Help On Our Organizing Journey

peter walsh how to organize - Resources

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 - Resources

Peter Walsh

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

peter walsh its al to much - Resources

Peter Walsh

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

april benson - Resources

April Benson

To Buy or Not to Buy

david f tolin - Resources

David F. Tolin and Randy O. Frost

Buried in Treasures

michael a tompkins - Resources

Michael A. Tompkins and Tamara L. Harti

Digging Out .

judith koberg - Resources

Judith Koberg

Conquering Chronic Disorganization

cindy glovinsky - Resources

Cindy Glovinsky

Making Peace with the Things in your Life

judith kolberg - Resources

Judith Kolberg & Katheleen Nadeau

ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

ann mcgree cooper - Resources

Ann McGee Cooper

Time Management for Unmanageable People

harold taylor - Resources

Harold Taylor

Making Time Work for You

harold taylor procrastinate - Resources

Harold Taylor

Procrastinate Less and Enjoy Life

julie morgenstern time management - Resources

Julie Morgenstern

Time Management from the Inside Out

julie morgenstern organizing from the inside out - Resources

Julie Morgenstern

Organizing from the Inside Out

julie morgenstern making work - Resources

Julie Morgenstern

Making Work, Work

barbara hemphill - Resources

Barbara Hemphill

Taming the Paper Tiger; Organizing the Paper in your Life

Resources for Organizing Products

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The Container Store

www.TheContainerStore.com
cabel organizer - Resources

Cable Organizer.com

www.cableorganizer.com
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Mills Pride

www.millspride.com
smart furniture - Resources

Smart Furniture

www.smartfurniture.com/shop
Stacks and Stacks  - Resources

Stacks and Stacks

www.stacksandstacks.com

Organize‐It‐ Plastic Storage

www.organizes‐it.com/plastic.php

Resources for Goal and Time Management

small Business Advice  - Resources

Small Business Advice

www.businesstown.com/time/time.asp
Day‐Timer Planners  - Resources

Day‐Timer Planners

www.daytimer.com

MyGoals.com

www.mygoals.com

Resources for Chronic Disorganization Help

ADDADHD Online Support Group  - Resources

ADD/ADHD Online Support Group

www.adders.org
National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization  - Resources

National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization

www.nsgcd.org

Bulk Discards

College hunks - Resources

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Phone: 1.800.586.5872
Website: www.collegehunks.com

stand up guy - Resources

Stand Up Guy Junk Removal

Phone: 214.299.7419
Website: www.standupguys.biz

junk jugglers - Resources

Junk Jugglers

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

trash junky - Resources

Trash Junky

Phone: 214.507.5865
Website: www.trashjunky.com

junk king - Resources

Junk King

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

jdog junk removal - Resources

Jdog Junk Removal & Hauling (benefits veterans)

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

mission regan - Resources

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

Phone: 972.369.7637
Website: www.missionregan.com
Email: [email protected]

Electronics Discards

best buy - Resources

BestBuy

Website: www.bestbuy.com
Recycles electronics

gazelle - Resources

Gazelle

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

Dell Logo - Resources
www.dell.com
Epson logo 2A4B23D462 seeklogo.com  - Resources
www.epson.com/cgi-bin/store/recycle/recycleprogram
ibm - Resources
www.ibm.com/ibm/environment
toshiba - Resources
http://toshiba.eztradein.com/toshiba
hp - Resources
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/global/globalcitizenship/environment/recycle/index.html

Media Resale

half price books - Resources

Half Price Books

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

vintage stock - Resources

Move Trading Company

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

Medical Discards

department of justice - Resources

Department of Justice, DEA

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

dispose my meds - Resources

Dispose My Meds

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

Food and Drug administration - Resources

Food and Drug Administration

Website: www.fda.gov
Prescription medication disposal guidelines

safeneedledisposal - Resources

SafeNeedleDisposal.org

Website: www.safeneedledisposal.org
Needle disposal guidelines

sharps compliance - Resources

Sharps Compliance, Inc.

Website: www.sharpsinc.com
Mail-in program

Recycling

earth911 - Resources

Earth911

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

Shredding

data shredding service of texas - Resources

Data Shredding Services of Texas

www.dallasshreddingservice.com
dfwshredding.com
Paper, hard-drives, media | on-site shredding & drop off locations

Donations

spca - Resources

SPCA

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

eyes for the needy - Resources

Eyes For The Needy (collects eyeglasses & jewelry)

