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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Orderly Home Planner: Now Available on Etsy!!!

You guys! I am beyond excited to launch my very own printable planner! I have been working on this off and on for the last few months tweaking and perfecting every last detail. I love all of the fun bright colors and the simplicity of everything. I could never find a planner that worked perfectly for me and my lifestyle so I decided to make my own...and share it with you guys!

Alright, let's get to it. The Orderly Planer is now available in my Etsy shop (link) and includes the following:

1. 2 page pre-dated monthly spread
2. 2 page pre-dated weekly spread
3. Notes- to jot down important reminders
4. Contacts- to keep track of important numbers and addresses
5. Dates to Celebrate- so you never forget another birthday or special occasion
6. Cover Page

 Once you purchase your printable planner, download the PDF, print it out (or take it somewhere) and put it in the folder/binder of your choice or get it bound.

I also created a few additional add-ons to help keep me organized. These can also be found my Etsy shop (link). Most of these pages can be purchased for an additional $2.50. 
They include:

Weekly Menu Planning
Grocery List
Chores (pre-filled & blank)
Bills (pre-filled & blank)
Travel Checklist
Pantry/Freezer/Fridge Inventory
Blog To Do List
Home To Do List
Password Log
Gift Giving Planner
Dates To Celebrate (on two pages)
Vacation Planning
Colorful Cover Pages (3 options)

To celebrate the launch of The Orderly Home Esty Shop, enter in SAVE10NOW for 10% off any purchase $10.00 or more now through November 30th!

-I purchased this Martha Stewart Discbound Folder from Staples and invested in one of these punches so that I can create my own planner and take out/add pages as I choose. I love having the option to move things around so easily.

-I used 98 bright, 32 lb paper from Staples. It is nice and thick and doesn't show through the other side.

-To print my planner double sided, I followed these instructions: 

Print only the even numbered pages, printing in reverse order.
Put the stack of printed paper back in the fresh paper tray.
Print only the odd numbered pages, printing in normal order.

Let me know if you have any questions or special requests.  I hope yall love this planner as much as I do!

Happy Organizing!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Greeting Card Organization

My latest project has been creating a craft closet in our office. I had a dresser in our guest room that wasn't being used and decided to paint and move it into the office to store all of my craft and office supplies. You will get to see the finished product next week, but I thought I would show you one of the things I've created in the process. 

I LOVE snail main and I aspire to be the kind of person that sends cards to people on their birthday and other special occasions. The problem is finding the right one considering they are kind of scattered all over our house.

The remedy: I found a photo storage for $1.99 that happened to be the perfect size. I didn't realize it until I got home, but the dividers were included. Score! I created labels to divide the cards into three sections: blank, thank you, and birthday. I have another box ready to go when I come across different categories of cards I want to buy. (i.e. get well soon, sympathy, happy anniversary)

You can see the color I chose for the cabinet...it's a little bold, but I love it. I can't wait to show you the finished project next week. There's that and the launch of my Etsy shop and The Orderly Planner!!! Exciting things happening over here. Thank you for sticking with me through the last few weeks as things have been a little slow.

Happy Organizing!

The Orderly Planner: Coming Soon!!!

The 2014 Orderly Planner will be available SOON in my Etsy shop. Keep your eyes open...I will have a detailed post showing what each page looks like and explaining how to purchase a copy for yourself. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

31 Days To An Orderly Home: Days 21-31

Good news…my camera is back and in working condition. Whew!!!

What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been around here! And for that reason, I will be lumping days 21-31 all into one post.

Days 21, 22, 23, and 24 stopped me in my tracks. It felt like such a big area to cover in just a few days. I managed to get rid of 38 items of clothing and straighten up our bedroom, bathroom, and closets. I feel like there is more that I can get rid of, but I didn’t take the time to try on all my clothes like I usually do when I go through my closet.

Day 25 I spent straightening up our backyard and getting rid of a few dead plants. (I’m the worst…literally the worst at gardening.)

Days 26, 27, 28 were spent organizing and cleaning up some of my folders on our computer. I try to do this once every few months to keep this task from becoming too overwhelming.

I tackled the living room on Day 29 and was able to get rid of two more items!

Day 30, I climbed up in the attic and went through our holiday supplies. I didn’t end up getting rid of anything but it was nice to get inventory of what I had for the upcoming holidays and what I still need to purchase.

Day 31 was my choice so I decided to go through and organize my Pinterest boards. It took a while, but I am so happy to have that done! I added a few new categories and separated my recipe boards into more specific categories. I also went through and deleted a lot of old pins.

In theory, 31 Days to An Orderly Home sounded great. But things come up and stuff needs to get done and I found it hard to tackle such large spaces in just one day.  You live and you learn. I did, however, take the opportunity to get rid of 78 items. Yay!!! Not quite my goal, but still…we have 78 less things in our house and that feels good. I will still look back to my list as a guide to purging and getting rid of things around our entire house. Next time though, I will give myself more time to tackle each area.

How did you do?!

Monday, October 21, 2013

31 Days To An Orderly Home: Day 20

Our office closet is the one space in our house that for the life of me I CANNOT keep clean. It needs to be organized but in the meantime, I am using it to store my husband’s drums until we can find something more permanent for those. I straightened things up to make room and it went from this:

to this:

I can’t wait to get in there and organize but I want to plan things out before I dive into it. This solution will buy some time until I’m ready to do that.

Happy Organizing!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Planner Sneak Peek!

I have been working hard to create a planner that you can use throughout the year and has everything you need in one spot. I’ve come up with a rough draft that I have been going through and editing and am loving the way it has turn out so far…but it’s not quite perfect yet.  I am hoping to have the final version available in my Etsy shop by November 1st. I plan on selling the planner for $10.00 and each additional page for $3.00. (subject to change)

The planner will include:
2 Page Weekly Spread (52 weeks-104 pages total) Pre-Dated
2 Page Monthly Spread (12 months-24 pages total) Pre-Dated

Additional pages:
Weekly Menu Planning
Grocery List
Chores (pre-filled)
Bills (pre-filled)
Travel Checklist
Pantry, Freezer, and Refrigerator Inventory
Blog To Do List
Home To Do List
Password Form
Contacts  (two color options)
Gift Giving Form
Birthdays and Special Dates on 1 Page
Birthdays and Special Dates on 2 Pages
Vacation Planning

Or, to save money, you can bundle everything together and get all documents (a $70.00 value) for $30.

Everything will be available for download immediately after your purchase so you can save them and use them over and over again or print out multiples of certain page.

Let me know if you have any special requests and I will try and create something that will work for you.

Here is a sneak peek of The Orderly Planner!

What do you think? 

31 Days To An Orderly Home: Day 19

Happy Saturday! 

While I was cleaning out our guest room, I had to find a spot for all the stuff that was in there so it ended up in the office. It looked like this when I started cleaning this morning:

Confession of the Day: I'm 25 and own all four twilight books. #sorryi'mnotsorry

Ahhhh! Why does this stress me out so much? I wish I were one of those people that didn't let messes bother them.

After 30 minutes, it began looking much better!

It is such a relief to have our two "extra" rooms be so clean. Now I get to start the fun part and begin organizing!!! And, possibly paint the ugly tan walls.

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