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Functioning home office

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Office Tips 
Home offices need a clear work area. You need to have enough space for computer and other related equipment. You also need to ensure that you have enough work space - writing, reading and filing. Make sure that your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage.
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Make signs to indicate your availibility

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Office Tips 
As a work-at-homer, I struggle with keeping the kids at bay. They often disturb me so before school started this year, I made some laminated signs that made it very clear if I was available or not.
Red = Do not disturb (NOT AVAILABLE)
Orange = Do not enter (KNOCK FIRST)
Green = You may enter (AVAILABLE)

Now I am simply placing these signs on my door so that my availability is not in dispute! It certainly has made things easier.

p.s. you can also do these signs and put it on the back of your lapto...

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Identify kitchen zones

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

The kitchen is where we go to 'nourish' our bodies and families and is often a space that is bulging with things. So many different mugs, and pots, and bowls... we have more dishes, more utensils then we have space to house. We think we need all these lovely things but actually, what we really need is to sort through all our things, keep what we really use, give away what we don't and organise ourselves into work zones.

Basically, you need to access what you do in the kitchen...

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From pillow to glam cushion

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

If you have a flat pillow that you want to toss aside for a new model, why not recycle it into a cushion instead? Simply fold the pillow over, stitch it and use it to fill a smashing cushion cover (that you are going to make because you're so creative).

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Make that garage work for you

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

Whether you have one garage or two, it needs to be organised otherwise it risks becoming the dumping ground for all manner of household items.  So, if your garage isn't working for you, resulting in you parking one of your largest assets outside, then you need to make a plan!

Start, as usual, by taking everything out so you can see what you have and what you don't need. It is a process, but the best tip, once you have sorted through everything, is to group your items by cate...

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Letter holder from CDs

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

We all have old CDs at home that have been scratched and rendered unusable so why not save it from the bin!

Click here to find out how you do it (could be a great art and craft activity with your kids).

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Pack of linen

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Home Tips 

I have finally labeled my linen shelves so that I can find what I am looking for but I recently saw a television programme where the presenter stored her sheets by folding the fitted and flat sheet and one pillowcase into a neat square and then placed this into the remaining pillowcase.

This makes it easy to recognise the set and everything is all together when you need it.

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