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A Practical Approach to Stocking the Freezer Before Baby

We are in the final few weeks before Baby arrives – eeeek! (Honestly, sitting here at 38 weeks, I sure wouldn’t mind if he made his appearance any time now!) This pregnancy has flown by…in fact, I can still remember thinking during Henry’s first week of full-time school back in September that I had SO much time to knock out a ton of to-dos before my due date rolled around. From a bunch of organization projects in our new house and designing my soon-to-launch kitchen printables to finishing the nursery and sewing a bunch of fun things for baby, perhaps my expectations were set a bit high. #guilty On top of everything else I had planned, I also really wanted to have a fully stocked freezer of healthy, wholesome and easy meals that we could eat in the first few weeks after Baby’s arrival. While I had very high hopes that I would do some massive freezer meal preparations, I was just never able to carve out the time in our busy schedule to make it happen. But that doesn’t mean we are wholly unprepared! Today, I thought I’d show you my easy and practical approach for stocking the freezer before baby arrives without having to do a massive shopping/prepping marathon. Whether you have a baby coming too or would just like to dip your toe into having a better stocked freezer, hopefully these tips will get you moving in the right direction!

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First, let me preface this post with the disclaimer that I am NOT a freezer meal maven. If you’re looking for some serious freezer meal tactics, I’m not your girl. In general, I don’t like to have too much stocked up because 1) we don’t have a ton of freezer space; 2) I don’t like stocking up on things that will never get eaten (i.e., forgotten things stuffed in the back of the freezer); and 3) doing massive shopping/prep sessions overwhelm me. That said, baby coming or not, it’s always handy to have a few meals in the freezer ready to go for busy (or lazy!) nights, and I have found some great ways to keep a steady stock at all times.

What’s My Secret?

It’s pretty simple:

Whenever I make something that freezes well, I double/triple the recipe and freeze the extra into additional meals.

Yep. It’s that straight-forward and simple. Whenever I am making a meal, in our regular meal rotation, that I know freezes/re-cooks really well, I will simply double or triple the recipe while I am making it. We have one “serving” for dinner that night, and then I package and freeze what’s remaining (usually before it’s cooked) into meals that are suitably sized for our family. Here are a few quick reasons why I love this approach so much:

  • There is very little extra work. Oftentimes, a full recipe is enough to make 2-3 meals for just Greg and I. Instead of half-ing the recipe for our small family OR eating extras as leftovers, I’ll package up the meal (before cooking/baking) into smaller meals to stock the freezer. And if a single recipe isn’t quite enough for a additional meals, doubling or tripling it rarely requires extra work. If I am making something labor intensive (like lasagna or stuffed chicken), I might as well make it worth my time and make as much of it as I can!
  • I don’t need to shop for lots of extra ingredients. Frequently, making a recipe leaves me with extra or leftover ingredients. By doubling/tripling the recipe, I use up what I’ve bought for that recipe rather than letting it sit in the fridge/pantry (where it will often expire before I get a chance to use it up).
  • I don’t need to carve out extra kitchen time. I don’t particularly enjoy meal prep as it is, so I certainly don’t want to spend a random/full day in the kitchen if I don’t have to. As such, I only double/triple recipes at the time I am already preparing them for that day/night’s meal. Again, if it’s time I am already planning on spending in the kitchen, why not make the most of it!

My Favorite Freezable Recipes

The internet is FULL of handbooks, workbooks, cookbooks and round-ups of the “best” freezer meals. So if you are trying to really get into freezer meals, I would suggest searching “Freezer Meal Cooking” on Pinterest. As much as knocking out a ton of meals all at once kind of appeals to me…it works better for me and our family when I simply stick to meals we already make and love and just prepare extra of them. As such, I suggest you go through your recipes and identify ones that freeze well and start there. If you need some ideas or are just curious, here are the recipes/meals I find myself freezing over and over:

Casseroles/Bakes

  • Lasagna – I typically make a single recipe of my Mom’s lasagna and split it into 3 mini versions using these freezer-safe and over-safe dishes.
  • Real Simple’s Baked Ziti – I love this recipe because it makes a TON (easily 2-3 meals), is easy to make, and nutritious!
  • Creamy Rosemary Penne Pasta Bake – This one is pretty labor intensive and requires ingredients I don’t often buy. So whenever I make it, I triple it and freeze up the extra into disposable baking pans.

Other Freezable Dishes

  • Rachel Ray’s Lazy Greek Chicken – We LOVE this chicken dish, but I find the recipe labor intensive. As such, I will typically prepare/stuff 6-10 chicken breasts at a time and then wrap them and freeze them individually (before they are cooked). Once thawed, they cook in just 20 minutes. I then pair them with freezer rolls and a bagged salad to get a nutritious meal on the table without having to really cook!
  • Pulled BBQ Chicken/Beef/Pork – A single recipe usually makes enough for several meals. Since this one is typically cooked before you package it up, all you have to do is heat it up in a microwave and pair with buns and a bagged salad for dinner! I often do a big recipe in the crock pot and then package up 2-3 serving portions into Ziplock bags and store them flat (less bulk!).
  • Slow Cooker Asian Chicken (for lettuce wraps) – I make this recipe ALL the time. Not only is it quick and easy (hello crockpot!) but it makes a lot and freezes well. It’s a nice change to pastas and other dishes that typically come from the freezer. Once heated up, I just serve it with lettuce leaves and cut up veggies. Couldn’t be easier!
  • Sausage & Beef Barley Soup – This is another recipe that makes a ton without even doubling it, making all the chopping and browning of meat worth it. We usually get 3-4 meals from a single recipe and it’s also my go-to for families who just had a baby!
  • Chili – Obviously.
  • Meatloaf – I typically load extra meatloaf mixture into a muffin tray to freeze it into individual portions. (Once frozen, I transfer the “meatloaf muffins” into a Ziplock bag for storage). To prepare, I pop as many as we need back into a muffin tin, thaw, and bake according to recipe directions.

