Help On Our Organizing Journey

Peter Walsh How To Organize, My Space Reclaimed

Peter Walsh

How to Organize (Just About) Everything: More than 500 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything From Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System.

Peter Walsh Let It Go, My Space Reclaimed

Peter Walsh

Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life

Peter Walsh Its Al To Much, My Space Reclaimed

Peter Walsh

It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff.

April Benson, My Space Reclaimed

April Benson

To Buy or Not to Buy

David F Tolin, My Space Reclaimed

David F. Tolin and Randy O. Frost

Buried in Treasures

Michael A Tompkins, My Space Reclaimed

Michael A. Tompkins and Tamara L. Harti

Digging Out .

Judith Koberg, My Space Reclaimed

Judith Koberg

Conquering Chronic Disorganization

Cindy Glovinsky, My Space Reclaimed

Cindy Glovinsky

Making Peace with the Things in your Life

Judith Kolberg, My Space Reclaimed

Judith Kolberg & Katheleen Nadeau

ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

Ann Mcgree Cooper, My Space Reclaimed

Ann McGee Cooper

Time Management for Unmanageable People

Harold Taylor, My Space Reclaimed

Harold Taylor

Making Time Work for You

Harold Taylor Procrastinate, My Space Reclaimed

Harold Taylor

Procrastinate Less and Enjoy Life

Julie Morgenstern Time Management, My Space Reclaimed

Julie Morgenstern

Time Management from the Inside Out

Julie Morgenstern Organizing From The Inside Out, My Space Reclaimed

Julie Morgenstern

Organizing from the Inside Out

Julie Morgenstern Making Work, My Space Reclaimed

Julie Morgenstern

Making Work, Work

Barbara Hemphill, My Space Reclaimed

Barbara Hemphill

Taming the Paper Tiger; Organizing the Paper in your Life

Resources for Organizing Products

The Container Store Logo 9, My Space Reclaimed

The Container Store

Cabel Organizer, My Space Reclaimed

Cable Organizer.com

Mills Pride Logo Png Transparent, My Space Reclaimed

Mills Pride

Smart Furniture, My Space Reclaimed

Smart Furniture

Stacks And Stacks , My Space Reclaimed

Stacks and Stacks


Organize‐It‐ Plastic Storage


Resources for Goal and Time Management

Small Business Advice , My Space Reclaimed

Small Business Advice

Day‐Timer Planners , My Space Reclaimed

Day‐Timer Planners




Resources for Chronic Disorganization Help

ADDADHD Online Support Group , My Space Reclaimed

ADD/ADHD Online Support Group

National Study Group On Chronic Disorganization , My Space Reclaimed

National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization


Bulk Discards

College Hunks, My Space Reclaimed

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Phone: 1.800.586.5872
Website: www.collegehunks.com

Stand Up Guy, My Space Reclaimed

Stand Up Guy Junk Removal

Phone: 214.299.7419
Website: www.standupguys.biz

Junk Jugglers, My Space Reclaimed

Junk Jugglers

Phone: 1.800.LUG.JUNK (1.800.584.5865)
Website: www.junkluggers.com

Trash Junky, My Space Reclaimed

Trash Junky

Phone: 214.507.5865
Website: www.trashjunky.com

Junk King, My Space Reclaimed

Junk King

Phone: 888.888.5865
Website: www.Junk-King.com/Dallas

Jdog Junk Removal, My Space Reclaimed

Jdog Junk Removal & Hauling (benefits veterans)

Phone: 844.GET.JDOG (844-438-5364)
Website: www.jdog.com

Mission Regan, My Space Reclaimed

Mission Regan (medical equipment and medicines, within 2 years of expiration)

Phone: 972.369.7637
Website: www.missionregan.com
Email: missionregan@gmail.com

Electronics Discards

Best Buy, My Space Reclaimed


Website: www.bestbuy.com
Recycles electronics

Gazelle, My Space Reclaimed


Website: www.gazelle.com
Buys used smartphones and other electronic devices

Dell Logo, My Space Reclaimed
Epson Logo 2A4B23D462 Seeklogo.com , My Space Reclaimed
Ibm, My Space Reclaimed
Toshiba, My Space Reclaimed
Hp, My Space Reclaimed

