So it’s been a long and sometimes frustrating week of ups and downs for many of us. I think we need to get back to our basic humanity. I am challenging all of you to walk the talk this weekend, just two short days. High five a kid in the grocery store, buy the next person in line coffee, hold the door for someone and SMILE at your fellow humans. Just be kind… To EVERYBODY… For no other reason than that Kindness is SO Gangster.
If you like to keep all of your electronic devices safe from moisture make sure you have some resealable plastic bags around. Use ‘snack’ size bags for cell phones and quart or gallon bags for tablets and phablets. Cheap, reusable and easy. Now you can read your ebook in the pool or at the beach.
Take an inexpensive, square pot holder with a pocket. Place the curling or flat iron inside the pocket, fold in half and wrap the cord around the pocket. Secure by pulling the cord end into the loop. It’s DIY with no ‘do’!
My closet is chock full of clothes that I do not wear. I clean out my closet every year, yet I wind up with bunches of clothes that I think I will wear and then I never wear them. Today’s hack is easy…just a little time consuming. First, empty out your entire closet. Second, throw anything you want to give away or hand down to a friend into bags. Third, and this is the one that is going to take some time, rehang everything in the closet with the hanger pointing out. In one year if the hanger is still hook facing out then you don’t need the clothes…trust me. I find that the less I have cluttering up around my house the more relaxed I feel. Organization is hard work and sometimes requires thought and planning but is well worth it!
I have a two part hack to save your boots. The first part is one of my favorite hacks under $5. You can hang six pairs of of boots in your closet, make sure you hang three on each side so it balances properly, tallest boots at the bottom and short boots or ‘shooties’ towards the top. The second way to protect boots is to use pool noodles to keep boots that are stored on the floor ‘standing tall’. To measure all I did was put a 99¢ pool noodle in each boot, I marked it with a sharpie and cut with a serrated bread knife.