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Today I am sharing my favorite tools for organization. This post contains affiliate links. These are things I use in many ways to keep my home organized. There is a lot of need to be organized when managing your home and as you go on in life, the need increases as your family grows. These items help me keep all of the storage and record keeping information under control and in one place, which is crucial for access.

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Tools for Organization

 

1. Label Maker– Back in the day (I can’t believe I am saying that but it’s true), they had label makers that were strips of plastic and using a spinning dial, letters were punched into the film, and came out raised. At the time, it was a pretty cool gadget, but it only came in one font and took a while with the dial. Now, these wonderful label makers come in all kinds of fonts and styles that make labeling folders and boxes a breeze. They are also great for labeling shelves, personal items and drawers.

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2. Sticky Notes – I use these every day to jot down notes, ideas, and reminders. They are also great because they are color coded and are moveable. The tiny ones are great to bookmark articles, recipes, and notes. I also used these to plan my dinner menus, before I created my free printable menu plans.

3. Binders – You have heard me mention my household binder before, but I also use binders for my blog, my parents health information, school information, travel and recipes. Binders are a wonderful way to organize information that needs to be readily available.

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4. Folders – File folders are great for information that does not need to be within arms reach, but needs to be accessed at different times. They are also great for holding receipts, statements and tax information. I love the beautiful array of styles that they come in as well.

5. Storage Caddies – I have several of these in different areas of my home. Besides my household command center, I use them for crafts, pens, stationery and note cards.

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6. Plastic Zippered Storage Bags – These are so useful for so much beyond food. They are great for travel, craft supplies, appliance accessories and souvenirs.

7. Photo and Shoe Boxes – I use shoe and photo boxes for gift baskets, organizing supplies and photos.

8. Smart Phone – Possibly the greatest invention in my lifetime (after the laptop computer) has allowed me to keep my to do lists, grocery lists, contact information, photos and notes all in one place. Not to mention all the wonderful and helpful productivity apps. Honestly, how did we do it before these?

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9. Index Cards – These are a great way to sort and log information. I use mine for organizing my lists, recipes, cleaning schedules and as storage inventory logs.

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10. Color Markers/Highlighters – I love color so I often write in different colors so that I can find my notes quickly.  I love markers and tend to have more than I need, but I use them a lot.

Do you use these items? What is your favorite organization tool?

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My top ten organization tools for the home.

 

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Thursday 2nd of May 2013

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Thursday 2nd of May 2013

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Thursday 2nd of May 2013

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Tuesday 30th of April 2013

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