Posts tagged: Organizing

5 Simple Ways to Control the Incoming Paper Monster

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Welcome to Day #1 of the 30 Day Organizing Challenge

Today we are discovering ways to control the incoming paper monster.

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Have you noticed that even with the digital age upon us we still have piles of paper landing on the counter, desk, side tables and who knows where else?  Many of those piles can be easily stopped with the quick easy steps we share today.

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Top 3 Reasons to Get Organized Today

Top 3 Reasons to Get Organized Today

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9 Month Goal Update- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Welcome to our 2016 Goal Update.  I chose to title this post, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” because that is EXACTLY what it is. Read more »



Controlling the Chaos Days 240-269

Now is your chance to purge all those items you skimmed over or haven’t gotten to yet.

Please keep in mind this list was created with our home in mind.  Yours may vary slightly, or you may still be working on items from the previous checklist.

This month is all about purging, not organizing, not cleaning, just purging our home of everything we can put into the garage sale before winter.  Originally we planned our garage sale just to clear our home of clutter, but with the huge amount of medical bills we now have I am hoping to use my part of the proceeds to rebuild our emergency fund.  AND I have promised myself that nothing left from the sale will still be here after 7 days.  Seven days gives me enough time to drop it off to the various resale, consignment and donation shops we frequent. 

What are you going to do with your items?  Decide NOW before you just create “another” pile.

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Controlling the Chaos Days 178-208 Preparing For School

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This is month has been set aside to devote to preparing your home for the upcoming school year.   If you do not have school aged children you can devote it to getting your office, craft room or other area “under control”.   We have also set aside every 7 days for Weekly Maintenance and Outside Maintenance since most homes have some sort of yard or outdoor space that needs regular maintenance.

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Controlling the Chaos Month 6

Controlling the Chaos Month 6 Coralling the Kids and Their Stuff

CONGRATULATIONS!!! 

If you have been following along since the beginning you have managed to conquer your kitchen, paper, digital, garage and outdoor chaos in the past six months.

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Just Make Do-Get Organized

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Days 9, 10, 11, 12

Get Organized!

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“Just Make Do” January

What is “Just Make Do January”?

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Just Make Do January” is the perfect opportunity to use up all the food, chemicals, health and beauty supplies in your home AND kick start an emergency fund in 2016.

Just Make Do” means instead of running out and purchasing new we will be creative, be building new food combinations and using up any “leftover” bottles, supplies and groceries we have on hand.

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Decluttering Your Mind & Life a.k.a Controlling the Chaos

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Why did we choose the title “Controlling the Chaos” and not a series on decluttering?

Because my hopes for this series include so much more than just decluttering and organizing.  I hope it will help me and others like me make lifestyle changes to reduce the chaos and clutter in our lives and minds.  I know the steps I have taken so far have worked wonderfully.

I hope this series will help guide you into making better choices and decisions about how you address everything that enters your life and mind every, single day From how and when you wake up to how you prepare for bed, from how you address incoming mail to how and when you pay your bills, create your budget and build your menu, etc… as well as removing and organizing the physical clutter in your life.

“Clutter” isn’t only something you can see but it is something you feel.

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Goals For 2016

Goals For 2016

Normally I am not one to set “goals” for the up coming year.  No “New Year Resolutions” for me.  I am simple.  I am boring, and most days I am just happy to putter along.  I make lists.  I make plans, but with life the way it is I don’t usually set goals and definitely don’t make resolutions.

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT!

THIS YEAR I am setting multiple goals; some will be hard and others will be easy.

I have decided it would be wise t0 share my goals for 2016 with everyone, ask them to motivate me and help me stay accountable.  (Yep, there is that word again.  You will see it a lot at Treasured Tidbits in 2016.)

I will be sharing updates on our goal progress, as well as sharing tips and pointers on how we are accomplishing some of them.  Such as saving $5,000-$10,000 while paying for two newly installed wood floors, paying off multiple medical bills, controlling the chaos we call paperwork and a house, and getting a handle on our health.

I hope that our ups and downs, tips, tricks, and mistakes may inspire you as well.

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