Getting organized isn’t just about clearing out clutter. It’s about taking care of your belongings. In order to truly enjoy all the beautiful things in your space, you need put effort into maintaining them. Here are some ways to maintain the various parts of your home:
Keep your gardening tool rust free by filling a gallon bucket or trough with sand. Mix in motor oil -- enough to dampen the sand, but not to soak it through. Whenever you return a tool to the shed, knock off the biggest chunks of soil, and then plunge the tool's head into the sand a few times. Large shovels can then be wiped clean and then stored as you normally would. The sand will keep tools clean and sharp, and the oil will keep them rust-free.
A few pieces of coal stored along with your metal tools can help keep the tools from oxidizing and forming rust
The small appliances do a lot, yet they are often neglected. They can last you years, as long as they are well cared for and maintained. In general, you can wipe them down with a cloth dampened with mild dishwashing liquid and water. Be sure to dry them with a soft cloth or paper towel. You don’t want your blades to rust! Baking soda is also an excellent all-purpose cleanser. Place felt glides underneath countertop appliances to protect them and make them easy to move around.
Don’t forget to pay attention to your closet and all the things in it! Cedar blocks are a great solution for those of you who don’t have cedar lined closets. This will help keep moths away and your clothes smelling fresh. It’s also a good time to polish up all of your dress shoes. For those of you who wear high heals, it’s a good idea to take your heals into the cobbler periodically to add rubber to the bottom of your stilletos. Not only does it make it easier to walk in, and your shoes last longer, but you won't make that obnoxious clicking sound as you walk down the street!
Don't forget to take the time to sit back and enjoy your home!!