How to Make Cabinet Door Pockets to Organize Bills and Receipts

How to Organize Bills & Receipts with Cabinet Door Pockets

When I shared my 31 Day series of How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally, I showed you how I organize the constant stream of paperwork that comes and goes without letting it pile up by using a kitchen cupboard as a command center. I made some pockets from scrapbook paper that I hung on the inside of the door, and today I’m going to show you how I made them.  It’s super easy and can be done with or without a laminator. If you remember reading my command center post, you may remember that my door pockets were black and […]

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How to Create a Kitchen Command Center Part 2 ~ Organize Your Kitchen Frugally Day 20

How to Organize a Kitchen Command Center

Welcome to Day 20 of my month long series “How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days”.  Every day during the month of October I will be sharing an organized space in my kitchen with you.  My goal is to inspire you and give you ideas on how you can organize your kitchen. If you missed it, you may want to read why I’m embracing my outdated kitchen.  It might give you a little perspective on why the pictures of my kitchen organization won’t be “magazine worthy”, but helpful for real life organization. Yesterday I showed you Part 1 […]

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How to Create a Kitchen Command Center Part 1 ~ Organize Your Kitchen Frugally Day 19

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Welcome to Day 19 of my month long series “How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days”.  Every day during the month of October I will be sharing an organized space in my kitchen with you.  My goal is to inspire you and give you ideas on how you can organize your kitchen. If you missed it, you may want to read why I’m embracing my outdated kitchen.  It might give you a little perspective on why the pictures of my kitchen organization won’t be “magazine worthy”, but helpful for real life organization. This month we’ve been working through […]

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How to Make DIY Erasable Labels on Any Cute File Folder

DIY Erasable File Folder Label

The other day I was walking through an office supply store and came across some super-cute file folders by See Jane Work.  I just had to get them.  And I have to admit, this impulse buy has happened to me before.  I love pretty office supplies! I’ve picked up stylish file folders here and there over the years, but I have a problem: I never want to write on the tab or affix a label! Maybe it’s a fear of commitment, but I like having the option of changing what I am going to use them for without having to […]

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Martha Stewart Wall Manager Giveaway

Martha Stewart Wall Manager Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you about another fantastic organizing product this week! I was so happy when the folks at Staples contacted me about reviewing the Martha Stewart Wall Manager, but I was thrilled when they offered to give away TWO Wall Manager systems to my readers!  Woo hoo! I have been looking for a product that will enhance my kitchen command center and making filing paperwork a little easier.  As soon as I saw the Wall Manager, I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. You may know if you’ve been reading my blog […]

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New Year’s Organizing Revolution Week 1 ~ Office

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Welcome to the first week of our New Year’s Organizing Revolution!!!  This week we are focusing on getting office spaces organized.  If you have an organized office, desk, or just a little niche in your home where you keep track of your paperwork, that’s what we want you to share this week. I would love to show you my beautifully decorated, super functional office, but the fact is, I don’t have one!  My little “office” is a corner of my homeschool/playroom. :)  But, an “office” doesn’t have to be a huge room to be organized. One way that I organize […]

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New Year’s Organizing Revolution…A Big Challenge with HUGE Prizes

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The start of a new year is one of my favorite times of year.  Not so much for the wintry weather (I’m a summer-lovin’ gal), but the chance to get organized during the dreary days of winter brings a sense of order and renewal.  It’s nice to get things together in preparation for busier months when our schedules pull us in all directions. Many people set New Year’s resolutions in hopes of making positive changes in their lives and homes.  Well, I am so excited to tell you that 7 Organizing Bloggers are working together to bring you a huge […]

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Organizing the Kitchen Command Center (Hot Spot)

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  It all started with a mess.  You know the kind.  It’s like a fire that starts with just a few embers.  It gradually grows until it becomes a blazing inferno! That hot mess in our home always happened next to the fridge. There is a small counter space between the fridge and stove and it has some kind of force that attracts papers and all kinds of miscellaneous junk. Really, it’s just too close to the table.  Everyone that walks through the kitchen “temoporarily” sets their junk stuff on the kitchen table. I don’t know about your home, but […]

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Upcycled Army Green File Folders

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Office supplies really have come a long way in the style department, haven’t they?  It used to be that you could only get those horribly ugly army green hanging file folders to organize your paperwork. More recently, attractive patterns and colors have taken over in helping us bring style to our homes – even to that which is hidden in a filing cabinet!  Some of the hanging files and file folders that are available now are SO pretty! But of course, what do I have on my shelf?  You got it – the army green ones.  Ugh. Keeping frugality in […]

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Organizing Cords, Neatly and Easily

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Here is a quick and easy way to keep cords organized when not in use: Simply hold one end of the cord and wrap cord around your hand. You may want to separate your fingers widely so the loop is larger. Continue wrapping until about 6-8 inches from the end. Pinch loops in the middle and pull off of hand. Stop wrapping length-wise and begin wrapping sideways around the middle of the loops. Once you’ve wrapped the entire cord, tuck the end through the loops. It holds surprisingly securely and won’t get tangled. I’ve been wrapping cords like this for […]

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