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Recently while at Walmart, I started thinking about how to dispose of leftover prescription medicines and Voilà!  I saw a sign for a company at the pharmacy window offering this service. I guess sometimes you see more what you’re looking for. Anyway, I’d read about how some water has high levels of drugs in them for various reasons and have been trying to be much more green since starting a family.  (I regret not being this way sooner, yes.). And having small children in the house certainly makes me want to get the leftover...

Psychological Tricks to Help Declutter Think about the space in your home as prime real estate, limited area for design or use.  This can make you more picky in what you choose to keep or how you choose to decorate. Realize how much time you spend cleaning up.  Some of the time you spend cleaning is normal, but when you have too much, you’re often shifting items around the house. Always challenge yourself to fill up a basket, trunk, or bag to take to the local donation...

This isn’t really that big of a tip, but we just replaced a fixture in our kitchen and this required we repainted the ceiling due to the new fixture having a different footprint. I just grab a bunch of the main off-white paint sample cards at the store and then I find one that matches. It would be good to reprint the entire floor’s ceiling, sure, but maybe at another time. This could be done for other areas when you need a touch up. Don’t worry about the extra...

If you have any wallpaper up, and go to hang a pic, be sure to cut a little ‘c’ shape then lift the little flap and hammer your name in the spot you cleared with the cut. This way, if you remove the pic and nail, you can put the wallpaper back down without an obvious hole. ...

Basket to keep your untidy items tidy! In our attempts to declutter, I’ve gotten really excited by the thought to get rid of x number of items a day/week/etc.  I don’t want to take the time to count or inventory, however, so we’ve done the following.   We have placed a bin by the garage door, and we try to always keep something going into it.  We place items in bags, so that we can just take the bin with us but empty it by passing on the bags.  Now that...

When consolidating and decluttering the office recently, I decided to go through the warranty file.  I took all the warranties and if I was keeping the manual, I went ahead and tore out the other than my language section, because I figured I did not need that section.  Was able to consolidate to a smaller file! ...