Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Creative "To-Do" List Gift!

A coworker made the most creative gift that I wanted to share with you.

She took an 8x10 picture frame, inserted a sheet of scrapbook paper, added a bow, and VOILA and creative and useful gift!

A dry erase marker can be used to write down notes to your family, to-do's, grocery lists, and much more!

One Organized Mama

Monday, December 17, 2012

Makin' A List And Checkin' It Twice!

While in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle don't forget the power of keeping lists!

This helps me stay on track with time, money, and energy! (Remember the culprits of organizing?)

During this season I keep lists in the following categories:

    • Recipients Name
    • Gift(s) to be purchased
    • Don't forget host gifts for holiday parties.
    • Amount to spend on each gift
    • Check off as you go!
    • Menu of quick and easy meals for busy nights
    • Holiday meals w/ ingredient list for shopping
    • Baking list w/ ingredient list for shopping
    • Parties- Dates, times, and what to wear/bring
    • Children's activities along with what to buy/wear/bring
    • Family traditions-driving to see Holiday lights-w/ date/time
    • Items to be packed
    • List of items to bring (itinerary, confirmation codes, gifts, etc)
    • To Do's- pay for luggage fees, coordinate pet sitter, confirming reservations, etc
    • Photos to be used if any
    • List of recipients with current addresses
    • Check off as you go!
 I personally LOVE notebooks and carry one with me at all times. That way I can keep all of my list's in one place and get stuff done on my lunch break or waiting in line to pick up kids from school.

May you all have a wonderful stress-free holiday season and THANK YOU for taking time to read One Organized Mama!

One Organized Mama

Monday, December 3, 2012

Quick Tip: Utensil Drawer

So picture're preparing dinner, friends are over, wine is flowing......then all of sudden you hear a horrendous CRASH!

Disaster has struck. Your utensil drawer finally gave out and fell inside the cabinet.

Yes folks, this happened to me.

We love to entertain therefore we have approximately 4,000 forks, spoons, knives......(those cool little gadgets that the Pampered Chef lady told me I'd use everyday).....and our large kitchen drawer just couldn't handle it anymore.

So my drawer sat on top of my counter for four days until I could find a solution.

Then BINGO! Here it is:

I took the extra (nicer) utensils, grouped them in fours, and secured them with rubber bands.

Then I placed them in a plastic container to store in a cabinet for use when we have company.


So this saves my drawers from being weighted down and averts further utensil drawer disasters in the future!

One Organized Mama

DISCLAIMER: I LOVE Pampered Chef by the way! I use and love their products and have been a fan for years!! No Pampered Chef host's were meant to be harmed during this blog post.


Workshop: Paperwork/Filing (2/1/13 & 2/3/13)

I've set dates for my first workshops!

The topic is Paperwork and Starting Your Filing System!

The dates are February 1, 2013 @ 7pm-9pm and February 3, 2013 from 2pm-4pm.

Since the workshops will be held at my house space is limited. So early sign up is encouraged!

The cost to attend is $25 per person. This is a great investment in your organizing journey!

The workshop will include:
  • Overview of organizing basics.
  • Detailed instructions on starting your own filing system.
  • Five colored hanging folders so you can begin immediately.
  • Take home handouts and information to get you started.
Light refreshments will be served.

Lastly, although this is normally a kid-friendly home I ask that you not bring children to the workshops.

Payment can be made by PayPal below or cash the day of the event.

I hope to see you at the One Organized Mama workshop!

One Organized Mama