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Jars - to storage - to decor

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

These are great for under the shelf storage of nails and other hardware items, beads, buttons and more. Attach the top to the bottom of the undershelf and screw the clear jars on and off as you need them. Great for garages, craft and sewing rooms, or anywhere you need see-through storage.

I also remember these small jars being used once by my child's Montessori school to make lanterns. They attached a wire around the top, made a handle with wire as well and twisted it to secu...


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Bring order to groceries

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

My grocery cupboard has been a challenge of late (even though I admit that there isn't always a huge stock in it). So when I recently did a monthly shop, I thought it the most opportune time to sort it out. And here are a few tricks I learnt:

  • Divide cans into categories and try to line them up next to each other. This means that when you only have two cans of the tomato mix available, you know straight away.
  • If your cupboard space is deep, take advantage of this space by ...

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Dealing with your child's artwork

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

Dealing with children’s artwork can be a challenge – which to keep, how to store it and how long to keep it for, not to mention the guilt you feel when you throw half of it away. But let’s face it - realistically you cannot keep every little drawing or collage with macaroni stuck all over it! So I was very excited when a participant at a recent Neat Freak workshop said that she takes photographs of her children’s artwork, and only keeps a few special ones (thanks Jenni...


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Keep it at eye level

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

It stands to reason that items of clothing you use often, need to be accessible. So store these at eye level or below whilst keeping items you seldom use, higher up. If you don't have a lot of space in your cupboard, then store seasonal clothing like large jerseys or conversely, your swimming gear, in clear and labeled boxes. That way you have more shelf space for the items you need this season.


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