What can I say unless you are deathly allergic, nuts are great for you.

A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, where the hard-shelled fruit does not open to release the seed (indehiscent). A nut in botany is a simple dry fruit with one seed. Though some nuts are not true nuts in the botanical sense nevertheless is a nut in the culinary sense.

 My favorites are almonds, cashews, peanuts and brazel nuts. Nuts are linked to protection against coronary heart disease.

Many nuts have essential fatty acids are good sources of vitamins E and B2, and are rich in protein, folate, fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium. Thank you Wikipedia.


I went to a restaurant/bar/steakhouse type place with my hubby many years ago and I was appalled at the idea of seeing everyone around the bar eating from bowls and bowls of peanuts [that part wasn’t bad] and just throwing the shells on the floor. Of course the nuts are there so you could be so thirsty you are hollering for another drink. But the idea that it’s a good thing to throw the shells on the floor. What are we, pigs? 

Sorry if you think I am going to agree with this type of behavior in todays world just for people to unwind. No thank you.

It is a blooming Mess.  Oh well to each his own I guess.

Which brings me to the idea of being a neat individual.
Why shouldn’t we aspire to being neat. It actually saves time and energy to be neat.
Why let it build up.

NEAT! Yes it’s a 4 letter word but not a bad word. It is very good.

Neat means arranged well, uncluttered. Some would disagree but I would add clean also.

Simply get up; put things away; organize. A part of being neat is to clean. If you are opposed to traditional cleaners use vinegar and water; simple.  However there are lots of green products available.

I hope you like my list of ideas.
How to be neat and clean even with a busy schedule.  I know for some people with other complexities in their life it is challenging.

  • practice making your bed
  • organize and declutter and downsize
  • put things away after its use
  • leave a room better/nicer/tidier/cleaner than when you entered
  • recycle and put garbage in the trash
  • if you can’t wear it or use; give to goodwill
  • try not to be a clutter bug
  • wipe things down especially the bathroom and kitchen
  • always give your bathroom a quick wipe each day; especially the toilet
  • run dishwasher at night to conserve/reduce your electric bills
  • put dirty clothes in hamper/basket
  • put a load of clothes in wash as soon as you get a load and at night
  • have rugs in front of door or patio doors to catch excess dirt
  • don’t be afraid of a broom
  • if you cannot do vacuum all together then run a vacuum on one level at a time every other day or on weekend.
  • break up the house/apartment into segments and identify a day for certain tasks
  • that way you are not worn out trying to tidy/clean
  • personal hygiene is the epitamy of neatness; who said a toothbrush, comb, shampoo & water couldn’t do wonders.
  • find joy in organizing your space; I’m sure you have great ideas
  • while organizing and clean don’t forget to listen to music; makes it fun

Simple items/ideas to use to get organized:

  • baskets
  • mason jars
  • clear plastic containers
  • storage bins
  • filing cabinet
  • wicker dresser with baskets
  • one closet to store items; makes house/office tidy looking
  • entertainment centre that has multiple purpose sections to optimize organization
  • roll towels, facecloths and blankets easier to take from closet etc

Why be Neat and Clean? 

  • people who are neat are usually calmer
  • entering a clean tidy neat space is very much refreshing
  • surrounding atmosphere is feng Shui or inappropriately called zen i call it neat
  • people thrive in a neat space
  • saves time in locating items especially important to teach children

Now I also realize that people that suffer from depression find it difficult sometimes to be tidy and clean. It could be a daunting task so break the tasks/room up into sections and do so much a day. This should help you to complete your project.


Here are fun pictures illustrating decorating, neatness and organization.




Great Organization skills here.  Check comfree.




childs room

Here is a picture of my granddaughter’s nursery.  It doesn’t cost much to decorate and make a room tidy.  We did this ourselves.  It was a fun, low cost and exciting project to do together as a family.

Emmas Room

Meet Joe Black
is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani, loosely based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday.

I do not own the rights to this photo but Universal.  I just love the library.

LIbrary in movie Meet Joe Black
meet joe black

Check out Martha’s way of organizing.

I hope you have fun!

I love looking at other interpretations of artistic organization.

Thanks for reading my bLoG pOsT!