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The Organizette!, Issue #103 -- Home Supply Checklist
June 13, 2017

Welcome to the Newsletter. I hope you enjoy getting the newsletter and that it helps to keep you on track with your organizing goals. Remember, you can get a lot done in only 10 minutes of decluttering and organizing!

Table of Contents

-Monthly Mission – Calendars and Meal Planning
-Check Out These Pages! – Relevant pages and new site additions
-Household Items Checklist


Hello Everyone! Yet another busy beginning to the month. We were busy wrapping up the end of the school year with final projects, tests and lots of extra activities. The kids are now home on their summer break and are already sleeping late, playing video games, and not doing a whole lot. Hopefully, our CA weather gets warmer like it should be and we can get outside and swim!

As always, I’m trying to catch up on things that need to get done, and errands that have been put off. Soon I will also be out of school for the summer and I’ll have more time to finish the “Honey Do” list my Hubby has for me, along with my own things I’d like to start and/or finish. I want to get a lot of things checked off my long list this summer! (Some of them were on my list last summer.) And… we’re busy cleaning and moving things around in preparation for our first house guests!

Speaking of lists… check out below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

If you love to shop online and you're not using Ebates, you're leaving money on the table! Earn cash back for your online purchases you were already making! I have received several "Big Fat Checks" over the years! Check it out. Click on the Ebates logo.

The Monthly Mission – Calendars and Meal Planning

I couldn’t live without my wall calendar! My favorite calendar is the Amy Knapp Wall Calendar (see below). I also prefer to go to the grocery store only once a week, which relies heavily on having a meal plan! To learn more about the monthly mission for June, click here.

Tip: When you get an appointment card from the dentist or doctor, be sure to put it on your calendar as soon as you get home! Unless you’re one of those people who uses electronic devices to keep your appointments, then you’ll do it right at the professional’s office, right?

Keeping the Family Organized

Amy Knapp's Wall Calendar is my ALL TIME favorite calendar with its huge boxes! And it's almost time to order a new one! With kids in school, I find it easier to use a calendar from August to August and this 16 month one works perfectly. Plus, it's super affordable!

If you prefer to go digital, you might enjoy the Cozi Family Organizer. You can sync everyone's schedules together at no charge.

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I Can't Wait!

If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.

Check Out These Pages!

Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.

Garage Organizing - It's almost summer with lots of warm weather... the perfect time to get out there and clean out that garage! Crank the tunes and bring your favorite beverage!

Organize Toys - The kids are out from school. Why not make a plan to have them help you organize all their toys?

Home Filing System - Get your home filing organized before tax season gets here.

Meal Planning - Plan ahead for meals to reduce trips to the grocery store and save time.

Time Savers - Here are a few quick time savers to make your day run more efficiently.

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Household Items Checklist

Do you often hear “…we’re out of toilet paper!!” or “…I need toothpaste!” Does your mind spin trying to keep track of what you need to keep stocked on hand, and what you thought you needed to pick up at the store?

I used to keep a pretty decent stock pile for a lot of things, but now I’m back to only keeping a couple spares in the closet for when they’re needed. However, I still get those comments to add something to my shopping list and I need to try to remember to get it written down asap.

So, this past weekend I decided to write up a household item supply checklist that I can reference once a week, or month as needed to see what I need to shop for.

I made a simple spread sheet with a list under each of three categories:

  • Supplements and Medicines
  • Personal Care
  • Household and Cleaning

You can arrange your list however works best for you. Now, I can more easily trigger my brain to know what to check for before I head to the store, or run down the list asking the family what they’re in need of.

I plan to keep mine in a sheet protector so I can check and un-check items as I need them and buy them. I can also check off what I know I’ll need in the not too far future so I can watch for upcoming sales. Or, I can mark it off when someone lets me know they’re out of something.

I know this is a pretty simple idea, but sometimes it’s the simple things that help to organize and calm the mind.

Until next time, happy organizing!

Tracy Greene

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