Sauces

This is one of my favorite tricks and really makes getting dinner on the table fast! A lot of the dishes I make are pastas or stir-frys that taste “fancy” because of a sauce that is simply added to basic ingredients at the very end.  I have a few I now make all the time; and when I do…yep…I make them in bulk and freeze them in small containers or bags. Here are my go-tos that will get a lot of love in the coming weeks:

  • Rachel Ray’s Artichoke Pesto – We make this in big batches while I have the food processor out. We’ve found it is best served tossed with a hearty pasta (like penne), arugula or spinach, and chunks of Italian sausage.
  • Rachel Ray’s Thai Peanut Sauce – I only use this recipe to make the sauce (again, in big batches). Instead of using it with noodles, we toss it with a stir fry of chicken, onions, carrots, spinach all over brown rice. We easily have this 2-3/month, as it’s my “go to” when I have no energy to cook.
  • Chicken Spaghetti Sauce – We tend to rely on off-the-shelf jars of spaghetti sauce when we’re doing meatballs or sausages. But a few times a year, I will make my Mom’s Chicken Spaghetti Sauce in large batches and store it in smaller portions. I like this recipe a lot because the meat is already in the sauce so all I have to do is cook some noodles (rather than also cook the meatballs, sausage, etc).

Items I Rely On for Storing Freezer Meals

Over the past few weeks/months, I have been slowly adding to our freezer inventory with many of these dishes. I can’t say I’ve made them all (however some ARE on our list for THIS week!). Some are waiting to for when baby arrives, but others have already been eaten because this Mama has been a bit too tired to cook in recent weeks! Still, I thought I’d show you the items I rely on over and over when putting meals into our freezer:

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  1. Glass Snapware – I LOOOVE these. They are small and sturdy, making them ideal for packing up 2-3 serving sized dishes of casseroles, soups and more. I love that they are both freezer- and oven-safe so (once the food is thawed as necessary), I don’t have to transfer dishes before cooking/baking!
  2. Disposable Bakeware – I’ve started storing casseroles and other things that need to go into the oven into disposable tins in recent weeks. Not only am I running out of my glassware, but the fewer dishes the better once baby arrives!
  3. Gallon and Quart Freezer Bags – Soups and sauces are best stored flat (for less bulk), and I find the Ziplock freezer bags NEVER drip or leak. I also use the Gallon versions overtop my glass and disposable baking pans for extra protection from freezer burn.
  4. Tin Foil – Not only can lids be bulky and breakable (especially on the disposable pans), but so many caseroles need to be covered in tin foil for baking. I often skip the included lids, cover the pan in tin foil and then add a Ziplock bag for good freezer protection + easy stacking.
  5. Dry-Erase Markers  I label my freezer items in various ways (I’ll show you here in a sec!), but for any of my glassware/plastic lids, I love using dry-erase markers. Not only are they quick and easy to grab and scribble the contents directly onto the containers, but they wipe/wash off pretty easily once you’ve eaten the freezer dish.
  6. Avery 5264 Labels – Sometimes a scribble on a lid isn’t quite sufficient to describe the contents and cooking instructions of a meal to so I often rely on these easy-to-print labels. More on these below.
  7. Freezer Inventory and Labels – Depending on how much you freeze and store, keeping track of your freezer meals can be just as important as making and labeling them! So that I don’t need to hunt through my freezer every time I put together a meal plan, my freezer inventories have become a handy part of my freezer meal system (more below!).

Labeling My Freezer Meals

There are a million things to do to prepare for a new baby in the home. Smooth the transition and still get healthy and satisfying meals on the table with this no-fuss, practical approach to stocking the freezer!

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I LOOOOVE having a bunch of these labels printed out and tucked into my Kitchen Binder, ready whenever I need them. When I prepare a meal for the freezer, I simply fill out a label and stick it right onto the Ziplock bag for the corresponding dish. (Note – I found these labels don’t peel off the plastic lids cleanly, so applying them to a disposable cover is a better bet!). No more mysterious dishes in the back of the freezer OR having to look up the recipe once it’s time for cooking!

There are a million things to do to prepare for a new baby in the home. Smooth the transition and still get healthy and satisfying meals on the table with this no-fuss, practical approach to stocking the freezer!

For my small glass dishes that often contain sauces or small servings, I often just grab a dry erase marker and write the contents directly on the lid. A simple wipe with a wet sponge gets the words off every time!

