Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 10 Homemaking/Organization Advice

Top 10 best pieces of homemaking/organization advice I’ve ever received
-  Don’t stress over an empty toilet paper roll. It takes less time to change than to complain about it.
-  Don’t leave dirty dishes in your sink overnight… old food smell in the morning isn’t pleasant. (Alternatively, my sister suggests loading the dishwasher as you cook and are done using items).
-  Forget laundry day (who has a whole day to do laundry?). As you see a need, throw a load in.
-  If you don’t get to the laundry in the dryer right when it’s done, fluff it for 5 minutes and fold as you remove it from the dryer. Never dump you dry clothes in a laundry basket saying you’ll ‘get to it later’ unless you really love ironing. This one I’m fanatical about.
-  Practice proper and safe food preparation (wash hands with soap before handling food; wash produce thoroughly with cold water; allow leftovers to cool before putting them in the fridge; be careful about cross contamination with allergens). My daughter had a bone marrow transplant at the age of 9 and the safety issues were drilled into us and have stuck.
-  There’s a time and a season for everything. When you have small children is not the time or the season for a perfectly organized house :). (If my baby is 9 now, can this still count?)
-  When you get back from a trip, unpack right away.
-  One touch—take item out for its use (eg. to pour cereal) and then immediately put it away (need to teach my children this one, big time).
-  Pay the bills as they come (the sentiment stuck, but the practice didn’t… I despise any sort of paperwork so I put everything possible on autopay).
-  Put all loose recipes in page protectors and then into a binder by category (main dishes, side dishes, vegetables, desserts). Great way to preserve them and find when needed!

Author Megan Thomason

Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone—over 600 in the last year—or attending to the needs of her family. Megan’s fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac. Daynight is Megan's first published novel, but fourth written one.
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