Category Archives: Being Organised

I Will be Organised!!!!

This time of year gets busy for everyone and although I’m not in paid employment I still have quite a busy life and with some of the extra things occupying me at the moment, I realised that I had almost forgotten several birthdays (about half my extended family seem to have theirs in November, December and early new year)

I was going through my new diary for next year writing all the birthdays in and writing the cards required for the next few weeks when I hit on the idea of preparing all the cards for next year at the same time.

I know of some people who prepare a load of cards and simply put the date on the top of the card where the stamp would go so that they know when to post it.

I had already accumulated a stack of birthday and blank cards so I set to work to see how far I could get with what I had in stock.

I thought about actually writing them, but decided not to as that would give me flexibility to change the cards if I saw something nearer the time that would be a better match.  The important thing was that people received a card to show that they had been remembered.

So; I found some sticky labels (the ones like post it notes that you can write on or mark a place/piece of paper with) and wrote the persons name and the date of their birthday on it.  I then attached it to the selected card and created a pile in date order which I then placed into a folder (you could use something like a shoe box if you have a lot more cards.

I did quite well and managed to cover the majority with using a selection of nice blank cards too.

Birthday cards are quite expensive now with most of them costing £2 or £3, and then you have the cost of postage on top.  You can save a bit of money by purchasing a couple of packs of nice note cards and using them.  I found some really nice quality ones which were only £2 for 10 so you can mix and match them as well as having cards ready for anything else like a thank you note or a get well card.

While I was doing this, I made a note of the people or events that I will still need obtain cards for; things like wedding anniversaries or special birthdays so when I am next in a shop looking at cards, I have some idea of which ones I need buy.

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Laundry Tip

Does your Laundry/Airing cupboard disintegrate into chaos and you have trouble finding everything you are looking for?

Well here’s a simple little tip I’ve picked up which will help.

When you’ve washed and ironed your bed linen, sort and fold everything you need for each bed set (sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover etc) into a pile for each set.

Then take one pillow case from the set (if you have matching sets then the one which helps identify which set you want) and carefully place all the bed linen for each set inside the pillow case and fold down the pillow case over itself.

You can then place the set into your cupboard and when you next want to change your bed linen, everything is together in an organised bundle which you can simply remove without having to sort through to find the right number of pillow cases or the correct sheet for different size beds.

By using the pillow cover you can easily identify the set you wish to use and your cupboard stays neat and tidy

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