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  • The Most Important Rule for an Organized Clothes Closet - Small Notebook
    the worst Megan SortaCrunchy says January 26 2009 at 12 01 pm I m an order by type kind of gal in the closet and the dresser drawers The picture in this post reminded me that a few years ago we bought all wood hangers like those shown for our closets It has been SUCH a great motivator for keeping our clothes actually hung up There s just something about those wooden hangers that feel so neat tidy and even a little luxurious Best closet investment ever for us Lynnette says January 26 2009 at 1 31 pm Not only are the clothes hung up up by color but they face the same direction and within each color I have the arrangement of no sleeve short sleeve without collar short sleeve with collar long sleeve without collar etc Whites start on left then going to the right is the assortment of colors that end in black Skirts and my one dress is hung up at the end I know it sounds crazy but it helps me keep things sane Lynnette s last blog post Crafts to do list 2 Rose says April 28 2009 at 10 05 pm Congratulations Your post was the most helpful I have so many lovely clothes but they don t look lovely when they are in the closet in such disarray I will implement your suggestions and look forward to an orderly closet Just bought big over the door shoe bag in a soft sage color My first indication was to grab the pretty raspberry but then my decorating rational side took over Could not imagine openind two closet doors every day and having raspberry staring at me Best to all of you out there Letz Doooooo It Rose Jessica says January 26 2009 at 1 39 pm I am so psyched to really get my clothes and stuff sorted out The house we re buying has big Ikea closets and we ll also be getting a new 8 drawer dresser to match I ve been dreaming about new hangers drawer dividers shelves etc for weeks Jessica s last blog post Pants and Such Taylor at Household Management 101 says January 26 2009 at 3 01 pm You hit the nail on the head Getting your clothes less crowded in your closet not only helps you get uncluttered but it gives you a phychological boost When the closet is not too crowded there is no mental hangup to just going in there and rehanging your clothes for the day etc Taylor at Household Management 101 s last blog post Jan 24 The Household Manager Newsletter Subscribe Today Bonnie says January 26 2009 at 3 42 pm My closet is organized similar to Lynnette s I swap my clothes around each season from the unused end of the closet to the accessible end When I do this I like to put all of the hangers in backwards hook facing me and then when I wear something I move the hanger around That way at the end of the season I notice what I haven t worn and get rid of it It s really simple to see what I love and what I don t Delton says June 3 2009 at 2 58 pm Bonnie that is one of the best ideas I ve seen this year Thank You Anne says January 26 2009 at 4 08 pm I sort by work clothes business casual outing clothes dressy shirts nice jeans skirts and casual clothes T shirts work out clothes old pants Simple Gal says January 26 2009 at 8 17 pm Most of the clothes I have hanging in my closet are for work so I sort by type of shirt Sleevless Short sleeve long sleeve button down ect I have a few dresses but not many that I also have hanging up I have a shelf for shoes and a rubber maid tub for t shirts I have so many t shirts and it is hard for me to get rid of them Many are from my days as a collegiate athlete and so I wear them to work out I have a bag that I keep in the closet where I drop in clothes for Goodwill I try to take them every other month I really like to keep things minimal Robbie says January 26 2009 at 8 29 pm I used to hang clothes by type but started hanging them by color last year I find that I am making more combinations of my separates now and therefore getting more use out of my clothes Everyday pants and all sweaters go on the shelves of the closet organizer It s still not perfect closets always need tweaking That s why I enjoy reading all of these comments kitchendoor says January 27 2009 at 10 11 am Love that I m in the process of getting rid of everything we re not using in the apartment especially clothes It feels like losing dead weight Thanks kitchendoor s last blog post Booty Call Sharna says January 27 2009 at 11 45 am Saw you on OhDeeDoh today Sharna s last blog post BAD mail days momstheword says January 27 2009 at 9 02 pm Mine is organized by type of clothing and then color coded I have half a closet and dear hubby has the other half I always joke that I have a walk in closet only when I walk in it I don t go anywhere It s just one of those small sliding door type closets I do try to weed out my clothes occasionally And my shoes momstheword s last blog post I M ALLERGIC TO MORNINGS Vintage Mommy says January 27 2009 at 11 08 pm I m working on having less in my closet first by only buying things I need and love second by getting rid of things that don t fall into those categories psuklinkie says

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  • Saving Memories with Photos of the Everyday - Small Notebook
