I’m still in organizing mode, not that I’ve made much progress. But, I have been shredding documents going back to 2000 (I know! Who needs to keep paid bills that long!) and trying to organize and sort through the remaining documents and supplies in my crowded office. I will post a picture soon, but I can’t find the camera.
In the meantime, I’ve been organizing office supplies like cd label packs, address labels, and empty file folders into inexpensive, cardboard, white Ikea magazine holders on my bookcase. Of course, now I need labels! A row of blank, white magazine folders doesn’t really help in the organization process without an attractive labeling system.
Download a PDF of these gorgeous labels by PoppyTalk which can be easily printed on large label sheets (for instant stickiness) or onto nice cardstock to be trimmed and then taped or glued onto your chosen surface. Use them to organize and label file folders, magazine folders, containers, and more.
Image by Poppytalk.
February 24th,2009 Create Something
, Less Than 5
| tags: cheap paper crafts
, easy craft
, free print crafts
, less than 5 items
, Mom Hacks
, organizing your office
, organizing your studio
Life happens and it is often difficult to find time to go to the supermarket regularly to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. I tend to buy a lot when I’m at the store, but it can be a couple of weeks before I get the chance to go back and the fresh produce I’ve bought often goes bad before my family can eat it all. If you live in the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Los Angeles area, you can enjoy fresh organic produce delivered right to your door! Formerly known in the Seattle area as Pioneer Organics, Spud.com now offers home delivery of local, organic fresh produce. If you are eco-conscious at all, this is a double bonus of getting organic produce from local farmers – a great way to support these local businesses.
In addition to the fresh, organic produce, Spud.com also delivers a complete selection of natural foods, including milk, bread, pasta and ready-made meals which is ideal for busy families. At SPUD, you can order two ways: The Standing Order or by Personal List. The Standing Order is both a time- and money-saver and allows you to schedule product delivery weekly, every 2 weeks or once every 4 weeks depending on your schedule and budget. Shopping by Personal List lets you customize each order by product and delivery date.
I have my milk delivered straight to my door by Smith Brothers Farm every week, and it is a total lifesaver. With three kids under four-years-old, I was constantly running to the store at the last minute to purchase milk. These “quick” runs to the store took a toll on our schedule, budget, and sanity. The weekly milk delivery alone saves me time and money, and I know the milk is local and the cattle aren’t fed growth hormones. Getting my produce delivered bi-weekly might just tip the scales in my favor and make sure that I always have something fresh and green to serve on the table! Even if it’s next to Mac and Cheese!
My office or “studio” is a giant mess. On one wall, there are stacks of laminate wood floor planks (waiting for spring to be installed), piles of fabric, stacks of book, and boxes and boxes of paper. I am endlessly sorting paper, recycling paper, rearranging paper. Yet, it continues to pile up and my work space gets completely disorganized and cluttered. It doesn’t help that I work from home with kids which means that I have three small sets of hands moving the items in the office around as well as contributing their own layer of discarded toys, candy wrappers, and miscellaneous items.
The studio of Nicole Balch is organized and beautiful!
Sharilyn’s studio has all my favorite colors.
Everything in it’s place.
I crave organization because it’s pretty difficult to be creative and inspired when staring at the stacks of mess. So, I have been drooling over the organized studios of Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely and Sharilyn’s studio at Lovely Design. All the lovely organized boxes make me jealous and want to rush out to Ikea to buy more shelving and boxes. But, honestly, what I really need to do is purge and purge! This is definitely not one of my strengths!
What do you do to keep your office/studio organized and beautiful? Any tips or tricks to share?