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day 96: organizational chaos/simple craft/ribbon organization!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 96: organizational chaos/simple craft/ribbon organization!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? wish I would have done it sooner! I am going through ribbon quickly with all of my new crafting, so I need to restock already, but at least I have a nice place to store it now! 😉
• What I would do differently:Well, since I really just started crafting, I am starting to accumulate supplies rather quickly, so I definitely need to organize, and pronto!
• Items used: one of our old pant hangers that we don’t use anymore, and a bunch of ribbon that was stuck in a bag!! 😉

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 89: organizational chaos/ simple headband organizer for the girls!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 89: organizational chaos/ simple headband organizer for the girls!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes, and I might have to do more since they have so many headbands!
• What I would do differently: if I had te empty oatmeal container, I would have used that instead, but I did have an extra vase or two lying around!
• Items used: old glass vase, polka-dot fabric square, hot-glue gun, polka-dot flower clip, pink zebra striped ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

2 websites with the great inspiration:

http://makeitmyown.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-18-im-thankful-with-lyssa-beth.html

http://thegainesgang4.blogspot.com/2010/09/zizmisto-makes-comeback.html
Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1

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  • Project: day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, hard to part with a few things, but you can always get another one if you need to!
  • Would I do it again? yes, and hope to do this every year, if not every 6 months!
  • What I would do differently: nothing! This is a perfect activity/tradition for out with the old, in with the new. Spring is around the corner, we’re moving into a new house n a few weeks, and we really need to weed through some things. I’ll post a part 2 at the end of the 40 days (when we’re in out new house with less clutter!).
  • Items used: black Glad trash bags (easier to hide what you’re getting rid of, and less questioning 😉
  • 40 bags in 40 day free printable: http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/40-bags-in-40-days.html
  • Blog with the great idea: http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 69: organizational chaos/ kids seasonal book organization/storage idea with free printable labels!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 69: organizational chaos/ kids seasonal book organization/storage idea with free printable labels!
  • We’ll keep the off-season books in the garage so the books are fresh for the girls when we rotate them through. There will still be plenty of books that didn’t quite fit into the seasonal category, which I will most likely organize by genre/theme, but at least this keeps them a bit more manageable! Thanks to my best friend Jackie for this idea, as well as Pinterest! 🙂
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1; easy to do, but you just need to dedicate the time, and be willing to get rid of some books while you’re at it!
  • Would I do it again? yes. I will definitely try to go through each bin once (maybe twice) per year. We LOVE books, so it’s hard to part with some of them, but necessary to keep our life a bit sane!
  • What I would do differently: should have done this sooner! I started out a while ago organizing by author, subject, theme; which is great to do, but when you have as many books as we do (see the picture with our overflowing bookshelf), not to mention all of my teaching books from 9 years of teaching, you need another organizational tip to keep track of it all!
  • Items used: free printable book labels (which can be used for anything you want to organize, really!) from: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/organization-basics/free-printable-storage-labels/?rb=Y#page=25
  •  Avery sticker sheet labels, Rubber Maid Totes, and trash bags for donating any extra unwanted books!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