There are a million things to do to prepare for a new baby in the home. Smooth the transition and still get healthy and satisfying meals on the table with this no-fuss, practical approach to stocking the freezer!

Keeping Track of Freezer Meals with an Inventory

There are a million things to do to prepare for a new baby in the home. Smooth the transition and still get healthy and satisfying meals on the table with this no-fuss, practical approach to stocking the freezer!

(Psssst – These inventories are also similar to my Freezer Labels & Inventory post from last Spring. I’ve re-designed and expanded them for my new kitchen printable pack set to release early next month (and they are soooo good!!!) but if you want access to some similar inventories now, get them HERE!)

As I have mentioned in recent months, I’ve been working hard to create a series of systems and printables to help make my meal planning and prep easier. You’re going to find out all the details here soon, but one of the main things I wanted was to be able to plan out our meals without having to really hunt and peck around the house for all my recipes and meals already on hand. As such, keeping track of what meals, what servings, and how many are on hand has been super helpful. As I make each meal and package it up for the freezer, I simply add it to the inventory in my binder. When I sit down to plan out our weekly meals, I can see at-a-glance what is still on hand as we eat things up!

There are a million things to do to prepare for a new baby in the home. Smooth the transition and still get healthy and satisfying meals on the table with this no-fuss, practical approach to stocking the freezer!

(These inventory sheets are now available HERE!)

I have some more cooking and stocking I want to get done in the next few weeks, which is why our meal plan for this week is mostly dishes that freeze really well! Even without a massive cooking day, I can take comfort in knowing I have a tried-and-true method for getting some meals into our freezer. Do you prepare meals for your freezer? What kinds of methods do you use? Any tips to share? Be sure to chime in in the comments!

I know I’ve been yammering on about it for quite some time, but the release of my whole new library of kitchen-themed printables set is just around the corner. I’ve been working like crazy on it and I think you guys will really love (and use!) what I’ve pulled together. Right after Christmas, I am going to be sharing sneak peeks and special pricing for those on my mailing lists so if you’re not on it already, be sure to sign up here:

I hope you all have a great weekend! Next week will be my last week of posts before I take some time off for the holidays/baby (that is if he doesn’t come sooner!). I’m  hoping to (finally) show you some glimpses of our holiday home, as well as launch this year’s reader survey. See you back here soon!

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One Room Challenge | Week 5: Organization

Another week has gone by, which means it’s time for another One Room Challenge update! We’re heading into the home stretch, and there is still a lot to do in order to make this room look complete. Decorative elements aside however, one of my goals for participating in this 6-week challenge was to truly make a complete and usable room for baby. As such, this week I took a break from the decorating projects and turned my attention instead to function and organization. From the closet to the drawers, this week was all about carving out more storage and identifying the best solutions for all of our baby items!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Before I dive into the nitty gritty of the organization projects we tackled this week, here is a quick glimpse of where we are at right now. If you’re just joining in this room’s progress, you can catch up below:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Closet Organization

It’s been a few weeks since you last saw the closet. After constructing a simple built-in and adding some wallpaper, it sat just like this while we worked away on some other elements in the room.

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

This past weekend, Greg spent a few hours bringing my closet built-in visions to fruition!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

I am planning on going into detail about what all we did here and why we made the decisions we did in another post. The short version is that I really wanted some functional AND aesthetically-pleasing storage (since we took the doors off) that would allow us to sort and store all the baby items we’ve accumulated from Henry and will eventually be used by this baby. I wanted the project to be as simple as possible (since I really couldn’t be much help!), so we went with a Closetmaid system from The Home Depot. Using a combination of a few new things as well as some shelves we already had, we ended up with exactly the storage capability and look I was going for!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Once Greg had the shelves in place, it was my turn to get to work. I had to transform this somewhat organized mess into something a little more streamlined and nicer to look at!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Using some small hangers from HomeGoods and some TJENA boxes from IKEA…

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

…I was able to find a home for pretty much everything!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Back before the One Room Challenge even started, I spent some time going through and inspecting all of Henry’s old clothes that we’ve saved. I tossed anything that was really soiled or worn, and categorized the rest by size and put them back into the beaten-up file storage boxes you can see a few pictures up.  The file storage boxes hold clothes really nicely, and I was worried the IKEA boxes wouldn’t be big enough. I was quite relieved to see that not only did everything fit in them, but I actually think these boxes hold kids’ clothes a bit better! For the time being, I used some painter’s tape to keep track of the sizes. I am still brainstorming what I want to do for labels here!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

The boxes hold clothes according to size, but as I was going through everything, there were some things that just didn’t seem best sorted that way. Shoes, pajamas, hats, bathing suits, and socks are all things that Henry moved in and out of at different rates than his clothing. As such, I used the three wire basket drawers to hold these items (which was also a good call because these collections were a bit larger than each stage of clothes). You can probably guess that I’m not loving the “mess” that is visible through the wire drawers, but I have a plan in mind to remedy that!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

We don’t tend to hang a lot of baby clothes, but I was sure to include a short rod for the few things that are nice to have on hangers. The shot below also reveals a bit more of my intention behind this specific closet design. The space between the crib and the closet was really the only logical place for the rocker. But there was absolutely no room for a small table to hold things for feeding sessions (now) and story time (down the road). The white built-in bench now serves as a great side table to the chair, as well as a folding surface for clothes.

