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My Favorite (and very few) Cookbooks

posted by Andrea | 01/17/2014 | 26 comments

Over the years, I’ve amassed TONS of different cookbooks (usually as gifts or for free from friends and family). However, it didn’t take long to realize that I rarely used many of them on a regular basis as I prefer to find most of my recipes online.

After many purges over the past 4+ years, I’ve whittled down my cookbook collection to just a very few favorites — all of which I’m sharing with you today!

How We Pared Down Our Paper Clutter

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2014 | 12 comments

Last month, I shared our new filing cabinet makeover — as well as how I pared down our paper piles from 4 large filing drawers down to 2 much smaller filing drawers (with room to spare!)

Today, I’m sharing more about that “paring down” process… and how we’ve drastically reduced our paper clutter.

TRIO Binder Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 12/10/2013 | 475 comments

Are you looking for a fun and functional way to organize various papers, recipes, photos, craft projects, tax documents, warranties, etc?

Today’s giveaway (the TRIO Binder) is one of the coolest paper organizing products I’ve ever used. Dave and I have been using these binders for over a year now — we love them and I think you will too!

Our Filing Cabinet Downsize, Upgrade, and Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2013 | 23 comments

Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to use and store less paper.

So I’m supper happy to announce that we recently switched from a MASSIVE 4 drawer, big, bulky filing cabinet to a much smaller, shallower, 2-drawer filing cabinet… with room to spare!

Our New Craft Corner

posted by Andrea | 11/8/2013 | 20 comments

Over the past several months, it’s become very apparent that Nora LOVES doing crafts… so last week, I decided that my old method of storing and organizing our limited craft supplies needed a toddler-friendly update.

Within 45 minutes, I created a new (and very simple) craft corner in our kitchen — perfect for doing crafts at the kitchen table!

How Do You Address Your Addresses?

posted by Andrea | 10/28/2013 | 50 comments

Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — which prompted me to look through my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book. No, I still haven’t gone digital with our addresses yet (it may be coming in the future though).

Today, I’m sharing how I store and organize our addresses, and I’d love to know how you organize yours too.

Why We Stopped Our Newspaper Subscription

posted by Andrea | 10/11/2013 | 24 comments

For the last couple of months, our home has had much less paper clutter and we’ve had much less time clutter, thanks to one simple decision… we canceled our newspaper subscription.

We have enjoyed reading and supporting our local newspaper — but for various reasons (including the time and physical clutter it caused) we decided it would be best to cancel our subscription.

Our Digital Photo Albums + How I Manage Photos

posted by Andrea | 01/29/2013 | 54 comments

I used to be so overwhelmed with all of our photos that I actually stopped taking pictures for a couple years. However, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve come up with a photo management system that works really well for us — at least for now!

Today, I’m sharing how I organize ALL our photos — and how I create our digital photo albums using a free online program.

How I Store and Organize Our Important Info. + FREE Printables

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2013 | 80 comments

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I really LOVE keeping all our important information neat, organized, and in one place! Not only does it help me to find what I need on a daily and weekly basis, it also gives me peace of mind, knowing that if something ever happened to me, Dave would have all our important at his fingertips.

Come see how I keep our important information organized, and download free printables to organize your own information!

My Clever Gift Wrap Storage

posted by Andrea | 01/3/2013 | 10 comments

One of the “mini projects” I worked on over Christmas break was reorganizing all of our gift wrapping supplies.

It was a really quick project and I’m thrilled with how our re-purposed computer armoire is now the PERFECT storage solution for our gift wrap!

Weekend Giveaway: DUO Binders

posted by Andrea | 12/7/2012 | 487 comments

Today is Dave’s birthday (he’s 31 — which is much older than me!) so in honor his birthday, I’m sharing one of HIS favorite orgainzing tools — the DUO 7-Pocket Accordion Binder File!

Happy Birthday Dave, and thanks for being so neat and organized 🙂

7 “Off The Fridge” Ideas to Display Kid’s Artwork

posted by Andrea | 09/19/2012 | 14 comments

Now that your kids/grandkids are back in school, there’s a pretty good chance your home is about to be inundated with lots of artwork, projects, and special drawings that you just HAVE to save forever and ever! Right?

Wrong! If you’re looking for ways to display your kid’s artwork and reclaim your fridge, here are 7 “off the fridge” ideas to get you thinking.

Organizing My E-Paper with Manilla.com

posted by Andrea | 09/11/2012 | 11 comments

I’ve mentioned (more than once) that we pay ALL our bills online and don’t get any paper statements. And every time I mention this, I always get questions as to how I keep track of all our different usernames, passwords, and other login information.

Well today, I’m sharing how I do all of that with the free services provided by Manilla.com!

What’s ON Your Fridge?

posted by Andrea | 09/3/2012 | 37 comments

Today’s post is just something I was thinking about over the weekend. I was thinking about our new fridge and how it won’t be magnetic… which will be a big bummer since Nora’s newest infatuation is with the magnets on our fridge!

I’d love to know what’s ON your fridge? Is is totally clear, just a few photos, or completely covered?

20+ Organizing Resources for Back-to-School

posted by Andrea | 08/17/2012 | 3 comments

I know you might not want to accept it, but the school year is right around the corner… which means it’s time to get a few things in order so your year (and your kid’s year) starts off on the right foot. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I thought I’d take a minute to compile some of the helpful back-to-school and Fall organizing tips I already have on my blog {all in one convenient location, just for you!}

Happy “back-to-school” organizing!

How I Organize our Gift Wrap

posted by Andrea | 06/7/2012 | 17 comments

Yes, I’m aware that it’s only the beginning of June – but what better time to organize your gift wrap 🙂

Our gift wrap was getting out of control and I was having a difficult time finding the supplies I needed to wrap gifts. So the other day, I took about 30 minutes and got everything organized again… just in time for wedding season!

Why I’m Not Printing Photos Anymore

posted by Andrea | 05/29/2012 | 33 comments

For the past year, I’ve been on a mission to take more pictures — and as you can probably tell from all the pictures of Nora, I’ve been doing a pretty good job!

However, I’m still failing miserably at my goal to actually print off and display my photos. So after thinking about it for awhile, I’ve decided that I’m no longer going to print pictures… come read my reasons why!

10 Steps to Organized Paper eBook + Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 05/22/2012 | 190 comments

If you’re like most people, you have to deal with paper clutter on a daily basis. Even in our high-tech society, paper is (and probably always will be) a necessary evil… just waiting to clutter up the first flat surface available!

If you struggle with paper clutter in your home, office, kitchen, etc. you’ll definitely want to check out today’s guest post from Lisa Woodruf — which includes a giveaway of her brand new ebook: 10 Steps to Organized Paper!