Get our To-Do list Printable to help organize your life!!
Does your mind ever feel so cluttered that the thought of making a to-do list overwhelms you? If that is the case, it’s possible that you might benefit from a Brain Dump.
A Brain Dump is when you get all of the disconnected ideas floating around your brain down onto paper.
The system I use involves two steps – for the first I categorize my thoughts by what they involve – Work, Blog, School, Personal – things like that.
For the next step, I rearrange all of the bullet points into how vital they are – Have to do, Ought to do, Should do, Like to do. Sorting it this way helps me create an ordered list of what needs to get done.
If none of these templates are good for you, please feel free to let me know, and I would be happy to make you a template more suited to your life!!
Do you ever go for a quick trip to the grocery store and come home with $100 of food, but still have nothing to eat?
This has been happening to me more and more now that I’ve moved into my own home and have to feed myself.
That’s why I created this Meal Planning and Grocery List Printable so that I would know what I was having for dinner every night of the week and what I would need to buy at the store to make it!!
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I spend a lot of time at the coffee station in my house. Whether I am making a coffee for myself or the man, I prefer to do it in an organized environment.
Nobody wants to walk downstairs first thing in the morning and walk into a messy kitchen and sleepily search for their favorite coffee.
Since the move, that has been the story of my life. So, Friday morning, on my day off from work, I decided to kick it into gear and finally set up our coffee station!!
Our Keurig is conveniently located next to the fridge and above the dishwasher. This creates an environment where it is easy to grab the cream from the fridge and put your mug in the dishwasher when you’re done.
Also, since like 83% of the dishes that come out of the dishwasher are mugs, it makes unloading a LOT easier.
Due to the location, there is not ample hidden storage for kcups. Therefore, we decided to go with an out-in-the-open approach. This contraption is actually a fruit basket, with three different compartments, each with different coffees.
The largest section houses the Dunkin Donuts Original Kcups because we drink them most and buy them in bulk.
The medium section is home to a single box of Starbucks Vanilla Flavored Kcups because we got them for Christmas and need to get rid of them so we will give them to unsuspecting guests.
The top tier is filled with Dunkin Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut Kcups because they are seasonal and on their way out.
The spoon rest was an investment I made after writing this post about gift ideas for cat lovers because I thought it was cute and because I hate that sticky spot on the counter from setting the coffee spoon down.
In the interest of full disclosure, the mugs on the tree are only the matching ones. The entire bottom shelf of the cabinet above the coffee maker is full of mismatched mugs such as this one that the man got me for Christmas and this one that I use every monday.
What does your coffee station look like? I would love to see!! Please let me know, below!
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Y’all, 2017 is quickly approaching and I don’t know about you but I’m greatly conflicted.
2016 had it’s ups and downs, but there’s just something that feels so uncertain about entering a new year.
I know we’ve all done it before and that nothing too terrible ever happens, but there is still that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I’m not ready.
That little voice really got to me today and I decided to do a little hours worth of research on 2017 planners.
So that you don’t have to sift through all of the planners on the internet looking for the one that is right for you, here are the 17 Best Planners to get you Organized in 2017:
Something really special is happening today at Blonde Roast by the Coast. We have our first ever guest post written by my friend Heather who blogs over at Blissful Intent. She is a super amazing organizer and budgeter and is going to share some organizing tips with us today!
Do you struggle with keeping your home organized and clutter free?
Do your belongings tend to make their way to a home where they don’t belong?
I remember the college days when I lived in a little apartment and owned very few things. Now that I’ve grown up a lot, gotten married, bought a home and brought children into the world it seems so much harder to keep things organized.
After years of collecting all the things, I’ve finally come to grips with the reality of adopting new things into my home. Each time I feel like I want to bring something home from the store I ask myself if I want to dedicate the hours required to keep it clean and organized.
If I could go back and tell my younger self a few things it would be these 10 organization ideas:
The habits you form at a younger age tend to stick with you. If you build good habits early on then you can save yourself hours of time and stress later on down the road. There isn’t a need to hang onto something you aren’t going to use. The drawers and cabinets in your home are precious real estate. Kick the clutter and unused things to the curb. You will notice that you are a lot less stressed out when you aren’t surrounded by clutter and constantly cleaning up.
Heather is an accountant by day and blogger by night. She’s raising a family with her husband as well as her business while working full-time. Her girls are 1 and 6 respectively, so she’s knee deep in diapers and attitude on a regular basis. You can find more of her work at Blissful Intent.