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Identify kitchen zones

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

The kitchen is where we go to 'nourish' our bodies and families and is often a space that is bulging with things. So many different mugs, and pots, and bowls... we have more dishes, more utensils then we have space to house. We think we need all these lovely things but actually, what we really need is to sort through all our things, keep what we really use, give away what we don't and organise ourselves into work zones.

Basically, you need to access what you do in the kitchen...

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When you are moving house...

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

Each person in the family should have their own storage box which they can fill with those things they simply cannot pack away and want as soon as they reach their new home.

These could be a favourite teddy bear, a notebook, towels and sheets or that awesome straightening iron! Whatever you'll need as soon as you get there, is what you should put in the box AND each person should be responsible for their box (it isn't mom's fault if it doesn't get to the other side).

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Keep your photos safe

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : General Tips 
I know many of us have moved on to digital cameras so a lot of our photos are on our computers, but either way, they still need to be organised or what is the point of taking them?

I LOVE photos and often find myself spending time flipping through my online database. For me, it is all about habit and as soon as I have taken a lot of pics, I download them, date them and name the album so I know when the pics were taken. I currently have a folder for each child, extended family, ...

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Get a label-maker

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : General Tips 

I have made labels for years on my computer - thus being dubbed the 'label queen'. My family jokes that if they stand in one place long enough they'll be labeled.

What is the big deal you may ask? Well if you label something you know where things are and where they belong. Labels will 'jump' out at you and remind you to put things back where you found them.

SO, if you haven't got one yet, do yourself a favour and get one! Having a label maker makes a world of difference ...

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