Sunday, February 20, 2011

Organizing bathroom clutter

This is one of the organizers I chose for my bathroom organizing project, love it!

If you have health issues that prevent you from reaching down into cabinets than this is for you. If you like an organized bathroom than this is for you.

Most organizing tips are for those who want a clean room who don't have mobility issues whether temporary or permanent the tips I give are for folks who need to be able to access their things in lower cabinets that they may not be able to reach but that said anyone looking to organize can benefit!

Will have to take pictures of my recent bathroom organizing project and post them, I love organizing it brightens my psyche. Had to organize out of necessity, had knee surgery and arthritis flare couldn't bend down to get things out of cupboards in the bathroom, so I put everyday products on top of my counter and it looked messy. Went to Container store and bought organizers with handles, small lightweight ones that I could pick up, We put things in them that I use most often and placed them back into the cupboard, I also bought pretty colored organizers and put makeup in one, larger bottles in another, smaller tubes in another. Now when I leave the items on top of the counter the counter looks cleaner and I can put the things away off the counter when visitors come.

It helps when you have someone who can advise and help with the project, I am fortunate to have a daughter who is a pro at cleaning and organizing!
We than put the most used items in small lightweight organizers with handles and put them back into the bottom cabinets for easy access.  Leaving me feel more independent.
The Container store offers more organizing tips here .
  • Cabinets and drawers: For bathrooms with limited shelves or cabinet space, install a wall-mounted rack, or use a rolling cart or trays or baskets to hold personal toiletries. Using their own shower totes or organizers, family members can store their toiletries in their bedrooms and carry them to the bathroom when needed. Use drawer organizers, and assign one to each family member for storing personal toiletries and accessories.

Friday, February 18, 2011

CVS Shopping- A Beginners guide

My favorite drug store to shop in is CVS because of their "Extra Care Bucks" or ECB.
Thanks to my new BFF
Jenny of SouthernSavers who not only has a blog that is pretty it's extremely informative for those of us who want to get wealthier by saving money, she has a great video that explains in detail how to save money shopping at CVS.  I learned a lot watching the video even tho I thought I knew all there was to know about stacking manufacturers coupons and CVS coupons plus sale items and than the ECB's. Watch  the video and save, save, save, ENJOY!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saving money with coupons

Tips for saving money.

More families are looking for ways to save money these days. There are tons of Blogs dedicated to couponing, TV Shows that give ideas on saving money by couponing are becoming popular.  But a lot of us may not have the time it takes to search for, cut out and than remember to take the coupons with us when shopping. Does it take a lot of time and effort?  Not if you have a plan and work the plan.

I look thru sunday's newspaper for 2 coupon books, I pick out the coupons we need, cut them out and paper clip them to our grocery list, that simple, but lately I check the sale papers for different grocery stores if the products you need are on sale why not stock up on them, and if you have a coupon you can save even more, if you don't have a coupon go online to the manufacturer's website sometimes there are special savings there.  Another way to get coupons is to get a subscription to All You Magazine HERE

Comment here and let us know what system you use.

Here are few of our favorite money saving blogs, as seen on Oprah, Stephanie, "The Coupon Mom"has a coupon database and even deals by states. Another favorite, has a "Learn to coupon-the System"