Friday, May 28, 2010

Closet Clean out!

You will need 2 bags and a box for this chore.

Bags: Donate/Garage Sale & Throw away
Box: Store for next season

To make room in your closet only have hanging what is in season. Store the turtle necks, sweaters and wool pants for next fall/winter. Make sure that you store your winter/fall clothes in a container that is waterproof and has a secure lid.

Anything that you have not worn since last season...too big, too small, or just not your taste anymore goes in the Garage Sale/Donate bag. This will make room for new clothes or space so that dear ol' hubby has some more room.

Anything that has holes in it, like hubby's favorite air conditioned shirt. You know they all have their favorite shirt that looks so ratty...take a pair of scissors to it and use for cleaning cloths then throw them away.

You can color code each closet with hangers... that way when doing laundry clothes can be hung up immediately and everyone can grab their clothes by the color of the hangers.
My daughter has pink hangers, oldest son blue hangers, youngest son has blue hangers, white hangers for me, & brown hangers for hubby. Makes laundry time so much easier. Another great laundry tip is to safety pin socks together as a pair before washing & drying them. Once they are done, take out the clip and fold the match~no more searching for matches.

Have fun eliminating the clutter in your closets!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Organizing the Bathroom

This is one of the easiest rooms to organize. Clean out your linen closet and match up a wash cloth with a towel so at bath time they can grab and shower. To make changing a bed easier, instead of having to find the sheets take a set and fold it into a pillowcase that belongs in the set. No more lost sheets or pillowcases.

Medicine cabinet: Throw away everything that has expired! We all neglect the medicine cabinet when it comes to organizing it.

Tomorrow we will do closets!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Let's Get Organized

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We are going to take baby steps. This is important especially if you have a mess right now. If one junk drawer turned into 10; the top of your desk is buried under files, mail, and clusters of papers, or you find yourself throwing things in your guest room when visitors are due over.

So let's get started!

First and foremost, start a "Tackle" box. This will have a file folder in it for each day of the month (1-31). Since we are going to be reusing the days each month, we simply need to label them by the day.

The goal is to get everyone in the house to use this so that you can get done what you need to get done in a timely manner and still have the much needed and wanted time with your family & friends. Since it is summertime time, it is a great time to start this!

Everything that needs to get done for work, home, school is placed under the appropriate date that it needs to be completed. Let's say that your phone bill is due on the 20th, you will put it under the 15th. This will allow plenty of time for it to reach it's destination by mail. At the first of the month get all of your Birthday or Anniversary Cards ready for mail & place under appropiate date. If the birthday is on the 12th, put it under the 7th.

Starting this now, before school starts will help teach your children what it is for and how to use. No more lost papers that need to be signed, or lost permission slips, etc.

So the homework is to create your "Tackle" box. So when we are cleaning and organizing we can put it to use immediately!

Happy Organizing
Tina

Friday, May 21, 2010

What a day!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at our daily lives. Everyday is a blessing and I am so thankful!

So today started like any other Friday. Started the day with the daily reading of the Bible, as a congregation we are ready the whole Bible in 2010. Then read our Esther Bible Study by Beth Moore for our Sunday School. Took our oldest to work and fixed breakfast when the other two got up this am.

Fixed Cowboy Breakfast Pie
Shredded Hashbrowns, Bacon, Eggs (Scrambled), and Cheese.
Place the shredded hashbrowns on the bottom of your baking pan, scramble eggs & pour on the hashbrowns. Take cooked bacon and layer on top of the eggs. Add cheese and bake on 375 for 20 minutes.
Quick, easy, & the kids love it.

Even though it is summer we still have a schedule. The kids make their beds and start their chores for the day. We are keeping up with their studies by doing 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon.

We had excitement after breakfast with a snake in the yard. And the day included more fun from there. I do believe that from today's experience that our home is going to be vacation central for the kids around the community. At least they have somewhere to go instead of getting into trouble.

Tomorrow is filled with more action since the youth group will be having a Car Wash to help pay for Youth Camp.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Summer has begun...

Today was the last day of school. The kids are excited and to be honest so am I. This means time together working in the flower beds & garden, spending some fun time together enjoying the summer. We will have a busy summer filled with activities.

Church camp for the boys is right around the corner. They will be enjoying Student Life developing a closer relationship with our Savior. My prayer for them is to grow up Godly men that loves and serves the Lord with all their heart & soul.
While they are gone, I do believe a shopping trip sounds like a good idea. Have a little Mother~Daughter time together. My prayer for her is to be a woman that loves the Lord. This will make her a better mother, wife, & friend.

Then we have our community VBS! Before we know it June will be gone.

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