    love her perspectives and points of view I totally started a Project 365 and have already failed Hee Oh well I think if I just did it in chunks like Soule Mama s 30 days I would do better This time last year I was preparing to move my blog from Blogger to Typepad and also reminding myself to be content Megan SortaCrunchy s last blog post It s a small favor that we ask Shannon says January 24 2009 at 5 30 pm Last year at this time I was in the throws of morning sickness and exhaustion from the first trimester I forgot how difficult that first trimester can be Shannon s last blog post Prepare Your Home For a Day of Rest Notes Tips Tanna says January 24 2009 at 5 36 pm I m doing my own variation of Project 365 this year I am calling it GO Get Organized Project 365 Basically I am trying to find an instance in my everyday life where something is organizing related My kids are in the pictures and some of their activities as well as some client projects and things I am doing in our own home Some are basically turning into some great little organizing tips as well It s been fun so far but getting harder Which reminds me I need to post my pictures form the last couple of days Angie Many Little Blessings says January 24 2009 at 10 18 pm I m doing my first Project 365 this year I have really been enjoying it and I m just hoping that I can keep it up all year I started a separate blog for it because I thought that would help although I m a few days behind in updating it though I did take the pictures http manylittleblessings365 blogspot com Angie Many Little Blessings s last blog post Super Duper Chocolate Kiss Cookies Tsoniki Crazy Bull says January 25 2009 at 10 46 am This time last year I was staying with my Uncle and Aunt my kids and I and a lot of stuff in one bedroom I was visiting my Grandma every day and having lunch with my best friend every day too I d like to do something like 365 but know I couldn t stick to it Maybe I ll start small with a week and then move up from there I m just starting to scrapbook too and can already think of pages Tsoniki Crazy Bull s last blog post Eight Things In 08 nicola says January 25 2009 at 11 17 am oh what an appropriate post again for me i have just been thinking about blogging in photos only for a little while as i am super into my camera these days and a little overwhelmed by how easily i get sucked into the computer i agree photos are so important to me i constantly have photo projects going all around remembering pieces of life

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  • Small Space Solutions: Look Up for New Storage Opportunities - Small Notebook
    your formal platters a quirky object you hoard like glass from the 1930s Just not anything you need too often Cheers Rachel says January 23 2009 at 7 50 am Erin we just used little pieces of double sided tape I ve heard it can damage paint but it hasn t seemed to be a problem for us Linda says January 23 2009 at 11 32 am I think this is a very creative idea for renters or those who can t otherwise change their rooms My husband and I are about to move into a church parsonage and we may not be able to permanently change paint colors so I m thrilled to add this idea to my creative notebook Thanks very much misty says January 23 2009 at 1 18 pm genius with the gift wrap Seriously genius nicola says January 23 2009 at 2 36 pm oh yes we do lots of looking up we have a lot of people living in a small house so we try and pair organization with decluttering i like your wrapping paper idea contact paper is another good one nicola http whichname blogspot com nicola s last blog post furniture rearranging Amy Literacy Launchpad says January 23 2009 at 3 51 pm I live in an owned house we ll own it in a bit less than 30 yrs and I still love this paper idea Adding a punch without the pain or permanence of wallpaper Awesome Joy from Just Plain Joy says January 23 2009 at 6 53 pm I just decided to put more houseplants in our living room http justplainjoy blogspot com 2009 01 beauty vs simplicity html and they will be going on top of our bookcases Joy from Just Plain Joy s last blog post Friday

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  • Family Interviews for Fun - Small Notebook
    the Small Notebook an award I hope you have a chance to check it out You were one of my favorite top 8 blogs SoBella Creations s last blog post Candice N Katies Art Jenny says January 21 2009 at 10 35 am Cute idea What a neat keapsake This would be a cute scrapbooking memory to include on a scrapbook page Jenny s last blog post Out of many we are one momstheword says January 21 2009 at 11 25 am This is a great idea and you ll be glad later I have a memory box for both of my kids Over the years I have placed notes they wrote school papers funny things they said that I wrote down artwork etc It is a representation of their past I am still adding to it and our oldest is in college momstheword s last blog post WHAT KIND OF A CLEANER ARE YOU Jolene says January 21 2009 at 11 38 am Great idea My daughter who loves to talk would loooove this Jolene s last blog post My Blog is Fabulous Naomi says January 21 2009 at 11 47 am We do this sometimes too Another question we like to ask is If you could name yourself what would your name be We also do Father s Day Mother s Day interviews What s the best thing about Daddy What s the worst thing about Daddy The answers are hilarious The worst thing about Daddy this year was all those ratty t shirts Yep Naomi s last blog post Unsettled Megan SortaCrunchy says January 21 2009 at 12 35 pm sitting on mommy s