Media Resale

Half Price Books, My Space Reclaimed

Half Price Books

Website: www.hpb.com
Buys books, music, and movies

Vintage Stock, My Space Reclaimed

Move Trading Company

Website: www.vintagestock.com
Buys movies, music, video games, memorabilia, cards, and books

Medical Discards

Department Of Justice, My Space Reclaimed

Department of Justice, DEA

Website: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov
Prescription drug take back

Dispose My Meds, My Space Reclaimed

Dispose My Meds

Website: www.disposemymeds.org
Disposal information & Pharmacies that take them

Food And Drug Administration, My Space Reclaimed

Food and Drug Administration

Website: www.fda.gov
Prescription medication disposal guidelines

Safeneedledisposal, My Space Reclaimed


Website: www.safeneedledisposal.org
Needle disposal guidelines

Sharps Compliance, My Space Reclaimed

Sharps Compliance, Inc.

Website: www.sharpsinc.com
Mail-in program


Earth911, My Space Reclaimed


Website: www.earth911.com
Directory of recycling centers
Click on “Recycling Guides” for specific items


Data Shredding Service Of Texas, My Space Reclaimed

Data Shredding Services of Texas

Paper, hard-drives, media | on-site shredding & drop off locations


Spca, My Space Reclaimed


Phone 214.742.SPCA (7722)
Website: www.spca.org

Eyes For The Needy, My Space Reclaimed

Eyes For The Needy (collects eyeglasses & jewelry)

Website: www.neweyesfortheneedy.org
Email: info@new-eyes.org

Thrift Giant, My Space Reclaimed

Thrift Giant (formerly Colony Resale)

Phone: 972.625.6641
Website: www.thriftgiantevents.com
Address: 5000 Main St #270 The Colony TX 75056

Recyle 2 Support, My Space Reclaimed

Recycle 2 Support

Phone: 469.708.0999
Website: www.r2sdfw.com
Address: 2417 FM 423 Little Elm TX 75068

Goodwill, My Space Reclaimed

Goodwill (Midway | Frankford Store and Donation Center)

Phone: 972.248.2446
Address: 18230 Midway Rd Dallas, TX 75287
Website: www.goodwill.org

The Salvation Army, My Space Reclaimed

The Salvation Army

Phone: 214.630.5611 | 800.958.7825
Schedule a Pick-up: https://satruck.org/
Website: www.SalvationArmyUSA.org
Address: 5554 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas TX, 75235

Dress For Success, My Space Reclaimed

Dress for Success (Used executive women’s clothes)

Phone 972.392.9770
Website: www.DressForSuccess.org | dallas.dressforsuccess.org
Address: 5580 Peterson Ln. Dallas TX 75240

Operation Kindness, My Space Reclaimed

Operation Kindness

Phone: 972.418.PAWS (7297)
Website: www.operationkindness.org

Veterans, My Space Reclaimed



Clothe Consignment

Luxury Garage Sale, My Space Reclaimed

Luxury Garage Sale

Phone: 214.957.8148
Website: luxurygaragesale.com
Email: hannah.humphrey@luxurygaragesale.com

Clothes Horse Anonymus, My Space Reclaimed

Clothes Horse Anonymous

Phone: 972.233.7005
Website: www.ClothesHorseAnonymous.com
E-Mail: Info@CHADallas.com
Address: 11661 Preston Road Dallas TX 75230

Revente Upscale Resale, My Space Reclaimed

Revente Upsale Resale

Phone: 214.823.2800
Website: www.ReventeResale.com
Address: 5400 E Mockingbird Ln. Suite 113 Dallas TX 75206

Sweet Pea, My Space Reclaimed

Sweet Pea Consignments

Phone: 972.248.4899
Website: www.SweetPeaStyles.com
E-Mail: Jen@SweetPeaStyles.com
Address: 6505 West Park Blvd. Suite 116 Plano TX 75093

