Tuesday, March 3, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge: Day 25 - Home Binder

It's day 25 of our 30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge and time to get our Home Binders organized!  What is a home binder?  It's a binder used to hold everything you use to run your household and keep your life sane.  You can basically put anything into your home binder, as long as it helps you and your family.  Here are some categories you can include in your binder.

-Cover page
-Meal Plan/Shopping List
-Party Planning

Your binder does not have to include all of these, just the ones you think you will use most or if you think of another category you can put that in there. 

Free printables are your best friend!  You can easily purchase Home Binder printable on Etsy, but getting them free is even better, especially when it's your first time putting one together!  Here are some great printables from bloggers on the web, including your's truly! =)

C'mon Get Crafty:

-Printable Blogging Planner that includes
Post Ideas Page, Blog Post Checklist, Week Planner, and Daily Reminder Checklist

-Blog Organization Printables that includes
Weekly Blog Planner, Card Challenge Plan and Linky Party Checklist

The Military Wife Life:

-Monthly Meal Planner
-Monthly Budget Printable
-Recipe Binder Page
-Printable Grocery List

I Have a Future and a Hope:

-Daily Food Journal
-Checking Account Register
-Monthly Bill Chart

-She also has a Free Commission Chart and Chore Chart for kids you can print out when you subscribe to get her e-mails.  Sign up is located on the top and left side of her page.

1-2-3 Neat & Tidy:

-Holiday Gift List
-Grocery Deal List
-Kids Daily Schedule Free Printable
-Shopping & To-Do List
-Learning Activities Free Printable
-Birthday Calendar 
-Link Party Tracker
-Weight Tracker
-Password Log
-Personal Care Inventory

These are just a few of what you can find on the internet.  I would google Free Home Binder Printables and see what you come up with.  Don't forget to check out all the awesome links and blogs above!  

If you have any questions you can ask me below or on any of my social media outlets like FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge: Day 24 - Cars

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you did a lot of organizing over the weekend and your little free day yesterday!  It's day 24 of our 30 Day Neat & Tidy challenge and we are moving on to organizing our cars! 

I don't know about you, but my cars can be disaster zones at some points!  It makes an everyday errand look like we took a week long road trip, please tell me I'm not alone on this.  Well today we are going to fix all that!  

Here are the steps you need to get your car organized and keep it looking clutter free!

-Take out anything that doesn't belong and relocate those items.

-Throw any trash away and vacuum the inside.

-Decide what things you need in the car and list them on a paper so you can then categorize them.  (For example, kid's car toys can be one category, shopping items like reusable bags can be in another.)

-If you don't already, get yourself a trunk organizer like this one.  It's great for holding items you might use in the car and it's perfect for holding groceries like milk and juice bottles.  (Don't you just hate it when they fall over and start rolling everywhere?)

-While you are near the trunk, check your spare tire to make sure it's in good shape.  Also check that you have the proper tools just in case you get a flat. 

-Organize the back seat with over the chair organizers.  They can hold all kinds of stuff to keep kids entertained.  They are also perfect to hold diapers and extra clothes if you have a little baby.  

-If the over the chair organizer isn't your thing, you can also use a small basket to hold the same items.  Older kid's can grab from it to get the activity they want or it can be a little emergency baby kit for those accidents.  

-Store wipes and extra bags behind the seat or on the car door.  This makes unexpected accidents easy to clean.  

-The most important things that should be in your glove compartment are your car manual, insurance info and a small emergency kit.  Everything else should be kept elsewhere or able to fit in the compartment without you having to dig for your insurance or car manual.   (Remember never to store medications in the car since the car does not have a stabilized temperature.)  

-If you are lucky enough to have an arm rest storage console then maximize this space to suit you!  Everyone will have something different they store here, so I would like to hear what you decided to store in the arm rest!  

Let me know below or you can upload your pictures to FacebookTwitter and Instagram!  Tag me or use #TeamNeatAndTidy

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Happy Organizing!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge: Day 23 - Choose Your Chore Day

Happy Monday!  It's day 23 of our 30 Day Neat & Tidy challenge!  We yet again get to choose what to organize today!  It's sort of a little free day!  Since this is just a 30 day challenge, I'm sure I left a few things off the list you were hoping to get organized yourself.  Well, today is your chance to incorporate those tasks! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge: Day 22 - Utensil Drawer

Welcome back to another challenge and the last one for this week!  Today is day 22 of our 30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge and we're organizing our utensil drawer!  We're going to clean this drawer up and

Here is what you need to complete this task.