lap and daddy s here oh my gosh PRECIOUS This is a darling idea Thanks for passing it along Megan SortaCrunchy s last blog post evidently things are tough all over KaseyQ says January 21 2009 at 12 48 pm It s amazing how much our children change over the years yet how much they stay the same I was just reading in my little girl s baby book she just celebrated her 3rd birthday and I read about how when I was pregnant with her she used to get into the most uncomfortable positions and when I d try to move her she would kick me Reading that I had to laugh because now that she s 3 she has perfected the art of saying the word Mo OM and she is as stubborn as they come Everything is No Mommy I do it mySELF So simply put she is the same at 3 years old as she was in the womb It s her way or the highway well as much as Mommy lets her get away with it What a great idea to do an interview with your little one I think I may try to do that with mine once a year maybe around their birthdays and stick it in their baby books KaseyQ s last blog post Swagbucks

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  • How Clutter Goes Unnoticed - Small Notebook
    here at work we had a bunch of random binders that I honestly didn t know what they re here for so they got boxed up and put in the warehouse and it looks so nice I have two clutter spots right now we have a bag of Christmas gifts that seriously haven t moved since we brought them back from the in laws on Christmas night chuckles I need to find homes for them oh and the boxes of leftover stuff that was at my parents house that they brought over have to go through those too dang it My constant clutter struggle spot is my desk though We don t have a filing cabinet and I m still getting used to organizing my finances so it s my default dump area for any reciepts after they go into the checkbook mail catalogs magazines tax paperwork and this is a tiny little IKEA desk from college I almost can t see the bottom part of my monitor anymore sad I guess I know what my weekend projects are CJ says January 14 2009 at 11 51 am I declutter like I m starting back to school which I ll be doing next week My last semester of nursing Once school starts I spend every spare minute studying so I always take the few weeks I have off between semesters tackling clutter that I know will just sit there for 15wks if I don t get to it Last night I tore through my closet which was last on my list YAY My big projects this time were kitchen drawers cabinets and downsizing my Christmas decorations OH And I did my nightstand drawers which were overflowing with stuff that had nowhere else to go Also made it through the kids closets and rearranged their furniture to boot I need a nap But it feels so good On another topic I thought of a tip I had read awhile ago that I never actually put into place but I wanted to share it anyway If you have kids who are close ish in age where hand me downs may not be easily distinguishable here s an idea on how to tell what clothes have been passed on and what belongs to who Say you have a shirt that belongs to your oldest child Make one small dot with a sharpie on the tag signifying it belongs to child 1 When that shirt is handed down to child 2 make another dot to signify it now belongs to your second child and so on I thought this was such a great idea I don t know why I never used it haha would save a lot of This isn t mine Sarah says January 14 2009 at 12 39 pm Oh Rachel you can t banish BRENDA How will I find your car in the parking garage I just spot the car that has the crazy woman always in the backseat Love you Mom Sarah s last blog post The New Me Juliet says January 14 2009 at 12 48 pm Ugh My husband s collection of old computer stuff and a HUGE pile of camping gear that has yet to find a home in basement I am pretty good at the old sort and toss but I just can t summon the gumption to handle these tasks And the camping stuff is now partially obscured by the christmas stuff that never got really put away either It s definately getting worse by the day down there nicola says January 14 2009 at 12 49 pm oh my goodness i say this all the time That s what happens to clutter It sticks around so long that you don t even see it soooo true in fact we check up on each other since we don t see our own clutter i see my husband s he sees mine nicola http whichname blogspot com nicola s last blog post being tested Rachel says January 14 2009 at 1 59 pm Nicola that is such a good point I always notice Doug s clutter but I am oblivious to my own Poor Doug Denise says January 14 2009 at 2 01 pm I was just thinking about clutter yesterday I had a very bad day with baby Bean because he was sick and I couldn t find anything I needed I was ready to just go around the house with trash bags and throw everything out I wonder how we got so much useless stuff piled everywhere when we started out with one dresser one futon and on bed when we first got married I am looking forward to having a yard sale this summer so I can get rid of it all I am so tired of having too too too much stuff corinne says January 14 2009 at 2 31 pm Oh my our garage is a disaster area Like you that is where everything goes because you can t see it when you come in and also because I am stressed when there is clutter in my home so it all goes into the garage This weekend I asked okay begged my friends to come over and de clutter my garage with me I know myself 1 if I do it alone I will keep a lot of stuff and 2 if I do it alone and walk into the garage it will all seem too overwhelming to me and I will walk back out because knitting is way more fun than decluttering Corinne corinne s last blog post Good Things Julie Marr says January 14 2009 at 3 06 pm Are you sure you want to get rid of Brenda just yet It seems like she attracts a lot of good karma Julie Marr s last blog post cold outside cozy inside Leighanne Crouch says January 14 2009 at 5 37 pm RIP Sweet Brenda You will be missed

