Organization

Button organizer

From time to time, I will be posting new uses for old things.

This was a weekly medicine organizer, where one would organize their pills.

Now, it’s being used as a button organizer, where the buttons are organized by color and size.

This is a timesaver. Now one does not have to  rummage through a clear sandwich bag or drawer to find the right button.

 

 

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Moleskine Pocket Memo with Coupons

I parted ways with my former coupon organizer. I was winding down after a long day of errands and then it hit me. The Moleskine pocket memo I used a while ago to keep track of receipts can also be used for coupons.

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I took everything out of the organizer.

Moleskine Pocket Memo with Coupons

Then I put index card dividers with alphabetical labels. You can label the dividers with whatever you want.

Finally, I filed the contents in the appropriate place.

Closed Moleskine Pocket Memo

Case closed.

You can also use the Moleskine pocket memo as a wallet as well.

Did you enjoy this hack? Vote for it on the Moleskine site.

 

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Winter

In case you missed it, most of the New England area of the U.S. was slammed with snow. So much snow, that “Juno” pretty much brought everything to a halt.

What to do when you are stuck indoors due to Mother Nature? I have some suggestions.

1. Now you have an extra day (or two) to catch up on that indoor weekend project and/or hobby you’ve been putting off.

2. Declutter your desks. Test out pens to see if they work or not. Toss or shred papers you don’t need anymore.

3. Pick up the phone and call someone who you lost touch with. Nothing like a snow day to catch up.

Have an internet connection? Great! Let’s move on.

4. Catch up on emails. Responding to and sending. Also deleting ones that are no longer applicable, like past events (unless your the organizer.) Let’s not forget to unsubscribe to those emails that are no longer relevant.

5. Make sure your finances are in order. (s/o to #MoneyLoveChallenge).

6. Catch up on “Feeds” (remember those?) No, I don’t mean Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, and  Instagram.  See what feeds and podcasts you want to subscribe, leave alone or delete.

7. Now you can reward yourself by streaming a show of your choice with the device of your choosing.

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Fly on a leaf

Summer is winding down. If you have been indoors and you have pets, this means that flies have more than likely made a visit.

It can be hard to find a non-toxic way to get rid of flies without harming your pets. Here is one method I’ve discovered by accident than can prove to be useful.

Use a used pet food can to get rid of flies in a non-toxic way.

Here are the steps I used.

  1. After feeding your pet(s), scrape out the wet food can
  2. Fill the can with some cool water about halfway
  3. Leave in an area where the files are for 24 hours
  4. After you come back from the day, flies may appear in the can
  5. Empty out water and dispose of the flies.

As the human of two cats, I can state that the method does work. More than a handful of flies have been caught in my space.

There are many factors than can contribute. Temperature, weather and humidity are some. Results may vary.

photo credit: VinothChandar via photopin cc

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