Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pinterest for Organization!

So I have a whole board on Pinterest just on organization.  One thing that I have always wanted to do is create a binder of organizational stuff,  like my own planner, a handy place for my important documents etc.  As I peruse Pinterest to see what there is to see, I sure found a lot of planning tools.  This made all of my thinking more of a reality.  With everything in my life being soo busy, I felt like I needed to get these ideas off of the computer and into my new fancy binder.

This binder is an all purpose binder to organize my life and is a work in progress.  At the moment, it includes these three sections: Cleaning To-Dos, Food Storage Inventory, and General Planning. Since all of these are from Pinterest, I am again enrolling in Trish's challenge.

Pin #3--Monthly To-Do Deep Cleaning List  Original Pin    Original Link
Pinned Image I loved this idea, especially since we rent.  One of the things that I hate about moving is having to clean the place before we leave.  By the time I get to it, I am soo tired! And I know that some people will say, just leave it--but the last thing I need is the landlord to keep our security deposit. Never mind the fact that I judge the previous tenants when I move into a mess!

Pin #4--Weekly Cleaning Check-list  Original Pin     Original Link
Pinned ImageI liked this one because of the blank spaces that it leaves to customize it.  And I feel like if I don't get something done on Monday, no big deal I can do it on Tuesday or Saturday.  It is a very doable list that I can customize!

Pin #5--My Own Planner  Original Pin    Original Link
I love this site!! Peaceful mom is where I stole so much to create my own planner.  I am VERY picky about my planner.  I have one that I use for work, but I needed some different options for home and I didn't want to spend a lot as I tried it out.  She gave me a great blank monthly calendar that isn't boring and colorless and an easy way to keep track of my time!

Pin #6--Chart
Food Storage Inventory  Original Pin  Original Link
Goals Chart  Original Link
This site has TONS of choices, but these were my favorites off of her site. First is the food storage inventory. I have been wanting a way to keep track of what we have bought and how close I am to my goals.  We buy Shelf Reliance (highly recommend) so when I do my monthly order, this will make it really easy for me to figure out what we still need. The second is the goals chart that I want to use in a variety of places!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinterest Post One

I have linked up with Trish and am going to do her Pinterest challenge! I have the goal to do the highest number, but we will have to see if I make it that far!!

Pin #1: Can Openers open annoying plastic packages
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Umm....this does not work!!  I bought a label maker (p.s. very excited about the organizational possibilities) and it had one of those annoying would have been easier to use scissors! It cuts open the packages...but really crookedly. So it was hard to actually get the label maker out. Though it was safer...I didn't cut myself.

Pin #2: Cleaning towels so they don't smell funny!
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I have really enjoyed this idea.  I saw it and that it only uses vinegar.  The nice thing about this was that it used to be when I washed towels and used them the first time---they would smell funny! When I used this, it seemed to work well--they don't smell funny! I give my approval!

I'm in the middle of a few more and I will let you know how it works out!

Friday, October 19, 2012

First Post!

Welcome to Inspirefly! I started Inspirefly to fit all of my interests and to give me an outlet to talk about them all. As you can see from my tabs...I am going to cover a lot of different things! So if it seems a little bit like it hops around...that is not an accident. I love to knit and I love to read!  So you will see lots of my projects come up on here and the book reviews that I have done. I am also a full-time History teacher and English teacher at Cedar Ridge Academy. I will be sharing a lot of what I do in my classroom and what I create for the rest of you to use.

I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.