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.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 13

Ya’ll, I am not looking forward to today’s task. I’m not sure why, but I’m pretty sure it’s all the cords. I don’t like dealing with the cords and figuring out which device they below to. So in an effort to make this easier in the long run, I’m going to label each cord!

While I technically have our electronic stuff “organized” since it’s all in one box, we have added a few new things to our electronics inventory this year that I know are not in that box. I’m also sure there are some random cords that don’t belong to anything and batteries that are dead lying around somewhere.

Here are a few links I found on Pinterest with ideas for organizing electronics:

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Will you join me today in organizing your electronic stuff?

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 12

I always said that once we’re in a bigger home, I hope to not store things under the beds. But… some things just work under there really well! Like the cushions for our deck chairs and wrapping paper/gift bags.

Today, I’m going to take care of the dust bunnies, and organize things underneath the beds. I think I’m even storing some pictures/paintings that I’ve been meaning to hang the walls. I’ll see how ambitious I feel, they may even end up on the wall by the end of the day. 🙂

I want to know, do you store stuff under your bed? Or do you have empty space underneath?

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 11

We don’t have enough room in our kitchen for a junk drawer so I’d have to say that my nightstand does the honours well.   But it’s all useful junk!  You know, chocolate (when I need to escape the kids), flashlight, chapstick, books…

Honestly I’m not sure how good I can make the nightstand look, but I’m going to try! I’m sure I can find a proper home for some items. The bottom drawer was full of books, but I purged many books from there the other day.

I think as long as I have the top nicely cleared off, I’ll be happy. Now I hope my husband will get on board with his side!

How’s the state of your nightstand?

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.