Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Trays

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! This week we are pulling it all together for you and serving it up on a tray. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)

Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about trays and dishes and how to use them to be a little more organized and efficient and maybe even cleaner in your house.  So when you think of trays you might think of having a special snack, like this, and that’s great. So why not do that all the time? I actually do. When I’m taking a snack up to the boys in the playroom or if I’m having my own snack in my office in the afternoon, I use a tray because it helps keep things from sloshing and spilling so much and, of course, it’s easier to carry, and it also is easier to clean up since you just grab the whole thing and go. So let’s take that concept and apply it to other areas of the house. So, here we have a tray that we use in my kitchen for the beverage center area. We have straws and sweeteners and things. And it provides a home for everything in one place. Everybody knows where to find this stuff, and better yet, we can pick up the whole tray and wipe underneath it and clean and put it right back. So, the same concept applies in my office. I have this little dish that I use to corral our sticky notes of various sizes. Everybody knows where to find the sticky notes, and of course, we can clean underneath and not have them scattered all over the desk. And then finally we have this bowl that you can use in your bathroom. You can keep the bathroom counter less cluttered by having all your frequently used grooming supplies for your daily routine in one place and, again, able to move it and clean really easily.

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See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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One Comment


I really enjoy your ‘clutter tips’ and have used a couple already – thank you.
I also like the video tips but because I have an older computer that takes way too long to play, I usually don’t watch those. It would be great if you could follow the video tip with a written tip. Best case scenario? I get a new computer – it’s on my wish list!


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