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

I have some tweaking and arranging still to do here obviously, but I am thrilled with how this whole corner turned out!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

The Dresser Drawers

Admittedly, a lot of the storage in the closet is “deep storage” (i.e., clothes baby won’t wear for a while). My intent was for items we use/need less frequently to go up on the high shelves in the closet, and our more day-to-day type stuff would mostly be held in the dresser. As baby grows in and out of items, we can move them down and back up as necessary. We’ve got some time to fine tune this area before baby comes, but I wanted to get this area up and running too!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

My first step was to line the drawers. No, this isn’t at all necessary, but it sure does make me happy! I had just enough spare wallpaper to line all 6 drawers…

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

…as well as make some drawer dividers for the top 2 drawers!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

I will be sharing the details of both of these projects later; but for now, you can bet the insides of these drawers make me pretty giddy! It was a little tough to organize these drawers when I really don’t know quite what we’ll be using this time around, so I gave it my best go knowing we will fine tune once we get into a rhythm with baby. The top two drawers (the ones with dividers) are holding jammies and swaddle blankets…

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

…and the other holds all the cute itty bitty stuff like socks/booties, bibs and hats!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

The next two drawers down hold newborn clothes (near drawer) and extra crib sheets and changing pad covers (far drawer).

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

The last two drawers hold the next two sets of clothes (6 and 9 months). I have space in the closet if I want to move these back in there, but I thought it might be handy to have the next couple sizes pulled down. We’ll see!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

The cart right next to the dresser currently holds more swaddle blankets and some baby carriers. My plan is to outfit the other two shelves with diapers and toys…

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

So there we are 5 weeks into this nursery makeover! The room feels thiiiiiis close to being done. and I am honestly looking forward to pulling together the final elements this coming week. What’s left to do you ask? Here is my final checklist!

  • Frame and hang art
  • Hang mobile
  • Label clothing boxes
  • Paint burp cloth caddie
  • Stock up on baby items (i.e., diapers, wipes)
  • Star garland for dresser
  • Shop for a few necessities (i.e., hamper)
  • Arrange shelves
  • Stage and photograph

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Although we have plenty of time until baby arrives (we hope!), it will be so nice to have this room completely done so I can turn my attention to a few other things in the final weeks. Be sure to stay tuned to Instagram for sneak peeks of a few final updates and come back next Thursday for the final reveal!

Week 5 of this One Room Challenge is all about organization! Come see how I outfitted the nursery closet and drawers to hold everything baby needs!

Last but not least, don’t forget to check in all the other participants’ progress by clicking here!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Megan Signature

10 Tips for Perfectly Organized Kitchen Drawers

The alternative title for this post could have easily been “Don’t Underestimate the Power of Organized Kitchen Drawers,” but I thought it was a little dramatic. But, really…it’s so true! After systematically working through our 8 large kitchen drawers, each and every one is now purged, sorted, and perfectly organized…and I can’t even begin to tell you how nice it is to finally be able to see and find everything at a glance. Like with any new house we move into, it always takes me a bit of time to figure out how we use our kitchen (and therefor, each drawer), and get the right systems in place. Now that our drawers are in tip-top shape, I thought I would not only give you a tour of them, but also share my tried-and-true tips for getting perfectly organized kitchen drawers in your kitchen! Let’s get to it!

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Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

Let’s start with our junk drawer…and my most important tip:

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TIP #1: GET RID OF THE JUNK!

There is no point organizing your kitchen drawers if they are filled with a bunch of stuff you don’t want or need. Before even sorting, shopping for organizers, and making it look all pretty, take some time to go through each item in each drawer and decide 1) if you want to keep it, and 2) if it’s in the right place. I always try and do a purge BEFORE we move so that when we are setting up our new place, I’m already ahead. But even this time around, I needed to go back through and re-look at some things. Some wine charms we never use, broken bag clips, random kitchen gadgets, and worn oven mitts were all thrown out. With all the junk gone, I then set my sites on organizing what all was left!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

Our “junk” drawer sits in the peninsula, right smack in the middle of the kitchen where food prep, meal plans, and so much more happens. As such, we really wanted to outfit this drawer with more than just odds and ends: we wanted it to house some of the things we reach for most often. As such, our “junk drawer,” holds everything from basic office supplies to tools, bottle openers, wine charms, toothpicks, scissors, magnets, random hardware and more!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #2: USE THE RIGHT DRAWER ORGANIZERS

This one is probably pretty obvious, so I’ll throw it out there now. Drawer organizers are the ideal way to create order out of drawer chaos. Now, as you will see, they aren’t always necessary or effective based on what you are storing. But for large, spacious drawers (where things can float around too easily) or drawers that hold lots of little things (like this junk drawer), drawer organizers are worth every penny. That said, drawer organizers are not created equal, so part of really maximizing the storage in your drawers is finding the “right” ones for YOUR drawers and lifestyle.

Each one of our 8 kitchen drawers have different widths, depths, and heights. And wouldn’t you know that most of the organizers we already had didn’t fit quite right, leaving LOTS of wasted space in each dawer. After a good bit of measuring, brainstorming and looking at lots of options in various stores, I ultimately decided that these super inexpensive organizers from IKEA were the right solution.

