January is a great month to evaluate, organize, and prioritize in every room of the house.
© Kim Gunkel | Istockphoto
This week, we are going to be focusing on the bathroom and the kitchen--two of the most used rooms in the house. I am hoping the the articles I share with you not only give you inspiration to get things done, but the motivation to keep it organized (something I need to do myself)!
Don't forget to get the kids involved. If you need some help in getting that started, you can read my post on S.M.A.R.T. chores. Be sure and read through the comments. There are some really great ideas in there!
I have also included some handy printables for use in your bathroom and kitchen organization. Labeling is a great way to keep things organized.
Are you ready to get started? Roll up those sleeves, and let's get organized!
|Molly Gets Organized Bundle
Since our organization-focused Digests have been reader favorites hands-down, we've decided to put together a special "organization bundle" just for you. This two-part bundle includes the January 2010 Digest, with the theme, Evaluate, Organize, Prioritize. This Digest focuses on helping you prioritize and organize your time, money, and belongings. Read the description and see a sample HERE.
The second part of this special package is a compilation of ALL the organization-related articles from our 2009 Digests. You'll find articles on cleaning, gift planning, shopping, garage sales, menu planning, and much more! This volume is over 60 pages of organization help and encouragement.
Between the two E-Books, you'll have over 100 pages of information and resources to help you get organized, right at your fingertips!
Tips and Ideas From Econobusters
Cottage Home Decorating
featured website is a new one that I just recently found. Cottage Home Decorating
has many tips, tricks, and ideas to help decorate and organize your home.This article
on bathroom organization really has some great tips in it for purging and cleaning up your bath space. Another article worth checking out is this one on kitchen organization
Stop by and check out this delightful site!
|Freebie of the Week
Free Price Book Printables
One way to really get organized in the kitchen is to make a price book of items you buy so that you know where the most inexpensive place is to buy those things. This helps on both money, kitchen space, and time.
The Dollar Stretcher has free printables to make your own price book by clicking this link.
Recipe of the Week
The recipe this week comes from my E-Book, Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts.
Spinach is a great iron-building food. During the cold winter months, I love to eat it in dips, soups, and this delicious recipe as well!
10-ounce package of frozen,Cook spinach in microwave. Drain.
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¾ cup biscuit mix
¼ teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
Combine spinach with all other ingredients in a bowl, stirring to combine.Spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray, and pour batter into pan. Bake in 400 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, until set in middle. Serve with warmed loaf of Italian bread or fresh-baked muffins
-Contributed by Diana M.
Organizing Your Pantry
© Photawa | Dreamstime.com
If organizing your pantry has always gotten you flustered or aggravated, here is a great tutorial from Creative Homemaking on how to organize and keep it stocked.
While you are there, check out the other organizing tips available for the whole house!
Tools to Help You Organize Your Kitchen and Bathroom
Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize
Are you squeezing 32 hours into a 24-hour day?
How often does your money do a disappearing act?
Is stuff overflowing your home and hindering your happiness?
Time, money, and belongings--everyone deals with them.
Find out how to get a grip on it all.
It's a brand new year and a perfect time to evaluate just how you're managing, reassess your life priorities, and put some worthwhile organizational tools in place. Whether it's time, money, or belongings, learn to evaluate, prioritize, and organize--everything fits into this simple management formula.
Tie on an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to roll (the dough)! Take a glimpse at the features you'll find in the newest January 2010 Digest:
Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize: There are three "life currencies" that we all like to have organized--time, money, and belongings. To really organize any of these areas, you'll need to first evaluate and then prioritize. Use the tools included in this Digest!
Time: Learn to do more with the hours you have. Use a copy of the blank month-at-a-glance calendar page as a simple way to evaluate where your time is being spent. Prioritize your daily to-do list, adjust your schedule, and organize your days and hours to suit you.
Money: Use the tool provided to evaluate just where that money is being spent. Check out the wide selection of free budgeting tools and advice with the links provided. Learning to prioritize is one of the biggest keys to financial stability and progress.
Stuff: It's the perfect time to re-organize your belongings-especially with all those newly received Christmas items! Does your family have a packrat tendency? Take the month-long challenge! Do you have closets bursting with clothes? The clothing inventory chart could really help!
|We Want to Hear From You!
We are currently in the process of getting ideas for upcoming newsletters for 2010. What would you like us to write about?
If you have any ideas for future newsletters for the winter months, email them to me with "newsletter" as the subject line
. Until next week!
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