52 Weeks to a Organized & Clutter FREE House: Organize The Game Shelf

Book Shelf

Book ShelfI have to admit, I am quite embarrassed of this game shelf. I tend to let the girls do what they want with it and just throw their games up there where ever they want and how ever they want. But after a planned family game night we quickly realized that we could not find most of the pieces of some of the games and it just plain looked messy! So we got to work!

I went through each game and found the instructions or checked the back of the box to find out just what pieces were needed for each game. I then took over sized plastic storage bags and wrote on them with black sharpies as to what game it was and what all needed to be included! We quickly found that most of the game pieces were in their toy box upstairs in their bedroom, not in the games!

Game Shelf Game Bag

I did purchase 2 plastic totes to store games in their plastic storage bags since the box may have been unrepairable or lost. We did toss some games as they were just missing too many pieces and beat up pretty bad. After several hours of sorting and labeling bags, we were able to get all of our games in order and looking very organized! Only spending $5 total, we were able to get our shelf in working order! Just goes to show you, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot!

Game Shelf

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Attend a Workshop To Clear Out The Clutter- February 21st in Cincinnati

Feeling FRAZZLED? They Got You Covered! ENJOY A FUN NIGHT OUT, while learning how to CONQUER THE CHAOS CAUSED BY CLUTTER! They meet the Third Thursday of the month, at 7pm, to tackle a new area!

Hiring a Professional Organizer to come into your home can be expensive! Their mission is to provide you with free workshops so that you can learn to do the organizing yourself for a fraction of the cost! Invite your friends and you can earn FREE organizational products, as if you were hosting your own party! Win-Win!

Location:

The Legacy Center
10901 Reed Hartman Hwy
Suite 119
Cincinnati, OH 4524 2

Please RSVP to cleverlyorganized@live.com  or 513-373-1869.
Location and topic are subject to change.
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www.mycleverbiz.com/erin

2013 Workshop Schedule

  • February 21st— Kitchens and Meal Planning
  • March 21st—Closets
  • April 18—Dorm Rooms & Graduation
  • May 16th—Travel, Camping, RV’s
  • June 20th—Cars and Garage
  • July 18th—Storgage Spaces, Crafts, Sports
  • August 15th—Back to School, Launch Pads, Schedules, Kids
  • September 19th—Paper Clutter, Home Offices, Time- Management
  • October 17th—Closets
  • November 21st —Holiday Open House, Gift Ideas

See this flyer for all the details! WorkshopFlyer-2013 Clever Container

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52 Weeks to a Organized & Clutter FREE House: Un-Clutter the Computer Cords

Computer Cords

52 Weeks To Organize: Cords

One thing that drives me crazy is trying to untangle computer or tv cords. Never fails, I can arrange them how I want one week and then someone moves a cord and I end up unplugging the wrong cord every time (which if it is the cable or wifi box, seems to take forever to reload)! Or they are so tangled I can never seem to find the one I want and just end up pulling them all out of the power strip! So I have found a few things that I use to help me keep our cords organized and under control!

If you don’t have little ones changing the cords on you then this pre-labeled power strip is a great tool. We use one very similar to this under neath our computer desk downstairs since our little ones can’t get to it. This is great to know exactly which cord is for what device without having to disconnect all the cords or move the desk to follow it! There are styles that come pre-labeled or you can write on it yourself.

Although these power-strips are a great tool for people that have little ones that leave things alone, they are not great with our girls! Sometimes I think they rearrange the cords on purpose just to drive me bonkers! They will move the Wii to the TV upstairs, then move it back downstairs later to only plug it in where ever on the power-strip. No regard for the labels! Which they are kids, I know you can’t expect them to always remember to do this! So I have added tabs to the end of each of our cords to identify each cord with out the need of a cool pre-labeled power-strip!

52 Weeks To Organize: Computer Cords

These tabs are from our bread bags. Once we are done with our bread, I save the colored tabs and then re-use them for keeping our cords organized! I use a permanent marker to write on the tab which cord is which and then add it to the base of the cord. This way the writing is clear to see. That’s it, simple, easy and cheap!

52 Weeks To Organize: Cords

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Why Do You Keep You Room Clean?

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Clean Out & Organize Your Bathroom + Printables

I love nothing more than a clean & organized bathroom, see how Living Well Spending Less has organized her Bathroom to keep it nice and tidy! You can also grab her printables to keep your bathroom looking great!

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5 Organizing Tips from a Lazy Mom!

Home Organization tips from a Lazy MomWe all don’t like organizing and feel that it is more like a task rather than a fun activity! Check out 5 Tips to Organizing from a Lazy Mom to help you get your home organized!

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Clean Out & Organize Your Closet + Printables

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Get Organized with New Storage Labels from Mabel’s Labels

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to get organized? If so, you’ll be thrilled to find out that Mabel’s Labels has just launched their newly re-designed line of Household Labels! These labels are a must-have to help families get, and stay organized at home. Developed by professional organizers, these labels organize everything from storage bins, food containers and spice jars to craft supplies, electronics cords and trash cans. Be sure to check out all of Mabel’s Labels great new products today! Happy Labeling!

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How To Deal With Email Overloading Your Inbox

Picture1 thumb Getting Organized: A Look at My Inboxes (Tackling Email part 1)

Each day my inbox gets filled with email after email and some days I just want to toss my computer in the garbage! 3 Boys and a Dog shows us How to Deal with all those Emails piling up in your Inbox!

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Clean Out & Organize Your Office + Printables

Does your office look like this? Check out how to get your office space clean and organized with help from Living Well Spending Less! She also has printables for you to help keep you organized!

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