Filing With Binders – Colored Paper

This is another in my Filing With Binders series.  As a crafter, I use a lot of colored paper as well as Card Stock.  I used to keep in in stacks, but sunlight can discolor it & it gets dusty.  Organizing the paper stacks into binders took care of that problem.  All of my colored paper is now neatly put away in a filing drawer & I can get to it easily.

If you’re not familiar with this series, you can find it here, here, here, here & here.

Filing With Binders - Colored Paper

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Filing With Binders – Product Warranties

What do you do with all of the product warranties that you have for every single thing in your home?  They take up so much room in your home & trying to find the one you need can be frustrating, to say the least.  Most of mine were originally in hanging file folders, but once I started to use binders to organize my papers, this was the next logical step.

Filing With Binders - Product Warranties

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Organizing The Freezer

When I opened the freezer & things started to fall out, I knew I had to think of a way to get it organized.  When it happened the second time, landing on my foot, it was the wake up call that I needed to get it done.  (frozen things hurt!)

I started to do some research online, but most of them included items that were very expensive and specific to certain things.  I wanted to customize it myself & I wanted FREE.

This is what I came up with:

Organizing the Freezer

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Organizing Ribbon Roses

While I’ve been on my organizing mission, after reorganizing my ribbon, I started on my ribbon roses.  I searched the Internet for ideas to organize them, while still making them easy to get to.  I searched Pinterest, YouTube, Google images & Google.  All I could find were posts for making ribbon roses.

I’m sure other crafters out there have the same issues that I’ve had.  I actually came up with the idea because of a dream.  I was lost in a sea of ribbon roses & then the answer hit me.  It was so simple!

This is how I organized this mess:

Organizing Ribbon Roses

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Reorganizing My Ribbon

The past week, I was pretty much useless.  My back was out so badly that just standing to do dishes was painful.  Anything but light housework was out of the question.  The only time I didn’t hurt was when I was laying down or sitting.  Thank God for my chiropractor.  I’m pretty much back to my usual self.

Needless to say, I was getting antsy.  I needed to do something.  Reorganizing sounded like a plan.  And this project could be done while sitting.  I had my ribbon very organized, but after a year, and lots of crafting, the drawer was becoming a disaster.  You can see how I had the craft room organized here.

So, with the help of some poster board and some sequin pins, it’s now looking so organized.  And it was easy to do.  I actually did it while I was watching TV.

Reorganizing My Ribbon

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Makeup Storage

I’ve been going through a lot of things lately.  I’m trying to pare down what I have, and reorganizing what I keep.  This time, it’s my make-up that I’m reorganizing & purging.  Where do you keep your face?  Some keep theirs in a make-up bag, some on a tray, and the Beatles said that Eleanor Rigby kept her face in a jar by the door.  I keep mine in drawers.

Make-up Storage Finished Drawers

I’ve found that by keeping my make-up separated in different drawers, I seem to get ready a little more easily.  But it’s been awhile since I’ve gone through any of it, or bothered to clean out the drawers.  Frankly, they were a mess.

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Cleaning Make-up Brushes

It’s amazing all the things that a woman has to use just to look feminine.  One of those things are the make-up brushes.  The right brush can do wonders for putting on your make-up.  But when they’re dirty & loaded with old make-up, they just make getting ready harder.  They can get so dirty, so quickly.  And using dirty brushes on your face will only end up hurting your skin.  They trap bacteria & dirt.  This is something that I don’t want to do to my skin.  So a regular cleaning of the brushes is something that I try to do once a week. And it’s easier to do than you think.

Cleaning Make-up Brushes

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Desk Drawer Overhaul/Reorganization

Lately, I’ve been reorganizing things in our home.  I’ve been trying to do one section of a room a day/week.  It’s amazing how things can get out of hand if you don’t stay on top of them.  My office desk drawers did just that.  I’m in those drawers constantly.  It not only houses my pens, post-it notes, computer vacuum attachments & stationary, but my camera battery charger & the equipment I need for uploading my pictures.

Desk Drawer Overhaul

I realized that I was stuffing the cords to my camera supplies into the drawer before I closed it.  That’s a good way to ruin them.

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