Scrapbuster Headband Organizer

Scrapbuster Headband Organizer

On my quest for organization, I really needed to do something about my girls’ headbands (it was driving me crazy).  I have a massive fabric collection, so I wanted to use up my fabric to make a dent (a small one) in my collection.  This is not an original idea- if you Google “headband organizer”, a ton of these come up, so a huge thanks to the formulator this idea.  A bit of warning- I saved up the normal-sized canister,...

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My Quest For A More Organized Life

My Quest For A More Organized Life

I admit it, on any given month, at any given time, the clutter pile-up occurs on all flat surfaces in my house.  I don’t own a label-maker, and my drawers don’t sparkle with organizational perfection.  However, that doesn’t mean I can’t focus a bit more on getting every ounce of my life in better order.  I’m extremely late jumping on the Happiness Project bandwagon, but I’m intrigued by the idea that “getting...

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Useful Websites

Useful Websites

My kids have had bad coughs for a few days now, so all DIY projects that I’ve started have been put on hold.  I put together a list of websites that I find particularly useful: 1.  Stilltasty.com– this site is great for looking up the shelf life of food, especially if you have a jar of something hiding way in the back of your fridge.  I use this site a lot.  One handy tip- leave a permanent marker in your kitchen....

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Kids Room Storage

Kids Room Storage

My younger daughter cannot keep stains off her clothes- no matter what- but her room is spotless.  Her secret?  Playing in her sister’s room.  Although my older daughter has plenty of little bins to store her toys in, her room tends to look haphazard, even when it’s clean.  I think it’s time to have a better system in place.  I’ve rounded up six storage systems that I’m considering for her room.  I like...

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Menu Planning

Menu Planning

When we lived in Tucson, my husband took control of the meal planning and grocery shopping, and he really did it right.  He wrote a weekly menu, then made a list and headed to Trader Joe’s.  I only needed to pick up a few bulk items at Whole Foods, and we were set for the week.  After moving to Colorado, my husband lost interest in the meal planning task due to a lack of Trader Joe’s in this state.  The menu planning and...

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Organization- Incoming Paper

Organization- Incoming Paper

Having a more organized household is one of my New Year’s resolutions.  I am ready to tame all of those piles of paper cluttering up every surface in my home.  Here is my plan to deal with incoming paper: STEP 1:  When I come in with the mail, any paper with identifying information (such as credit card offers, college fundraisers, etc.) that I am not keeping immediately gets shredded.  I had an old, cheap shredder that was...

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