Upholstered Bed: A Sneak Peek

Upholstered Bed: A Sneak Peek

This is sadly just a teaser – I was hoping to have the bed for our Little Man’s new room done by now, but it’s going to be at least another week, I think. Here’s where we’re at so far… I bought and assembled the Ikea bed frame, like so: Then upholstered it with foam batting and fabric: I blame Miss Wigglepants (aka the Bump) for making me scatter brained and unable to calculate simple measurements, which is why the foot of the bed still doesn’t even have foam on… View Post

Sorting The Spice Drawer

Sorting The Spice Drawer

Our kitchen has been in need of a bit of organizing TLC for a while, so today – in the first of what should be a few kitchen organisation posts – I’m showing off my new spice jar storage. This was my second attempt at better sorting my spices. Originally, they were all thrown in a drawer, in mismatched bottles and jars, and it was a right royal mess (I don’t have a photo, but I’m sure you can picture it). Then I stumbled on these little beauties at Ikea…… View Post

An Organized Office Space

An Organized Office Space

I’m still considering options for the wall above our new office area, but in the meantime, I have been making the rest of the space more efficient. I first sorted this space a long time ago, so I don’t have proper “before” pictures. Just imagine piles of pens, pencils, cables and office supplies. In the years since it was first sorted, the Mr has been gradually un-organizing it all (he has a certain knack for that), so I spent a bit of time clearing out the clutter and making everything… View Post

How Long To Keep Documents

How Long To Keep Documents

On the heels of finishing our Admin Makeover, I thought I’d share the guidelines I use to keep our filing under control, since it can be a little tricky to figure out how long to keep documents and when to throw them out.  {Via} Toss After One Year Most utility bills Employment benefit information Most sales receipts (excluding those for itemized deductions and big ticket purchases) Toss After Three Years Explanation of health insurance benefits (as long as claims are settled) Insurance policies (as long as you have no claims still… View Post

Admin Makeover

Admin Makeover

Well, it took 19 hours, but all our paperwork is finally organized!This was what I was working with when I started… It was organized but there was too much stuff, so I went through each file and threw a lot of it away. Need I remind you that this was only about two thirds of the rubbish? It can be a bit hard to figure out what to hold on to – I’ll post the guide lines I go by in the next couple of days. After all that, I made… View Post