Friday Favorites: Pantry Labels, Organized Junk Drawer, Toy Organization + more!

my favorite organizing links for Jan 16/15 at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hi friends, happy Friday to you.  I’ve been busy organizing areas around my home.  This week I was inspired by this post from Kalyn on how to downsize your book collection.  Because let’s face it, books are awesome and it’s really really hard to part with them but occasionally it has to be done.  All my kids are big time readers and have huge book collections that we have curated over the years from thrift stores. We really love books in this house. My youngest (9) has a very small room (you can see it here) and it was time to go through and do a purge to make room for books that were keeping in line with his reading level.  So together we went through with a donation box and he decided all on his own which books he was ready to part with.  I love giving my kids the opportunity to practice their decision making skills, so valuable to learn.  Check out his donation box below (as you can see he has moved on from quite a few series of books).  So proud of him!

Book donation

What will you be organizing this weekend?

Some of you have emailed me about my organizing app and not being able to find it in the app store.  I have no idea why this is happening and my developers aren’t returning my emails.  As I find out more, I’ll let you know.  Sorry about that!

My Weekly Favorite Organizing Links:


Master Bedroom Action Plan & Free Printable Planners ~ @ My Love for Words

Anatomy of a Well Organized Junk Drawer ~ @ Our Peaceful Planet

Free Printable Pantry Labels ~ @ I Heart Naptime


Less is Actually Less ~ @ Organize & Decorate Everything

Keeping Your Home in Sync With Your Life (simply put: a chore system for your family) ~ @

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival all about Decision Making ~ @ Your Organizing Business

Organized Toys Playroom Honey We're Home

Toy Organization in a Playroom ~ @ Honey We’re Home

Hope that inspires you to organize something this weekend, let me know how you do!

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8 Responses to Friday Favorites: Pantry Labels, Organized Junk Drawer, Toy Organization + more!

  1. 1
    Emily @ My Love for Words says

    Thank you so much for sharing my master bedroom post. What a wonderful surprise! I hope you have a great weekend. I’m going to check out these other organizing posts because I need all the help I can get. 🙂

  2. 2
    Becky L says

    Going through papers again and getting my office space DONE!!! The other night I was looking through papers in different areas and got myself to pull out papers that didn’t need to be there. They have been there for awhile and I don’t need them so off they went to recycle bag. So many papers. I am trying to downsize. Did take stuff out today for recycle….paint, and to a thrift store. Score!!! Felt good and there’s still more!! I need to stay on track and not get derailed!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

  3. 3
    Janet Barclay says

    I love boxes of books! I’ve been invited to an event next month where everyone just shows up with a box of books they no longer want and goes home with new (old) ones. It should be fun!

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Love that idea Janet!

  4. 4
    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort says

    I have plans to clean out and re-organize my hall closet. The current system is not working anymore, and that means it’s time to change it up!

  5. 5
    September McCarthy says

    Thank you for sharing our site and Chore System in your links and post today. What a blessing to know there are still writer’s that value the sharing and caring of others to link into posts.
    It was a blessing and wanted to thank you.
    Love your ideas and your site keeps me reading!
    September McCarthy @OneSeptemberDay

  6. 6
    [email protected] says

    Learned about your site only because you linked to my junk drawer post. Thanks so much and wow! Awesome site! Looking forward to going through and following it!

    Nancy Ü

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    Cindy says

    yes, I’ve been on a mission to clean and ORGANIZE everything in and out of sight! Next on the list are the nasty rusted out paint cans and such to get them consolidated and out if they’re bad. can’t wait to see what all you post on your blog!


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