Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 2: Wash the Dishes

Day-by-Day Decluttering - Day 2: Wash the Dishes | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 0:10 am

 

I’m working on a series called Day-by-Day Decluttering to help those of you who are just getting started–or starting over again–on decluttering.  If you’re new to this site, click here to start at day 1.  

If you’re serious about gaining control over the clutter in your life, what do you do on decluttering day 2?  Wash the dishes–every last one of them (well, the dirty ones anyway).  Then put them all away.

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Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage

Day-by-Day Decluttering - Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 0:10 am

 

This is the first post of a series called Day-by-Day Decluttering to help those of you who are just getting started–or starting over again–on decluttering.  

If you’re overwhelmed with a cluttered, messy house, where do you start to gain control?  Well, with the garbage, of course.  You know what garbage I’m talking about, right?  That empty chip bag your teenager left on the coffee table.  The empty water bottle or soft drink can on the side table.  Those bits of crayon labels on the dining table.  Stuff like that.  Recycle what you can.  Throw away the rest.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Ordered and Organized | One Size Doesn't Fit All

Breadmaker. Garlic press. Carabiner. Padlocks.

These are things frequently on those “100 items you can throw away today” lists you find on Pinterest. Yet I use all those items named above. Regularly. I promise. I really do.

And I bet there are items on those lists that you use. Like VHS tapes. I tossed mine six or seven years ago, but my parents still watch theirs frequently. And records. I have a friend who collects them and listens to them at least weekly if not daily.

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Friday Find: Ryobi 18-volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum

Friday Find: Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum | Ordered and OrganizedLast week, I posted about how much easier cleaning is with my new broom. But what about a dust pan? Actually, I accidentally left mine behind when I moved earlier this month. But I’m not upset. Because I hate dust pans! I can never pick up everything with them, and they just seem dirty to me. So today I am posting about what I use to pick up what I sweep: a Ryobi 18-volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum.

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How to Revoke Paypal Authorizations

Ordered and Organized | Financial Clean-Up: How to Revoke Paypal Authorizations

I’m a huge fan of Paypal because it enables me to purchase items and subscriptions online without giving my credit card number to various entities I don’t really know or trust.  The problem with Paypal arises when one of those entities is a subscription or automatic renewal service and renews when you didn’t intend it to.

As an example, my old web host charged my Paypal account a week early in November, around the time of the beginning of my most recent move.  I had a note on my calendar to cancel the account because I knew I would be changing web hosts.  But I hadn’t actually canceled the account at that point because I had not had a chance to import the e-mails in my domain’s e-mail account into my Gmail account.

At any rate, sometimes you just need–or maybe just want–to revoke (remove, delete, cancel, etc.) your Paypal authorizations (also called permissions, payments, etc.).  Here is a step-by-step tutorial to assist you in doing so.

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