Goodwill, My Space Reclaimed

The Mulberry Bush (Children's and Maternity)

Phone: 972.941.8107
Address: 800 Park Blvd. Suite B Wylie TX 75097

The Salvation Army, My Space Reclaimed

ThredUP (Online consignment and thrift store)

Website: www.thredup.com

Bb Resale Boutique, My Space Reclaimed

B&B Resale Boutique

Phone: 972.238.8500
Website: bandbconsignments.com
Address: 980 N. Coit Rd. Ste. 2885 Richardson TX 75080

Furniture Consignment

The Salvation Army, My Space Reclaimed

The Consignment Store

Phone: 972.991.6268
Website: www.DallasConsign.com
E-Mail: Consign@buz.net
Address: 5290 Beltline Road Dallas, Texas 75254

Bb Resale Boutique, My Space Reclaimed

B&B Consignment Dallas (Richardson area)

Phone: 972.238.8503
Email: sellmyfurniture@bandbfurniture.net
Address: 980 N. Coit Rd. Ste. 2880, Richardson TX 75080

Bb Consigment Plano, My Space Reclaimed

B&B Consignment Plano (Frisco area)

Phone: 972.758.5444
Email: sellmuitems@bandbfurniture.net
Address: 3100 Independence Parkway, Ste. 201 Plano TX 75075

Furnitue Buy, My Space Reclaimed

Furniture Buy Consignment

Phone: 214.705.7711
Website: www.furniturebuyconsignment.com
Address: 7164 Technology Dr. Frisco TX 75033

Consigment Heaven, My Space Reclaimed

Consignment Heaven

Phone: 214.823.4100
Website: www.ConsignmentHeaven.com
Address: 2901 North Henderson Ave. Dallas TX 75206

Cash In My Bag Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Cash in My Bag

cash or consignment for preowned, high end luxury items

Estate Sales

Maxsold Logo Frame, My Space Reclaimed


Phone: 888.672.3677 x137
Website: www.maxsold.com
Email: jeremy@maxsold.com

Clearnig House Estate, My Space Reclaimed

Clearing House Estate Sales

Everything But The House, My Space Reclaimed

Everything But The House

Grason, My Space Reclaimed

Grasons Co. Estate Sales Services

Jeff Hamlin, My Space Reclaimed

Jeff Hamlin Estate Sales

Estate Sales, My Space Reclaimed

Estate Sales.Net (Directory of estate sale providers)

Storage Companies

Mibox Dallas Logo Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Mi-Box Moving and Mobile Storage

Phone: 214.377.6016
Website: www.miboxdallas.com
Email: carey.dula@getmibox.com

Assured Storage Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Assured Self Storage

Phone: 877.992.7787
Email Costumer Service: customer.service@storeassured.com
Email General Inquiry: info@storeassured.com

North Dallas, My Space Reclaimed

North Dallas Moving and Storage

Phone: 972.241.1562
Website: www.ndms.com

Callbox, My Space Reclaimed

Callbox Storage

Website: www.callboxstorage.com
Full service: packing, online inventory, delivery on request

Cubesmart, My Space Reclaimed



Garde Robe, My Space Reclaimed

Garde Robe

Website: garderobeonline.com
Archival couture preservation |seasonal & travel wardrobe storage & delivery
Wardrobe inventory | photography | virtual closets

Ims, My Space Reclaimed

IMS Relocation

Household | Commercial |Portable storage

Moving Boxes and Supplies

Best Prices, My Space Reclaimed

Best Priced Boxes

New and used boxes and packing supplies
Buys back used boxes in good condition

Box Cycle, My Space Reclaimed

Box Cycle

Website: www.boxcycle.com
Buying & selling of used moving boxes & supplies

Boxes To Go, My Space Reclaimed

Boxes to Go

Website: www.boxestogo.com
Moving boxes | Free next day delivery in the DFW

Fellowes, My Space Reclaimed


Website: www.bankersbox.com
SmoothMove™ boxes

Treehugger, My Space Reclaimed

TreeHugger Boxes

Sells and buys gently used boxes and supplies
Delivery in DFW Metroplex
*Most self-storage companies sell boxes

