Organize Address and Phone Numbers--The Idea Room Organization Tips with Clean Mama
I am so excited to kick off our new Idea Room Organizational Tips series with Clean Mama! I always feel the need to clean, organize and de-junk my home during the month of January and Clean Mama is just the person to with the skills and know how to get me headed in the right direction. If you don't follow her blog get on over there...you don't know what you are missing. And lucky for you...she is going to be posting here every other Thursday for several weeks helping us get our homes and clutter in tip top shape. But enough from me...here's Becky aka Clean mama!
Hello Idea Room Readers - I'm Becky from the Clean Mama blog and I'm so excited to be here today! For the first installment of "Organizing Tips", I'm going to show you how I made my own address and telephone number box - to replace my beloved Rolodex.
I love to have numbers and addresses handy in the kitchen by the phone - but I wanted to come up with a cuter way to keep those contacts handy.
say goodbye to this little guy
start with a box - this could be a vintage recipe box tin, an old recipe card box that you no longer use, or (this is what I did) you can purchase an unfinished hinged box here at JoAnn.com (get an online code from retailmenot.com to get an even better discount)
choose your paints - I mixed these three colors to get just the right color to accent my kitchen
paint entire box (inside, outside, bottom)
in a word document, type up dividers for your sections - or I made a printable of the ones that I used - there's a black and a teal version
print out labels to divide up your contacts alphabetically (I printed mine on a patterned piece of scrapbook paper, cut to 8 1/2 x 11 inches)
cut into desired shapes
decoupage label to box and paint the gel medium on the entire box
(I use Martha's, but Mod Podge is awesome too)
glue labels to index cards - carefully space the labels so you can see all the labels at the same time, like file
put your addresses and phone numbers in your new box
some ideas for how to organize your information:
Thanks for having me Amy! I hope this is a fun organizing tip for all of you - I'd love for you to come and visit me at my blog, Clean Mama - January is Cleaning Month, so there's lots of dust flying around.
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