GO: Get Organized. It’s the start of a new year…and the natural time to look at our surroundings and make some changes. The Philadelphia Home Show is an incredible resource for everything HOME related. Whether it’s upgrades to bathrooms, outdoor landscaping projects, or kitchen facelifts — the Home Show has become a standard event during January, in celebration of GO month…Get Organized. And JIYS is offering FREE passes on a first contact-first serve basis.
Our Commitment to local donation drives
We‘re collecting for “Teens for Jeans“ aiding homeless teens in the Philly NJ area. And, we’ve planned a family evening of volunteering to sort and package for Cradles to Crayons. Hands-on volunteering — in addition to clothing — is in serious demand. If you want to join the Galfand-Effron family on Feb. 25 at the Conshohocken Giving Factory OR contribute children’s clothing donations call us: 610-896-6896.
Confessions of a P.O.
Even organizers have organizing projects. As a family (and individually) we tweaked some of the systems within our home to function and flow better while everyone enjoyed a break from hectic schedules and school. Most projects focused on getting rid of a few things, but more had to do with fine tuning where and how we store things that we use on a regular basis. I’m sharing a few of our winter break household projects:
• bathroom under the counter storage (20 minutes) My favorite improvements are storing my hand towels and washcloths together and repurposing the cylindrical packaging from my shower puffs to hold the trash liners that fit our small can.
• kitchen cabinet for everyday dishes (35 minutes) By rearranging the shelf heights, I was able to shift where we store our go-to serving bowls and pitchers so I can reach them (without a taller person’s helping hand!)
• crowded cabinets (1 hour on task + time to load the car and deliver donations) We knew that we had far too many pots, pans, and serving pieces crowding our cabinets. Putting things away was becoming a chore. Seems our pyrex had multiplied like rabbits! To ease the chaos, we emptied our cabinets and started fresh. We kept only those items that we use regularly; everything else was donated to The Junior League Thrift Shop since it was still usable and in good condition…just not necessary for our household.
If you want to hear more “Confessions of a P.O.” please leave a comment.
Joy In Your Space Referral Program
Earn a 1/2 hour of organizing help for each new client you recommend. Any free time is gift-able to another in your life who may need us more than you.