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  • Inviting the Fresh Air In - Small Notebook
    house spring fall but Massachusetts winters are very cold and even a few minutes with the door open per day would make our high heating bills substantially higher I love the concept but our budget can t handle it maryanne s last blog post Geometric shape play Amanda L says January 12 2009 at 10 59 am I love the nice days here in Charleston when we can open the windows The house smells so good When we lived closer to the coast the smell of salt in the air is unmatchable We live further inland now so we don t get that wonderful sea breeze But open windows on beautiful days are a must Amanda L s last blog post Note to self Holly says January 12 2009 at 11 01 am I live in a really mild climate here in San Francisco so even in the dead of winter I get to air out my apartment all weekend There s nothing like fresh air jodi bpr says January 12 2009 at 11 34 am I m in the humid hot south so we open windows mostly in the spring fall and I absolutely love those days It s so nice to have that breath of fresh air swirl into the house Throughout the year I never hesitate to open a window our back screen door to air out cooking smells from the kitchen can t stand for those to get too entrenched especially with certain meals jodi bpr s last blog post Taking it day by day Jen in KS says January 12 2009 at 11 37 am In Kansas the winter temps can vary wildly So whenever the mercury pokes its head above 49 degrees F I m opening windows We have a screened in porch too and I usually open the doors to it when the weather is nicer Our cat loves those days Jen in KS s last blog post How d we do and what s ahead Rachel says January 12 2009 at 11 53 am Nicole I was just thinking about the benefits of fresh air compared to the cost of heating I think it would at least be worth airing out the bedrooms for a few minutes each morning letting the sheets air and then making the bed Jennifer says January 12 2009 at 12 14 pm It s a little hard to brave subzero temps so we keep windows and screen doors open in the spring summer and autumn All seasons are mild enough here to enjoy the fresh air without too much heat Jennifer s last blog post Convenience Foods Hacked Jenny says January 12 2009 at 12 15 pm We open them a lot in the spring and fall I love fresh air I think that is why I am somewhat of a grump in the winter months Lymari says January 12 2009 at 12 17 pm I am seriously struggling with this one I am from the Caribbean where we even sleep with our windows open all year long I didn t know I was allergic to things until after we moved to the Pacific Northwest where I can no longer open the windows perhaps until July temperatures below 72 degrees are freezing to me I feel like I m about to loose my mind To all of you who can open their windows please do so and enjoy Sherry says January 12 2009 at 12 19 pm We live in VA with the beauty comes tons of pollen at different seasons times We sleep with the sliding glass door open cracked in the bedroom regardless of how cold it is The AC is on during the warm hot humid months I routinely air out the house when the temperature permits the heat is the only thing that keeps me from doing this I throw open the windows doors turn on the celing fans Sometimes when it is cold I shut certain doors air out just parts of the house to preserve some heat darah says January 12 2009 at 12 28 pm I feel like if I don t air out the house at least every couple weeks we all get sick or are more likely to pass around the germs It s tough in Iowa in the winter but it makes the rooms feel so clean I also try and air the bedding often We live in a two story house so my daughter and I hang out on the other floor for the couple of hours I have the windows open The rest of the year except in the crazy humidity the window are always open darah s last blog post why hello sisyphus Francis says January 12 2009 at 1 18 pm I also love to open the windows and I find it not too bad in winter if I open one on the south side of the house The air feels so warm on that side as opposed to the chilly north side Granted I am in NM but our elevation is around 5500 so we get winter too I need to do this more We leave the windows open all summer as well Deb says January 12 2009 at 2 15 pm Open it up to let out all those wonderful fireplace smells Maybe on a really warm random winter day But mostly I wait until we can smell spring coming Tara says January 12 2009 at 2 59 pm I read on MSNBC that people get sick in the winter more often because of all the stale air in the house that was kind of a revelation to me Now I make a conscious effort to do it whenever possible even though of course I like it anyway Our climate is pretty mild so even in the winter we will have random bouts of warm weather so we never have to go too long without getting some fresh air comfortably chinamama4

