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Get Organized :: Clutter Free Living Picks

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organized workbench pegboard // clutter-free living

Hello 2015! With the new year brings new resolutions. One goal that tops the list for many of us is getting our homes and lives organized. Easier said than done though! Cleaning closets, organizing garages and clearing the clutter takes planning, time and motivation. In the spirit of getting organized in 2015, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite clutter free living items. Hoping one or two will help motivate you to get organized this new year too!

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1. laundry bin on wheels // 2. handsome storage boxes // 3. gorgeous tray

4. acrylic organizer for cosmetics // 5. vertical shelving

6. metallic bin // 7. purse organizer // 8. mudroom wall organizer

happy & organized 2015,

cristin

*first image via the design files

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Read full story By on January 5, 2015 in home organization, office/study, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, overcome procrastination, storage, Tips/Tricks

8 Stylish Daily Planners 2015

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Keeping a calendar is an essential part of being organized. It’s an important step in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and start 2015 off on the right foot (which will be here before we know it!). 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.

Although there are some terrific online calendar apps, I still prefer writing down appointments, events and day-to-day tasks in a traditional daily planner. With so many stylish designs these days it was tough to narrow down my favorites, but here goes.
stylish day planners and agendas for 2015 // simplified bee #organizing #2015

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1. Metalic myAgenda Desktop  // 2. Floral Date Book  // 3. Groovy Agenda

4. Hot Pink Planner  // 5. Green Ikat Agenda  //6. Preppy Academic Planner

7. Turquoise Life Planner  // 8. Striped Simplified Planner

do what matters - forget the rest

(via Emily Ley)

Having a hard time getting it all done even with a daily planner? Here are some Time Management Tips that may help!
happy organizing,
cristin
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Read full story By on August 4, 2014 in back-to-school, daily planners, event planning, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, overcome procrastination, Paperwork, time management, Tips/Tricks

Hello 2014 + New Year Goals

hello 2014 --goal setting

It’s here. 2014. The new year fills us with hope, gives us optimism and provides us a fresh start. Now (today) is the perfect time to jot down your goals, hurdles you’d like to overcome and map out those dreams you’ve been afraid to even whisper.

don't quit your day dream. #dreamnew year's resolutions - the ultimate list

images above via & via

I love this “ultimate list” of goals, however it’s too general. Statistics show that by February, you will have broken more than 90 percent of the resolutions you made and that’s a big bummer. So here are some helpful steps to achieve your goals in 2014!

elizabeth edward quote #life

I love this quote too because life is full of surprises, ups & downs and monkey wrenches. When change occurs, review your list of new year goals to make adjustments to stay on course! And aim at staying positive. Negativity is just a downward spiral.

positive thinking. #quote

Also, a huge thank you to William Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace for selecting Simplified Bee’s Designer Kitchens board on Pinterest as a top ten to follow! I’m honored to be included!

Happy 2014,

Cristin

 

 

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Read full story By on January 2, 2014 in goal setting, new years, organization tips, overcome procrastination, pinterest, quote

The Art of Labeling

Even in this digital world of computers and the Internet, a household’s paperwork can get out of control. When this happens, bills, receipts and statements can get easily misplaced, misfiled or worse-lost. Recently I’ve been helping a client streamline her household paperwork. She actually has a really good filing system, but gets frustrated in the stacks of “to dos” and ends up procrastinating.

To help her stay on target, I created an Action Plan that breaks up her paperwork project into small more manageable tasks. So far so good! My client is more motivated than ever to tackle those piles of paper and has already completed several of the tasks. Yippee!

To make filing fun and creative, I often suggest a stylish label. Having files labeled is a must and saves loads of time when trying to retrieve paperwork at a later date. Paper Source has a great selection of beautiful labels that can be used for lableing just about anything – gifts, books/notebooks, shelves and storage boxes.

At See Jane Work, I found handy reusable Clip-On Label Holders. These spring lock clips easily attach to binders, notebooks and file boxes. I will be purchasing some of these beauties! In addition, the online store has self-adhesive label sets that include 52 assorted labels in four different designs – all packaged in a re-sealable vinyl zip pouch. Love the cute dot pattern – above right.

Label makers rock! I’ve had a Brother P-Touch label maker for years and love it. One of my good friend’s used to tease me about it, until she got one for herself. It’s incredibly easy-to-use and great for labeling just about anything. I have used it to label items such as cameras, mobile phones and kid’s water bottles.

There are many label makers out there and they can get a bit pricey. I like this PT-1280 home & office label maker by Brother because it is a very affordable at $39 and feature-packed. It can print laminated labels up to ½” wide and up to two lines. In addition, this hand-held device has six auto formats, five framing options and nine type styles. It also has three type sizes which automatically adjust the text size according to the tape width. A fabulous features is the “Favorite Keys,” which allow you to save and print your favorite labels in seconds. The PT-1280 also uses the new “super narrow” (3.5mm) black on white non-laminated tape for labeling CD spines. It can be purchased at most office supply stores or online at Image Supply.

Tacking household paperwork may not be fun, but it can be done in style!
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Read full story By on August 16, 2009 in file folders, home organization, organization tips, overcome procrastination