Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hello Again and Bookshelf Re-Organization

Hello Again!!  It has been so long since I have been on this wonderful space!  I went back to work in January and made it till last week.  Geesh!  Between both my kids being sick constantly and paying tuition, I didn’t see the point in working.  So, I am very happy to be back home full time.  I will get back out there one day, but for now I am very content on being here for my family and home full time!

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   Now for some organizing!!!  This is one of three bookshelves that is in our living room.  I had a post about it awhile back:Bookcase.
Well, you know what sometimes happens with life; it gets busy and we do not always keep up with the things we should.  This can be a common thing especially when it comes to keeping our homes organized. 
This space is very important for our home, so I knew that I needed to redo it so it would work better for our home and family than it has been.
This space needs to be used for mail, card making and scrapbooking supplies, office supplies, receipts, pictures and camera stuff.  That is a lot for one bookshelf.  Let’s see how I did it.

First, I cleaned everything off the shelves.  I then began to try and picture where I wanted everything to go.  Kind of like brainstorming how I wanted the bookshelf to look.

086Here is the bottom shelf with notebooks and envelopes, photo albums and boxes of photos, picture cd’s and video tapes(that one day I will convert to digital).
085The next two shelves are paper, box of card making and scrapbook supplies, box of stickers and a box of small paper and stamps.
084The very narrow shelf has pictures that need to be organized and camera stuff in a clear container.  The next shelf up has a box for receipts, container for keys, pen and pencil holder and one more box for office supplies.  My label maker is resting on top of the last box.  Label makers are awesome and I highly recommend owning one!
087The last two shelves house a file tray for ingoing and outgoing mail, a jar for change and the top has a collection of rocks and seashells that we have collected over the years.
Here is a look of the entire shelf redone and looking much better. 
089I was really pleased that I got all my card making and scrapbook supplies on this shelf.  I had been keeping them in the garage and in a pie safe.  Now that I can see everything, I know I will be much more keen to working on my hobby.  Having your supplies out, visible and organized will help in doing the things you enjoy. 
In this project, I used things that I already had from home and did not have to purchase anything except label maker tape for $7.00.  Remember, organizing does not have to be expensive.  Working with what you have on hand and a little imagination can work wonders!
Over the next few weeks I will be re-organizing more bookshelves and talking about living a minimalist life.  Have a great day and take some Time to Organize.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Inbox Overload



So having a job has been really tough on my little blog life. Right now I just do not have the time or energy to devote to it. I will try my hardest to get on from time to time and come up with some great organizing ideas. I actually have taken the time to do a little bit of organizing on my computer.

I get a ton of e-mails, like I am sure most of you do. I set a goal for myself this year to keep my Inbox below 100 e-mails. It took a couple of hours one night, but I finally got down below 100. I get on for a little bit every day and just weed through stuff. Some e-mails get trashed right away. Some I glance at for a few moments before getting rid of and others are placed into folders. I have kept this up for over a week now and feel much better when I open my account and see 65 new emails instead of 200!

This is not a huge organizing task but I feel like it is one that can make a big difference in your day to day computer time. I know for myself, it gives me some control in this new place that I am in as a working mom.

I hope everyone is having a great week and a great year so far! Take some Time to Organize today!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Favorite Posts of 2012

Here are the most viewed posts on Time to Organize from 2012. 
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1. Spruced Up Pantry

2. It's A Plant Holder

3. Pie Safe to Art Cabinet

4. Pantry Organization

5. Cabinet #1

6. Movie Inventory

Just a few words.  2013 is already starting off to be a busy year.  I have taken on a full-time job and my daughter has started school.  So, I am going to be prioritizing lots of things in the coming weeks.  My blog will still be here and I will do my best to post as often as I can.  Just bear with me if I miss here and there!  I hope everyone's year is going great!!!
Let's all take some Time to Organize and make it an organized 2013!

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