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DIY RECIPES With a service focused on sustainability, earth friendly cleaning and home organization Sabrina has a unique perspective on effectively managing a household. Asking for help with organizing, from a friend or professional, can get the ball rolling because we often can’t see what isn’t working for us. “The biggest challenge I help people with is making their spaces work for them, instead of against them.” Sabrina has sage advice on reducing stress and clutter by creating spaces that work for us.

Define The Use Of Your Space.

Many people have a catch-all room or area. Taking a space with no real purpose and giving it one will change your routine. Sabrina says, “Eliminating clutter is the first step to being able to reclaim a space. Use three bins to sort: recycling, donations, and storage. Next, think about where you want each activity to take place: watching TV, gaming, play area, relaxing, bill paying, school work, etc. Then arrange furniture in a way that makes the most sense and allows for movement from room to room. Furniture with built in storage is preferable, i.e. table with drawers, ottoman doubles as storage. Only keep items in the room where they get used most often.”

Brighten & Whiten Your Teeth

Sprinkle some baking soda on your regular toothpaste and brusha brusha brusha

Facial Scrub

Mix together ½ cup cooked oatmeal 1 whole egg Spread it on your face and leave for 15 minutes

Body Scrub

2 cups of brown sugar 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup of sunflower oil 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract 2 c. sea salt—Baleine is a good choice 1 c. oil­(sweet almond, grapeseed or another light-textured massage oil)

Make Inexpensive Room Modifications

For efficient use of space, Sabrina suggests, “Simple adjustments to the room layout, like furniture placement and adding storage areas, can make a world of difference. Finding a place for each item is intentional and as a sorting process will help you eliminate unnecessary items. When it comes to organizing, a lot of times the storage solutions can be found in your own house. Use a long sturdy basket placed conveniently by the front door for shoes or on the bottom shelf of a bookcase under a bench, for recycling newspapers and magazines.” Continued on page 34

5–15 drops high quality essential oils

Peppermint Foot Scrub

1 c. Epsom salt 1 c. Sea salt 1 c. Baking Soda 15–20 drops Peppermint oil 1 tsp. Tea tree oil (optional for antibacterial purposes) 33

Women2Women Spring 2014  
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