Quote of the Week: Organizing is what you do before you do something, so when you do it, it is not all mixed up. – A.A. Milne
We made it to 2017! I love this season of fresh starts and getting organized. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to get back into a routine and make plans for the year ahead.
This week I started using my new camera, and tried to do some fancy photography things. Thankfully, I signed up for a photography class through my local park district! I am a complete beginner, but I’m excited to take more pictures of my family, and for Organizing Moms.
I hope you have an amazing first week of 2017!
Paper Storage and Organization
Have you been in an elementary school classroom lately? I’m always impressed by my sons’ teacher’s organization skills! One thing I’ve seen in a lot of classrooms is this paper organizer. They’d be good for organizing paper, of course, but also magazines, files, important documents, etc.
I organized our printer and printer paper this week using something similar. I love it, but I kind of wish I would have gone for the option without the drawers!
I wrote all about it in Organize It: Printer & Paper.
Our Playroom Is Getting a Makeover
This year our boys officially crossed over into the “big kid toy” category. We’ve been going through old toys, and figuring out how to store the new toys they got for Christmas and their birthday. Stay tuned for updates!
Here’s the post about realistic playroom organization from earlier this year.
Free/cheap Kindle Books That Look Promising
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Instant Pot Obsession
Did you get an Instant Pot for Christmas? Have you been considering getting one? Here’s a list of awesome ways you can use your Instant Pot to help save time and money.
Mark Your Calendars!
Next week Grove Collaborative is having an awesome sale on toxin-free cleaning products. It’s a doozy! I’ll be posting about it here, and sending out some information via email.
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