Friday, April 2, 2010

Show us Your Life - Organization Tips!

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Today's Show us your life at Kelly's Korner is Organization Tips!

If you don't already know, my hubby is OCD about things being neat and in their correct place. Something could be covered in dust and dirt, but as long as it is "where is belongs" he couldn't care less! That being said, I have become uber organized since we got married : )

My most organized item is our finances. I have us budgeted out pretty much to the penny throughout September of this year. I know, it sounds crazy, but this way we are able to save for the things we want to do, and don't have any unexpected things like birthday gifts, weddings, baby showers, etc. It works out great. I keep a spreadsheet that I use as our checkbook that I update every morning. It keeps me grounded and I always know exactly what we can afford, where our money is going, and how much we are saving.

My bathroom is the next most organized thing. I have baskets for everything! My stuff that I use on a regular basis lives in one basket, and my make-up lives in another. I pull these baskets out each morning when I get out of the shower, and empty out the products that I will use that day. Then, I put them back as I use them. After I'm done getting ready, I put both baskets back under the sink, and volia! a clutter free bathroom! I also have two other baskets with stuff that I don't use all the time, special lotions, perfumes, hair products...etc. These live in the closet and I rummage through them when I am looking for something.

My closet also hosts a parade of baskets. I have a basket for everything! Bracelets, Necklaces, Belts, Scarves, Pins, name it, it gets a basket! I guess you could call me a basket lady - ha ha!


Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

Great ideas! Kudos for being so responsible with your finances and spending too- a practice many of us should be perfecting!

Beth McC. said...

Thanks for all the tips! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved your tips....Enjoying a Saturday of blog hopping and reading all the Easter posts. Hope you will stop by for a visit.
On Sunday night I will be drawing for

Happy Easter

Rona's Home Page said...

Yes, organizing one's finances. I don't think I've seen that tip yet. Thanks for remember us how important that is.

mjellis said...

Thanks so much ladies!
Happy Easter!

Lindsay said...

I am a basket lover, too! My new years resolution this year was to be SUPER organized. I bought baskets just like you said... for my husband to put all of the things he uses each morning so he could put it back under the I don't have to pick up after him each day when he leaves for work! It works great!!