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Ziploop Mobile Shopping Organizer

Whether you are re-decorating your living room, remodeling your kitchen or building from the ground up, house projects produce lots of receipts. Couple that with the purchases you make everyday and it can be hard to keep them all organized. Lucky for us, there’s now Ziploop – an exciting mobile shopping organizer app making paper-free shopping, saving and returns super simple.

Ziploop Mobile Shopping App

In addition to organizing receipts, Ziploop saves reward cards, discounts, and return deadlines (key when purchasing home goods!) allowing you to never miss a sale or discount! For all of you who’ve forgotten to bring a coupon with you to a store, Ziploop has a solution for that too. It gives you the ability to scan store coupons so that they are with you at all times. Brilliant, right? And if that’s not enough functionality for you, Ziploop lets you tag your receipts and rewards under multiple categories you create (i.e. kitchen, bath, gifts, school) so you know exactly what you’ve purchased for that home project, family event or school fundraiser! Love this!

 

Ziploop Mobile Shopping App

Even if you don’t have a home project, organizing your spending all in one place with Ziploop will reduce the stress of shopping, ensure you receive coupon savings and help you return items with ease. To learn more,  watch a quick video on how life can be made easier with this amazing app and then download it for free (yep!) on your mobile device (iPhone/iPad or Android) or head to the website.

I know, I know. You want it. You need it. Go get it!

Happy organizing,

Cristin

 

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Ziploop, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on January 28, 2014 in home organization, Organization, Organizational tips, Paperwork, time management, Tips/Tricks

My Office + Organized Home Office Products

Once you get on an organizing roll, it’s hard to stop (at least for me!)  After organizing my desk, it motivated me to tackle my bookcases in my home office. They really weren’t bad, but needed to be streamlined and I wanted them to have a refreshed look.  To help me reach my goal, the folks at See Jane Work at Office Depot asked me to select items from their new collection. Combining fresh style and organization, the See Jane Work collection offers super stylish office accessories in a variety of fun patterns (chevron, herringbone, stripes florals, and more) and color palettes (aqua blue, shades of pink, black, white, and more). They are perfect for mixing and matching. Best yet, they are really affordable!

stylish home office bookshelves // simplified beekids art boxes - simplified bee and see jane work

To coordinate with items I already owned, I selected items from the See Jane Work Collection in hues of aqua and white. To corral my kids artwork and over-sized school papers, I picked at a pair of decorative art boxes. I love them. They have an overlapping magnetic lid closure which is really slick! I also added a few white magazine files to conceal mismatched file folders, shelter magazines and home decor catalogs. Adding pops of white can help a space look fresh, airy and modern.

stylish home office storage // simplified bee

To keep my active product samples easy to get to, I selected a fabric bin with fun grommet handles and herringbone detail inside.

home office storage ideas // www.simplifiedbee.com

My client projects are organized using binders. When I spotted the herringbone in blue, I knew they’d work with my shelf and company’s image. Next to the binders, I placed a series of white decorative storage boxes. They are now used to organize my fabric samples by color.

succulents and hexagons // simplified bee

I can’t tell you how many readers say, “I saw a hexagon or honeycomb pattern and thought of Simplified Bee.” As a nod to the shape, I added a new art print and placed it next to a current fave – succulents.

be brave art // simplified bee

I also picked up this darling “Be Brave” print as a reminder that God is with me at all times.

I love my “new” bookcase! What’s your favorite element?

Happy organizing,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on January 21, 2014 in bookshelves, Decluttering, decorating small spaces, etsy, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, office supplies, office/study, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, simplified bee portfolio, storage, Tips/Tricks

Getting Organized :: Stylish Desk Accessories

As we look forward to 2014, many of us are setting new year’s goals and resolutions. High on most lists is getting organized (no surprise here I’m sure!). For me I struggle with desk organization and aim to keep it more tidy this coming year. The right desk accessories are key to creating an efficient work-space, yet so many are ho-hum and aren’t pretty. That’s why I’m thrilled about teaming up with See Jane Work at Office Depot to help me create a beautiful, streamlined desk that reflects my personal style. Their collection combines fresh style and smart organization – can’t get better than that! See Jane Work’s chic office accessories come in fresh patterns and color palettes perfect for mixing and matching. I selected items in hues of blue, pink and white and love how it coordinates with the items I already owned.

stylish desk organization - simplified bee + see jane workstylish and fresh desk accessories - simplified bee

above: See Jane Work cup holder, tape dispenser and stapler – all in a crisp white

stylish desk organization and accessories - simplified bee + see jane workpink and turquoise desk accessories - simplified bee

Organizing Tip: Write down your list of to dos and cross them off as they are completed – prioritize them for even more efficiency! Here I’m using See Jane Work’s “To Do” sticky notepad!

stylish desk accessories - simplified bee + see jane work

See Jane Work’s desktop letter sorter in a blue and white herringbone pattern (above) is so chic and I love how it keeps my stationary close at hand. Awe, doesn’t it feel good to be organized?

Happy new year and happy organizing,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on December 30, 2013 in home accessories, home organization, Interiors, new years, office supplies, office/study, Organization, organization tips, Paperwork, product review, simplified bee portfolio, stationary

7 Stylish Daily Planners 2014

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Keeping a calendar is a critical if not essential step in managing your daily activities and prioritizing your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and 2014 (I know! It’s not that far off!)  on the right foot. By logging appointments, events and assignments in a daily planner, you can reduce stress by knowing that you aren’t forgetting anything. When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot.

Even with fabulous online calendar apps, I still enjoy writing down our household schedule in a  traditional daily planner. With so many super stylish designs available, the tough part is selecting one!
Stylish Daily Planners for 2014
Here’s my seven  favorite, stylish  daily planners for 2014:
most-stylish-daily-planner-2014Erin Condren’s Life Plannerknown for it’s personalization (can add photos) and variety of colorful patterns
stylish daily planner 2014 // zig zag pattern by Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler’s 2013-2014 Agendabecause the zig zag pattern rocks!
Most Stylish Daily Planners 2014
Sarah Pinto’s 2013-2014 Academic Plannerknown for it’s preppy style and perfect for students
Colorful Daily Planners by Lilly Pulitzer 2014
Lilly Pultizer’s Agenda (August 2013 – December 2014) - love the colorful, playful patterns and the large size. It’s a planner and notebook in one!
Stylish Day Planner 2014 // Gold Stripes
Whitney English’s Gold Day Designer (August 2013 – August 2014) – this super chic gold stripe planner is a limited edition, so act fast!
Stylish Daily Planners for 2014
momAgenda’s Mini-Daily (August 2013 – August 2014) – the compact design fits in most purses, backpacks and diaper bags which moms love.
simplified day planner / binder for 2014
Emily Ley’s Simplified Plannerfor those who love binders… this planner you build yourself based on your lifestyle and needs.
time management quote // Simplified Bee
I also love this quote found on Emily Ley’s website stressing the need to prioritize and schedule time with loved ones.
If you can’t seem to find the time, here are some Time Management Tips that may help!
Happy Organizing!!!
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Read full story By on August 14, 2013 in daily planners, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, time management, Tips/Tricks