Helpful Hints for Organizing Your Bathroom

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Are you tired of looking at the clutter of products hidden inside of your medicine cabinet? Or maybe all the bathroom drawers are filled with all kinds of items. If you really desire a streamlined look, it is important to declutter and organize these areas. Taking the time to organize your hygiene products and other supplies will make your mornings run much smoother. Bring order to your bathroom by implementing these key tips:

Medicine Cabinets and Shelves

Let us start by organizing the medicine cabinet and open shelves. These are important areas and should be considered prime real estate. That means only your daily essentials should reside here. Your medicine cabinets and shelves should hold essential everyday items like your favorite moisturizer, toothpaste, shaving cream, and other items.

Use attractive containers for open shelving units. Makeup, skincare products, hair stores can be stored in pretty pouches, glass jars, and decorative cups. For products that are prone to leaking or spills, you can arrange them on trays, which makes them easily accessible and easy to clean.

Use Organizational Tools

Flexible drawer organizers are adjustable, and they can be easily cleaned by wiping the material. Organizational tools are necessary to keep the bottom drawers neat and clean. Drawer organizers are great for storing toiletries and any other supplies that you use often but do not want to leave out on the counters.

Clear bin organizations also come in handy when decluttering the bathroom. You can place these bins in the bottom cabinets or under the sink. Store extra supplies and products that you do not use all the time such as bulky beauty and bathing items. Be sure to separate each product according to its category and place these items in a bin of its own. Also, by labeling each bin, you will be able to easily find the product that you need without shuffling through a ton of products.

Do Not Forget the Hamper

A good laundry hamper is essential. Having a basket makes it easy to keep soiled towels off the floor and an ideal spot to place your dirty clothes. Opt for a lidded hamper if you want to conceal the items inside. Also, you will want to select a hamper that does not take up much floor space. If you have room in your linen closet, see if you can sneak one at the bottom for easy storage and quick access.

We hope you enjoyed these tricks for bathroom organization. For more tips and tricks, be sure to visit us at Century Tile.

How to Have a Successful Yard Sale

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Spring is right around the corner, and you probably have a long list ready for spring cleaning this year. After you clean your house, you will most likely realize you have a variety of things you do not need. Spring cleaning is an excellent time for us to sort through our belongings and decide what to get rid of this year. Imagine how amazing it will feel to make some extra cash from a yard sale. You can put that extra money towards getting new flooring for your home. To help you have the most successful yard sale, here are some pro-tips:

Start Early

The longer you wait to sort through old items, the longer it will take you. Start early by sorting through your things now; tackle an area every weekend. If you have a garage filled with items, get started early so you will not feel overwhelmed.

Deciding What Stays and What Goes

This can be a complicated process if you are someone who loves to keep everything. If you genuinely want to do a deep clean, think about what you can live without having. If there is something that you have not used in years and probably will not use for years to come, sell it.

    • Pro Tip: getting rid of stuff is easier if you start early. You can tackle one area at a time and not be overwhelmed by all you are getting rid of.
    • Think of it this way: someone else could get a great use out of what you are selling. Why would you want to keep it stored away if it benefits someone else’s life?

Clean, Clean, Clean

Be respectful of people’s time and have items that are well-kept and clean. Make sure to dust off, wash, or wipe down all items before you put them out on display. Most people do not want someone else’s trash, and if you do not prepare the items, it may look that way.

Set a Date and a Time

Setting the time and day can actually be one of the most significant parts. You want to do your yard sale at a time of day that people will be able to see it and day where they will be able to stop. Typically, this is why you see yard sales on the weekend.

Spread The Word

The internet can be a great place to get the word out about your yard sale. You can create a Facebook event and leave your event open to the public. Another great way to spread the word is through flyers. There is nothing like an old fashion flyer to get the job done. Make sure to be descriptive and list some items you will have there. Include your address and a time frame of when people can come.

Price Your Items

Now that the word is out about your yard sale, there are some last minute organizational things. Set a price on your items and try to keep the costs low. Yard Sales are meant for bargain shoppers so try not to sticker shock your customers.

    • You can either label each item with a price tag or create a general price sheet for all of the items.

Clear Signs

Your customers will mostly be driving to your yard sale. Try to make straightforward signs on how to get to the yard sale. Put a sign before each turn and at the development entrance. You can each mark your driveway with balloons to help the shoppers.

Donate

Whatever you do not sell, donate. You already decided you do not need it, why not give it to charity?

Have fun with your yard sale and be proud of yourself, you have gotten rid of a lot of stuff! We wish you the best of luck with your yard sale, and if you need somewhere to spend that extra cash, you know where to find us.

Tips for Organizing & Managing Household Paperwork

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We know how busy you are at work or being a stay-at-home parent, and you may let your other responsibilities suffer due to time restrictions. We are talking about paying bills while maintaining a calendar for yourself and family members with schedules for doctor appointments, game days, and school outings; not to mention a plethora of other duties. Let us help you get a grip on your household and have quality time leftover by helping you manage and organize your paperwork.

We Love Binders

Easy to Use

We love file folders for organizing, but actually binders are the best way to keep papers organized for current projects and reference down the road.

Portable

Whether you are using the binder in the room or need to take it with you on the go, they are so easy to grab and go.

Organizing & Storage

Binders are the perfect product for easy storage. Put them on shelves, in drawers, filing cabinets for easy access and quick use.

Inexpensive

Purchase when they go on sale during BOGO sales. Binders can be reused over and over, and their identification labels on the front covers and spines can be easily upgraded to a new topic.

Binder Uses

If you sit down and start to jot down what you need help with organizing, you instantly realize that this practice is a critical key to developing a quality work-life balancing act! We use binders for recipes, home appliance/warranties/manuals, home maintenance information, various holiday planning guides, detailed medical files for each family member, pets, etc.

We know what you are thinking, “I keep everything on my phone!” Well, we know all too often how easy it is to misplace our phone, or the battery will die right when we need it. While you are busy looking for your phone, the thought of adding something to your notes or calendar has vanished. Technology is a wonderful thing, but writing things down helps us to remember an upcoming task.

How do you stay organized? Do you feel that technology is the way to go? We would love to hear your feedback below in the comment section.