Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tips and Tricks for home organization. Got any?

This is my new solution for organizing my potatoes, onions and garlic. I used to have them just in my cupboard in a cardboard box, then I had a small basket for a while. They kept falling out and then all of a sudden there would be this stench like something died, when really it was just a wizened potato or a mushy onion waaay back in the back there somewhere, behind the papery skins. They were sometimes not getting taken out of the plastic bag, just thrown in the cupboard after shopping (I have no idea who the culprit was there, it couldn't have been me...) so finally I had a eureka moment. This dish rack, purchased from the thrift store, (which I had just sitting in the cupboard and never used for dishes) organizes them nicely and keeps the air circulating so, hopefully I won't have as much waste. Look how the onions have their own little row. It fits just perfectly in my storage area as well. Love that. The other thing I did was to attach an ounce measure to my laundry soap. Now, if we want to economize there, we can.
We don't HAVE to measure the soap, just if we want to, the cup is there. I'm not the laundry soap police.
If you want to pour the laundry soap into the washing machine with wreckless abandon, go ahead.
Just please, not while I'm looking ;)
I'd love to hear your little tricks and creative solutions for organization and saving money. Whenever people talk about frugality I get strangely excited. Why, I don't know. So, please, regale me with your pearls of wisdom in the comments section. Then I can steal your ideas and use them in my own home!


Anonymous said...

I get strangely excited too! Good ideas and great post!

Lena! said...

I've been sitting here trying to think of a wicked trick or tip for you... but I'm so disctracted looking at your kick-ass storage basket! Great idea!