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I hope my site can offer you some encouragement and humor as you set out on the journey of creating organized solutions and systems that work specifically for you and your family. In addition to saving you time, money and sanity, organizing can also be fun, it can be addictive and it is most definitely pleasing to God (1 Cor 14:40). All terrific reasons to organize our spaces and our lives. I truly believe organizing is a PROCESS not a destination. I’m here to help. I’ve created an acronym to help you conquer any space or system easy and efficiently. PROCESS is defined as a series of actions used to produce something or reach a goal. That is what we want to do when organizing. The Organizing PROCESS is Your Force…Use It How to Get Organized Using PROCESS Steps Linen Closet Organization with PROCESS Steps The Rewards of Living an Organized Life When You Don’t Know Where to Start Clothes Purging – How to Let Go (free printable) Top 4 Reasons Why You Have So Much Clutter Are You Consumed by Stuff? Related:  OrganizeProfessional Organizers Info

52 Weeks: #50 Go Vertical for Storage Posted by Laura on December 15, 2011 · 25 Comments Welcome! Simplify your blog reading by signing up to read my blog via RSS (get updates in a feed reader) or via email (get updates delivered daily to your inbox). If you are new to 52 Weeks of Organizing, catch up here! Hi all, can you believe how close we are to the end? And just to keep it real here I’ll show you the “before I tidied up” picture first: and then after a quick purge and tidy, ahh much better: Those pull out shelves are fantastic for maximizing space and no I didn’t buy them at a fancy organizing store. Next is the drawer system I use to organize my lady things. The before tidy picture: and after a fast tidy and basket addition: The three stackable drawers on the right is where I keep my feminine products. Your challenge this week is to check your closets and cupboards and see if there is any unused space you can utilize by going vertical. Well let me tell you, rolling up the cords and stuffing the basket got old fast.

9 Organizational Planners That Will Change Your Life I’m a procedural person, meaning I like order, direction, process, being on time—all those fun things. (For a more in-depth description, read up on Thinking Talents!) And because of that, one of my favorite things to do every year is pick out a new planner. I’ll do my research, see who has the trendy ones, look for the perfect layout, and bonus points for a little inspiration. (I remember one year I had a Vera Bradley planner, and it had all these super-random holidays in it, so my friends and I would always text each other and giggle a bit about whatever day it was, according to Vera. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Photos: Julia Davila-Lampe / Getty Images; Courtesy Images

Creative Date Ideas | Good Fun Cheap Date Ideas Lovely Little Snippets: Freezer Breakfast Burritos {Re-visited} I've posted about breakfast burritos for the freezer before, but if you know anything about me... you know I can't just leave things alone! But. I'm glad I redid these! These are really pretty simple! I used... 21 eggs+a splash of milk +s&p + 1 cup spinach 18 slices of bacon fully cooked and cooled about 8 cups of hashbrowns shredded cheese burrito sized flour tortillas First I started by prepping all the ingredients; scrambling the eggs and spinach (the spinach is totally optional, but you cant taste it, and it just adds a litte more nutrition) cooking the bacon (I did it in the oven) frying the hashbrowms in a little butter and shredding the cheese (I used a food prosessor) Then, after everything had cooled, I set up my assembly line (pictured above) and started rolling! In each burrito I used about 1/2 cup eggs, 1/4 cup hashbrowns, 2 TBS bacon and a sprinlke of cheese. After all the burritos were rolled, I wrapped them tightly in plastic wrap, and put them in gallon freezer bags.

Reader Success: Organizing a Linen Closet Using the PROCESS Steps Welcome! Simplify your blog reading by signing up to read my blog via RSS (get updates in a feed reader) or via email (get updates delivered daily to your inbox). Hi friends, I always love to hear success stories from my readers and I especially love to see how my PROCESS steps have helped them get from a cluttered Point A to an organized Point B. Now here is Amy…. I love my house organized but let me confess, I’m a horrible organizer! I was checking out a friend’s guest post here and ran into PROCESS. Let me show you a few before pictures. Yikes! Plan of attack Normally, my plan of attack is no plan of attack. I decided this closet should serve the following purposes: Store bath towelsStore pool towelsStore sheets and blanketsStore gamesStore a few miscellaneous household items It was clear having so many games in the closet was not working for the kids. Remove Items Everything landed in my living room. It was absolutely shocking to see how much we had stuffed in one little linen closet.

