Category Archives: organizing

100 Days to Christmas starts Tomorrow!!

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Are you ready to jump on the bandwagon with me to discover what we can do in the next 100 days
to make the upcoming holidays more enjoyable?

I hope so! I’m actually more excited about this than I thought I’d be.
As much as I love the holidays, the stress starts to build immediately as they approach.
It’s usually because I bite off more than I can chew – which in turn creates havoc for me to get it all done.
And, when I do, I generally forget something key and important that pretty much negates all my hard work.
And then I deflate like a balloon.

But not this year, right? We are going to be organized and live to tell about it!!

We will “own” the holidays this year and enjoy them!!

Are you with me?!!

Okay first things first, if you haven’t checked out the 100 Days to Christmas website or the ebook, go here

Secondly, if you you haven’t check out the Facebook page, go here

Lastly, Join the Facebook Party tomorrow to kick off the start of 100 Days to Christmas properly, go here for the details

I hope to see you there!
Oh, and wish me luck 🙂

I have a feeling I’ll be needing it, following an organized plan for 100 days may be quite a challenge for me!!

January: “Get Organized” Month

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January: “Get Organized” Month

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, next to losing weight, getting organized is the most common new year’s resolution. And it’s not like I can do without either one! So in my never ending quest to get more organized, which theoretically should cut down on my stress, I came across a couple of websites the other day on pinterest (gotta love it.) That might offer some aid and know how, and break the sometimes overwhelming task down into smaller easier tasks.

Home Storage Solution 101 has a 52 week Home Organization Challenge. All you have to do is sign up, I did, and it’s free! It should be more fun and easier to handle with a more bite sized portions approach to organizing your home.

Another website I found that kind of makes organization and cleaning (which goes along with organization to make it work) a no brainer is Get Organized Now which has a monthly check list that walks you through things to do everyday for the month. For me, it has to be simple and easy or I won’t do it. Not that I’m lazy (ehem . . . ) but as mentioned before, it can be a bit overwhelming which makes diving right in kind of scary. So if you don’t have to think about it . . . Like I said “no brainer!”


Now most of us know our problem areas, but sometimes those problem areas might take some major work, or many of us have too many problem areas to deal with, and we feel lost because we can’t see the starting point over the mountain of “stuff.” Where do I start? Do not fear! I found these tips on the Southern Home Organizers website:

Don’t know where to begin? Here are 15 ideas to get you started:

1. Update your planner with important dates: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments and other annual appointments, annual veterinary appointment for your pet’s vaccinations, vacation days,vehicle license tag renewal date
2. Go through your household files and pull tax related papers
3. Make an appointment with your tax preparer
4. Archive 2010 and earlier papers
5. Set up files for 2011 bills and receipts
6. Set up a mail-handling system – no more piles of unopened mail this year
7. Clean out desk drawers and organize the essentials
8. Turn your kitchen junk drawer into a utility drawer and fill it with items you use often
9. Update phone lists and contact information
10. Renew your driver’s license, professional license, passport, dog license, etc.
11. Organize all closets and donate old, unwanted items
12. Organize one room per month by clearing out clutter and getting rid of items you no longer need, use or love.
13. Recycle or donate old magazines
14. Update your home inventory using a digital camera or video recorder
15. File your digital photos in online albums or electronic files

I Like the Nightlife!

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I Like the Nightlife – Things you can do the night before

This is our last and final segment of our “Back to School” Series. We will continue to post ideas throughout the school year.

We have had some fun times in the kitchen and gathering this information to share. We hope that you have learned something new here. Let us know what you think and leave us a comment!

Click here to read I Like the Nightlife!

Organize This! on Friday instead of Thursday!!

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This is late because of . . . well I wasn’t organized enough to have foreseen my crazy week and prepared for it by typing this up earlier. I was just too busy the last couple of days to get this done. Sorry

I have to show you a picture of my kids yesterday morning, it was their first day back!

It’s hard to get a good picture out of them sometimes, they just want to be silly. You can tell that my oldest is like, “Really mom.”

Anyway, enough of this, let’s get down and busy with our latest installation of our “Back to School” series:

Organize This! Click and read!

BACK TO SCHOOL! Can you believe it’s here already?

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“Where did the summer go?” For most of us, it’s always a bittersweet feeling when school rolls around again.

We thought since we could use a lot of help in getting ourselves geared up and organized with the back to school madness and all that that entails, we might as well share some of our findings with you.

We ended up with so much information we were afraid it would be too long for a single post. So we decided to make an ongoing “Back to School” series.

How much more excitement can one take?

Come back everyday this week and find out what you might be missing!
Monday: The Breakfast Club!
Tuesday: DON’T – Take it on the Run!
Wednesday: Out to Lunch!
Thursday: Organize This!
Friday: I love the Nightlife

So get comfortable click on over to our “Back to School” page and check it out.

“Get it Done” Wednesdays nearly “Done us in!”

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Hey all!  We are finally getting around to posting our “Get it Done” Wednesdays projects. It nearly killed us but here we are – better late than never, right?

I, in my usual fashion, waited until the last minute to carry out my project. I started it last night, but left most of it for this morning. Hey! It wasn’t like I was doing “nothing,” I have been working on getting some of my 7 year old’s birthday party stuff in order; invitations, planning, etc. At least I got my project done! You see, I knew this blog was a good idea to get me moving!

In Amy’s defense she finished her project in ample time, but just didn’t get the final picture and writing done. And, with her 7 year old’s birthday party to prepare for and throw tomorrow, well . . . you know how that goes. Good luck Amy! I’ll be following your footsteps with my own birthday nightmares soon enough!

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties with getting the text and pictures to be where we want them.

Let me just say, “@#$%$#%&”

There, now I feel better (until I try to go in and fix it again!)

Well . . . you’ll see when you get there.

Bear with us, please, we hope to know what we’re doing at some point . . .