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  1. Blog
    I realize this after 3 nights of procrastinating cleaning my room..tidying up the shopping bags & organizing their content. I have been putting it off because I want to enjoy my small staycation at home. But looking at all that mess doesn't make me happy indeed. I decided to drop everything &...
  2. Blog
    Today is nice & sunny.. I went to do grocery shopping, had a nice lunch (frugal price but tasting good) and also stopped by the Gadget store to check an android phone with auto focus camera but it's out of stock. I also stopped by at a Chinese stall to buy steamed dumplings (dimsum) & yogurt at...
  3. Careers
    i have been working as his secretary for 2 years. he is a workaholic, loud mouth, high tempered .& likes to yell whenever he didn't get his way. when he has meetings, i have to make sure that he's not hungry. i have to prepare snacks, coffee & tea. because when he is hungry he will get more...
  4. Home Environment
    Lately I feel like I living in an episode of Hoarders - Buried Alive. Those of you who know me will understand how far out of character that is. I'm usually the extreme minimalist; my idea of the perfect decor looks something like this: (yes, that's an empty white space ;)) Now that...
  5. Home Environment
    I touched on this a while back in relation to my food storage, but this applies to a lot of other people in various closets and cupboards. I currently have deep shelving in my cold room, as well as my kitchen cupboards. In our old home we had deep shelving in the bathroom. Do you have deep...
  6. Stockpiling
    I have what looks like a huge space, but I can't really fit much in it. My utility room is insulated as a cold room: one wall has the freezer, one wall can't be used because of the door, one wall has a canning shelf on half (1 jar deep) and pump on the other. The fourth wall is built in floor...
  7. Coupons
    I had an old planner that was in my Goodwill pile, but I realized how helpful it could be for my envelope system. So I created a page for each budget category to keep track of spending for the month. I have an envelope (punch holes in small white envelopes which doesn't look great but it works)...
  8. Home Environment
    Some may have seen these tips before and currently use them. Some were new to me and some were just plain smart yet I've never done them. All I know, I WANT a laundry room similar to the one they have a pic of near the end :lol: Got anymore tips to add/share that weren't listed? How to Get...
  9. Coupons
    I'm new at this. :D I have a price book pretty much set up from fliers, receipts, etc. I also have a ton of coupons. How the heck can I combine the two so I know X brand + coupon is cheaper than Y brand?
  10. Home Environment
    I can't think of a much more inefficient use of space than a standard closet in a kid's room - a hanging rod that they can't reach, a shelf they can't reach, and a pile of space left over between their little clothes and the floor. In our previous houses our kids had either walk-ins or closets...
  11. Home Environment
    I unpacked a box of scarves and mittens yesterday and put them in a basket in the closet. It's not a very good system, mates get lost and there is endless digging for the correct sizes and items. With three kids in school this year I'm really going to need to be able to find things more...
  12. Home Environment
    Do your children have a dedicated or common space for studying? How do you keep it organized for efficient use? Found this article today with some tips about setting up a study space for children. I like that it gives different ideas to use based on your child's personality - what setup is...
  13. Coupons
    Hi all! I'm fairly new to coupon-ing and have been trying various ways of organizing my coupons and haven't really come up with a good system. Does anyone have something that works well for them? I tried using one of those coupon books they sell at Dollar Store, but it's not big enough for all...
  14. Home Environment
    How do you keep your kids' school stuff organized? Systems you have in place for backpacks, making lunches, doing and checking homework, keeping gear from piling up at the door, time savers, etc. Of all the things you do to keep your kids organized for school, what would you say is the most...
  15. Home Environment
    Did we have a thread like this before? Anyhoo, I'm looking for a basic photo album....that has that plastic that pulls off the whole page and not just sized for pictures because some cut out recipes won't fit. I can't find them. Any suggestions for organizing these? TIA
  16. Home Environment
    How do you like to see bookshelves organized? Do you think they should have empty spaces with decorative items mixed in? Should there be some books standing and some laying down? What do you do if there are lots of books, can it still be decorative? Do you prefer to keep them in closed...
  17. Home Environment
    Share all your best tips for keeping your working spaces organized and tidy, great storage ideas you've come up with, systems you use, etc. And I want pictures!!! I know there are pictures out there, every now and then I see one pop up in the random albums on main forum page.
  18. Household notebooks and home manuals
    Does anyone else have a huge number of loyalty cards that they have no idea where to ever find, what they are for, how many points they have or what you can even do with them? My husband travels frequently with work and has a bunch of cards for airlines, gas stations, and different hotel...
  19. Home Environment
    For those who have to separate, particularly those who separate into multiple different streams, how do you organize your trash? Here we have a green bin for organics (food waste & paperboard), a compost pile for vegetable waste, a recycling bag for cans/milk containers/plastic/foil/etc., a...
  20. Home Environment
    My laundry room is just off the living room and kitchen. It is probably the one place in my house that is very cluttered and dis-organized! I have great floor to ceiling shelves and cabinets that store all my pantry items, cleaners, tools, and miscellaneous stuff. My sister is having a garage...
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