Moving Companies

College Hunks, My Space Reclaimed

College Hunks Moving

Local Moving, Packing, Donation Pick-up

Door Squad, My Space Reclaimed

Door Squad

Website: doorsquad.net
Turnkey home relocations: packing, unpacking & home set up

Home Sweet Home, My Space Reclaimed

Home Sweet Home

Website: www.unpackme.com
Pre-move and post-move services to corporations

Ims, My Space Reclaimed

IMS Relocation

Website: www.imsrelocation.com
Local, national, & international packing & moving, including vehicles

Photo Organizing

Pixologie Logo Web Frame, My Space Reclaimed



Red Boots Photo, My Space Reclaimed

Red Boots Photo Organizing


Handyman Services

The Salvation Army, My Space Reclaimed

Handydad, James Richie

Collin, Dallas, Tarrant & Denton Counties

Handymanconnection C69f9f7a Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Handyman Connection

Home maintenance, repairs, & remodels

Hadnyman Matters, My Space Reclaimed

Handyman Matters

Home repair & improvement

Handypro, My Space Reclaimed


Home repair & remodeling

Mr Handyman, My Space Reclaimed

Mr. Handyman

Home repairs

Cash In My Bag Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Your Good Neighbor Handyman, Ralph Brown

Home repairs & maintenance (Frisco)

Concierge & Errand Services

Lifting The Burden, My Space Reclaimed

Lifting the Burden Errand Service

Relocation | delivery | residential cleaning | event planning
Project management | errands | pet care | wait services

Cleaning Services

Bb Maids, My Space Reclaimed

B&B Maids Service


Merry Maids, My Space Reclaimed

Merry Maids


Molly Maid, My Space Reclaimed

Molly Maid


Pop Ins, My Space Reclaimed

Pop-Ins Maid Service


Cabinetry, Shelving, and Drawers

Bb Maids, My Space Reclaimed


Customized drawer dividers

Kitchens Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Kitchens Alive

Custom cabinetry

Lifestyle Systems Organizer Frame, My Space Reclaimed

Lifestyle Systems

Drawer and shelf dividers

Shelfgenie, My Space Reclaimed


Custom glide-out shelving solutions

Home Inventories

Takestock, My Space Reclaimed

TakeStock Inventory


Closet Systems

Closets By Design, My Space Reclaimed

Closets by Design


California Colosets, My Space Reclaimed

California Closets (contact Patrick Hausske)


TheContainerStore 1, My Space Reclaimed

The Container Store

Phone: 1.888.266.8246


Paper Retention Recommendations

Appliances Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Appliances Receipts

As long as you own the item (Staple receipt to owner’s manual)

Art Antiques Collectibles Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Art, antiques, collectibles Receipts

As long as you own the item (staple to appraisal)

Automobile Records , My Space Reclaimed

Automobile records (titles, registration, repairs)

As long as you own the vehicle(s)

Appointment Books, My Space Reclaimed

Appointment books

1–10 years, depending on your comfort level

ATM Slips, My Space Reclaimed

ATM slips

Maximum six years ONLY if needed for tax purposes

Bank Statements, My Space Reclaimed

Bank statements

Maximum six years ONLY if needed for tax purposes

Clothing Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Clothing Receipts

For the length of the returns period, unless tracking your household budget

Credit Card Slips, My Space Reclaimed

Credit card slips

Until your statement arrives, and you can match purchases

Credit Card Statements, My Space Reclaimed

Credit card statements:

Maximum six years if tax-related purchases on statements; otherwise, until annual interest statement is issued by company

Credit Card Offers, My Space Reclaimed

Credit Card offers

Shred immediately unless you plan to sign up

Calendars, My Space Reclaimed

Calendars (past)

According to your comfort level and whether you use them for reference or memorabilia

