All posts tagged: tips and tricks

8 Simple Ways to Organize Your Closet Today

“I have too many shoes!” — said no woman ever. We girls love our shoes, so please get off our case! So we love pretty shoes, bags, and dresses. But what’s the point if we don’t have them in view to marvel at? Hey, it’s not about how much stuff you have. It’s definitely not about buying more stuff. It’s really about how you work with what you already have. It’s about organization—knowing where you put what, and being able to easily pull it off a shelf to wear. It’s about giving your favorite things a happy home when you’re not using it on you. If you’ve been putting off your closet organizing, we say procrastinate no more! In just 8 simple steps, you’ll be able to turn what was once a disarray into an oasis you’ll love and want to spend all day in. And when we say simple, we really mean simple—nothing drastic and no supermom skill required (although that’s always a bonus!). 1. Start with a clean, empty space. Empty out everything from your drawers, …

Organize Your T-Shirts in 4 Simple Steps

I’m generally not a big T-shirt person. But even so, I’ve accumulated quite a number over the years. And when I have a collection of something—anything—I find ways to keep it organized, visible, and accessible. My latest current favorite t-shirt storage method is easy, effective, and unbelievably space-saving! All you’re going to need is about 15 minutes (really depends on the size of your t-shirt collection) and your two hands. Let’s get started! 1. First, empty out drawers. You’ll want to start with clean, empty drawers. Whatever mess you made earlier, toss it out of the drawers! And if you’re feeling it, toss it over your shoulders! Feels good, doesn’t it? 2. Fold t-shirts into a small rectangle. Step 1: Fold length-wise and lay on a flat surface (the floor will do). Step 2: Fold sleeves inward. Step 3: Fold width-wise. Step 4: Make another fold width-wise. 3. Stack according to color. With the folded t-shirts, group them based on color. 4. Store inside drawer. When storing the t-shirts, store against the front and side of the …

How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Feel bad every time you have throw away your fruits and vegetables because you forgot about them? How can you keep your bananas from quickly turning bad? Fruits and veggies are perishables and need extra care when stored. Here’s a list of tips and tricks on how to care for your fruits and veggies! F R U I T S APPLES Store on a cool counter or shelf for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, place in a cardboard box in the fridge. APRICOTS Store on a cool counter in room temperature or fridge if fully ripe. BANANAS Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Keep them on the counter, or in a basket with holes or openings to allow air to circulate. BERRIES Berries are fragile. When storing, be careful not to stack too many at once, a single layer if possible. A paper bag works well. Wash just before eating. CHERRIES Store in an airtight container. Wash just …

The To-Go Cup No-Spill Trick

I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I can be a big mess at times. So when I have my occasional coffee, tea or latte, knowing how to properly place the lids on them without making a mess is always useful. Here’s how: Before you take your first sip, the trick is to check to make sure the opening of the lid is NOT in line with the seam of the cup. The picture on the left is what you want to avoid. Instead, turn the lid so that it’s away from the seam (I usually turn it so that it’s on the opposite, furthest side away from the seam), as shown in the picture on the right. Since I’m almost always moving about and multitasking, I don’t always focus on how I’m sipping my drink (hence the mess), but this tip helps me go about my day spill-free! Did you learn this lesson the hard way? Photo Credit: Google Images