Organization

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Using Space Efficiently

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If you ask my husband, he’d tell you we live in a box. If you ask me, I would just whisper “our house is very small” using my index finger and thumb to show that it’s only an inch big. lol It is small, but it’s bigger than a box, but, small.

Very small.

The problem with having too much stuff is it makes your already small-looking space look a lot smaller.

I found a bunch of posts that show you (and me) how to organize space effectively – whether it’s a room, a closet or a drawer. There are so many great ideas that I am sure you’ll find a few to inspire you.


17 Creative Uses of Storage Cubes


Architecture Art Designs

Architecture Art Designs



13 Amazing Organization Tips To Squeeze That Extra Storage Out Of Your Kitchen


Kitchen Organization

Good Housekeeping



17 Very Smart Tips To Organize Every Room In Your House


Diane S. Via Hometalk

Diane S. Via Hometalk



15 Solutions To Organize Your Pantry


YummyMummyKitchen

YummyMummyKitchen



Farmhouse Chic Kitchen Organizers


Stonegableblog

Stonegableblog



10 Awesome Organization Ideas That You Can Have Done In 15 Minutes Or Less


FamilyHandyman

FamilyHandyman



10 Smart Pieces Of Furniture That Prove That Effeciency Can Also Be Beautiful


Matthew Pauk

Matthew Pauk



7 budget-friendly organization ideas for the bathroom you’ll need to copy immediately


Darkroom & Dearly

Darkroom & Dearly



7 Organization Ideas That Will Cost You next To Nothing


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Do you have some organization tips to share?

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I have been working in the background trying to get all the links to my articles posted to one page on the blog for easy searching.

This is the first update, and I have oh-so-much-more-to-do.

But for now, if you’d like to look for a previous article, you can find them here on the Articles tab located at the top of the blog.

Hope this makes it a lot easier for you to find what you need. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Goals Not Resolutions (Part 7)

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Goals Not Resolutions (Part 7)
My home improvement goals are a definite challenge.

I have so much I want to do, want to get accomplished this year, that I’m a bit overwhelmed as to where to start.

The one room I really want to work on, I’m leaving for last because there’s so much in it. Half I wish to keep, and the other half sell or donate. I wrote about it last year, and never finished what I set out to accomplish in the room.

Not only do I want to organize, declutter and downsize my house, but I also NEED to organize this blog. I went to find to link to the post I wrote last year and I can’t find it.

I have lots of projects in mind for 2016 (maybe too many) – some big (like that one room) and others are small. All of them center around organizing, decluttering, and downsizing.

Because of all I want to do, I have a feeling it will take me a full year to complete all of the projects.

As I organize, declutter and downsize I’ll be setting up some boxes: One for keeping, one for trash, and one for selling/donation. I am going to try and sell the tings we no longer wish to hold on to and that could take some time depending on the method I use (yard sale or internet).

I also have some painting projects for this year, but all that will depend on how quickly items get sold/donated, and cleared out.

Did you make any home improvement goals for this year?

If you missed my previous post, you can check it out here: Goals Not Resolutions (Part 2), Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5, and Part 6.

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Goals Not Resolution (Part 6)

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I have such lofty dreams, visions and goals for this category, but I think it’s because I am so passionate about learning new things, and increasing my knowledge base.

It doesn’t matter if it comes from a new cooking technique, a new craft or DIY, or the book I am reading.
Goals Not Resolution (Part 6)

I love books, and I set a goal for myself to read 20 books this year.

There are some books you can read fast, but others that teach you something require a slower pace, some meditation/thought and perhaps even pen and paper to jot notes in your journal.

I ‘think’ I can read 20 books this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also want to learn how to or about 26 new DIY type skills. Like crocheting, making some more money-saving items for our home here at Cheap Frugal Headquarters.

Those are my educational goals for this year.

Did you make any educational-type goals for this year?

If you missed my previous post, you can check it out here: Goals Not Resolutions (Part 2), Part 3 , Part 4 , and Part 5.

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Goals Not Resolution (Part 5)

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At the Cheap Frugal Headquarters our financial goals are long term, and not short term.

I wish I could tell you that our debt is small and it won’t take but a short time to pay it off, sadly, that’s not the case. I know we are not the only ones out there that have a mountain of debt that they are working to pay off.

I’m always looking for less expensive ways to do things – anything that saves us money.

I’m also always looking for ways to make some extra money. Whether it be making and selling items, or selling things as we downsize.

We are working on building up our $1,000 emergency fund again since we depleted it last year, and are considering making it $1,500, if we possibly can this year, since last year just proved that $1,000 wasn’t nearly enough. I’d rather have more than enough than not enough and have to barter to get things done. I know my husband would agree to that too.

And, if you are participating in this challenge:

Goals Not Resolution (Part 5)

As of today, you should have $3.51 cents in that jar! I hope you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are more mindful of your money (coming in and going out), chances are you’ll be a wiser steward of what God gives you.

Did you make any financial goals for this year?

If you missed my previous post, you can check it out here: Goals Not Resolutions (Part 2), Goals Not Resolutions (Part 3) and Goals Not Resolutions (Part 4).

Goals Not Resolutions (Part 4)

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I am still planning on talking about my goals in small chunks. I really have much too much written down to put it all in one post. So, if you remember my last post where I put it all out there, today I am going to be more specific and write out my focus area in more detail.

Today I’m going to talk health and wellness as it relates to me. This focus area is really something that’s ongoing as I began working on this over 16 months ago and will continue this for the rest of my life.

But I know if I want to enjoy my senior years I better take greater care of myself now.

Sometimes willpower has nothing to do with it.

Sometimes your motivation can come from the confines of a hospital bed (maybe yours or maybe that of a loved one).

Sometimes disgust and frustration are all you need to turn from the direction you’ve been traveling, to a new path in a new direction.

Medicine doesn’t cure anything, it just controls or manages that thing.

Sometimes the side effects of one medicine causes another illness that you will then have to take medicine for.

Let food be your medicine.

The right foods.

Sometimes not setting a goal is the goal to have.
Goals Not Resolutions (Part 4)
I’d love to have my body at my goal weight at this point in time, but when I started on this healthier me journey I promised myself that I would work at me everyday with no unrealistic expectations.

I didn’t put any pressure on myself to lose a certain amount of weight in a specific time-frame.

I didn’t beat myself up if I skipped exercising for one day, or even 2 days in a row.

I did have a goal to quit smoking as a birthday present to myself. I was going to switch to an e-cig and then eventually taper off that. I’ve had an e-cig for several years that I used a few times but, it made me cough (I see irony in that!). I took it to one of those e-cig stores and the guy had me try a couple different liquids, and we found one that didn’t make me cough. Long story short, the e-cig or parts of it kept breaking and I didn’t quit for my birthday.

I did quit though.

Yay, me! ๐Ÿ˜€

When I was admitted to the hospital in November for 4 days – it was 4 smoke-free, temptation-free days. I considered it a gift from God, and I wasn’t going to blow it. I’m 9 weeks smoke-free now!

But I will tell you that I allowed myself a couple of months to focus on not-smoking and not-so-much on my eating. I just couldn’t do both at the same time.

So, my goal for a healthier me is to:
– continue to lose weight till eventually reaching my goal weight
– to move daily (even if it’s not formal exercise)
– decrease food/drink consumption (less fat, less meat (to eventually no meat), sugar-laden foods)
– increase food/drink consumption (more vegetables, fruit, more water)
– eliminate unhealthy habits

Did you make any health goals for this year?

If you missed my previous post, you can check it out here: Goals Not Resolutions (Part 2), and Goals Not Resolutions (Part 3).