How to Organize Batteries

How to Organize Batteries

A few years back we bought an antique workbench to use in our kitchen, and that pretty much took care of our junk drawer woes.

Junk Drawer

See how big the junk drawer is? There’s plenty of space for everything. Except batteries, evidently. Because no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t find a good way to store them. [Read more…]

Printable Storage Bin Labels

Printable Storage Bin Labels

Labeled Storage Bin

Storage bins are a great organizational tool, but it’s not always easy to remember what you put inside each one. They all look the same once you stow them on a shelf!

I’ve tried labeling them with my label maker, but those labels just aren’t big enough to stand out – especially when your bins are tucked away in a dark corner of the basement or attic.

And they don’t give you enough detail either. Slapping a “Christmas Decorations” label on a bin doesn’t do much to help you find your Christmas wreath when you have five other bins that are labeled the same way.

So, I did what I always do in these situations – I dreamed up a new printable. [Read more…]

How to Organize Receipts

How to Organize Receipts

Receipts – sometimes you have to hang on to them, but they sure do make a mess. Piling up on your desk, at the bottom of your purse, on the kitchen counter. Giving you something else to sort through and keep track of. Giving you more clutter to conquer.

If you’re fighting the same battle in your home, I’m happy to report that I finally found a solution. And it’s a simple one. [Read more…]

How to Organize Greeting Cards

How to Organize Greeting Cards

Buying ahead saves you time and money, but it only really works, if you have a way to keep everything organized. I’ve made a lot of strides in that department over the years, but it’s something I’m still working on. Something I will probably always be working on. Because life evolves, and your organizational systems have to continue to evolve with it.

I can always tell when I’ve come up with the right organizational solution because things just seem to stay neat and orderly on their own. That’s definitely been the case with the binder system that I created last January. It’s so easy to file papers now that everyone in the house just does it. And they actually put things in the right place. That part is always shocking for a mom.

But there are other areas of our home that aren’t as organized as I’d like them to be. My gift closet is one of those areas. [Read more…]

Foods to Buy at Dollar Tree

Would you buy food from a Dollar Tree? Until recently I would have said no, but you know what? I’ve really changed my mind about that. Because the thing is, they’re not just selling junk anymore. There are lots of real, minimally-processed foods to choose from, and the prices are crazy good. We’re talking 75% less that what I’m used to paying at the grocery store for the same thing (and in many cases, the same brands).

Every time I stop in to stock up on groceries, I find something new to try, and so far I haven’t been disappointed with anything.

Here’s a look at what I’m currently buying at Dollar Tree …

Nature's Own Bread

Nature’s Own Bread – They act as a bakery outlet for several bread companies, including Nature’s Own. What they get in varies, and it sells out quickly, so I fill the freezer when it’s in stock. [Read more…]