Catalogs Magazines, My Space Reclaimed

Catalogs & magazines

Until the next issue

Dividend Payment Records, My Space Reclaimed

Dividend payment records

Until an annual statement is supplied by company, then just only annual statements

Furniture Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Furniture Receipts

As long as you own the item in case repair is needed (for major purchases only)

Home Improvements Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Home improvements Receipts

As long as you own your home for major repairs. For a year for regular maintenance

Household Repairs Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Household repairs Receipts

For life of warranty, or longer to reference reliability record of service people and their rates

Household Inventory Appraisal, My Space Reclaimed

Household inventory & appraisal

Until the next issue

Insurance Policies  1, My Space Reclaimed

Insurance policies (auto, homeowners, liability)

As long as the statute of limitations runs in the event of late claims

Insurance Policies , My Space Reclaimed

Insurance policies (disability, medical, life, personal property, umbrella)

As long as you own it

Investments Purchase Records, My Space Reclaimed

Investments (purchase records)

As long as you own them

Investments Sales Records, My Space Reclaimed

Investments (sales records)

Maximum six years for tax purposes

Major Purchases Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Major purchases Receipts

For the life of the item. Staple receipt to the item and file in a file box with manuals if you choose to keep those

Medical And Tax Related Receipts, My Space Reclaimed

Medical and tax-related Receipts

Maximum of six years

Mortgage Or Loan Discharge, My Space Reclaimed

Mortgage or loan discharge

As long as you own, or six years after discharge

Property Bill Of Purchase, My Space Reclaimed

Property bill of purchase

As long as you own the property

Rent, My Space Reclaimed


Your canceled check is sufficient

10 Safe Deposit Box Key Inventory, My Space Reclaimed

Safe Deposit Box key & inventory

As long as it is current

Tax Records , My Space Reclaimed

Tax records (bank statements and canceled checks, certificates of deposit, contracts, charitable contributions, credit statements, income tax returns, lease and loan agreements, loan payment books, pension plan records, pay stubs)

The current year, plus six prior years

Utility Bills, My Space Reclaimed

Utility bills

Your current bill and one previous year to check billing patterns (check with utility company to see if they can provide an average—if so, discard monthly or go paperless and track online)

Vital Records , My Space Reclaimed

Vital Records (Adoption papers, birth & death certificates, citizenship papers, copyrights/patents, marriage certificate, divorce decree, letter of "Last Instructions" to executor or heirs, medical illness and vaccination records, passports, Power of Attorney, Social Security records, Wills)


Warranties And Instructions, My Space Reclaimed

Warranties and instructions

For the life of warranty or the item. Stick label with warranty expiration date and service repair number on bottom of appliance. If something breaks down, you have an easy way to check if the item is still covered without even having to go to your file drawer

