Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Received An Award!

I am so honored to receive this award, since this blog is fairly new. Algebra Teacher at Declutter
A little Each Day
Nominated me this award. Thank you so much.

Now, in return since this award is all about making new friends, I must nominate 15 of my favorite blogs for this award. They in turn will need to nominate their friends
and so on and so on.

Here's my list of 15 (in no particular order). Check them out.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Organizing Tip Of The Day - Cable Wires

Take a few minutes to go behind your Television, DVD player, Video Console, Computer, Printer and anything else that has visible or a lot of wires. Buy some cable ties and tie them up so they are neat or untangled.

Shopping List

I get my tips from Donna Smallin's Book
Unclutter Your Home.
You should check it out....

My Clutter Diet Progress! Hallway

One of this week's focuses is the hallway.

Got rid of all floor clutter

Straiten up pictures & dust them

Return all “Elsewhere” items to their respective places in the house



Quick go to The Clutter Diet now, so you can join the fun!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Is A Hipster PDA

Hipster PDA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hipster PDA is a paper-based personal organizer, popularized by San Francisco writer Merlin Mann. Originally a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the increasing expense and complexity of personal digital assistants, the Hipster PDA (said to stand for 'Parietal Disgorgement Aid') simply comprises a sheaf of index cards held together with a binder clip. Following widespread coverage in the media and blogs, the Hipster PDA (abbreviated 'hPDA') has become a popular personal management tool particularly with followers of David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology and users of the Fisher Space Pen.

Advocates of the hPDA claim that it is a cheap, lightweight, free-form organizer that doesn't need batteries and is unlikely to be stolen. Critics cite the lack of integration with desktop PC productivity software and point out that there is no easy way to back up the often critical information stored in an hPDA.

Although it began as a joke, or perhaps a statement about technology fetishism, the Hipster PDA has rapidly gained a population of serious users, with hundreds posting pictures of their customized hPDAs on photo sharing sites and exchanging tips on Internet mailing lists. Enthusiasts also design and share index card-size printable templates for storing contacts, to-do lists, calendars, notes, project plans, and so on.

A Hipster Nano PDA utilizes business cards with blank backs and one that has a calendar on the back.

Hipster PDA
Hipster PDA
Manufacturer Must be constructed by hand
Screen 3 × 5 inch index card (2 colors)
3.5 × 2 inch business card "Hipster Nano" (2 colors)
Input Pen, Pencil
Memory dependent on handwriting style and size
Connectivity Physical transfer of cards
Physical size 3 × 5 inches
Form factor Clamshell
Media Flipbooks

Hipster PDA Templates

Here is a list of templates you could use for your Hipster PDA

2009 Printed Calendar
3x5s With Icons
Battery Box
Categorized Shopping List
Circa Hipster Template
Client Time Log
Comparison Shopper for HPDA
Contact Log for Hipster PDA
Correspondence Tracker
Daily Food and Water Tracker
Day Plan
FlyLady Hipster Forms
Hipster Card Case with Lock
Hipster Cover Web App
Hipster Envelope
Hipster PDA Budget
hPDA Check Register
hPDA: Choose Your Context With Icons
hPDA: Expanding File
Meeting Agenda
Music Manuscript
Music Notes
Photography Reference Sheets
Reference Template with Alphabet, Conversions and Time Conversion
Resistance Training Log
Simple Project Lists for the HPDA
Travel Itinerary
Task Cards
Voice Mail

*I will be adding more periodically

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WWW Wednesday Workbook - May 27, 2009

WWW Wednesday Workbook is a gathering of interesting organizing tips I find from the world wide web. There will be five catergories, Office Organization, Home Organization, Car Organization, Life Organization & Miscellaneous Organization.

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Martha Stewart shares an idea about creating a Chalkboard Wall Calendar for your office.

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Abby at Organizing Life tells you step by step of what you
should do to organize your coat closet.

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Jeri at Jeri's Organizing & Decluttering New's has a list of great products that would be very assessable for your car organization.

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Steph at Problem Solving Mom show how to create your
own personalize planner pages.

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Alice at A Walk In The Garden gives a short easy tip on how to organize your earrings.

Organizing Tip Of The Day - Laundry Baskets

Now I don't know about you all, but I have a lot of laundry baskets hanging around. Adam kept buying them because dirty laundry would pile up in the bathroom, bedrooms and in the laundry room. I guess he figured the more we had the less laundry clutter we'd have. Wrong! The more laundry baskets we have the more dirty clothes we have, and then I started running out of clean laundry because I didn't do any. Oops. Well this post isn't really about our laundry, it's about the laundry baskets. Though I have come to realize we only need one laundry basket, and once that basket is full, then it's definitely time to do a load. So what are we to do with the extra laundry baskets?

How about our recycling? I have a small, very small basket in the kitchen to put my recycling in when I'm cooking, baking or we've finished a bottle of water and don't want to run to the mud room to put the container in our big recycling bin,but instead put it in the basket. Well, this basket seems to get full very quickly, in less than one day. So I went into my bedroom, the dungeon room, and guess what, I found a laundry basket...

And of course there's laundry in it. The biggest question it clean or dirty? Well when in doubt they go into the washer. Another tip, by having only one basket can really answer that question.

So anyway, I took the clothes out and threw them in the wash, and then cleaned out the laundry basket using Clorox Cleaning Wipes.

After, I placed a plastic bag inside the laundry basket to keep it clean due to maybe a leak in a water bottle or tiny pieces of paper that could fall through the holes.

I then put my recyclable in the basket.

And, woo-la..I'm done!

This will make it a lot easier to take care of, plus I'm using my
laundry baskets that are just hanging around and
I don't have to worry about my recycling running over on to the floor.

I get my tips from Donna Smallin's Book
A-Z Storage Solutions.
You should check it out....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Organizing Tip Of The Day - Plastic Bags

Today's tip is for our plastic bags we get from the grocery store.
I've decided to make a small container using a gallon plastic jug to hold all my plastic bags in.

These are great for small trash cans in our bathrooms, bedrooms, office, & etc.
You could also leave a jug in your car, so you always have some trash bags at hand.
Also good for litter boxes if you have to remove clumps daily.
I don't use that kind of litter so I won't be able to take advantage of that tip.

Click HERE to get steps on how to make the plastic bag holder.

I get my tips from Donna Smallin's Book
A-Z Storage Solutions.
You should check it out....

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