Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A bit of organization

While I don't follow FlyLady as well as I should, I have picked up tips from her.  Getting rid of clutter, organizing necessary items and being frugal.  Here's one instance:

I'm sure that many of you have these floating around your homes:  personalized mailing labels sent by various organizations as a donation incentive.  I knew that I had a couple of sheets on my desk and I thought that I might have some more in a basket but I wasn't sure.

Today, while looking at a catalog from Colorful Images, I noticed that they have an organizer specifically for labels.  Well, I'm too cheap to buy something like that, so I came up with my own method.

I'm a big fan of office supplies, so I took a look in my storage closet.  I found a thin 3-ring binder (about 1/2" spine) and some page protectors.  Then I searched my desk areas and gathered together all of my labels.  Most of them are sheets that are either folded or microperfed.  I unfolded or separated each sheet so that all of the labels are visible.  Then I put 2 sheets back to back and put them in a page protector.

Now I know I don't need to purchase any mailing labels (for probably several years) and I can find any style that I would like at any time!