Junk Mail Stop

Optoutprescreen, My Space Reclaimed


Dmachoice, My Space Reclaimed


Yellowpagesoptout, My Space Reclaimed


Catalogchoice, My Space Reclaimed


Unroll Me, My Space Reclaimed


Common Product Expiration Schedule


  • Beer (unopened) – 4 Months
  • Brown Sugar – Indefinite shelf life if stored in a moisture proof container
  • Chocolate – 1 year from date manufactured
  • Coffee (canned, ground, unopened) – 2years
  • Coffee (canned, ground, opened) – 1 month refrigerated
  • Coffee (beans) – 3 weeks in paper bag, longer in vacuum-sealed bag
  • Coffee (instant, unopened) – up to 2 years
  • Coffee (instant, opened) – up to 1 month
  • Diet Soda (unopened) – 3 months from “best by” date
  • Dried Pasta – 12 months
  • Frozen Dinners (unopened) – 12 to 18 months
  • Frozen Vegetables (unopened) – 18 to 24 months
  • Frozen Vegetables (opened) – 1 month
  • Honey – indefinite shelf life
  • Juice (unopened) – 8 months from date produced
  • Juice (opened) 7 to 10 days
  • Ketchup (unopened) – 1 year
  • Ketchup (opened) – 4-6 months
  • Maple Syrup – 1 year
  • Maraschino Cherries (unopened) – 3 to 4 years
  • Maraschino Cherries (opened) 2 weeks at room temperature; 6 months refrigerated
  • Marshmallows (unopened) – 40 weeks
  • Marshmallows (opened) – 3 months
  • Mayonnaise (unopened) – indefinitely
  • Mayonnaise (opened) – 2 to 3 months from “purchase by” date
  • Mustard – 2 years
  • Olives, jarred (green with pimento, unopened) – 3 years
  • Olives, jarred (green with pimento, opened) – 3 months
  • Olive Oil – 2 years from manufacture date
  • Peanuts (unopened) – 1 to 2 years unless frozen or refrigerated
  • Peanuts opened – 1 to 2 weeks in airtight container
  • Peanut Butter (unopened) – 2 years
  • Peanut Butter (opened) – 6 months, refrigerate after 3 months
  • Pickles (unopened) – 18 months
  • Pickles (opened) – Discard if slippery or excessively soft
  • Protein Bars (unopened) – 10 to 12 months
  • Rice, white – 2 years from date on box
  • Salad Dressing (unopened) – 12 months after “best by” date
  • Salad Dressing (opened) – 9 months refrigerated
  • Steak Sauce – 33 months
  • Tabasco Sauce – 5 years stored in a cool, dry place
  • Tea Bags – Use within two years of opening package
  • Tuna, canned (unopened) – 1 year from purchased date, opened: 3 to 4 days
  • Soy Sauce (unopened) – 2 years
  • Soy Sauce (opened) – 3 months
  • Vinegar – 42 months
  • Wine (red, white, unopened) – 3 years from vintage date, 20-100 yrs. for fine wines
  • Wine (opened) – 1 week refrigerated and corked

Beauty / Personal Care

  • Bar Soap -18 months to 3 years
  • Bath gel, body wash – 3 years
  • Bath Oil – 1 year
  • Body Bleaches and Depilatories – Unopened: 2 years, Used: 6 months
  • Body Lotion – 3 years
  • Conditioner – 2 to 3 years
  • Deodorant – Unopened: 2 years, Used: 1 to 2 years
  • Eye Cream – Unopened: 3 years, Used: 1 year
  • Face Lotion – with SPF, see exp. date
  • Face Lotion w/o SPF – at least 3 years
  • Foundation, oil-based – 2 years
  • Foundation, water-based – 3 years
  • Hair Gel – 2 to 3 years
  • Hair Spray – 2 to 3 years
  • Lip Balm – Unopened: 5 years, Used: 1 to 5 years
  • Lipstick – 2 years
  • Mascara – Unopened: 2 years, Used: 3 to 4 months
  • Mouthwash – 3 years from date manufactured
  • Nail Polish – 1 year
  • Nail Polish Remover – Lasts indefinitely
  • Perfume – 1 to 2 years
  • Rubbing Alcohol – At least 3 years
  • Shampoo – 2 to 3 years
  • Shaving Cream- 2+ years
  • Tooth-whitening Strips – 13 months

Household Products

  • Air Freshener, aerosol – 2 years
  • Anti-Freeze, premixed – 1 to 5 years
  • Anti-Freeze, concentrate – Indefinite
  • Batteries, alkaline – 7 years
  • Batteries, lithium – 10 years
  • Bleach – 3 to 6 months
  • Dish Detergent (liquid or powdered) – 1 year
  • Fire Extinguisher (rechargeable) – Service or replace every 6 years
  • Fire Extinguisher (non-rechargeable) – 12 years
  • Laundry Detergent (liquid or powdered) – unopened: 9 months to 1 year, opened: 6 months
  • Metal Polish – At least 3 years
  • Miracle Gro (liquid) – opened: 3 to 8 years
  • Motor Oil – unopened: 2 to 5 years, opened: 3 months
  • Mr. Clean – 2 years
  • Paint – unopened: up to 10 years, opened: 2 to 5 years
  • Spray Paint – 2 to 3 years
  • Windex – 2 years
  • Wood Polish – 2 years