Website: www.neweyesfortheneedy.org
Email: [email protected]

thrift giant - Resources

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 - Resources

Recycle 2 Support

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

goodwill - Resources

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 - Resources

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 - Resources

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 - Resources

Operation Kindness

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

Veterans - Resources

Veterans

www.amvets.org

Clothe Consignment

luxury garage sale - Resources

Luxury Garage Sale

Phone: 214.957.8148
Website: luxurygaragesale.com
Email: [email protected]

clothes horse anonymus - Resources

Clothes Horse Anonymous

Phone: 972.233.7005
Website: www.ClothesHorseAnonymous.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Address: 11661 Preston Road Dallas TX 75230

revente upscale resale - Resources

Revente Upsale Resale

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

sweet pea - Resources

Sweet Pea Consignments

Phone: 972.248.4899
Website: www.SweetPeaStyles.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Address: 6505 West Park Blvd. Suite 116 Plano TX 75093

goodwill - Resources

The Mulberry Bush (Children's and Maternity)

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

the salvation army - Resources

ThredUP (Online consignment and thrift store)

Website: www.thredup.com

bb resale boutique - Resources

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 - Resources

The Consignment Store

Phone: 972.991.6268
Website: www.DallasConsign.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Address: 5290 Beltline Road Dallas, Texas 75254

bb resale boutique - Resources

B&B Consignment Dallas (Richardson area)

Phone: 972.238.8503
Email: [email protected]
Address: 980 N. Coit Rd. Ste. 2880, Richardson TX 75080

bb consigment plano - Resources

B&B Consignment Plano (Frisco area)

Phone: 972.758.5444
Email: [email protected]
Address: 3100 Independence Parkway, Ste. 201 Plano TX 75075

furnitue buy - Resources

Furniture Buy Consignment

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

consigment heaven - Resources

Consignment Heaven

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

cash in my bag Frame - Resources

Cash in My Bag

www.cashinmybag.com
cash or consignment for preowned, high end luxury items

Estate Sales

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Maxsold

Phone: 888.672.3677 x137
Website: www.maxsold.com
Email: [email protected]

clearnig house estate - Resources

Clearing House Estate Sales

everything but the house - Resources

Everything But The House

www.ebth.com

grason - Resources

Grasons Co. Estate Sales Services

www.grasons.com

jeff hamlin - Resources

Jeff Hamlin Estate Sales

estate sales - Resources

Estate Sales.Net (Directory of estate sale providers)

Storage Companies

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Mi-Box Moving and Mobile Storage

Phone: 214.377.6016
Website: www.miboxdallas.com
Email: [email protected]

assured storage Frame - Resources

Assured Self Storage

Phone: 877.992.7787
Email Costumer Service: [email protected]
Email General Inquiry: [email protected]

north dallas - Resources

North Dallas Moving and Storage

Phone: 972.241.1562
Website: www.ndms.com

callbox - Resources

Callbox Storage

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

cubesmart - Resources

CubeSmart

www.cubesmart.com
Self-storage

garde robe - Resources

Garde Robe

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

ims - Resources

IMS Relocation

www.imsrelocation.com
Household | Commercial |Portable storage

Moving Boxes and Supplies

best prices - Resources

Best Priced Boxes

www.bestpriceboxes.com
New and used boxes and packing supplies
Buys back used boxes in good condition

box cycle - Resources

Box Cycle

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

boxes to go - Resources

Boxes to Go

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

fellowes - Resources

Fellowes

Website: www.bankersbox.com
SmoothMove™ boxes

treehugger - Resources

TreeHugger Boxes

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

Moving Companies

College hunks - Resources

College Hunks Moving

www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com
Local Moving, Packing, Donation Pick-up

door squad - Resources

Door Squad

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

home sweet home - Resources

Home Sweet Home

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

ims - Resources

IMS Relocation

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

Photo Organizing

red boots photo - Resources

Red Boots Photo Organizing

www.redbootsorganizing.com

Handyman Services

the salvation army - Resources

Handydad, James Richie

214.808.3680
Collin, Dallas, Tarrant & Denton Counties

handymanconnection c69f9f7a Frame - Resources

Handyman Connection

www.handymanconnection.com
Home maintenance, repairs, & remodels

hadnyman matters - Resources

Handyman Matters

www.handymanmatters.com
Home repair & improvement

handypro - Resources

HandyPro

www.handypro.com
Home repair & remodeling

mr handyman - Resources

Mr. Handyman

www.mrhandyman.com
Home repairs

cash in my bag Frame - Resources

Your Good Neighbor Handyman, Ralph Brown

972.712.1141
Home repairs & maintenance (Frisco)

Concierge & Errand Services

lifting the burden - Resources

Lifting the Burden Errand Service

www.lifting-the-burden.com
Relocation | delivery | residential cleaning | event planning
Project management | errands | pet care | wait services

