Sunday, April 3, 2011

DIY Sundays

I am late with posting this week's DIY Sundays because i was not sure what i wanted to blog about. I also did not want to blog about something just because i had to write a post. Call me an idealist but i would like to think that every blog post i write has meaning and worth. Anyways, let me not ramble on.

Today's DIY Sundays is a little different. It is not about beauty or makeup but about organization. I would like to think that i am an organized diva, however that is not quite reality. In reality i am a procrastinator whose every day life is made up of structured chaos. 

Here are five tips that help me function. I hope you will find them helpful.


Subtract Steps. 
  • Carry all of your cleaning supplies in a bucket rather than walking back and forth to the cleaning supply area. 
  • Fold clothes as you take them out of the dryer.
  • Unload groceries directly into the pantry or fridge rather than putting them on the counter first.
 


Make Standard Lists:
  • Make standard lists for anything that you rewrite often. This would include grocery lists, instructions for the babysitter, instructions for the house or pet sitter, etc.
  • That way you don't have to completely recreate them each time.


Put It Away, Now:
  • Whenever you're finished using something, put it away. This will save you time and energy at the end of the day when you tidy the house since things should already be in their proper place.
  • This will also save you time when you need to find something. You won't be late because you were frantically searching the house or your office for a missing item.


Get Things Ready the Night Before:
  • Mornings can be hectic and seem unproductive. Prepare lunches, pack schoolbags and briefcases, plan breakfast, and make your To Do list before going to bed. 
  • Your morning will be less stressful and everyone should be able to be a little bit more self-sufficient and organized.
  

Create a 'Free Time Bag':
  • Instead of wasting your free time by running around the house looking for something to do, grab your 'free time bag.' 
  • A book you're reading, your crocheting project, magazines, crossword puzzles, and stationery and pens can all be held in a tote bag. 
  • Keep the bag in an easily accessible place and you'll always be ready when you have a little free time.
     
Resource site:http://www.getorganizednow.com

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for some great tips. I love the free time bag idea, I'm always leaving my books in different places, by the time I find them, my time is up! Thanks again!

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  2. Like your organizational ideas. Even living in a small home I've learned over the years to do things a certain way to use my time more efficiently : D Wanted to thank you for joining in the Buzz By Sunday at WynnieBee. Joined Lioness Rebirth by way of GFC and Twitter : D Liked your pic on your sidebar - blogging really IS cheaper than therapy LOL

    Enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by : D

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  3. Thanks for the advice. I need reminders all the time for stuff like this! I wish I had the cleaning OCD!!!!

    I'm a new follower from the Sunday blog hop and would love a follow back! I hope you have an amazing day!

    Also, I have a giveaway going on that is great for kids, come check it out if you have time or pass it along!

    Hope
    http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com

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  4. Thanks for the advice, I am always looking for my keys :).I am your newest follower from the Monday blog hop, would love if you dropped by my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Have a fantastic week!

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  5. These are great tips! I need to do better about folding laundry - mine sits in a big heap for days... :)

    New follower from the hop, stop by when you get a chance!
    henry happened

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  6. Great tips, and what a fun blog you have! I'm your newest follower from the Monday blog hop ~ hope you will stop by & follow me back!

    Aimee @
    www.justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi! Just found you through a blog hop and now following, i hope you can follow back also! I'd appreciate it so much :-)
    xoxo from NYC!

    TRAVEL DESIGNERY
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  10. Those are excellent tips. Anything that says me time is good with me! Thanks for linking up with us at MFM. I'm returning your follow from The Thrifty Things and looking forward to reading more of your blog..

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  11. I'm your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a Happy Monday!

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  12. So many easy and clever tips. I'm going to have to stick to them because they make so much sense! I'm following from the hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  14. I came by to visit from the hop. I am now following on google. I love your site and this post! Anyway to save time is a good thing!

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  15. great ideas!

    visiting from SayHiSunday!

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  16. Love your ideas! I'm following you back now. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Nikki

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