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Tips for Organizing your Laundry Room.

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Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers teams up once again with NBC4 Columbus’ Mikaela Hunt to teach us how to organize and gain control over your laundry room.

Making Lists Work For You!

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I know it may seem like making lists isn’t for everyone; but why not?  Check out the NAPO-Ohio Blog to learn how to make lists work for you!

It’s a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet!

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and participating local law enforcement are coordinating a nationwide drug “take-back” day on October 26th from 10 am to 2 pm.  This one-day event will provide residents with no cost anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines.

Experts agree that take-back programs are the first choice as the safest and most responsible way to protect your family and to protect our waters by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines.

Click here to find a collection site near you!

This Thursday, October 24th, is Take Back Your Time Day!

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Remember to enjoy yourself!  Take Back Your Time Day is to get you to stop all the work and the hustle and bustle and schedule yourself some time off.  The date of Take Back Your Time Day, October 24th, was set 9 weeks before the end of the year and done so to emphasize how Americans work an average of 9 weeks a year more that Europeans.    NINE WHOLE WEEKS!? 

So mark your calendars, pencil in some free time and when Thursday rolls around ask yourself, “Why should they have all the fun?”

Grove City is hosting a Fall Cleanup Saturday October 12th!

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Jackson Township is sponsoring a fall cleanup on Saturday, October 12th from 8am-1pm at the Jackson Township Administration Building. They will offer on-site document shredding, collection of most electronic devices such as computers, printers and cell phones(disposal fees are assessed for TVs at $20 per set and CTR monitors at $10 each), collection of gently used furniture and household items and collection of yard waste. Ohio Mobile Shredding, Cinco Electronics Recycling, The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio and the Grove City Food Pantry are among the businesses that will be here to help. 

A household hazardous waste collection is also scheduled for Saturday October 12th from 8am-2pm at the Grove City Service Department.  Here, the pubic can dispose of items that cannot be put out with the regular trash.  Please visit swaco.org for more information and a list of accepted materials.

As a professional organizer, I am constantly preaching to purge things that you don’t use or love.  This is the perfect opportunity to get things out of your home that are just taking up space.  With Jackson Township’s fall cleanup, donate, shred and safely dispose of hazardous materials all in the same day!

NBC4 Fall Shred-It Day Set For Oct. 5th!

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NBC4 (WCMH-TV) and Shred-It will partner for a 10th year to provide free document destruction to the public.  NBC4 Shred-It Day is Saturday, October 5th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. located at the Schottenstein Center’s Buckeye Parking Lots.  There is a maximum of five boxes that can easily be picked up by an average person.  Boxes must be closed, taped shut or have lids.  No bags accepted.  This event is for private consumers only, no businesses.  For more information, a list of what will be accepted and some frequently asked questions, please visit NBC4i.com. This is the perfect way to clear your clutter and safely get rid of sensitive papers.

Organize your Pantry

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Now, this is a pantry!  Whether you have a small or large pantry, arrange the food like it is at the grocery store. Group like items together; like pasta with pasta. 

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Pantry 2

 

 

Always shop your pantry before you go to the grocery store. Keep only those go to items and not huge quantities. Stores are now open 24/7!

Need Storage? Here’s an Organizing Tip!

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Command Hooks

Command hooks make an otherwise wasted wall a great storage space for those holiday wreaths.  They make it easy to decorate with them and put them away after the season. The great thing about command hooks is that you can move them when your needs change and they don’t damage your walls.

When Organizing a Kitchen, Try This Tip!

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I love organizing over sized serving platters vertically.  You can have your pick without all of heavy lifting of a stack.

Vertical Storage

It works well with cookie sheets, baking pans and cutting boards too. 

You can have vertical storage built in, buy products that create it or make it your own with tension curtain rods.

Trivia Answer… Who Loves to Organize?

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Some people organize while watching soap operas and others organize after they act in them.. What soap opera star prides himself on being organized?

Answer: Soap Star Joshua Morrow.  He said, “I keep the house very organized. I’m a straightener and an organizer.”

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