Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm Lovin' this Project Organizer

Smead Manufacturing Company was founded in Hastings, Minnesota in 1906 and has been a woman owned business enterprise since 1955. (Girl Power!)

Recently they sent me a sample of their new "Project Organizer" to review and I gotta say I love it!

Sure it will get you organized and keep you focused on your projects. This organizing tool is pre-printed with templates for optimal organization. Keep track of your project's process, contacts and notes with 10 expanding pockets.
• Quick & easy pre-printed dividers to access project information, tasks, contacts and notes
• Reinforced Tabs
• 10% recycled content, 10% post-consumer material

But why do I love Smead's Project Organizer:
1. It feels durable. It is a paper product, but Smead did a great job making it strong. If it's intention is to be a used for a project, this needs to be able to withstand wear and tear.
2. The tabs are reinforced but also nice and wide, allowing you to clearly label each one should you choose making this item customizable.
3. Great pre-printed areas that will guide you to stay organized and avoiding lost phone numbers, missed deadlines with plenty of room to jot random important notes or changes involving your project.

Though I'm going to go a step further, because there is the potential for personal home use, too:
- You could use it in your kitchen to keep track of take-out menus, receipts from recently purchased items, bills to be paid or items to be filed. Instead of piles on your counter or papers covering your fridge, all those papers can be neatly organized in this expanding set of folders.
- Assign a row of folders (1-3, 4-6, 7-9) to keep track of your kids important school papers, schedules, sports, etc. No more wondering what hour your son has lunch or when the next random day of school the kids will have off.

... Get creative and see how you might be able to use this great item.  Just because it says "Project Organizer" doesn't mean that is its only possible use.

What project are you going to get organized?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Someday" May Never Get You Organized

Do you find yourself saying you are going to get organized someday or later?

Of the seven days of the week, there is no "Someday" or "Later."

If you are really going to get organized, you must set up an appointment with yourself and make it happen:

If you are going to go to the dentist, doctor, school function or birthday parties, you likely place the appointments on your calendar.

You need to follow this rule if you are struggling with getting organized. Make an appointment with yourself to get it done! I guarantee you will feel better.

When is your appointment with yourself?
... and better yet, what are you going to do?

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Batteries ... Are Yours Organized?

Batteries are so important in today's world.
You practically need some sort of battery for everything you touch.

So, organization of your batteries is very important.
No one wants to be struggling, getting frustrated, looking for the correct battery when you desperately need it.

You want the right battery available quickly.
.. and, gasp, if you should not have any of the correct battery size available in your home.
Ugh! ... Now you have to make a trip to the store.

Here's a quick video on an organizing trick for your batteries:

Now with all your batteries organized, you should have more time for yourself, family and friends.

Get out and enjoy life ... You deserve it!

What is your favorite battery size?

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Organizing blah, blah, blah Your blah, blah, blah Pantry

Mid-week blahs may send you out after a work to grab something quick to eat.

Though it will likely not be the best choice and you have plenty of food in your home.

Think about making a meal out of your pantry items
... especially if you feel overwhelmed looking at your pantry.

Here's how you can work toward organizing your pantry, save money and time going out to eat and feed your family ... 3 positive actions for the price of one choice = AWESOME:

Using items frees up space and saves you money, time, effort from going out to eat.
Likely it will be healthier for you and your family too!

PLUS ... less food frees up space which makes it MUCH easier to get organized.

What did you find for dinner tonight?