How to love your new frugal life Saving money can be as unappealing as going on a diet. Yes, the results will be fun, we think, but the process won’t. Just like in losing weight, we’re supposed to change our lifestyle. But what exactly does that mean? Don’t be daunted: I’m here to tell you that being frugal can be incredibly satisfying. I have been writing about the win-wins of cutting costs for over a year and a half and I could go on for another decade. With the launch of Buttoned Up’s year-long Money Makeover, I thought it would be a great time to look at ways to overhaul our thinking and embrace a new normal. So if you too want to button up your finances, here are three ways to toss the old “no pain, no gain” mantra, and start loving your new frugal life. 1. When I was in college, I asked my psychology professor if I could analyze in my final paper the main character of Madame Bovary, my favorite novel. When you have to get down to work to cut costs in your life, start with an activity you love. 2. 3.

Templates Tips, Tips, and More Tips 1M+1.If you have ever had to give eye drops to a small child, you know how hard it can be. Ask you child to lay down and close his/her eyes. Place a small drop on the inside corner of the eye. The drop will slip onto the eye ball as soon as the child opens their eyes. 2. on the squeaky area and sweep it into the cracks. 3. 4. on top of the ice and then fill the rest of the pot with water. 5. 6. per family member. 7. through them. 8. . 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. in a pot and let it boil. 15. that you bought then decided you did not like it? 16. . 17. with two holes, hang them evenly and easily by placing a single strip of masking tape over the back covering the two holes. 18. that you place under your flower pots to collect all the water that drains from the drains holes? 19. to match your bathroom style, then try looking in the regular curtain section. 20. 21. to organize and store all you medicine and first aid supplies. 22. 23. 24. saran wrap to line your refrigerator shelves. 25. 26. 27.

Hot Glue Glittered Snowflake Ornaments featuring Bethany from Pitter & Glink {Handmade Ornament No.11} Thanks for stopping by and joining us for theHandmade Ornament SeriesThis week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season I’m pleased to welcome our next guest,Bethany from Pitter & Glink {Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 11} I am so excited to be visiting Under the Table and Dreaming today! Supplies: Glue SticksHot Glue GunWax PaperDish DetergentOrnament TemplateGlitter (My FAVORITE supply!) Step One: Google an image you would like to use for your ornament. Step Two: Place a sheet of wax paper over your ornament template. Step Three: When the ornament is dry, peel it from the wax paper. Step Four: Gather your glitter, Mod Podge, and paint brush. Cover your ornament with a layer of Mod Podge. Cover with glitter. I liked the glitter so much I decided to add another layer of a different type of glitter when the first layer dried. Step Five: This is the final step! With the hanger applied, it’s time to admire your hot glue ornament. Here it is hanging on my tree. Enjoy.

National Association of Professional Organizers A month of financial savvy Last month, we gave you a roadmap for organizing your time and tasks today so that you could be more thoughtful tomorrow. This month, we’ve mapped out 31 small steps you can take each day of this month to become more financially savvy. So ahead, take one step today…and tomorrow…and see where you net out on the 31st. If you’re interested in getting these monthly roadmaps as free printables, let us know in the comments! Unfuck Your Habitat: tidy advice for messy people I've been really enjoying "Unfuck Your Habitat," which offers advice and community for messy people who struggle to stay organized and tidy. I especially like the before and after shots of messy rooms that have been successfully put to rights. I'm a super-tidy neat-freak, and compulsive enough about it that I annoy my family with it -- but for most of my early life, I was a total slob. Basically, I got into a somewhat rigid habit of cleaning up continuously and it became a kind of low-grade mania for me. At least once a day, someone asks: “Why should I make my bed? Unfuck Your Habitat (via Beth Pratt) Final Draft 10 is the industry standard screenwriting software Produce smarter, SEO-optimized content with Webtexttool Web content creators who don’t have a solid SEO strategy should take note of Webtexttool. Ginger Page cleans up your mobile typing Just because English has become the common global tongue doesn’t mean it’s the easiest language to write—even for native speakers.