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Quick Fix To Conquering Clutter

ID-10036003Clutter, were all guilty of it. Take a look at your breakfast or coffee table, what is on there right now that you don’t need. From kids backpacks, to last months issue of your favorite magazine, we all accumulate clutter in our busy lives.

Clean up can be easy if you do it in an organized fashion. Start small, one room at a time. Say you start in the living room or family room, where you and your family gather together the most. Grab a laundry basket, a box, or large container and a garbage bag.

Use the box/laundry basket for those thing you need to put in other rooms to sort out, mail, clothes, socks, books toys, etc. For the garbage bag, throw away things you know you will not use again, old newspapers etc. Once you have divided everything into your Put Away and Throw Away, your clutter is gone.

Raise your creativity by taking a few minutes to clean off your work area, it will make you feel more organized.

Tip: Old toys, books, magazine, video’s, games, clothes and more can be saved in a large storage container or a few storage containers in the garage or room you do not use very often for your next Yard Sale!

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Money Savers – Free Sewing Patterns

ID-10047770Personally I am not gifted with the art of sewing but I love fashion. I admire people that can sit down at a sewing machine and make a beautiful garment. I have taken patterns of a tops, dresses, suits and more to dressmakers and had them look just like the outfit I wanted, and even had a few dressmakers add their own creativity and make it better.

If you love to sew then you are going to love these three sites that offer free and paid for patterns that you can download for clothes, decor for your home and more.

M-Sewing.com has hundreds sewing patterns and they are all FREE in standard sizes (S, M, L, XL)
Free-Sewing.com from clothes to apparel some patterns are FREE and you can buy there 20 top downloads for a small price!
BurdaStyle.com have copyright free downloadable patterns for a small price.

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