Staying on top of things. Printable lists for an organized day.

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Things have been insanely busy for me lately since I started my new part time job. Running a business after work and on weekends is definitely more tedious thAn when I was simply working for myself at home. And after taking a day off for my birthday last weekend and another day to relax, I now find I’ve fallen behind with the day to day tasking of blogging, making soap and lotions, photographing my handmade products, and adding my new creations to my website.
Fortunately, my boyfriend is headed to Guatemala next week for a job so it will give me ten good days to catch up and hopefully get ahead. I tend to enjoy my boyfriend’s company a little too much – I mean who doesn’t like good company from time to time – so it distracts me from the task of work and blogging in particular. I’d like to get back to having several days worth of blog posts drafted ahead of time – what blogger doesn’t? – so when I take an evening off to see a band or get cuddles, I don’t fall behind.
My solution, like it has been in the past when there’s more work than time to accomplish it in, is to organize and prioritize with lists. Lucky for me I stumbled across the perfect site to help me get those lists completed so I can start working on things. The site is called Organized Home and it contains free printable lists for most everything imaginable. Their Household Notebook contains an array of printable pages that you can print and include in a binder. It includes a daily to do list, a master to do list, daily and weekly planner pages, a weekly chore list, a shopping list, a menu planner, inventory check lists and more. (I’m frantically printing pages as I type this.) Additionally, Organized Home also offers printable calendar pages and lined blank pages for any extra notes or bright ideas.
And, if you’re really gung ho and the type to plan out Christmas starting in July, you’ll definitely want to check out the free Christmas Planning eBook and Printables from Christmas Your Way that I mentioned in my post, Preparing for the Upcoming Holiday Season, last year. The free printable ebook contains a printable address book, baking planner, budget worksheet, calendar, cards worksheet, decor inventory, family traditions, gift ideas, gift list, handmade gifts, master-to-do list, order tracking and shopping list.
What do you do to help you stay organized and get things on your to do list done while still occasionally taking a break from daily chores?

Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.

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With the Christmas season just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for the parties, gifts and food! Organizing Your Way Blog has a wonderful, free Christmas Planner that you can download and print.
This free ebook contains an address book, baking planner, budget worksheet, calendar, cards worksheet, decor inventory, family traditions, gift ideas, gift list, handmade gifts, master-to-do list, order tracking and shopping list.
Following are a few ideas for making your own handmade gifts for a handmade Christmas. These gifts are fabulous yet inexpensive to make.
Tidy Mom Blog has recipes for making spicy, holiday sugar scrubs and a Christmas CD. There are recipes for a Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub and Sweet N’ Spicy Brown Sugar Scrub. You’ll also find a CD cover download! You can find those recipes here.
Personalized jewelry is both beautiful and fun! Follow this easy step by step tutorial from The Crafting Chicks for making industrial strength jewelry. This is definitely a gift that will be treasured forever.

Everyone can use an address book! This book can be personalized any way you like and is easy to make with free downloadable address book pages. Find the instructions for making this book at I Love It All Blog.

Personalize liquid soap and hand sanitizer containers for inexpensive teacher gifts! Find this craft project and downloads at The Idea Room.

Personalize a dessert dish using simple etching techniques. Then gift with the recipient’s favorite dessert inside the container! You’ll find the how to for making your own etched glass trifle bowl at Tidy Mom Blog.