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Organizing life one room at a time!

Life in a binder…

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My journey through my house starts with my planner.  This is a 5 x 8 binder that I got at Goodwill for $2.  The tabs that I put into it are:  calendar, cleaning, projects, shopping, websites, vacation, and Christmas.

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On the calendar I list birthdays and anniversaries.  I don’t get too detailed since I have a wall calendar on the fridge.

The cleaning section has a check off list of chores for each of the four weeks of the month as well as a monthly chart with tasks that should be completed (most of the time that happens) on a monthly basis. I’ll go into more detail on a future post.

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The projects section lists different craft, organizational projects, or home remodeling projects that we have going on as well as costs and ideas.

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The shopping section is for drooling.  I love Ikea, and Baggalini, just to name a few.  I keep a running list of items I like or want along with the regular prices.  Then I shop around at Ebay.  I only get to Ikea a few times a year, so having a running list helps a lot.

The Website section is just that.  Websites, Youtube channels, and blogs that I follow.

The Vacation section is where I plan (and dream) vacation getaways for me and my hubby.  More vacation planning posts will follow as I plan this years escape.

The last section is Christmas.  One page contains a list of people that I send Christmas card to, as well as a check off for those who don’t send return cards.  It’s not a naughty  or nice list, but hey, stamps cost money and so I’m mostly going to send cards to those who reciprocate.  The next page is a list of people I buy presents for: hubby, kids, kid-in-laws, grandkids, parents, etc.   It can get pretty pricey…so, I buy throughout the year.  The best time to buy is within the first week AFTER Christmas.  Problem is, unless I write it down, I forget who I’ve bought for.

Stay tuned for more in depth on what is in my planner sections!

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