Friday Favorites: Free Printables, Packing with Kids, List Making Apps + more!

my favorite organizing links for May 8/15 - packing with kids, free printables and list-making apps

Happy Friday!  So I’m in a tizzy.  I’ve gone and done something that RARELY, if ever, happens to me.  I’ve lost something that I cannot find and it’s making me crazy.  I was holding a key for a friend and when she asked for it back, I looked where I knew I had put it and it was no longer there.  And I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I searched high and low with no luck.  I am baffled because this happens so infrequently in my life.  I have a home for everything so things are easily found.  Except this time.  I did eventually figure out where it was but unfortunately it is still lost.  You see I bought a new purse from Walmart the other day and before taking the tags off I like to fill it to see if it will hold my Purse Perfector and any other purse contents I like to have on hand.  So I moved everything over, tried it out around the house and realized it wasn’t for me.

So I returned it.

With, I’m pretty sure, the key in it.

Yep I’m bright like that.

I of course went back to Walmart but the key was sadly no where to be found.

I feel awful about it.  The moral of this story is clearly don’t give me anything to hold onto.  Ha!  When I think about how much time I spent searching for this key and the stress it’s caused, it makes me feel sick.  And it reminds me that people do this to themselves every single day.  Gulp.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  And while I’m glad this isn’t the norm for me, I am happy for the reminder of what it feels like every once and awhile.  It has fueled my passionate for helping people here learn to live with less chaos and stress in their lives.

Cause ain’t nobody got time for searching for lost stuff.

So this weekend may I challenge you to think about one item in your home you are constantly searching for and to figure out a permanent “home” for it.  Then all it takes is a repetitive discipline of putting that item back there after every time you use it.   Piece of cake right? 🙂  In the long run you will save yourself so much frustration and time, stress and chaos.  But just remember if you buy a purse, don’t return it without first checking the pockets.  Just saying.

My Favorite Organizing Links for the Week:

EZ Packing pin

Packing With kids – Tips & Free Printable ~ @ A House Full of Sunshine

Bunk ladder turned cute organizer ~ @ My Sweet Cottage

Thanks a Latte Appreciation Gift – Free Printable ~ @ Life Anchored

Another really cute free thank you printable – You Are Peachy Keen! ~ @ Living Locurto

Free printable daily to do list ~ @ Simple as That

Or if you are a digital girl, check out this list of 10 Simple List Making Apps ~ @ Asian Efficiency

Have an organized weekend everyone!



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5 Responses to Friday Favorites: Free Printables, Packing with Kids, List Making Apps + more!

  1. 1
    Karen @ a house full of sunshine says

    Thanks so much for the sweet feature! Your key story made me gulp – so sorry it wasn’t such a happy ending. Sounds like something I would do!

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittman says

      Thanks Karen! I just wanted to tell you how much I love your site design 🙂

  2. 2
    EzPacking says

    Thank you for the feature Laura! Much appreciated!

  3. 3
    Marcia Francois says

    I feel it along with you – I am also like that woman in the Bible who turns the house upside down if anything is lost!

    So sorry

    • 3.1
      Laura Wittman says

      Oh my gosh Marcia, I forgot to update the story. I found the key at Walmart!! I kept going back and the key turned up back on the shelf. Whoot!!


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