Organizing Challenges Mini Challenges: Now and Then Tasks I will often add tasks to my list that aren’t done every week, but have to be done now and then. Tackle these mini challenges this week. 1. Clean your eating utensils drawer: Place a kitchen towel on top of your counter. Take out all of your utensils and place them on top of the towel. Next, take your utensil tray out and hand wash it in hot soapy water. While your utensil tray is air drying, wipe the inside of the drawer until all crumbs are gone. Next, wash out the drawer with a wet sponge or cloth. When the drawer and tray are dry, you can replace the tray and then refill it with all your utensils. 2. Clean the furnace filter: Cleaning the furnace filter on a monthly basis will keep your furnace running more efficiently. Always have an extra on hand. Place the spare filter in your furnace when you remove the other one. Wash the dirty one in the bathtub, completely dry it out, store it where you’ll be able to find it, and it will be ready for next month. Alternately, you may prefer disposable filters. If so, be sure to change these as the manufacturer suggests. 3. Wipe the windowsills: Grab a bucket of soapy water, a sponge or an old rag, and an old, dry towel. Start in one room and wipe each and every window sill. Do not soak or allow water to sit on wood windowsills. Wipe them clean and dry them with the towel quickly. Use Q-tips, if necessary, to get into the corners. 4. Clean up your desktop: If your computer desktop is overrun with icons, get rid of those you no longer need. (Just remember, deleting the ‘shortcut’ icon does not necessarily delete the program or file. If you don’t need the program, uninstall it and then get rid of the icon if it’s still there.) When you’re done, rearrange your icons by category (For instance, Microsoft Office icons at the top left of your screen, music and photo icons on the top right, etc.) 5. Go through old medications: For medication that is expired or no longer useful to you, return to a nearby pharmacy for safe disposal. Never toss medications in the garbage or flush them down the toilet. Be sure your medications are in a secure location that cannot be accessed by children or pets.
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Organizing Challenges Mini Challenges: Now and Then Tasks I will often add tasks to my list that aren’t done every week, but have to be done now and then. Tackle these mini challenges this week. 1. Clean your eating utensils drawer: Place a kitchen towel on top of your counter. Take out all of your utensils and place them on top of the towel. Next, take your utensil tray out and hand wash it in hot soapy water. While your utensil tray is air drying, wipe the inside of the drawer until all crumbs are gone. Next, wash out the drawer with a wet sponge or cloth. When the drawer and tray are dry, you can replace the tray and then refill it with all your utensils. 2. Clean the furnace filter: Cleaning the furnace filter on a monthly basis will keep your furnace running more efficiently. Always have an extra on hand. Place the spare filter in your furnace when you remove the other one. Wash the dirty one in the bathtub, completely dry it out, store it where you’ll be able to find it, and it will be ready for next month. Alternately, you may prefer disposable filters. If so, be sure to change these as the manufacturer suggests. 3. Wipe the windowsills: Grab a bucket of soapy water, a sponge or an old rag, and an old, dry towel. Start in one room and wipe each and every window sill. Do not soak or allow water to sit on wood windowsills. Wipe them clean and dry them with the towel quickly. Use Q-tips, if necessary, to get into the corners. 4. Clean up your desktop: If your computer desktop is overrun with icons, get rid of those you no longer need. (Just remember, deleting the ‘shortcut’ icon does not necessarily delete the program or file. If you don’t need the program, uninstall it and then get rid of the icon if it’s still there.) When you’re done, rearrange your icons by category (For instance, Microsoft Office icons at the top left of your screen, music and photo icons on the top right, etc.) 5. Go through old medications: For medication that is expired or no longer useful to you, return to a nearby pharmacy for safe disposal. Never toss medications in the garbage or flush them down the toilet. Be sure your medications are in a secure location that cannot be accessed by children or pets.
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