Wow! This is what our message center looks like? I had to do something about this.
After having twins last year, my life honestly has been insane! It has been a huge adjustment not only on me but my daughter (Doodle) too because I went from being an outside the home working Mom to staying at home full-time. Organization 2012 is now my mission.
Over a week ago I came across Laura from Orgjunkie.org‘s post about Spring Into Organization. I’ve become addicted looking at some of these posts. I’ve already started on organizing my laundry room, my family room desk, and changing table. The best part being some of the ideas are so simple you can do it in an hour or a couple hours! Plus, some of them like this message center can be done for pennies or FREE!
On our Message Board we seem to put all of the receipts for the month on them, things that need to be done and things we don’t want to lose. It seems to be catch all for for items we don’t have time to put away right that moment. I’ve already started putting all of the receipts in the month holders and it is already proving to be an excellent system. The donate receipts are great reminders that we need to donate again soon. Then the coupons can also hold gift cards that we have available so before we leave the house we can grab what we need.
I created the envelopes by using junk mail! We’ve gotten so many large envelopes lately so I just glued some yellow paper to the inside. I bought the paper at the Staples FREE pastel paper after Easy rebate last week. The clear envelope at the bottom is also from junk mail and is a great envelope so we can add our Box Top coupons for my daughter’s school. She adds them herself.
Almost all of the posts I saw showed people using beautiful tags and shapes. Since I have a Cricut machine, my daughter and I used the Calendar Circut card and created each month. Then glued them on the corresponding blue paper. The paper I already had so I didn’t spend anything. She asked to create some more and I liked the idea so we created some circles and I did some calligraphy. The best part is each are reusable for next year. I just need to create new envelopes for each month and then file them away after I’m done. Then all of my receipts are in one place! A great project to do with my 3 year old and FREE!