An Organized Pantry

One night I was making burritos for dinner. I went to grab refried beans out of the pantry and couldn’t find any. Later, while cleaning out the pantry, I found some. If the pantry had been organized to begin with, I would have been able to find the refried beans and save my husband a […]

Organize for Creativity

OK, well, I know organization isn’t really decorating, now is it? But, let’s face it, what good is all the effort to create a nice home when it’s hidden behind the mess and the clutter? So in order to help us all prevail over the chaos, here are some great hints for putting everything in […]

Are You an Organization Junkie, Or Do You Need Help From One?

January is National Organization Month and it may just be my favorite designated month of all. I am an organization junkie and after the stuff that accumulates before and after the holidays, I love clearing things out and getting organized for the new year. Since so many people are motivated to clear out the clutter and get organized at this time of year, I thought it would be a good time to post some ideas with regard to saving time and money while getting organized.

Pretty Storage Jars with Chalkboard Paint

Several years ago, I found really nice quart and half gallon glass jars at Dollar General for $12.50 and $2 each, respectively. I bought a bunch of them and have used them to store rice, dried beans, pasta, and just about anything else. Recently I decided that it would be nice to be able to label the jars since it’s hard to distinguish one type of rice from another without close examination. With that in mind, I remembered the chalkboard paint that I had used to create a chalkboard in my girls’ room years ago. I didn’t know if it would work on glass, but I saw a link on Pinterest that made me think it would, and it did.

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