Does anyone else have trouble keeping on top of everything, despite the best of intentions?!
I really do want a tidy, organised home, and to be able to remember those messages and notes I write down and then find a month later, I just haven't found a system that works for me!
So, out came some of my scrap booking stash and I came up with this, a chipboard mini organiser!
To make your own you need the following
mini chipboard album
printer & laminator
1) For the front cover I stuck down some paper and trimmed off the excess. Using my Big shot die cutter I cut out a topper and used sticky pads to secure it in place. On to the topper I used sticker letters to add a label and finished it off with a few chipboard embellishments.
2) The first page holds my cleaning lists. I made up 3 lists, daily, weekly and monthly. Once printed out I trimmed them to size and laminated each list.
I covered the chipboard page in more scrapbook paper and used sticky letters to add a label.
To keep the 3 cleaning lists secure yet removable I used hot glue to adhere a paperclip to the page, this ensures the lists stay secure yet easily switchable when needed.
3) The second page I made was a 'Remember' page for all those little things I either need to tell hubby, do later or just don't want to forget!
I covered the chipboard in scrapbook paper, and laminated a spotty piece of paper, I then trimmed this down into post it noteish size pieces. I used more hot glue and a paperclip to again ensure they stay securely in place but removable when necessary.
4) The last page I made up was a 'Call Me' page, I'm terrible at remembering phone numbers I'm also very good at losing my phone so returning phone calls is easier said than done!
I again covered the page in scrapbook paper and used sticky letters to label it.
Using my computer I printed a list of names of the people I'm most likely to call, I also printed a blank page for additional names and numbers.
Once printed I laminated both pages and trimmed down to size, I left the phone numbers blank, to be written in pen as the numbers could change but the names are unlikely too!
I used more hot glue and a paperclip to keep them in place but easily removable when I need a number.
There are 2 additional pages, which I have covered in paper but not yet used.
Once all the pages were complete I placed them in order and used the rings to secure everything together.
I then tied a few pieces of ribbon around the rings.
I've placed the organiser on a shelf next to the sink, which now I've broken the dishwasher I will be spend more time at, so hopefully I wont miss what I need to do, will have all important phone numbers close at hand and have all those things I need to remember in one place!
Even if it doesn't work, at least it looks pretty!
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