Some people are drawn to shoes. Others Handbags. Well me, I am a little different. I am addcited to organising and planning. I can not walk past pretty stationery, clipboards, notebooks, pens, washi tape and most importantly ORGANISING ITEMS!!! Baskets, labels, Sticky notes, whiteboards, if it is going to help me run an organised household, it’s in my trolley!
I am constantly adding my picks and pics (get it!) to my Instagram feed, but lately there have been so many I didn’t overwhelm you with so much organising awesomeness.
So here they are, all in one post, presenting
GET ORGANISED. THE BEST BUYS FOR THE NEW YEAR.
These tiny “seals” or stickers as we know them by are perfect for your calendar or planner. There are two versions and each includes stickers for movies, hair appointments, dinner, shopping and pay days.
Perfect for by the front door or as part of a command centre this keeps clutter together! I know my self well enough that I would probably forget to change the date but those teeny compartments would come in handy for kets and coins. Not sure it’s worth the $40 so i think i will wait for Targets next sale for this one.
This Magnetic Organisation board has all the makings of a great system but To keep our family of 5 Organised we will need more than 8 magnets! This made it into my trolley anyway as I am going to add my own touch to it as part of our Family Command Centre. I am planning it to use it to keep track of recurring activities like sport, ballet, library, music lessons etc.
If weekly planning is not your thing, this Monthly board is perfect. I have to admit I stared at this for ages wondering if I would use it! The only thing that put me off is I don’t like writing on white boards! I have the messiest writing. BUT I am still contemplating getting one if my paper calendar doesn’t work out and using it with magnets and sticky notes. If only Kmart had of designed it with the sticky notes the same size as the boxes! Perpetual calendars like these are a great money saving buy as they can be used year after year. I would love this for my classroom (and also perfect for an office) with two or three of them making a giant term calendar!
Now with your weekly and monthly calendars sorted it’s time to get your paper work sorted. I have always used a Family Finance Folder and this is a great alternative. With 3 folders all kept together in a handy box papers are sorted and contained in the one place. I love that they have even though to include a little drawer.
If you only do 1 organising project this year it is to start using a Meal Planner. This is the easiest way to save money and eliminate the constant waste of food. Personally I wouldn’t really have need for the folders as I am not much of recipe person but that Meal planner Pad is AWESOME!!!! You can read more about my Meal Planning System HERE.
These cute stickers have been popping up in all of my cheap shop haunts lately. I use them for labelling my calendar and planner and for bits and pieces of the kids stuff. Couldn’t resist a $2 find!
This one definitely made it to my trolley just for those bulldog clips and sticky notes. Kmart had reduced this and many other notebook sets to $5!!!! I sort my paperwork as it comes in into different categories
I then clip it on to its corresponding clipboard in order of importance. This set would be a great way to keep that system running smoothly. It also has a great Weekly to do list that is going to sit on my kitchen bench, ready for action.
So there you have it. An assortment of affordable organising options to help you get organised for the year ahead.
Have you spotted any great organising products lately? Have any of these in use? I would love to see your ideas and how you are using them! Pop over and share on our FB Page.