Archive for the Organization Category
Posted on October 23, 2013 by LJ Earnest
School has started. And with it come the demands for labels.
I am very glad that manufacturers are willing to support the schools when parents purchase their products. And the best way to know their products are being purchased is when the parents send in labels or proofs of purchase.
Posted on March 27, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Reader Rachel asked for a picture of the charging station I mentioned in a recent article. Here is my simple IKEA charging station, with explanations of how I made it.
Posted on December 7, 2012 by LJ Earnest
I was interviewed recently and I was asked how I made blogging easier. My response was that for every day I had a theme: Mondays are productivity, Tuesdays Open Loops, etc.
After the interview I realized that I do that for many other areas of my life, and it really boosts my productivity. So I thought I would share how I apply this Day of the Week theme method.
Posted on October 10, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Time for a confession. For all that I write about productivity and simplicity and organization, there are many times when I completely blow it. I write this blog as much for me as I do for you, and I would be only showing you half of the picture if I didn’t admit when I screw up. So this article is about a big fail, and what I did to get it back on track.
Our guest bedroom, which is rarely used for guests, has morphed into the place where I store all of my craft supplies and do sewing. I’ve been avoiding going in there recently, though, because it was so disorganized and cluttered that I was overwhelmed as soon as I walked in the door. It was time for a makeover.
Posted on August 31, 2012 by LJ Earnest
My daughter, and to a certain extent myself, have a habit of not putting things away. After clearing piles of toys, papers, books and video games off the kitchen table so we could eat dinner, I watched my daughter dump everything into the living room. I decided it was time to give the hostage box a try.
Posted on August 2, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Nearly every women’s or home magazine these days has articles about organizing. They show nice neat pictures of tidy drawers, closets, pantries, linen closets and more.
And the common thing among all these pictures is that like things are grouped together.
Posted on July 6, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Getting rid of stuff can be tough. Getting rid of kid’s stuff can be even tougher, as they cling to broken toys or bits of junk from restaurants. But it is possible to show a child how to pare down their possessions with a minimum of fuss and tears.
Posted on June 27, 2012 by LJ Earnest
It’s not springtime, so I can’t blame the urge to spring clean. All I know is that I walked around my house last week and got the overwhelming urge to purge.
I always start is my books because I can go through them rapidly.
Here is how I make this less painful and get them out of my house.