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QUICK TIP: Cookbook embellishments to help you stay organized

Are there loose papers falling out of your cookbook? Do you have dog-eared pages tracking your favorite recipes? Bake up some organization by adding a large top entry envelope to collect pictures, tear-outs, and other papers. Also, glue a ribbon along the spine edge of the inside back cover. The long part of the ribbon should come out of the top of the cookbook so that you can pull it down and place it between pages and have it dangle out at the bottom.

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Out with the old – Check expiration dates to help declutter your make-up!

Beauty products are like any other household possession... you're most likely using 20% of it 80% of the time.  Have you ever wondered if that bottle of bath oil collecting dust on the counter is still effective? Here are some expiration dates that will get you motivated to de-clutter your bathroom vanity and the top of your dresser.

Bar soap - 18 months to 3 years

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National Regifting Day

With so many gift exchanges happening this month, it’s likely you may receive an item or two that you don’t need or love.  A green solution is to regift the item to another person who may need it or treasure it more than you.  This does not mean passing an item that you consider to be useless or silly – this is called “clutter passing”.  The only places clutter should go is a donation bin, recycling bin, or trash bin!