Basics, Tips

How To Quickly Sort And Organize A Room

As i mentioned yesterday, we are getting ready for a multi-family yard sale.  I thought folks might like a little more information about how we sort through our stuff and organize a room.  Our goal is to have a functional, comfortable space. Let’s start with the kitchen – home of the dreaded junk-drawer. In our kitchen, we have seven drawers – a drawer for silverware, a drawer for sharp knives, a drawer for various utensils (spatulas, tongs), a drawer for kitchen towels and wash cloths, a drawer for electronics (chargers, charging cords), a drawer for home office supplies (pens, pencils), and a drawer for bills and paperwork. Our process is pretty straightforward.  The contents from a drawer is removed and…

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Basics, Tips

Getting Ready For A Yard Sale

We a planning to participate in a multi-family yard sale the first Saturday in August.  I’m pumped.  We should be able to make a few bucks, get rid of some clutter, and better organize our home. We have secured a location for the yard sale and obtained all of the necessary permits.  We plan to spend the Friday evening before the yard sale, pricing specific items and getting ready for the sale.  Also, we’ll have change on hand and a secure place to store any money we will receive.  After the sale is over, we’ll donate any of the remaining items to a local charity. Beginning last week, I divided our house into manageable sections – and began to sort…

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Customer Service, Tips

Call For Discounts

This tip is an oldie but a goodie – and it works for me: From time to time, I call the companies with which I do business – and ask for discounts. I just (literally, one minute ago) got off the phone with our television provider – and was able to reduce our monthly bill by nearly 30%. All I did was call the company – and after trudging through their labyrinth of language-selection, account number-entry, and option-choice – I managed to speak to a customer service representative. I then had the CSR explain to me, line-by-line, the details of my bill.  (I had a copy of the bill pulled up on my computer so that I could see what…

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