Re-purposing: Those Hidden Gems in your Kitchen

My mom taught me how to re-purpose before it was fashionable.  Below are tips and tricks to help you re-purpose and save money.  By the way, I still use these tips and tricks to this day…

1.  Peanut butter and jam jars– are great for storing legumes and pasta.  To get rid of the label- fill a pot with water, put jar in the middle.  Heat the water but be careful it doesn’t get too hot otherwise the jar may crack. Watch as the water heats up, you will notice the paper and glue begin to melt.  Take the jar out and pull the label off.    Clean jar with soapy water to remove paper and glue.  Viola!  You have a ‘new’ jar! read more

Organizing Tip: One Small Step at a time

‘All great achievements require time’. – Maya Angelou

Create the goal-

Breakdown  into manageable steps.

One task at a time, one box, one drawer, one shelf, one bookcase, one room.

One less piece of chocolate, one less cookie, 5 more minutes of swimming, walking or running.

Pat yourself on the back each time you follow through.  Hug yourself when you don’t.

It’s just one small step, one small task at a time.

Zele Avradopoulos

ZOrganize – Organizing Services for busy Professionals.

Zele Avradopoulos is a professional organizer and owner of ZOrganize. ‘ZO’ in Greek means ‘to live’.  Zele works with small businesses, home-based offices in helping them increase productivity, work flow systems and time management. read more