Garage Systems and Cabinets

The Container Store Logo 9, My Space Reclaimed

The Container Store

Website www.containerstore.com
Phone: 1-888-266-8246

Garaginization, My Space Reclaimed


Website: https://www.garaginization.com
Phone: (214) 230-2294

Clothes Resale

Luxury Garage Sale, My Space Reclaimed

Luxury Garage Sale

Website – https://luxurygaragesale.com
Phone 214.957.8148

Chemical Free, Homemade Cleaners

Essential Oil Cleanser, My Space Reclaimed

1. Essential Oil Cleanser

¾ cup water
¼ cup rubbing alcohol
5-10 drops peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil
1 squirt natural dish soap

Pour all the ingredients into a 16-oz. spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto the surface to be cleaned and whip with a microfiber cloth.

Why it works: Rubbing alcohol kills bacteria and is fast-drying. Natural dish soap is gentle and effective at removing dirt and grease. The essential oil is antibacterial and great-smelling.

Use on: quartz, marble, and granite counters, appliances, tables, bathroom sinks, baseboards and windowsills. Do not use on glass.

Fresh Lemon Degreaser, My Space Reclaimed

2. Fresh Lemon Degreaser

2 cups water
2tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Castille soap
1 tbs baking soda

Pour all the ingredients into a 24-oz. spray bottle and shake well. Sprits onto the surface to the cleaned and whip with a microfiber cloth.

Why it works: Lemon is a natural bleach, disinfectant, and degreaser. Baking soda is a gentle abrasive with deodorizing properties. Castile soap helps disperse the other ingredients once the solution is sprayed on a surface.

Use on: any had surface except wood. The baking soda can scratch a wood surface, and the solution can dull the finish if not wiped down thoroughly.

Vinega Vodka, My Space Reclaimed

3. Vinegar-Vodka Disinfectant

½ cup white vinegar
½ cup vodka
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
1 ½ cups water

Pour all the ingredients into a 24-oz. spray bottle and shake well, Spray surfaces to be cleaned and let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Why it works: White vinegar and Vodka inhibit the growth of germs. The lavender and lemon essential oils are antibacterial and antiseptic. The scent of lavender helps relieve and boost mood (and the Vodka too, if you keep some for yourself!)

Use on: bathroom surfaces, countertops, tables, appliances, light switches, and doorknobs.

All Purpose Cleaner, My Space Reclaimed

4. All-Purpose Cleaner

1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
Mix ingredients in a 16-oz spray bottle and shake well. Spritz on surface to be cleaned. Wipe with microfiber cloth.
Furniture Polish, My Space Reclaimed

5. Furniture Polish

1 cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
Mix ingredients in a 16-oz spray bottle. Shake well. Spray over surface to be cleaned. Wipe / polish with microfiber cloth.

Additional Elements with Cleaning power

Handled pumice stone – to get rid of a toilet bowl ring, wet the stone and scrub. It won’t scratch the porcelain.

Beeswax- Use it to polish and protect wood furniture

Coffee – A bowl of dried grounds in the refrigerator combats odors

Tea – Soak rusty tools in a bucket of cooled black tea and wipe clean with a cloth

Undiluted white vinegar – excellent soap and scum remover

Baking Soda – abrasive cleaner by itself

I have worked with Maristella, from My Space Reclaimed, on some challenging organizing jobs. She is light-hearted but at the same time exerts just the right amount of pressure on the client in order to efficiently advance the job. Her ability to make the client feel safe and at peace is outstanding. Maristella is friendly, gentle, and supportive. I observed that clients feel they are moving forward towards the achievement of their goals and that they experience relief working with her.

Clarissa, Lewisville

Maristella Bertram is the owner of My Space Reclaimed and an amazing organizer. I’ve never met someone more passionate about life that expands into her work, and her clients are always so pleased with how she helps them. Maristella is a true master of her craft.

Beverly C. - Dallas, TX