wipes and so much more.
  •  Stock-It-Pockets also rolls up and ties so that you can take it with you when you travel.    Get the extra storage space you need on cruise ships, camping trips or even hotels.  You can pack a multitude  of supplies and when you get to your room, just untie, unroll and hang over-the-door.  Unpacking has  never  been easier and everything can be seen and be easily accessible.
  •  Stock-It-Pockets is even great in your home office.   Store office supplies including file folders,  staples, pens, pencils and so much more.
  •  Stock-It-Pockets is a great way to stay organized when attending trade shows or conventions as it  can hold an abundance of  pamphlets and/or brochures.  Just fill it up, roll it up, tie it up and go.

There are literally thousands of uses.  When you’re done, just roll it up and store Stock-it-Pockets to use over and over again.  Want some more ideas about how you can use Stock-It-Pockets?  How about organizing all  of your  Pet Grooming supplies in one place.   Store your pet’s scissors, trimmers, shampoos, medications and toys in one easily accessible location.  Never before has there been one product that is so versatile, easy to install and solves all your home an office organizing needs.  You may want to order more than one.

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TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

While going on vacation is exciting, I think we can all agree that returning to work after a vacation is usually stressful.


There’s a lot of mail, a ton of e-mails to go through and dozens of other things you need to get to that have been piling up while you were gone.  It can almost seem like a punishment for ignoring your responsibilities.

 

Hopefully you will be relaxed and ready to tackle the many tasks that have been waiting for you upon your return. However, just in case you get overwhelmed, here are some tips to help you ease back into reality:

  • Notify people you regularly interact with that you will be unavailable and away from the office.  If people know you’ll be gone, they (hopefully) won’t try to contact you which will significantly reduce the amount of voice mails and emails.
  • Clear the inbox on your desk and your email inbox so that the new items you must attend to when you     return will be obvious.
  • Wrap up all of your “To Do’s” .  This may be difficult depending on the type of job you have, but do the best you can.
  • Make sure you don’t have any meetings or appointments the first day (or two) when you return to the office.  You will definitely appreciate the time to get caught up.
  • Arrive an hour early to work.  Use this time to check your schedule, messages, mail and e-mail before co-workers get in and start asking about your trip and giving you more things to do.
  • Take an extra day before heading back to work to regroup and catch-up on your life.  Use the extra day to get things done at home so that you can focus on work when you return to the office.

Okay, now go and relax and know that when you get back from your vacation, you’ll have everything under control.

 

Have a great trip!