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I always appreciate Laura Gaskill's articles, but taking my kitchen knives to be professionally sharpened? There are some inexpensive tools available for sharpening knives myself. They work great and only take minutes to use.

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Lisa Kristel

I wish I could get all that done, but I'm too busy reading articles on Houzz!

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Katy M
Thanks for the encouragement. All of us that read this article did it for a reason. Either to truly see if we can find a new way to easily get our acts together or to find out how to easily organize ourselves to start the new year...EASY being the word we are looking for. A list has always kept me on tract and my reward has been to cross off each item until I can finally toss the list. From this article you’ve helped me organize my thoughts and I will break my list into 3 parts: donations (clean out clutter, clothes, etc anything I haven’t used or remembered in 2 years), upkeep (arrange those service calls as mentioned) and repairs (look thru the house to see what needs to be done and schedule it). Thanks!!!

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