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Best Name Labels for Back-to-School

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For many the day has already arrived. For others it’s just around the corner. I’m referring to the first day of school. In preparation for back-to-school, my own family has been compiling all the supplies needed for the school year. Folders, pencils (regular and colored), pens, calendars, scissors, glue, staplers, rulers, makers, paper (lined, plain and grid) – the list goes on and on. To avoid all these items going missing, getting mixed-up or ending up in the lost-and-found box, it’s important to add labels with your child’s name on it. I also like to label their backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles and outwear clothing. Adding personalized name labels not only helps prevent loss, but saves you time and money. With a focus on variety, durability and style, I’ve rounded-up the best name labels for back-to-school. Here’s what made the short list:

best name labels for back-to-school // simplifiedbee.com #labels #organized #school

1 // P-Touch Easy-to-Use Label Maker – because of its versatility to create custom labels with one of 8 fonts, 97 frames and more than 600 symbols. Durable, laminated and specialty (including iron-on for clothing) tapes in a variety of colors and widths are available.

2 // Tiny Prints – because of the quality and adorable designs offered – a look and feel that’s perfect for the younger child in preschool and elementary school.

3 // Kidecals – because they offer a variety of style for a range of ages including preschools, tweens and college students. Love that their labels are PBA-free too!

4 // Emily Press Labels – because their award winning Preschool Shoe labels help little ones put their shoes on the correct feet all by themselves. Children match their shoe labels side by side to create a whole image. Love this!

5 // Name Bubbles – because of all the designs are so darn cute! Love the new Peanuts labels the best. I’ve also used these labels and can say they really hold up!

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Read full story By on August 20, 2015 in baby and children, back-to-school, home organization, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, product review, school paperwork, Tips/Tricks

Top 10 :: Stylish Daily Planners 2016

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It’s that time of year! School will be starting soon (I know, too soon!) and with that moms and students everywhere will be challenged to keep their new schedules, events and activities organized. Keeping a calendar is an essential part in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and even start 2016 off on the right foot. Did you know that you can reduce stress by simply logging appointments, events and assignments in a daily planner? When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot.

As you may know from year’s past, I’m a bit old school and prefer writing down appointments, events and day-to-day tasks in a traditional daily planner. With so many stylish designs in a variety of price points, it was tough to narrow down my favorites! If I’ve missed any you love, please comment and let me know.

best stylish planner 2016 // simplifiedbee.com #2016 #planners

product links:

1 academic planner // 2 lilly pulitzer bazaar large agenda // 3 stitch-bound with mint & gold confetti

4 paint stripe planner // 5 simplified planner with gold pineapples // 6 gold metallic pocket datebook // 7 kate spade agenda

leopard momAgenda desktop // 9 erin condren lifeplanner // 10 triangle pattern planner

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Read full story By on July 15, 2015 in daily planners, Features, Organization, Paperwork, the buzz, time management, Uncategorized

Nate Berkus Target :: Spring / Summer 2015 Collection

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Have you seen it? The Nate Berkus at Target Spring & Summer 2015 Collection is stunning and now available! The collection includes numerous geometric, natural and gold pieces at very affordable price-points. And just in time for spring cleaning, it also touts great stationary pieces to help keep your desk organized in style!

Here are a few items from the collection that caught my eye:

Nate Berkus for Target // Spring & Summer 2015 Collectionproduct links:

1. faceted lamp // 2 . desktop organizer // 3. brass accent table // 4. round tray // 5. chevron rug // 6. basket

happy shopping, happy spring!

cristin

 

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Read full story By on March 30, 2015 in 5 favorites, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, Features, furniture, home accessories, lighting, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, rugs

Round-up :: DIY Message Boards

Having difficulty juggling appointments, activities and homework schedules for your family? As my kids have gotten older, I’ve found that it’s more and more challenging to kept it all straight. A message board in our kitchen nook has helped us tremendously. If you are are need of a command center, I’ve rounded up a few DIY message board options that you may want to consider.

DIY message center // kitchen command center // BHG

Love this sleek, colorful dry-erase message board via BHG. It’s made from a piece of glass that’s simply been painted on the back and framed. Love!

DIY magnetic message board #organized #home #messages

This DIY magnetic board from 4 Men and 1 Lady, is made of a 26 gauge galvanized steel sheet and then framed.  It also doubles as a dry erase board for quick messages. Would love great in a kitchen, mudroom or playroom.

DIY message board // entryway organization #diy

The folks at Martha Stewart created this chic message center using a store-bought cork board that was painted and upgraded with a brass rod to hold mail and hooks to hold keys. Love the many functions it provides!

wall mounted craft paper roll // diy message board #diy #message

Although this option isn’t as versatile as the others, I love the simplicity. The could be a fun DIY project or purchased through George & Willy.

happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on March 9, 2015 in DIY, home organization, kitchens, martha stewart, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, Tips/Tricks