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Not only were they super cheap, but they filled out our drawers really, really well. Also the compartments in each organizer were large enough to hold what we needed to store. There is nothing worse than having a bunch of pretty drawer dividers that are too small to hold anything! So when you are on the hunt for the “right” organizers, measure and plan out what you need first, shop around a lot, and make sure what you settle on will hold everything properly.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #3: USE EVERY SINGLE INCH YOU CAN

Even with really precise measuring, planning, and shopping, it’s pretty rare to find off-the-shelf organizers that fit your drawers perfectly. However, I HATE wasted space, so I do what I can to minimize the “empty” space leftover by an organizer. First, rotate your organizers in every possible configuration to find a solution that uses the most amount of space. Then see if you can add in other organizers, boxes, or containers to fill up empty space and make the entire drawer more functional. In our junk drawer, the IKEA organizer (rotated sideways) left quite a bit of room. I rummaged around our garage and found these clear acrylic organizers that also fit really well and provided me with even more space to sort pens/markers and other odds and ends. I used thick double-stick tape on the base of the organizers to keep everything snug, in place, and functioning as a single organizer!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

You’ll even notice on the far left of the drawer, I left a small channel that perfectly holds our fire starters. This was 100% intentional, but I only discovered the possibility after shifting the organizers around 100 times. So just play around and find an arrangement that works best in order to use up every possible inch!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

Just to the left of the junk drawer is a stack of four skinny drawers. Let’s have a peek in each of them!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #4: CONSIDER ACCESSIBLE AND INACCESSIBLE SPACE

For some reason, some of our drawers don’t pull out ALL the way out. It’s somewhat annoying, but I’ve discovered these spots are great for storing things that we want to keep but don’t often use. In our silverware drawer, I realized that its usual (vertical) configuration left us with two problems: 1) too much wasted space on the side, and 2) we couldn’t easily get to the items in the back of the organizer. However, by rotating the organizer sideways (which we’ve never done before), it opened up the whole back of the drawer for larger items. Now our food scale and first aid kit, neither of which had a logical home when we first moved in, have a handy yet out-of-the-way home!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

The next drawer down holds all of our bags and wraps. This is another situation where it’s like a Tetris game…you just have to play around with your drawers to find the right arrangement that allows you to store everything you need while keeping it all accessible.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #5: MAKE THINGS SNUG

I’ve briefly mentioned this already but it’s worth repeating. I like to arrange things so they are as snug as possible (when I can). It really bothers me when I pull a drawer open and everything slides all around. For all of my drawer organizers, I use thick double-stick tape to keep them all secured to the drawer base. But in other drawers where that isn’t necessary or practical, I try to arrange things so they don’t slip around too much. In this drawer, I use our extra/unopened boxes of baggies tucked into the back to hold everything else in place. Again, this often requires playing around a bit, but if you can arrange things so they fit tightly, you’re drawers will remain tidy no matter how much (or how forcefully!) they are opened.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #6: MAKE IT PRETTY

You’ve probably noticed already, but as I was working through our drawers, I also lined lined them in some fun tan+white zebra contact paper.

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I’ve lined the drawers in many of our homes for a few reasons. The first is that I just enjoy seeing a pop of pretty when I open our drawers. It’s a little and easy detail that makes this house feel more like ours’. It also helps keep the drawer surfaces clean from daily wear-and-tear. Not only is contact paper typically more wipeable than most interior drawer surfaces; but when it’s time to move out, we can just peel and go without having to worry about cleaning the inside of each drawer. I do have some drawer liner tips and tricks I’m going to share in a few weeks, but one tip I used here is to only paper where it counts (i.e., exposed areas). Instead of papering the full bottom of every single drawer, I determined where all my organizers were going to go first and then papered the exposed areas only. This saved me both time (easier installation) and money (less paper required!).

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #7: THINK ABOUT THE KIDS

If you have kids in the family, think about 1) the things they use most often and 2) where they can easily reach. This is especially important if you have little, little ones: stock your most accessible drawers with safe (and even fun!) kitchen items because babies do empty them! This holds true for bigger kids too. In our last house, we unintentionally put all of Henry’s cups, plates, and bowls in a low drawer. Over time, he discovered he could help himself, meaning he no longer needed our help in getting a snack or a drink. It worked out so well for us that we were sure to repeat it in this house. As such, the bottom-most drawer holds all of his plates, cups, trays, and bowls. Not only does having these things low help him be more self-sufficient, but it keeps our other cabinets tidier since we’re not trying to stack adult and kid-friendly dishes all together!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

(Side note: I randomly picked up these Sistema snap-tight containers a few years ago and discovered that they are PERFECT for Henry’s lunch box. I love that they have separators so I can pack a bunch of different items, they require less plastic bags/wrappers, and are compact and easy for Henry to use. I  just added some more to our collection since we were using them every day! If your lunch-packing system isn’t working, I highly recommend them!)

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Okay – let’s move to the other side of the kitchen for the final three drawers!

