Organizing On A Budget has never been easier. Today we will tackle what I’m calling Project Paper Part 1. Find your biggest problem areas.
[wp-fontastic type=”cufon” name=”PT Sans Narrow” size=”14px” color=”#000000″ bgcolor=”transparent”] Organizing on a budget can be difficult but not impossible! I told you earlier that I decided that this year was going to be the “year of organization” in our household. In the past I have tried many projects to get organized but they never stick, that’s why I chose an entire year so we could take every little thing that drove us nuts and find a plan to fix it!
To start of this project I thought the best thing to do was to purge so I did spend most of the beginning of the year getting rid of things but I also started looking for things around the house that just didn’t work. What caused the most clutter? What really just didn’t have a place? What do I hear Mom where is my _____ more than anything else? After lots of things going on this list as you can imagine I decided one of our biggest problems was PAPER!
My house is full of it and it really has no home! So I thought what better place to start organizing on a tight budget. I figured with mail, school papers and everything else coming into our homes everyday surely I could not be the only one with this huge problem!! [/wp-fontastic]
So I decided for this organizing on a budget series to tackle paper first.
[wp-fontastic type=”webfonts” name=”Coming Soon” size=”14px” color=”#000000″ bgcolor=”transparent”]I decided if I wanted to be successful I needed to first deal with the fact that the paper clutter comes in SOO many different forms and really has to be put in so many different places. Then start create a plan that would help me stay on top of my main goal which is organizing on a budget. I decided the best thing to do was to jot down the problem areas I thought should be dealt with on their own and avoid what seems to be piles of paper anywhere there is a spot for it. Here’s what I came up with off the top of my head. Your problem areas may be different. [/wp-fontastic]
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* Mail (huge problem in my house)
* School papers [/wp-fontastic]
Then I thought how can I tackle these and be successful at sticking with a method that would last forever, or at least a few years 🙂 to make it worth it. I decided to go to my tride and true places for budget organizing ideas.
[wp-fontastic type=”webfonts” name=”Coming Soon” size=”14px” color=”#000000″ bgcolor=”transparent”]I took each of these categories and broke them down. I wanted to get rid of the stuff that I think stares me in the face everyday or that I seem to spend the most time digging for. Mail in itself opens up a lot of problem areas from where to store your paper recycling to bill organization and we will get into all of that.
Here are some supplies I picked up from Target for 50 cents each. These will help me with the project paper part of my organizing on a budget series and also some other things. The other things I needed to complete my first ideas in project paper I was able to find around my house. You will be surprised how many things are around your house that either aren’t being as useful as they could be or you just simply aren’t using. On top of the supplies below I did get some binders but I will get into that later on in our series.[/wp-fontastic]
[wp-fontastic type=”webfonts” name=”Coming Soon” size=”14px” color=”#000000″ bgcolor=”transparent”]So if you are wondering if you can really get into organizing on a budget I think you can tell pretty quickly I’m going to do my best to make the process as quick and painless as possible for you!
We are going to use some of these supplies to target our first paper project tomorrow. Receipts!! I’m tired of them being shoved in the car or digging for them. Tomorrow we WILL have a system :).
So stay tuned and tomorrow we will start small in our organizing on a budget series and get busy with receipts.[/wp-fontastic]