here are a few tips i’ve compiled to make your day of household chores and organizing easier.
mason jar as a blender jar – if your blender canister breaks, you can easily replace it with a mason jar by screwing it onto the blade and save money by not having to replace the entire blender. plus, it’s perfect for making salad dressings, marinades, and spreads all in one container with no transfer later. just be careful. avoid using hot liquids and don’t fill the jar more than halfway. (via real simple)
pegboard organization – move the pegboard out of the garage and bring into the home office. bring everything you need into view by creating a pegboard organizational space above your desk. (via heart of wisdom)
freezer meals – use your free time to create meals for the entire week and freeze them for lunches and quick solo dinners later. this handy article contains tips on freezing basics, foods that don’t freeze well, freezing containers, the effects of freezing on spices, and even some recipes for foods that do freeze well like stuffed shells, bourbon chicken, and lemon cupcakes. (via or so she says)
cord organization tips – use metal clips to organize your cords for your gadgets and chargers on the side of a desk or table so you aren’t hunting down a cord every time you need to plug in your laptop or ipod. you can also use bread tags as cord labels by writing the cord type on the tag and clipping it to the cord. (via be different act normal)
makeup brush storage – make makeup brushes easy to find and keep them dry by storing them in upright in containers filled with clear plastic beads or sand. (via liz marie blog)
water dispenser – use a dust pan to fill up buckets in sink areas where buckets won’t fit in the sink. (via pinterest)