June 29, 2012

That's How I Organize Thursday (a Linky Party)!!!

I had to laugh as I read through the comments on my Blogiversary Giveaway (WHAT!?  You haven't entered yet?  Click here to enter--ends in 2 more days!)    So many of us have gazillions of organization projects on our minds this summer. They could be school or home... or in my case, BOTH!!  


To keep myself focused and on the right track... I decided to throw my first LINKY PARTY!  I'm so excited to try this out, and have a special summer feature called:
Each Thursday this summer you'll have a chance to link up and show off your ORGANIZATION!  You are welcome to share how you organize something at school and/or at home--but please show us with a picture or two (you know teachers want a visual!)  This can be Pinterest inspired or your own idea... I hope this will help keep all of us on target to finishing those organization to-do's this summer.  Don't forget to link up below (please link directly to your organization post, not your blog.  THANKS!) 

This week, I decided to tackle 2 projects. 
Sterilite 3 Drawer Organizer
Sticker Organization for School:
One of my organizational dilemmas has been my stickers.  We all know they can get out of hand.  I had been using a few Sterilite drawers like this.  Unfortunately, they just tended to be a huge mess and I always missed using certain stickers ("Oh, so that's where the 100th day stickers went!").  So, I threw all my stickers into these tubs as I was packing up my room... and added it to my to-do list (and my temporary garage pile of "teacher work for the summer"... it's ok to admit that you have one too!)


First I separated the stickers into piles.  I started with months and added some general categories (like stars, smileys, alphabet, animals, etc). The piles took over my dining room table... but at least it was progress.  










Then I thought about other sticker storage ideas I had pinned this summer--and looked for inspiration!
A Cupcake for the Teacher
      
Miss Kindergarten
Be Simply Organized


I really liked all these ideas... but thought the last one might work best for me (and the space and supplies I had).  I had a bunch of those clear pockets from a teacher cleaning out last year (always good to be in the right place at the right time--namely, when someone is giving away freebies!)

I removed the string--since I couldn't picture myself winding and unwinding the string around the little circle every time I needed a sticker!  I just pulled off the string and added the adhesive circular Velcro in its place.

Next I simply put each pile of stickers into a clear envelope--which, luckily, fit nicely into this tub I already had at home.  I added labels and here's the finished product!!  I'm so excited with how it turned out... except now I see exactly where the gaps are in my sticker collection!  :o)  Guess I just need to attend a retired teacher convention to collect some more!!  What's your school organization idea?  Please share and link up!


Hair Ties and Clips Organization for Home:  
Well, there was one thing at home that's been bothering me too--my daughter's hair clips and hair ties always seem to be everywhere (and she's only 3! LOL!).  I just needed a better storage system... I guess anything is better than this trusty Ziploc bag!  LOL!

I started by finding this container in the craft section at Wal-Mart.  It was perfect!  Next I separated the hair ties into the compartments by color.


Then I did the same thing with the clips (rounding them up around the house as I went!).







Of course I needed to add a cute sign to the top (for my little red head!).  She loves her new hair clip box and has done a beautiful job of putting them away already.  Mission accomplished!  What's your home organization idea?  Please share and link up!

Have FUN and I hope you will link up your organization ideas!  Remember, it can be a new or old project, for school, home, or both.  Just link up to your actual post!  Can't wait to be INSPIRED by everyone's organization!!!!

2 comments:

  1. This is a great idea!! I definitely will be linking up!! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. I'm loving your organization ideas and am happy I found this linky party through you! It's perfect :] I'm now following you!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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