Housewife MacGyver: Organize Thyself with A Bowl Full of Lemons

I'm so excited today to have Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons here to share some organizing tips with us. Here's Toni!

I've always wanted to be a mom... but I got much more than I bargained for!  I'm a mother of 3, an accountant, taxi driver, housekeeper, wife of almost 14 years, chef, organizer, teacher, volunteer, comforter, nurse, photographer, sister, daughter, blogger, entertainer, veteran, Christian, and so much more!  I love all of my jobs dearly!  But, the job I'm sharing with you today is blogger!  
I have a cleaning & organizing blog called A Bowl Full of Lemons.  I started my blog at the end of November, 2010 to share my love for all things organizing & cleaning.  I am a Shaklee distributor as well... and my blog is where I show how I use my Shaklee products.  
The thing I pride myself most with is reusing what I have, instead of purchasing everything new (although I do love to shop for organizing items). 
Some great tips to organize on a budget are:
1. Go around your home and collect all containers, baskets, boxes, etc... not being used & put them in a specific place just for "organizers".  Then when you need something organized, you have your own "shop" to choose a container from. I hosted a 21 day organizing challenge where I had everyone do this. They used the containers through out the challenge.
2.  Use old priority boxes to create magazine storage boxes.
3. Use cardboard shoe boxes, check book boxes, etc... to organize. 
I have LOTS more tips & ideas on my blog.  I also started a new weekly challenge that will help get your life organized! The main goal for you is to clear your life of clutter.  To do this, you only need to take one step at a time.  Clean out one drawer at a time.  You will get there and your life will be much easier because of it!

Thanks, Toni! If you haven't stopped by A Bowl Full of Lemons, you need to! Toni shares great tips and tricks for cleaning and organizing in a simple but fantastic way, and she hosts a weekly organizing challenge, too -- this week is a home launch pad. If you missed the 21 days of organizing challenge in January (or just only made it through a few of the days, like me :), you can follow the list here to organize your home any time of the year. :) 

And as you're working on getting organized this month, don't forget to stop by and link up to the party. There just might be something in it for you. Just sayin' ;)

Happy organizing!


Megan Harmeyer said...

I would've never thought to use the Priority Mail boxes for magazine storage! Now I want to go home to do that. Thanks for the great tips. I'm going to check out A Bowl Full of Lemons, too.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I'm on day 5!

Debra said...

What a great idea to use the old boxes! What a great post about organization!

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