The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.
Just because a product was created with one particular use in mind doesn’t mean you need to feel limited to just that initial idea! What products have you put to an alternate use?
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Happy Friday! The kids don’t have school today so we are getting all our chores done today so we can enjoy the weekend with Daddy. I’m also making supper this afternoon for a girlfriend who just had a baby. One of my next organizing projects to tackle, hopefully I’ll get to start on it this weekend, is my daughter’s bedroom. Oh my it is in need of a huge overhaul. Whether or not she’ll let me blog about it though is a whole other story.
My Weekly Favorite:
A favorite of mine this week is the latest copy of Getting Organized Magazine that came in the mail. I know I’ve probably mentioned this one before but I love this fun organizing magazine. It’s such a treat to sit down with a delicious cup of tea and pour of the pages of organizing bliss. So fun for me! If you are interested in getting your own subscription, you can find more information about it here.
Weekly Web Favorites:
Here are some of my favorite links that I am loving on this week.
Making a Dream Craft Room in a Small Space ~ @ Sew Can Do
Where to Start When You’re Sure a Space is Hopeless ~ @ Nesting Place
Chore Chart Ideas for Kids ~ @ Ask Anna
7 Smart Dollar Store Organizing Solutions ~ @ Yesterday on Tuesday
Making People Feel Welcome in Your Home ~ @ Cottage in the Oaks
Have a glorious weekend everyone!! Don’t forget to organize something! :)
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie readers! Are you excited that March is here and Spring Break is about to arrive? Even thought we don’t usually go anywhere for Spring Break, I still really look forward to a break from routine for the kids so that they can relax and we can spend some family time together. In April, my daughter and I are taking a trip to Disneyland as I am attending a conference there and my daughter is tagging along to keep me company and to have some fun too! I know that many families do travel for Spring Break to a warm and sunny destination or for one last trip to the ski hill, so I wanted to share with you how I like to organize the many pieces of paper and documents that often go along with travel.
How to Organize Travel Documents:
I not only like to be organized at home, but I like to be organized when I travel as well. And for me, there is nothing worse than frantically searching, red-faced, for a travel document in front of an airline employee or customs officer. And when traveling to a few destinations, it doesn’t take long for the paper pile to grow.
How do I keep it all organized?
With the help of page protectors and labels!
Page protectors not only help to organize the documents, but protect them from liquid spills too.
I simply organize a page protector for each destination we are visiting and place all related documents inside.
And I have a page protector for hotel reservation details and I keep them in chronological order so that the hotel we are staying in first is on top, and so on.
The beauty of page protectors are that they are also very lightweight and can easily go into a purse or carry-on piece of luggage.
And I always include a copy of our packing list so that when we packing to go home, we are less likely to leave anything behind in a hotel!
And when I used to manage one of my daughter’s sports teams for a few years, I also kept a binder for the team with all of the documents I needed to travel with the team such as health card numbers, emergency contacts and so on.
It’s a very simple method and it works much better than having a pile of loose papers to flip through, don’t you think?
So, tell me, are you traveling somewhere fun & warm for March break for are you enjoying a ‘staycation’?
Whatever your plans, I hope you have FUN!
See also: Free Family Travel Checklist Printable
How many of you are tired of the clutter and chaos in your home? How about a push to help you tackle your stuff? Crystal over at the popular blog, Money Saving Mom, is running a 4 weeks to a more organized home challenge this month plus she is offering a free ebook to go along with it.
In the past I have typically run my own monthly organizing challenge in March but I think I may hold off now for a bit. However you can still check out last year’s challenge here if you want plus I have left up my 52 weeks of organizing series which you may also like and can start any time.
Now go tackle a pile somewhere. You’ve got this!
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home.
Remember when Laura organized her deep freezer (HERE)? Wasn’t it absolutely inspiring?! Unfortunately, I don’t have a chest freezer. In fact, I don’t have a separate stand-alone freezer at all. Therefore, utilizing every inch inside my kitchen freezer is priority for me.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Right? This time, before getting to work, I stood back and observed. First, it was a mess, which means something wasn’t working. Second, there were noticeable unused spaces or gaps. Third, I needed more shelves to hold the containers.
The mess I could tackle but the open spaces and shelving issue left me stumped.
First, I checked with the refrigerator manufacturer. I thought a simple solution was to order more shelves designed for my freezer. Have you ever price checked freezer shelves? Oh my! They were a bit too pricey for such a small order.
So, I hunted and pecked around on the internet. I measured and re-measured the inside of my freezer. And, I searched local stores until I found what I needed… an under-the-shelf wire basket.