Wednesday, January 5, 2011

If Your NY's Resolution is to Get Organized ...

... Pull out the highlighters and start color coding your day planner. Just kidding! You don't have to go that far to make organization an every day part of your life. Think baby steps ... And here are a few deals that will get you on your feet!

FREE Downloadable Annual Calendars
Red Stamp has five different colorful patterns to match your personality, from Bright & Bold Multi-Colored to Preppy Chevron Navy & Coral. Or print out all five to strategically place around the house, like next to your desk or on the fridge. It's always helpful to have 2011 at a glance!

11 Under $11 in '11
We stumbled on this great post from Babble, a blog for "a new generation of parents." Check it out for unique ways to get organized without pinching pennies. We thought the Habit Former Cards were pretty neat-o. For $7 get 30 tips on basic organizing skills -- one for every day of the month.

After Holiday Calendar Sales
Both Borders and Barnes and Noble are currently offering 50% off all 2011 calendars, including wall versions, page-a-day types, and planners. We especially like the Family Life Calendar, designed just for busy moms, at only $7.49. For a touch of humor, pick up the Retro Mama Planner also at $7.49. "A little vino in my coffee cup and no one will ever know!"

Take 30% Off All Elfa Storage Solutions
The mecca of all veteran organizers is The Container Store, no ifs, ands, or buts. And right now, they're offering newbies like you 30% off all Elfa products and installation. Start small with a new drawer system to organize your kids' arts and craft supplies, or plunge in with a complete closet makeover, designed by a professional. Either way, you'll be spending 30% less.

Leave it to a Professional
This is the easy way out, but what's not to love?! A Clutterbusters organizing professional comes into your home and transforms that cramped, overflowing, and icky space into a meditation worthy-oasis. Hello wall-to-wall carpet I haven't seen in two years! Now through January 31, 2011, purchase three hours of hands-on organizing and get one free. This deal is exclusively available to Economoms.

Start Following Experts' Advice
There's a blog for everything, even organizing. And they're always FREE to subscribe to. Here are Networked Blog's Top 50 Organizing Blogs. Happy reading!


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