Sunday, March 31, 2013

"Office" Organizing Challenge: The Final Reveal!

Happy Easter everyone!  And happy last day of March!

At the end of February, I told you I was going to organize my "office" spaces during the month of March as part of OrgJunkie's 31 Day Organizational Challenge.

I'm so happy that I took on this challenge because both of my office spaces where overwhelming me for ages and now they make me smile :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Office Progress Week 4C: Desk Drawers {Part Two}

Have you ever purchased office supplies because you thought you needed them?  And then later you realized you already had a bunch but you just couldn't find them because your desk drawers were too cluttered?  Have you ever found something completely useless when you looked through your desk?

Me too (on both counts!).  More on those stories in this post :)

Today's post is part three of my progress organizing my "office" this week.  If you missed yesterday's post on organizing my dining room desk drawers, or the post earlier tonight on purging books and organizing shelves, you can read them here and here.  

Office Progress Week 4B: Desk Shelves

Do you have any shelves that are overcrowded and make the whole area feel cluttered and overwhelming?  Do you use shelves to store items other than books?

This week as part of my office organizing, I tackled the totally overwhelming shelves above my desk in the basement this week.  In this post I'll show you before and after pictures and give you some tips to organize your shelves.

Today's post is part two of my progress in my "office" this week.  If you missed yesterday's post on organizing my dining room desk drawers, you can read that here.

Ready for more before and after pictures?  Me too :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Office Progress Week 4A: Drawers {Part One}

Can you find what you're looking for in your desk drawers?  Or are you sometimes searching through overstuffed drawers for something?  Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of trying to organize your desk drawers? If so, then you've come to the right place! 

I've been working hard this week to finish organizing my "office" spaces.  Nothing like cramming it all into the last week of a challenge!  So much organizing, so little time to blog about it :)

Rather than one huge post, I'm going to break this week's progress into a few posts so you're not overwhelmed reading them and you can actually remember the tips I share!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Office Progress Week 3: Manuals Drawer

Have you ever had something break down and had difficulty finding the manual?  Or the warranty?  Or the receipt? I have!

So as part of this week's decluttering and organizing in my "office" spaces, I decided to create a drawer for all the manuals, warranties, and receipts for items in our home.

At one point I had a folder that I kept these documents in.  But over time we've accumulated a lot more manuals and they outgrew my folder.  They ended up being stored in several different places in our house, which isn't practical.

I needed a better solution.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Office Progress Week 2: Surfaces

Do you have cluttered surfaces in your home?  Do they become dumping zones?  Me too!  Today I'm sharing how I cleaned up some of my "office" surfaces.  I'll also give some tips to help you organize your office.

I'm pretty late with this update post (it's actually week 3!) but I wanted to show you what I've been doing lately to organize my "office".

Last week was March Break here and it was also my son's birthday on Saturday.  It was a great week, filled with family activities {followed by a few days of recuperating catching up!}.  Needless to say though, I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped with respect to my "office".  But I did make progress!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Office Progress Week 1: File Drawer

Do you ever have trouble finding a document that you need?  Do you have so many papers that you can't find what you're looking for?  Are you overwhelmed with paperwork?  Then read on for tips on getting your files organized!

I told you last week that I'm going to be organizing my "office" this month as part of OrgJunkie's 31 Day Organizational Challenge.  

I'll be giving you updates throughout the month as I work my way through both of my desks, several file cabinets, and the areas above and around my desks.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Organizing Point of View Features

I had so much fun being a guest host for the February Point of View Link Party.  It was perfect since the theme this month was organizing!

Thank you to everyone who joined in and shared their organizing projects!  I loved looking at all the wonderful organizing ideas that were linked up.  If you haven't checked them out yet, you definitely should!  

Here are my favourites:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Family Goals Sheet & My March Goals

I know this is a few days late but I wanted to still post a copy of the March Family Goals sheet for you.  Last month I posted about how we use our monthly family goals sheet and I mentioned that I would post a new one each month so you can create a monthly goals page in your family.

So, without any further delay, here it is!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tackling My "Office" This Month!

This month I'm going to be participating in OrgJunkie's 31 Day Organizational Challenge and I'm going to tackle my "office".  

Today, I'm showing you the "before" pictures of the various office spaces in my home and throughout the month I'll be sharing updates on what I'm doing to organize it.  

{Note:  These are true life pictures.  I didn't tidy the areas nearby before taking pictures, nor did I mess up the areas to look worse for the challenge.  The only thing I did was flip over a few papers so our personal information was not visible.  This is the real deal folks.  Sad but true.}

OK, on with the post.

Organizing Ideas For The Weekend #15

Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend :)

Is your car a mess?  Are you overwhelmed with the thought of a road trip for spring break because clutter has taken over your vehicle?  Do you avoid having anyone else in your car because you're embarrassed by the chaos? 

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then read on!  Today's post will give you some tips for organizing your car this weekend.  If not, please share your tips in the comments :)