Simply Clutter Free: Day 18

In our home, I have a few cupboards and shelves devoted to pantry stuff. No official pantry, but it works for me! However, after a while, things start to get messy in those places because I tend to get a bit careless when I’m putting things away. (Mainly because I’m trying to hurry since putting things away is not one of my favourite things to do.)

I think I can do so much better with getting like items with like items. So that’s what I’ll be concentrating on today.

In case you’re looking for some inspiration on how to organize your pantry, here’s a post I did that has a bunch of links to pantry organization ideas.

What’s your pantry situation like?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 17

Today we tackle the fridge and freezer! Good thing because I’m sure I have some old things that need to be tossed. Plus, I’m sure I’ll probably find a few meal ideas!

Normally I would try to defrost our deep freezer, but it’s actually not too bad at the moment so I’m going to leave it today. 🙂 As for the organization of the freezer, I’m still pretty clueless on how to make it work well. But I can find things so I guess that’s a good thing!

For the rest of my day, I’ll be tackling the fridge and fridge freezer. (Won’t take too long, but the drawers really need a wipe!)

I have a couple of things that may help you today:

How often do you clean out your fridge?  How often do you defrost your deep freezer if you have one?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 16

I don’t know what it is, but I often have quite a few empty spice jars in the cupboard. (Actually, it’s called laziness 🙂 ) It’s mostly a simple task refilling the spice jars, but it’s one of my most dreaded things to do. It ranks up there with putting the clean laundry and dishes away.

As I like to do with these Simply Clutter Free posts, I like to provide as much useful information as I can. (Also keep in mind that these activities are just suggestions, but the intent is to help you rid your home of a lot of clutter by the end of January.)  Since today’s activity in my home is refilling the spices I’ve got some links to spice organization ideas and tips regarding the shelf life of spices!

I want to know, how old is your oldest spice that you found lurking in the back? 🙂

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 15

Well, I actually think I’ll be working on this task in little chunks all week long. 😛 It’s going to take me a while! I have actually started to overhaul our current system so it’s less messy and easier to deal with. We currently have two plastic file totes like this and I want to combine our household papers into one. I want the other one for Simply Frugal bills, contracts and the like.

Here are a few filing systems that I thought I’d take a look at:

Related: Tips to Tame the Paper Clutter

Do you have a system that works well for you?  Care to share your tips in the comments?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 14

In our new home, I now have a desk, but the girls are the ones who use it right now for making crafts and colouring. My husband also has a desk that tends to get cluttered up with toys because it’s in our basement where most of the toys are. So today, I’ll tidy them up and make sure all the random items are in their proper place.

Also, one of my big projects that I’d like to get done one day is to complete five years worth of photo books. I’m seriously the worst at getting pictures developed and books made. But I’ve been trying to keep up with keeping photos organized on my computer, but I’m sure my husband’s phone still has some that I need to put on my computer.  I’ve been thinking of using Shutterfly or Mixbook for the photo “yearbooks”. They seem to always have a deal. Though with the exchange rate these days, I’d love to hear your suggestions for a Canadian company!

What’s the state of your desk? How do you organize your digital photos? Do you have any great systems in place that help?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.