In our smallest drawer, I was able to fit one IKEA organizer (this time arranged vertically), leaving room along the side for our rolling pin. As I mentioned, not everything will fit perfectly into an organizer, but you can still make a dedicated spot for those items by strategically placing the organizer.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

This drawer also perfectly exemplifies my next tip:

TIP #8: STORE LIKE ITEMS TOGETHER

So far, you’ve seen that we have all of our “junk” (office supplies, tools, and other random things), tupperware, kids items, plastic bags/wraps stored in general categories. In this drawer, we have mostly items that are used for measuring corralled all together. Not only does storing like items together tend to create tidier spaces, but it helps everyone in the household learn and know where everything belongs.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

In between this small “measuring” drawer and the stove is our biggest kitchen drawer, and we use it to store pretty much everything that doesn’t fit into any of the other locations!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

I was pretty giddy when I discovered that 3 different IKEA organizers fit perfectly edge-to-edge in this drawer, using up every last inch and providing me with 9 different compartments to put things in. Again…measure and plan before you shop!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

Since this drawer holds lots of different things, I tried to balance “categories” of items with how they fit into the organizers themselves. My overall goal in this drawer was to give everything a logical home where it could be easily seen and accessed.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

Serving utensils are together, juicers are together, cutting utensils are together, etc. But even in situations where the “categories” don’t hold up, the dividers themselves keep things loosely separated, preventing everything from sliding all around this big drawer as it’s opened and closed!

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TIP #9: KEEP ITEMS CLOSE TO WHERE THEY ARE USED

This is true all around our kitchen, but is best exemplified in these next two drawers. When deciding where things should go, think about how you use and move through your kitchen. Where do you pack lunches? Put baggies and lunch containers there. Where do you meal prep? Put bowls and measuring cups nearby. The two drawers I just showed you are right next to the stove, making it easy to grab items as I need them. If you’ve lived in your house for a while, you should have a pretty good idea where you use items. If you are just moving in, I recommend living in your house for a few months before organizing your drawers “for good.” After about 2 months of living with chaos in our drawers, I had learned our space enough to finally tackle them right!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

The same is true to the left of the stove…where we have our coffee station setup:

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

In the drawer right below, we have all of our filters, scoops, tea bags, and excess K-cups.

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

This is also where we keep all of our grilling tools because they fit best here. Notice how yet again, I made a dedicated spot for these larger utensils by moving the drawer organizer all the way to the right and leaving this spot “empty.”

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

TIP #10: REMOVE BULKY PACKAGING

In some cases, it helps (both visually and spatially) to remove the packaging items come in. You all know from how we store foods in our pantry that I try to get rid of packaging when I can, but I find it can be helpful in drawers too. For example, by taking the coffee filters, tea bags, and extra K-cups out of their bulky boxes, they now fit better in this drawer (when before, they didn’t fit at all). Plus, with things out of packaging, it’s easier to see when you are running low or out of a particular item!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

When I first organized our drawers, for some reason I overlooked the coffee/grilling drawer. As such, it sat a big ol’ mess for the last few weeks. I finally got around to organizing it last week; and when Greg opened it unknowingly, I heard him say “oh, thank goodness.” Having organized drawers really makes a huge difference in your day-to-day life. Beyond just making any organization-loving person giddy, it saves time and sanity to be able to find exactly what you need when you need it. An organization project like this doesn’t really take a ton of time or effort…just some focused thought and planning…and a few good drawer organizers 😉

For easy reference, here are the products I used in this drawer organization project!


I do hope you found some helpful tips here whether you need to get one or all your drawers tidied up. Also, if you’re looking for more kitchen organization and guidance, be sure to sign up for my FREE 5-week email course where I help you work through every area of your kitchen one week at a time!

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I’d love to hear any good tips you have to share, as I’m always looking for ways to refine our system! Feel free to share what’s working in your kitchen in the comments! Back here on Thursday…nursery plans revealed! I can’t wait!

Tired of not being able to find anything in your messy, cluttered kitchen drawers? These 10 tips will help you organize your kitchen drawers, saving you time in the kitchen!

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A Kid-Friendly Command Center

I always think it’s interesting to see which projects I feel compelled to tackle first when we move into a new space. While I certainly have my mind on prettier and more exciting decisions, time and time again I usually end up tackling the function and flow of a space first. And without fail, that usually means assembling some sort of “drop zone” somewhere in the house. I’m not sure if it’s just become habit when we move into a new home, or I simply find myself craving a way to tackle the piles of stuff that don’t yet have homes…but I’ve done it each and every time (check out our North Carolina and Kansas versions!) This time around, our “command center” looks a bit different, as it’s tailor made for Henry and his things!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Usually our command centers are setup right inside the front door. In this home however, I’ve been craving less stuff out in the open, meaning more stuff is moved to their proper homes and we’re relying on less open storage systems. I have been using the main coat closet down on the main level to tackle most bags and shoes; however, it quickly became apparent that some of Henry’s stuff was having a hard time finding a good and proper home. So…I setup a little command center just for him in his room. Come on in and take a look!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Henry has always done really, really well with hooks. We’ve had them in all of his bedrooms, and by the time we had moved out of our Kanas house, he was getting really good at hanging things up (jackets, bath towel, hats) rather than just throwing them on the floor. Without any hooks in his new room, things were ending up…you guessed it…right on the floor. Add to that the artwork coming home from school and the Lego creations that have been building up at rapid speed lately, and all his bedroom surfaces were cluttered. By re-purposing items we already had, I was able to make a super cute and functional kid-friendly command center to catch his things!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Let me clear all the stuff off and show you what all we have here…

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

This mini command center is comprised of three items: a bulletin board, a picture ledge, and a set of hooks. The ledge was mounted directly under the bulletin board so it looked like a single piece, and the hooks were installed just below to complete the whole arrangement.