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  • Good Reads: the Celebrating Small Victories Edition - Small Notebook
    a rag quilt for my nephew Liz s last blog post 3 grocery stores a trip across town by 1pm Kelli says January 10 2009 at 10 47 am Thanks for the Crazy Fingers link My son renamed a lot of my files on the desktop of my lovey Mac interesting names like asdpoiugpoiut Yeah that was interesting to figure out Kelli s last blog post Say Cheese Kelli says January 10 2009 at 10 48 am I can never figure out why the commentluv thing always shows a post from last month I m not getting something Oh well Rachel says January 10 2009 at 11 57 am Kelli I have no idea about the commentluv either Sometimes it seems like it s working sometimes it doesn t Liz I finally took my Christmas decorations down too KaseyQ says January 10 2009 at 1 03 pm I am proud of myself for keeping up with my blog and not only that but finding that it is something that I absolutely LOVE doing I have dreamed of being a writer since I could read and this week I received the honor of writing a guest post for one of my blogging idols I also really enjoy the whole blogging network the people you meet and the virtual friendships you can have Rachel thanks for also being a great inspiration and sharing one of my posts with your readers I feel like people are actually hearing what I have to say Oh and good job on the toast KaseyQ s last blog post My Guest Post Debut on Money Saving Mom Ashley Wide Open Wallet says January 10 2009 at 6 46 pm Thanks so much for the mention Ashley Wide Open Wallet s last blog post Interview with Mrs Money Emily remodelingthislife says January 10 2009 at 8 31 pm Thanks for the link Rachel I am proud that I made a batch of peanut butter cookies yesterday and they lasted just over 24 hours Nearly a record Emily remodelingthislife s last blog post Shopping at TJMaxx JOHNNY says January 11 2009 at 8 19 pm THANK YOU THIS IS VERY COOL THIS IS A GOOD WAY HAVE HELP KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Megan SortaCrunchy says January 12 2009 at 12 07 am fantastic links as always can t wait to check out the crazy fingers In fact I think I shall start calling AJ Crazy Fingers Seems about right this week I took some major steps towards a dream I ve been dreaming for a long time Feels very good very energizing and very scary Megan SortaCrunchy s last blog post notes feedback requests V Higgins says January 12 2009 at 1 10 pm My small victory this week was actually listening to my body and my doctor and letting myself rest and not stress about the work I was missing Now I m back at work and actually almost 100 recovered Geri says January 12 2009 at

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  • Good Reads: Looking Back at 2008 - Small Notebook
    day I do want to thank readers who have shared their ideas and experiences through emails and comments You make Small Notebook so much better If this blog were a movie then now would be when the band starts playing and everyone gets to dance because this has been a really great year Thanks everyone 13 Comments January 3 2009 in This That About Rachel I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter Previous Finding the Motivation to Make a Change Next Glass Jars in the Kitchen Pantry Comments The Nester says January 3 2009 at 7 09 am oh what a fabulous list of women an honor to be included you are one of my favorites Happy New Year The Nester s last blog post Southern Snow Stephanie says January 3 2009 at 9 10 am Thanks for this I love Small Notebook and am always looking for new blogs to read Stephanie s last blog post looking back Megan SortaCrunchy says January 3 2009 at 9 17 am Wow Rachel That s a lot of pressure Hee As The Nester said it s an incredible honor to be mentioned in this amazing group of women Thank you for that As I ve gone on and on about before I m so glad we met this year and I am incredibly excited to experience the new year with you Megan SortaCrunchy s last blog post resolved surrender Katie at makingthishome com says January 3 2009 at 9 35 am Well shoot Here I was making a resolution to cut back on the blogs I follow and you introduce me to some goodies Not that I complain because they re in my RSS and looking hot So well thanks Katie Katie at makingthishome com s last blog post Our Favorite New Kitchen Toys jill says January 3 2009 at 12 51 pm Oh I thought I sensed someone discretely following me and E through the grocery store last week o You can stalk me anytime Rachel Although you ve got it backwards YOU lead and I follow Thanks so much for the blog love It is mutual And I m sure I ll soon be adding the rest of your Good Reads to mine Alana Gray Matters says January 4 2009 at 10 27 am Great list some I m not familiar with so I m looking forward to checking them out Megan s one of my favorite bloggy friends too Alana Gray Matters s last blog post I m Sew Excited Sarah Life in the Parsonage says January 4 2009 at 12 20 pm Well you are just to sweet I 2nd the others on their comments totally and completely Your blog is such a breath of fresh air every single time I visit I m off to check out the others Sarah Life in the Parsonage s last blog post It Makes Sense Geri says January 4

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