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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.

project life organization // the supplies | retrohipmama since we talked about preparing your photos last week, we can’t just stop there. what are you gonna do with those pretty pictures once you’ve got them organized? get creative, right? well we’ll need some supplies… last spring, i made a fabulous organizer to house all of my scrap/project life supplies. you can check out how i made it here. go ahead, check it out, i’ll wait. okay, now that you’re back, here’s how it’s evolved over the year. // the main stash i’ve invested in more traditional scrapbook supplies than project life brand stuff. i learned that if i buy a kit, i’m sick of the designs in less than half a year. and since paper companies know so many of their customers are using their stuff for project life, nearly everything can be cut into 3×4 or 4×6. genius. i have a row row for 3×4 pieces… and 4×6 stuff. keep in mind that i precut regular 12×12 cardstock as well, not just what the manufacturers design as cutouts. on the far right are some smaller sticker pages. // the 12×12 stuff

DIY: Indie Mix Tape Project Hi! It's Promise. This all started when I was cleaning out and organizing my new studio when I came across Audrey Assad's indie album packaging from a few years ago (photo below). She is an amazingly talented singer/songwriter with a great idea on how to package cds. (Audrey's album cover) INGREDIENTS: You will need the following items: small paper bags, scissors, twine, string, or yarn, your cd, and printable sticker paper. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Your Indie CD DIY packaging is now finished and looking mighty fine. Loves, Promise 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?

A guide for Scrapbooking Refugees (or) how I organise my Raskog Cart - Betwixt & Between I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile. Almost a month in fact. When the idea first came to mind I had just received my Studio Calico Hello Hello kit and the Studio Calico website had just published Carissa Wiley’s studio pictures. I was madly in love with her craft space, but the truth is a dedicated space is not always an option for those who scrap casually. This past weekend I started work on my studio, it’s been a long time coming and it will be a long time until it’s finished. This is where it lives when it’s not in use. I keep past Studio Calico kits stored in my vintage pepsi box under the desk. On the top tray of my Raskog I try to keep the essentials. I keep my essentials chipboard shapes in screw towers. I keep current kit embellishment packs on a ring – not just the scrapbooking kit, all add ons and the PL packs as well. And then there is the cup of things I can not live without. Colour coordinated of course. The last box is huge. I love this style of scrapbooking.

nyc mixed paper journal. **********UPDATE: Sorry the photos are no longer working! I have reposted all of the photos on my current blog. You can view the journal here: THANK YOU!!********** I took a little trip to New York last month and just finished a mixed paper journal that holds all of my pictures, tickets, brochures, and other mementos. If you want to make your own to celebrate a recent trip or other special event, follow these simple steps. Step #1: Collect tickets / brochures / postcards / other paper along the way. I saved everything that I came upon while I was away, include stuff that's free (ticket stubs, pamphlets) and stuff that I bought (postcards, maps). Before I left for my trip, I put an envelope like this in my purse to hold all of the paper I accumulated along the way. Step #2: Document your trip on a variety of mixed papers. Step #3: Label your photos. I combined mine in chronological order. You're done!!

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

Toni From Designs: Crafty Organization Thursdays: Card Organization Good morning fellow crafters, it's Thursday, and you know what that means? Yup, you guessed it. It's time for another Crafty Organization Thursdays post over here at life, scrapbook, repeat. My name is Toni From and I love to organize. Yes, you heard that correctly, I love to organize. Finding solutions for storage problems makes me thrilled beyond a normal level, and the sight of anything arranged in ROY G BIV order is the best thing ever! Today I thought we would take a look at how we organize cards since I was working on this project in my studio last week. As you can see in the photo below, my studio is fairly organized, I am still organizing my island a little more, but the only real problem area was the paperwork and cards on the floor. I took all of my cards in various boxes that you see stacked on the floor above and organized them in this. I have tried over the years to use various boxes to corral all of my greeting cards in one place. Happy Organizing, xoxox Toni

Guest Blogger: Ez from Creature Comforts I’m beyond thrilled to have Ez from Creature Comforts with us today! She has the cutest shop which you may have already heard if you’re as obsessed with packaging as I am. Her shop, deservingly named Nice Package has all the packaging goodies you’ll need. Hello everyone! I’m Ez from Creature Comforts blog and I’m just delighted to be here today to share a little DIY idea with you for your big day or perhaps your next dinner party. I photographed as many steps as possible for the tutorial below, so it may look a bit complicated but I promise it’s as easy as, well…tying a bow! Step 1: Gather your supplies. Step 2: Prepare the elastic cording (used to attach the finished bows onto your favors) by measuring a length that fits snugly around the bag or box you will be using. Step 3: Measure a length of ribbon around 9 inches long. Step 4: Place another glue dot onto the underside of the remaining end and fold in to the center. Step 8: Pull knot tightly. Step 10: Tie ribbon into a tight knot.

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?