Here are a few tips that said friend emailed me and I am now obsessed with implementing into my cleaning/organizing routine. Even when you can easily Swiffer your entire floor plan in under 15 minutes, dust bunnies pop up when you least expect it and items get lost under the couch... **
I love me a set of clean sheets. I don't know what I was thinking in college, but I would go a month without changing my sheets. Now, after only a few days it just feels like those microscopic bugs that live on everything are crawling all over you. Ugh. Time for a new set of clean sheets! However, we don't have space in our closet to store the 3 sets we have, so they end up on a shelving unit that lives in the middle of our bedroom. Low and behold, new useful tip #187 is to store a full sheet set and extra pillow case INSIDE the matching pillow case and you will never go hunting for the complete sheet set again. BRILLIANT! Clean sheets all folded nicely and stacked like the above picture are sure to help save space and show off how organized you are.
Ok, now this tip is extremely helpful for limited cabinet space - buy a tension rod and use it to store all your cleaning sprays above your other cleaning supplies. This tip is particularly helpful if you love cleaning supplies (me) and hate how cluttered and unorganized they can get (me). I realized the other day that I have three bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Foam and they are all 3/4 full. I suppose my weekly trip to Duane Reade for shower cleaner can be cancelled this week.
This has nothing to do with organizing, but I thought it was a great simple way to get the music flowing - use a bowl to enhance the Iphone/Ipod/Android speakers instead of using plug-in speakers. In all honesty I don't think bowl acoustics can match a $600 Bose Speaker System, however, in a pinch this can pretty much ensure an instant dance party after a few drinks.
**or get stolen by your cat to be used as a pretend mouse and end up under the dresser that you don't find until you are moving and exclaim "That's where all my tiny owl figurines went!"