Monday, February 10, 2014

Organizing 2013

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With this last year gone I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all my organizing solutions that I have shared with you all in 2013. Actually I wanted to share 13 organizing solutions since it was the year 2013 after all. That year has been filled with new experiences and well over all everything was new for me, this was my first time ever having a blog and figuring how everything worked. My love of organizing and being creative as well as other blogs helped me to grow the blog that I have today. Why shouldn't I share all that I have done? I am proud of all that I shared!


Everyone thought I was a little crazy for sharing this one because I guess not everyone like to organize their manuals like I do. What? I like to have them just in case I give it away to donate or if something needs to fix. Also it is perfect for when you are moving, especially if it is instructions for a bed or entertainment centre.  




This is one of my favourites. I could not stand all the space that was taking up with all my siblings DVDs. When I think we finally got a hold of everything, another DVD gets bought or given to us and it starts to add up. When I saw this CD case at Walmart the idea sparked in my head and I got started on this. It is the perfect solution for any place especially if you are living in an apartment.









I organized my report cards for years and thought other moms could benefit from it as well. It was a simple way of keeping track of my progress and just to know where they are in case I needed it. It is like receipts of each year, each grade and each class that your child ever done. I can't wait to do the same thing for my son when he starts school.




This financial organizer is the best to me personally. Now that I am a taxing person, this helps me get all my receipts and overall payments that I have done through the year. What is nice about this one is that is does not caters to just one year. After the year is done, simply take them out and reuse this organizer with the new receipts of this year.



I wrote many stories that I am proud of and did not want to just stuff them in a box some where I wanted them to be all in one spot and where I could find them. So I bought a big binder, placed them in clear holders and organized them by year, school, class and teacher. Even young I found was to be organized.



My little sister is the queen of art in this house. I cannot go anywhere without seeing her drawings everywhere, on scraps of paper to notes books. I love her artistic ways but it is getting a little out of hand in my books so these art solutions are a great idea for those who have a artist in the family. Simple ideas that will really come in handy.



I do not think I could live without this program on my computer. It is the source for everything from financial to my blog and schedules and creative ideas. It is like the ultimate note book and organizer for well like I said before everything and anything. There is no rules with this program and insert photos and much more. I love Microsoft's One Note program.


   
 One of the other things I got into was printables. Originally I normally only made them for my house hold but since I was sharing all my household tricks and ideas. I figured that I should be sharing these printables as well and from the comments and likes you guys seem to agree with me. These are the first printables that I did for my in 2013 like the kid's schedule and the kid's chore schedule that I made for my siblings.





I made this for my son because I was tired of having to search for socks or bibs and hats when it was all over the place in that basket. Lets face it you knew I was bond to organize it lol. My problem was solved with I added dividers to my slim basket and labels. Now I am able to grab what I need when I am on the go. Awesome!











This printable was one of my most popular downloads. I didn't think this one would take off the way that it did but I am happy that is has been helping other families than mine. I know how it can be sometimes having to go to different stores and having a ton to do. When I made this it was around the time that I was getting ready for my vacation trip and believe me this defiantly came in handy for me and my family.





My favourite app on my phone, I can't live without it. It hold all the things I need to remember or ideas that pop into my head when I am not near my computer. It is my other brain since life can my me so busy that I can't remember certain things that I wanted to remember. Life of a everyday mom right? My phone is normally always by me so having a go to app that I can jot down things really do help me out.










This one printable is also another popular printable that I have. I originally made this for the babysitter that would be coming over to my place to watch my siblings for me when I was pregnant. Since me and my mom didn't know when my son would decide to leave my stomach, I thought making a guide would help my mom out when a babysitter did show up they would know everything they needed to from emergency contacts, to allergies and schedules (in case my siblings tried to trick the babysitter.)




Lastly, well number 13, is the paper/ mail organizer that I bought for my mom for our kitchen. It has two big pockets for mail or papers, a little pocket for receipts or little things and a note pad for quick grocery list and more. Oh and it also has a section to place a pen or pencil because if you have a household anything like mine then you may have the same problem with finding a writing utensil in your place too. Mystery hopefully solved for at least one pen.










What a awesome year of organizing. You can check out these projects in the Project Gallery and any one of my printables in the Printable section. If you think these ideas are good then you are going to like what else I have in store for you. I hope you have some time, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment to say how much you enjoyed my post or even say hi, follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or  even subscribe. I will do the same! Have a wonderful creative day!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, so many great organizing tips! Thanks for sharing at The Makers, and we hope you will join us again next week!

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    1. Your welcome! Thank you for stopping by and commenting Katie. I will for sure see you again next week!

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  2. Thank you for sharing at Time For Mom! This is perfect for busy moms!

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  3. Who can think you're crazy for organizing your manuals? Organization brings sanity (or am I crazy to think that ?) Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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    1. Lol I am with you all the way. Your welcome. I look forward to sharing more with you. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :D

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  4. Wow you are awesome! I need to get more organized.You're my inspiration.

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    1. Aww thank you. I am so happy that I could inspire you! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later? {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

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    1. Aww thank you. I did not know that, it sounds awesome. Im going to have to check that out.

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