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Keeping the underwear drawer in check

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 
When I decided that enough was enough and that I simply had to acquire nicer underwear, I also realised that I needed a better system to keep the matching items together.

So I've placed old shoe boxes in my lingerie draw with panty and bra neatly tucked together (panty in the cup of the bra). Now when I reach for that lovely number I don't have to go in search of the parts that make up the sum...

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Take care of them snazzy boots

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

You want your snazzy boots to last a few winters and not loose their shape so keep them upright by placing a rolled up magazine or two into them. They'll keep their shape and be good to go for their next fashion stint.

p.s. you can also use old cardboard poster rolls.


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Divide your drawers to keep your sanity

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

Most drawers are not deep enough for large jerseys and pants so use them instead for the small stuff that gets completely lost in a big cupboard. But the trick is to keep them altogether in the draw so you know where everything is when you need it.

You can keep like with like by using old shoe boxes, plastic veggie trays, or splurge on the organising dividers - practically anything that will divide the space for you. In these new 'segments', store CDs, make-up (lip sticks, eye shadow an...


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Dress-up clothes for kids

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Kids Tips 

If you have decided to spring clean your cupboard and there are some 'smallish' clothes, belts or shoes that you are considering getting rid of, then why not see if your kids would like to use SOME OF IT as dress up clothes?

Obviously this only applies to the younger child, but there are many children who dress up as jedi knights, princesses and other fantastic characters and you may make their day by giving them some 'props'.


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Quick fix for your cupboard

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

The golden rule of organising your cupboard is "if you haven't worn it in a year - toss it". SO, first things first - you have to toss all those clothes that are collecting dust. BUT in the event that you really aren't sure if you should toss an item of clothing, then 'flag' the hanger. During the next 6 weeks, if you wear a 'flagged' item, it is in the clear but after the 6 weeks, toss what is still 'flagged'.


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