Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mondays Mix of Tips

My Idea Book - I came up with this "Idea Book" to get rid of my mountain of magazines. I have my 3 ring binder with all of my ideas neatly placed into plastic sheet protectors. I have it separated into categories:

*Decorating Inspiration
*Holidays
*Scrapbooking
*Recipes
*Organization Ideas
*Misc


Tip Jar - I have this jar sitting by the washer & dryer to put spare change in...I usually only find pennies ;) I used stickers to spell "Tip Jar" it makes me smile everytime I find change while doing laundry.


12 comments:

jenjen said...

What great ideas Ashley! I really need to put one of those binders together and stop hanging onto my mountain of magazines!

And tip jar - so cute!

Jen

Carine Hartman said...

Ialready have a piggy bank in my laundry room. But that idea with the binder is definitely a must have. It will solve my storage problem..

Shay said...

oh yes, I have one of those binders! THey work out so perfect! and I have a tip jar but Im lovin the stickers on yours! I might borrow your idea and decorate mine too!

Katie said...

And doesn't it feel great to be able to clear out a stack of magazines and be left with just the great ideas! I have a couple of these devoted just to Martha:)

Your tip jar came out so cute!

Della said...

I love your "Idea Book"...mine is usually scattered around my craft table ;) So, I think today's project is to make myself a book. Thanks for the motivation!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am stealing your tip jar idea!!! I have an old shell, yes from the beach, that I keep spare change in, but am going to get a pretty jar and spell out TIPS on it. I found $11.00 in the wash months ago and no one has claimed it!!!

Julie Isa said...

2 things! first. i've just spent DAYS organizing all the magazine stuff into notebooks. funny and two, love the "reactions" how did you get that?

Frugal Jen said...

I am making a tip jar too!

Katie said...

Hey come on by tomorrow, I'll have a post in which I give you two awards!

iris7531 said...

Great idea. I have a tip jar, but I have lots of quarters and dollar bills. But thats what I pay the boys with when they do extra chores ie helping me clean the gutters. And when I get cash for something, ie costco rebate- I will put $ in my jar. My mom always had a stash of cash in a jar, and always moved it around so my brothers wouldn't steal. My boys haven't tried that. So its in a shelf in the kitchen cupboards.

Lazy Housewife said...

You're too cute and organized. *Sigh* Back to feeling inadequate over here. LOL!

Taryn said...

Thanks for the ideas- I have been meaning to do that with the binder- but I was not sure how to sort them. Thanks for the groups!

Love the button. It is cute.