So what are the top 10 organizational hacks in the Snapshot and Snippets house?
This tool is invaluable to me, it has everything in it I need to run my home. Daily pages to write in an important memo, places for the Tv Licence, the fridge guarantee, school papers and numbers for the vets to name a few It was a godsend when I got sick and you can read all about that here.
Only if you have never been to Snapshot and Snippets will you not know about my passion for meal planning. I t has saved me money. time and saved me from that head wrecking question “What’s for Dinner, mammmmmmy ? ” If you haven’t tried it join me every Monday for Meal planning menus and money saving tips.
3.The Linen Solution
I found this one on Pinterest and I started using it last year. Basically, what you do it store all your matching bed linen in the matching pillowcases. so in each pillowcase, I have the quilt cover, the matching pillowcase and the sheets I use for that set. They are then stacked by size so queen sized – for the spare
So in each pillowcase, I have the quilt cover, the matching pillowcase and the sheets I use for that set. They are then stacked by size so queen sized – for the spare
They are then stacked by size so queen sized – for the spare room, double – for my daughters and king sized . All anyone needs to do is grab their bedding and go and the linen cupboard is neater as there is no more routing for things.
I posted a nasty before picture of my linen cupboard on Facebook – yes I have no shame. And the great advice I was given was to roll my towels, it was a brilliant idea. My cupboard looks tidier and towels are easy to grab. Thank you, my friends, for that one.
5.The Boot and Shoe Box.
I don’t know about the rest of you but my teenagers seem unable to keep their shoes on when they enter the house. Tripping over them became an all too frequent and sometimes painful event. Nagging wasn’t working.
So I made a Boot Box
Using an old wooden vegetable crate and painted it cream. Stamp the title and lined it with a vinyl wrap. The Boot box was born and it lives in the downstairs bathroom/cloakroom. Even if the kids still forget occasionally, I put all rounded-up shoes there so everyone knows where they are. And every so often if gets full someone is charged with bringing it upstairs and returning shoes to their owners.
The Boot box was born and it lives in the downstairs bathroom/cloakroom. Even if the kids still forget occasionally, I put all rounded-up shoes there so everyone knows where they are. And every so often if gets full someone is charged with bringing it upstairs and returning shoes to their owners.
6.The Bread and Snack Baskets
Once upon a time before the wonders of Pinterest all our bread products and snacks lived in a cupboard with no form of organization at all. I was sick and tired of it being a mess and baskets were the answer.
The snacks are removed from their large packaging into individual servings. This has made lunch making so much easier the kids can take two things from the snack basket which contains, brioche, waffles, cereal bars, rice cakes, popcorn, trail mix.
And they can pull out the bread basket to make sandwiches, wraps or rolls
I love to bake and I had my supplies in a cupboard which constantly would get into a state after a major baking session, I knew something had to be done I invested a bit of money and some time and the sorting of the baking cupboards began.
Other containers were ones we already had or sterilized glass jars and sweet jars. It has made such a difference I was baking yesterday and the cupboard is still in one piece !!
8.Labeled Laundry Baskets
The one thing I can guarantee on in life is there is always laundry to do somewhere in my house. With two teenage girls it has grown exponentially and I love clean sheets, what can I say.
Anyway, one of the things that helped was labeled laundry baskets in each room. Now laundry is sorted at source and I can easily but loads on, also doing at least one load a day helps. I put one on a morning, sometimes more during the day but the first one always goes on if nothing else – it keeps things from piling up.
The best investment ever – I could wax lyrical about my slow cooker all day long, it gets used constantly because I can put a meal on in the morning on low and know it will be done for dinner no matter what happens during the day. Also it is cheap to run so no worries about it running up the bill. You can find all my recipes for it on my Slow cooker Recipes page and I have even made yoghurt in it.
10, The Cleaning Caddy
All the cleaning supplies are kept under the sink in the kitchen. But I have recently brought a cleaning caddy which has supplies for using around the house.
All I have to do is grab the box head to the bathrooms etc and I have the supplies to do a quick clean up. It contains Bathroom spray, Kitchen Spray, Bleach, window/glass cleaner, Fabric freshener and clean clothes and sponges.
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Are there any tips you have that are working well ?- please let me know and I hope the ones I have picked
can help others.
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