According to Coinstar the average home has $90 in loose change… just lying around. My challenge to you is to find at least $10. Check your sofa, dresser tops, junk drawers, laundry room, kids room, desk, anywhere you might toss change. If you find a lot, go to a local grocery store and cash it in at a Coinstar machine– you can get cash back or receive it in the form of gift cards. If you email me how much you found I will post the highest ‘finder’ in my next tip!
Good luck– happy change hunting! (or maybe you will find a big check you forgot to cash!)
Do you struggle with hoarding? Do you know someone who does? There is a great show on the A&E channel called “Hoarders”. It profiles the struggles and successes of the ultimate clutter situation. Each client is paired with a therapist and Professional Organizer. Check your local listings (it airs on Monday nights) or visit:
firstname.lastname@example.org ♦ 425-785-5239 ♦ www.organizedinnovations.com
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Recipes can come in many different sizes– you can print them off the internet, tear them out of a magazine, use recipe cards or simply write them on scratch paper. That is why this new product called Recipe Relish is great. It is a vinyl binder that has index cards, but can hold any size recipe. It is durable, washable and when you use it has a easel feature to prop your recipes up. It closes nicely to fit right along your cookbooks. If you don’t want to purchase this product, consider using a photo album or binder with sheet protectors. Take the time now to organize your recipes and you will save a lot of time later when it comes to cooking and shopping.