Cleaning Services

bb maids - Resources

B&B Maids Service

bbmaidservice.com

merry maids - Resources

Merry Maids

www.merrymaids.com

molly maid - Resources

Molly Maid

www.mollymaid.com

pop ins - Resources

Pop-Ins Maid Service

www.pop-ins.com

Cabinetry, Shelving, and Drawers

bb maids - Resources

KMN

www.kmnhome.com
Customized drawer dividers

kitchens Frame - Resources

Kitchens Alive

www.kitalive.com
Custom cabinetry

lifestyle systems organizer Frame - Resources

Lifestyle Systems

www.lifestylesystems.com
Drawer and shelf dividers

shelfgenie - Resources

ShelfGenie

www.shelfgenie.com
Custom glide-out shelving solutions

Home Inventories

takestock - Resources

TakeStock Inventory

www.takestockinventory.com

Closet Systems

closets by design - Resources

Closets by Design

www.closetsbydesign.com

california colosets - Resources

California Closets (contact Patrick Hausske)

www.californiaclosets.com/locations/dallas/

TheContainerStore 1 - Resources

The Container Store

Phone: 1.888.266.8246

www.containerstore.com/custom-closets

Paper Retention Recommendations

Appliances Receipts - Resources

Appliances Receipts

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

Art antiques collectibles Receipts - Resources

Art, antiques, collectibles Receipts

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

Automobile records  - Resources

Automobile records (titles, registration, repairs)

As long as you own the vehicle(s)

Appointment books - Resources

Appointment books

1–10 years, depending on your comfort level

ATM slips - Resources

ATM slips

Maximum six years ONLY if needed for tax purposes

Bank statements - Resources

Bank statements

Maximum six years ONLY if needed for tax purposes

Clothing Receipts - Resources

Clothing Receipts

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

Credit card slips - Resources

Credit card slips

Until your statement arrives, and you can match purchases

Credit card statements - Resources

Credit card statements:

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

Credit Card offers - Resources

Credit Card offers

Shred immediately unless you plan to sign up

Calendars - Resources

Calendars (past)

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

Catalogs magazines - Resources

Catalogs & magazines

Until the next issue

Dividend payment records - Resources

Dividend payment records

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

Furniture Receipts - Resources

Furniture Receipts

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

Home improvements Receipts - Resources

Home improvements Receipts

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

Household repairs Receipts - Resources

Household repairs Receipts

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

Household inventory appraisal - Resources

Household inventory & appraisal

Until the next issue

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Insurance policies (auto, homeowners, liability)

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

Insurance policies  - Resources

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

As long as you own it

Investments purchase records - Resources

Investments (purchase records)

As long as you own them

Investments sales records - Resources

Investments (sales records)

Maximum six years for tax purposes

Major purchases Receipts - Resources

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 - Resources

Medical and tax-related Receipts

Maximum of six years

Mortgage or loan discharge - Resources

Mortgage or loan discharge

As long as you own, or six years after discharge

Property bill of purchase - Resources

Property bill of purchase

As long as you own the property

Rent - Resources

Rent

Your canceled check is sufficient

10 Safe Deposit Box key inventory - Resources

Safe Deposit Box key & inventory

As long as it is current

Tax records  - Resources

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 - Resources

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  - Resources

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)

Permanently

Warranties and instructions - Resources

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 - Resources

www.OptOutPrescreen.com

dmachoice - Resources

www.DMAchoice.org

yellowpagesoptout - Resources

www.YellowPagesOptOut.com

catalogchoice - Resources

www.CatalogChoice.org

unroll me - Resources

Unrollme.com

Common Product Expiration Schedule

Food

  • 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

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The Container Store

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

Garaginization - Resources

Garaginization

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

Clothes Resale

Luxury Garage Sale - Resources

Luxury Garage Sale

Website – https://luxurygaragesale.com
Phone 214.957.8148

Chemical Free, Homemade Cleaners

essential oil cleanser - Resources

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 - Resources

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.

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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 - Resources

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 - Resources

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

Very detailed and continues to update you every step of the way. Wonderful ideas that I will continue to use from here on out. A true professional that exceeded all expectations. I will continue to use them on a quarterly basis. Cannot thank them enough!

-Kathryn, Melissa

After a year, I am still applying the lessons Maristella gave me. My place looks just as neat and organized as it did when she finished. It has been so nice, to walk into my closet and just be able to get what I need. Sometimes I find myself just standing in there admiring how neat and organized it is. The difference is like opening a window on a beautiful Spring day. Seriously. The money invested in this peace of mind and soul has paid me back every single day since she was here.

-Rox F., Dallas, TX

Maristella is a great consultant, motivator, inspiration, digging through the roots of my “organized chaos” and spreading her positive energy to my upcoming organized and reclaimed living spaces. Her ability to help me refocus and to empower me will be a lasting gift.

– Hope, Dallas