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

As I said, we already had everything you see here from previous homes. They were just given a new paint job and/or purpose to meet a new need in this home! Those of you that have been reading the blog for a while probably recognize all of the elements.

The dot bulletin board was one of the first projects I made in Kansas, and it hung in Henry’s room the entire year…

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

The hooks were a clearance find at IKEA last summer. In our last home, they were painted bright colors and hung in our entryway

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

To adapt them for this new space, I just removed all the colored pegs, spray painted them black, and re-assembled the whole piece!

Lastly, the picture ledge was from waaaaaay back in early versions of my North Carolina craft room where they held art and supplies…

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

And then held my mom’s artwork in our Kansas kitchen…

Simple updates and affordable accessories transform this bland and boring rental kitchen into a fun and functional space to dine, cook, and entertain!

To make it work with the bulletin board and hooks, we cut the 6 foot picture ledge down to size with a circular saw (the benefits of making things out of real wood!), sanded down the rough edges, and gave it a new coat of white paint!

Hung all together, we got some things out of the garage and created a great drop zone for Henry!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Instead of dropping everything in our entryway each day, Henry and I head straight upstairs where we empty his backpack and hang up his latest schoolwork on the bulletin board. Any papers for me come back down and get placed in our Schoolwork and Activities Binder.

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

His rotation of hats, various bags for soccer, gymnastics, and school, and bath towel all get hung on the hooks. When temps get a little cooler, I hope sweatshirts and sweaters will land here too!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Henry has been really, really into his Legos lately and has been wanting to display them after they are built. However, leaving them on his dressers meant they were often knocked off (and therefor broken) on a very regular basis. When I discovered most of his Lego vehicles fit the ledge perfectly, it became an obvious addition. He pulls these down to play with almost daily, but during clean up time, we now have a safe place to put them!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

I assembled this whole little setup while Henry was at school one day, and he was pretty excited when he walked into his room and saw it! Not only do I love that it gives us some dedicated places for the things that most often land on the floor, but also fills up this blank section of wall quite nicely!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

Oh!!! And for those of you who saw our awesome new DIY Chore Chart last week and were wondering where it ended up “for real,” here you go! After rotating it around the house for a week or so, we realized it was most convenient in his bedroom. After clearing off a shelf he could reach, I used some command strips to stick the frame to the bookcase to keep it from falling over. At bed each night, he can easily move up the magnets for any chores he’s completed; and on Sunday nights before we say prayers, we add up his magnets and pay him his allowance!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

This kid-friendly command center marks the first “project” I’ve tackled in our new home…I even got to pull out some paint and a paint brush…if only for a few minutes…and got back to one of my favorite hobbies (painting furniture). Here’s hoping it continues to be a functional and useful spot for Henry (and us!) as we continue to figure out how we use and live in this house!

A bulletin board, picture ledge, and set of hooks come together to make the perfect drop zone for any kid space!

I hope you guys are having a great week! My computer hard drive “crashed” yesterday, so I will be spending today at the Apple Genius Bar (hopefully) getting it fixed. Cross your fingers for me that it’s nothing too catastrophic (or expensive!), and I am able to get back to work without skipping a beat! Coming up next week: the next iteration of the Cricut Explore for Home Decor series and a “new” version of  my monthly recap! See you then!

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Organize This: Back-to-School Paperwork

Raise your hand if school paperwork has started trickling in and you’ve already accumulated a nice pile on your counter, command center, desk or nightstand? Me, me, me! Well…that was until I took an hour or so this past weekend to get a system in order to deal with it all! Henry has been in school just over two weeks now, and the PTA, club, and class info (and artwork!) has been coming home since the first day. Not only was it piling up pretty fast, but I found myself anxious that I would lose track of some of the notices and forms that required action in the near future. We’ve used wall pouches, mail sorters, and a bulletin board in the past, all with varying degrees of success. Lately, however, I’ve been craving a more streamlined and out-of-sight way to organize and store most things, but especially the never-ending flow of school-related papers. As such, I’m giving a binder system a try this year, and thought I’d give you a quick tour of our Back-to-School Paperwork Binder in case you too need a system ASAP!

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Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

When I say “paperwork,” I am mostly referring to administrative- and logistical-type papers that come home from school and sports practices. While I do plan to eventually store “favorite” school work and art projects in this binder too, right now, they are still landing here:

Dotted Bulletin Board

I’ll show you our new setup in Henry’s room in the coming weeks…but the star of his mini command center, the bulletin board, is still going strong. My plan is to display the “latest and greatest” here, and then as new/more stuff comes home, it will either be thrown out or transferred to the binder.

