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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 14, 2009

More organizing ideas

Have you started yet? Organizing that is? http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/ is having a way too much fun organizing party...some great ideas! I have a few piles of papers (a few?) ok there are a lot of piles to be gone through. My biggest weakness...at least I think it is...is not filing when I should, or sorting when I should, putting things where they should go...but letting those papers pile up into monsters that I tremble at!

Yes I have read just about every book on taming the paper tiger there is. The real issue is you can read and read but at some point you have to get tough and jump in! Ay yi yi!!!! I would rather have a root canal or give birth then to deal with piles of paper!
Do you think if your files might be a little prettier to look at you would file more?

I love the idea of putting things in baskets, or cute luggage, photo boxes...
photo http://www.dominomag.com/ Hubby takes my baskets and fills them with farm tools, bird seed, farm periodicals...Is there such a thing as an interior decorator for farm...equipment...someone help me here!
photo above from http://makingitlovely.com/ (This gal has a wonderful site with great ideas)

other photos http://www.countryliving.com
I love all these boxes and magazine holders. If you liked shabby chic you could do light colors, pastels and whites. If you wanted prim you could go barn red, mustard and dark blue!

Wow here are some wonderful ideas for arranging things in an orderly but great way! (Is this a real place where people live? Come on!)

Bill paying center

Are you in the mood yet to make your bill paying area prettier? I must admit I hate paying bills, filing, dealing with piles of paper. (Root canal anyone? That's what filing feels like to me!) But I have thought if I could make it prettier I might not dread it so (labor pains anyone?) much by using pretty baskets, pretty files or recovered files, home office items that I actually like instead of using left overs because I haven't bothered to make this area nice.
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Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Those spaces are pretty and certainly would inspire me to do more paperwork. What great spaces!

Janene said...

I so love the one with the wicker baskets!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Debbie; I love all those very organized photos. I wish I could be that way. I keep trying though, but it never seems to stay that way. lol

Have a great week


Cathy said...

Thanks for getting me motivated to get things more organized aound here!! :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Debbie!

This was motivation enough for me to organize some closets this month!! Thanks!! :)

Thank you too for stopping in and leaving such sweet comments! yes, I am so in love with anything Susan Branch too and now decoupaging, lol, that was too funny when you said your hubby has to hide the farm tools, lol! But, its a great idea :)hehe

Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Cynthia

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wonderful. I love love love this post. Especially since, I too, am in the middle of all this organizing. These sites are all great, and everything looks good too!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I LOVE to organize, and yet I have a perpetual paper war. Not with household bills and that sort of paper; it's the stuff I print off of the web -- all the nifty articles and tips and creative ideas on myriad of themes.

I am pleased to 'meet' another vigilante paper warrior. I look forward to future visits....

Mimi Sue said...

Love all those ideas. The baskets with the tags are the cutest. Mimi

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I totally love the little pink suitcases. Great ideas for organizing.

The Muse said...

lol lol on the farm equip...oh my I have been struggling with that for YEARS lol