Friday, March 26, 2010

Etsy Friday- organization

I love to be organized. I admit that I am not always great at it- I do have drawers, closets, and areas of our home that aren't very organized. But, I feel that life is happier when you are organized. This time of year often puts people into organization frenzies. I guess it goes hand in hand with spring cleaning. I have a whole pile of things for good will- getting rid of stuff is often the first step in organization.

So today's Etsy post are some things that may inspire some organization.

There are a ton of fabric bins/baskets that you can find. Especially if you have kids, you know how important it is to have something to keep toys and books under control.

A good wall calendar is important to help you to remember things like birthdays, dinners, parties, etc. I know everyone is all high-tech now with their Iphones and Blackberries, but I am an old fashion kind of gal and like to have things written down.

Etsy even has some great printable calendars where you pay a small fee, usually about $5 and then you are sent the design and then you can print it out. Doing this at Christmas would be a great way to get a couple gifts out of it too since you can print as many as you want for personal use. ( I just love this one with the Mid-century chairs!)

There is an area in our kitchen that just collects clutter from mail, keys, etc. A good magnet board could help in an area like that. And you can even find cute little magnets. And a key rack would help prevent losing keys.

And lastly, I came across this and just had to post it. I do all the bills in our house. My father is an accountant and taught me how to budget from a very young age. I also just enjoy it- I know, I am a nerd. I like sitting down and writing out bills (again, old fashioned, I don't pay everything online) and taking out my calculator and budgeting our money. Ok, I know, you are considering never looking at my blog again because you think I have issues, so I will stop now. When I saw this bill organizer, it just made me swoon. This is exactly the kind of thing I would love.

So, there you have it. Maybe you will do some organizing this weekend? Either way, hope you have a wonderful weekend!