Okay…speaking of the binder, here is how I have mine organized. We have sections for SCHOOL (anything school-wide related) | D8 (this is his class #, so this is where we will store anything class specific) | PTA | SOCCER | SCHOOL WORK (favorite projects and work will eventually land here after their stint on the bulletin board).

Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

Lately, I’ve been trying VERY hard to use what I have on hand for projects, so I took a few extra minutes to make my own tabbed binder dividers rather than run out to the store. Not only are these really easy to make, but the extra splash of color and whimsy certainly makes the binder more fun to use!

How to Make Your Own Tabbed Binder Dividers

To make your own tabbed binder dividers, start with some 12×12 cardstock in the color/patterns of your choice. I stuck with primary colors for this school-themed binder!

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

Next, use an e-cutter (if you have one), to cut out the divider pages. Mine measure 9×11″ with a 2x2x0.75″ tab on each one. These weren’t images I bought. I simply welded a large rectangle and tiny rectangle together to make the divider shapes. Even if you don’t have an e-cutter, you can easily cut these shapes with a scissors. Just be sure your tabs move down the page with each divider.

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

I can’t resist the urge to make cute labels when I have the opportunity, and these couldn’t be any easier. I simply printed out labels on white label tape with my label maker

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

…and then used matching super-skinny washi tape (similar) to add a colorful border to each white label. The easiest and quickest way to do this is stretch the label and tape beyond the edges of the tab. Then flip it over and trim the excess with a small scissors.

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

The last step is to add holes to each divider. I like to make my holes a little stronger by reinforcing the edge with some clear packing tape. Simply fold a length of packing tape around the bottom edge of the divider and trim the excess off the ends…

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

Then use a 3-hole punch to add the holes. The packing tape will make the edges and holes a little more durable once in the binder.

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

And literally in about 15 minutes, using all items I had on hand, I had a colorful and snazzy set of tabbed binder dividers ready for our Back-to-School Binder!

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

Ready-to-Print Binder Cover & Spine

Before I set to work sorting out papers and filling up the binder, I wanted to add a cute cover to the clear pocket front so that the whole family would know where papers go! I designed a cover (that matches the Kids Travel Sticker Book) and printed the cover and spine out onto photo paper.

Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

I then used some scrapbook paper to fill up the rest of the large binder cover and add a bit more color. Totally not necessary, but little things like this make me smile!

Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

I didn’t set out to design this to share, but it occurred to me that you all might like the binder cover and spine as well so I went ahead and uploaded it to The Organization Toolbox for you!  It’s ready-to-print just as you see it above. If you need access to my Organization Toolbox, simply subscribe to THIHM Newsletter below and the Organization Toolbox Password will be delivered straight to your inbox!

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With the decorative and functional elements of my binder in place, I set to work sorting out our papers and filing it up. I started with a 3-hole puncher inserted into the front so I will always have one handy. Now I have no excuse to make more piles or just stuff papers into the front of the binder. A quick punch and papers can be filed right away!

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

Next, I sorted all of our papers into the correct categories, trashing what was already out-of-date or unnecessary…

Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

…and each paper was punched and put behind the right tab.

Are you already drowning in all the papers and forms that come home at the start of a new school year? Use this easy method to get them all in order!

In just about an hour, even with making my own tabbed dividers, I had a snazzy, functional, and easy system for dealing with our Back-to-School paperwork. This binder now sits right near where we empty Henry’s backpack every day. As papers come out, artwork goes on his bulletin board, trash goes right into the trash, and anything that is important gets punched and filed right away. Fingers crossed I’ve found the right system for keeping important papers easily in reach but out of sight this year. I’ll keep you posted on how it works out for us!

Organize This

My Organize This series is all about (relatively) simple and quick organizing projects that make a big difference in your day-to-day life. These aren’t intended to be large organizational overhauls, but rather quick sessions you can accomplish in an afternoon or weekend! This Back-to-School Paperwork project took just an hour but has made a huge difference in our paper piles! Catch up on other projects in this series by clicking on the pictures below:

Organize This Bakeware-013 Organize This Printer Station-01 Organize This Recipes-001 Organize This: Recycling Storage Solutions for a Skinny Pantry Organize This: Thread Organize This: Laundry Supplies Untitled-1-16 Small Toy Storage Bags-001 Organize This: Fabric Organize This: Batteries Organize This: Your Gym Bag Organize Your Cleaning Supplies with these simple & colorful DIY cleaning kits! Get your Lego kits organized and labeled with this simple organizing project! Never loose a manual or piece again! Is your purse a black hole you can't find anything in? Check out my solutions for creating order in this most used item of the day!

I’ve been feeling a little sad and overwhelmed about the state of our house recently, so quick, easy and colorful organization projects like this one go a long way in helping me feel more normal and settled. I hope you found some ideas here that you can use and implement in your own life and home!

Making your own tabbed binder dividers is quick and easy! This tutorial shows you how!

A quick announcement before I close out for the week!

Next week, I’ll be popping in on some off days for some external deadlines I need to meet. My Rustic Wheelbarrow for The Home Depot project will hit the blog on Monday at 1PM EST. I think you guys will love what I came up with, so don’t miss it. AND…I have a long-awaited Chore Chart printable going live next week, so be sure to come back regularly!

Hope you all have a great weekend! See you back here Monday!

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