November 15th is America Recycles Day!! Any day this week, bring the electronics you're ready to let go of to a local Staples and get a coupon for $10 off! Sometimes getting organized pays YOU!
It’s Day 22 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Let’s take a look at all those electronic cords and accessories. Somehow they always multiply in the drawer. Here’s a before and after of the electronic charging cords in our desk drawer. This is a way more interesting than the bag of 5! extra cords we had living there. Those will definitely be heading out of here! This was the perfect opportunity to try out these fun cord labels, too. 😀
Do your cords multiply when your back is turned? How do you keep them under control?
Day 12 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge is here and that means your Family Room. I am a bit late in sharing the bag I have gathered. But, that’s what it’s all about, right? Progress - not perfection. Apparently, we have extra electronic accessories coming out the ears.
What clutter will you find in your family room? Show us your bag!
Organizing your home on a small budget, or just have a thrifty mindset? Try re-using bread tags to label cords to make them easy to identify.
Have you tried this solution before? How do you keep your cords sorted? Please share in the comments below!
Good morning! I have been thinking about how our lives are made easier, and definitely more entertaining, each day with the variety of small electronics available. Things such as cell phones, Ipods, Kindles, and handheld video games can bring more to our lives, including more clutter. Following some basic guidelines will make owning and using these gadgets even easier.
1. Use a drawer, bin, or decorative basket for all of the cords and accessories.
2. Label all charging and accessory cords with some type of label, fancy or cheap, your choice.
3. Use inexpensive Velcro or rubber bands to keep cords wrapped neatly when not in use.
4. Keep a supply of electronic monitor wipes handy for cleaning screens.
Now go forth and enjoy your entertainment! And, please share in the comments...where do you store your electronics?
Some of the most treasured items can be the most difficult to organize. When it comes to photographs, whether prints, negatives, or digital files, it is essential to have a system in place for organizing the captured memories. You knew I was going to suggest a system, right? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
-Invest in a few inexpensive photo storage boxes and label them.
-Keep several sturdy envelopes on hand for negatives, and keep the negatives with the original photos.
-Create files for digital pictures so that as soon as you upload pictures from your camera you can drop them into the appropriate folders (holidays, dates, people, special events…).
I recently set up a new system in my own home computer for all of the digital photos. Take the time to set up an intuitive system for YOU. A bit of prep time to gather or create these supplies will save you hours of time searching for that favorite photograph, and the integrity of your physical pictures will also be preserved. Then you can sit back, smile and revisit all those fun memories.
For many homes the problem is the same: too many electrical cords running every which way, cluttering space and twisting through our lives. You can reduce that cord clutter in a few easy steps.
-First, unplug and identify each cord, checking for nicks or cuts that might cause it to be a danger to people and pets.
-Use simple file folder sticky labels (or your favorite kind) to clearly label to what each cord belongs so that when multiple items are plugged-in next to each other there is no more following the cord to determine the owner.
-Where cords are lying along the ground, especially in multiples, use plastic tubing around the cords to conceal and contain the cord clutter.
Which cords will you corral today?