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How to Organize and Print Years Worth of Photos

How to Organize and Print Years Worth of Photos
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operation organization: 7 Habits of Highly Organized People I would not say I was born naturally organized. I've more often identified myself as a more right-brained creative type. However, I've always enjoyed the pursuits and observed the positive effects of organization since childhood. I have found that maintaining a truly consistent organized lifestyle takes a lot of intentional effort, discipline, and practice to achieve. But, it's WORTH it! Beginning my own family has probably afforded me the greatest opportunity to observe a few of the biggest benefits of managing a simplified and organized home and life: To find things when I need them {quickly}.To feel as though I'm being a good steward with my time. As I've grown in my knowledge and understanding of organization through real life experience, and intentional education over the years, I've observed there are a few habits that have helped me maintain an organized lifestyle: 1. FREE your mind. 2. Clutter is magnetic. 3. Eliminate the idea of a "junk drawer" where random items are tossed. 4.

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring, however, is known as much for bunnies and daffodils as it is for thorough cleanings. So the timing seemed right to consider an ingredient that can disinfect your counters as effectively as it can dress your salad: vinegar. Basic household items like baking soda, toothpaste, lemons, and vinegar have long been used for purposes beyond the obvious. For some people, however, the pungent smell of vinegar is off-putting. My initial experiment involved stuffing orange peels into a Mason jar, pouring basic white vinegar overtop, and storing the jar in a cupboard without opening. When I shared this “recipe” in this very space three years ago, I was astounded by the response to my little experiment. Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) 1 16-ounce canning jar* 2 oranges, peels only (eat the insides!) Notes * You may vary the jar size.

List of Things to Dispose Of Cleaning out clutter can be a tough task, especially if you have been letting it build up for a while. Instead of setting aside a huge block of time to take care of months' or years' worth of clutter, take baby steps by throwing away only one type of item a day. And by throwing away, I mean recycling, selling, donating, or — as the last resort — trashing. Here's a list of 116 types of items that will take you about four months to dispose of: Have we missed an item? Calendar Email Me "You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term. Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart." -Holly C. I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting. -Joan, New York Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. -Sue Halpern I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day. -Shelli Segura

How to Get Rid of Clutter In response to my raging spring fever, and in anticipation of our impending move in two months, I just finished a whirlwind cleaning of our apartment. People say I clean when I’m stressed. I say I clean not to go crazy. Eight bags of garbage and a carload of Goodwill donations later, and who cares if I’m crazy, our apartment is clean, right? Clutter Prevention The best way to stop clutter from building up is to clean as you go. Getting Rid of Clutter Start with a mass cleaning to get rid of your clutter.Chances are, if you’ve reached the point of looking for help getting rid of your clutter online, you need to do some serious cleaning. Use organizing “tools” to make getting rid of clutter easier. Share household chores and cleaning to get rid of clutter. Use a cleaning schedule to get rid of clutter. Commit to a system of keep/donate/recycle/and throw away to eliminate clutter. More Ways to Get Rid of Clutter Additional Clutter Removal

FREE Cash Envelope System Template | Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs If you're new to Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed for updates in your favorite feed reader or by Email. Don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter so you don't miss out on any great discounts on my templates! You can also follow me on Twitter and "Like" me on my Facebook Fan Page! Thanks for visiting! Update: I opened up an Etsy shop!! As I’ve mentioned before, we went to the cash system endorsed by Dave Ramsey not too long ago. The idea behind using cash is that it hurts to hand over that $20 bill. I can’t even begin to tell you what this has done for us. So, today’s FREE template is in honor of the cash system. I decided that it was high time I had prettier envelopes. Before I get started, let me direct you to some pretty good tutorials (if I do say so myself!) Where to Start – offers suggestions for basic materials to get you started with hybrid, if you are interested in using digital papers with your template. Now, print your project! So pretty!

May Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month Here's the May 2014 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Remember, here are the ground rules: 1. Work for 15 minutes to declutter and do the mission listed, and if you need to work longer, and have the time, go for it. However, don't feel obligated to. 2. 3. 4. 5. Plus, get some inspiration from the quote of the month, below. May Decluttering Missions: Day 1 - Declutter old and unused cleaning suppliesDay 2 - Declutter worn out cleaning toolsDay 3 - Declutter unused instrumentsDay 4 - Declutter excess vases and flower potsDay 5 - Read Organized Home Challenge #18: BathroomDay 6 - Declutter under bathroom sinkDay 7 - Declutter bath and shower area Get The May Declutter Calendar Printable Here's a printable version of the calendar of daily missions that you can use. Click Here To Get Your May Printable Calendar(opens into a new window, as a PDF) Do You Want Next Month's Calendar Too?

{free printables} Looking for the perfect cleaning resource? Check out my book, The Organically Clean Home! Clean Mama everyday life. simplified. free printables Below you’ll find FREE printables for your personal use – I hope you enjoy them! Every month I give away a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar – get February’s calendar here. Want to try your hand at Make-Ahead Menu Planning? Want to jot down all those cleaning recipes? Looking for a cuter way to track your homekeeping? 4 FREE Seasonal Cleaning Checklists Company coming and house a mess? Curious what all those laundry symbols mean? Need to drink more water? 2 Cleaning Checklists for Kids Cleaning With Natural Cleaners Round-Up – 55 Recipes! Looming project? How Long Should I Keep It For (paperwork reminder sheet) File It….paperwork brainstorming page 5 FREE Checkbook Registers Kids’ Routines Checklists Quick Clean Ups Homemade Cleaning Recipes Printable DIY Homemade Cleaning Recipes – Labels 3 To Do Lists to Jumpstart Your Productivity Medical Exam Tracker

» Finding yourself in spareness We often create an identity for ourselves using things. We have logos or slogans or cute catchphrases on our clothing, and it shows people who we are. We have tattoos or piercings, baseball caps, accessories, smartphones, designer bags, Manolo Blahnik shoes … and these express to others who we are. In our homes, what we have on our walls shows others who we are. But what happens when you strip all this away? In spareness, we are confronted by a lack. When there is just you, and nothing else, you must look inside yourself. There is an empty room, and you. In spareness, you find enough.

Clean + Organized – How To Make a Homekeeping Binder Hopefully it’s not a secret that I love my Homekeeping Binder and the documents that I have created to go into my binder. If you are thinking of making a binder, have created a binder or just curious as to whether or not a binder could help you in your home, today’s post is for you. Who needs a Homekeeping Binder? anyone who wants a central place for family and/or home information What Information Should Be Kept In a Homekeeping Binder? any information that would normally be floating around on counters, drawers, or in your brain Where Should I Start? start by making a quick list of areas/categories that could use organizing in your home – if you have more than two or three, a binder is a great place to contain your information Not Sure of Categories? meal planning cleaning in case of emergency while we’re away home maintenance calendars school information budget + bill paying blogging gift giving holidays shopping contacts – family, friends, service companies The Categories In My Homekeeping Binder?