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Faking Martha » Organization

{organise} Battery cases

Checked the mailbox today to find my latest little organiser project – battery cases.  If you are anything like us, you may have a spot for them, but they still rattle around and don’t really fit anywhere neatly. Anyway, I bought some battery cases off ebay.  The batteries fit in them really well, and I can easily see what we do and don’t have.  We use rechargables, so it’s going to be an easy task to just throw the flat ones in the charger and then on into the cases when they are ready to go again. It feels good to open the draw and not have them all rattling around in there!  They did take a while to come, but the shipping was free and I had actually forgotten that I’d … Read entire article »

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{decor} Soap Dispensers, an easy bathroom lift

This is a quick and easy decorating project that can really give your bathroom/kitchen/laundry and instant lift.   You are, in effect, creating yourself a blank canvas you can transform any way you like.  What I like about this is that you can just buy the bits and pieces and throw it all together – no gluing, no cutting, no sticking and max. Martha Points.  Very easy.  Yep, this idea fakes it pretty well. So first off – you need a clear cube soap dispenser.   I picked up a couple in Domayne today for $9.95, Freedom Furniture also has them (according to their website) and you can get them at Always on Sale, too, for $8. Then you need some clear soap or body wash ( which is the same stuff really, just … Read entire article »

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Why Flylady doesn’t work for me.. and what does.

Why Flylady doesn’t work for me.. and what does.

I love Flylady.. she really has helped me keep my house neater and tidier… but it still doesn’t look company-ready much of the time and I have no routines whatsoever.  Over the last few days I’ve been wondering why I can’t seem to get into the flylady jive.. why her system doesn’t seem to be a good fit for me, after around 7 good tries. I think it comes down to this.  I don’t like somebody … Read entire article »

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{Printables} “Laundry Rules” Poster

{Printables} “Laundry Rules” Poster

So.. here I am supposedly re-organising the laundry.  Actually I’m procrastinating and making up “Laundry Rules” posters instead. Download them, print them out on A4, frame em’ up, and enjoy.  Some of them have UK/Aus spelling, some have USA spelling.  My personal one is first.. if you would like one personalised to you… leave your details on the comment field.. let me know if you want me to add/remove any sayings, what kind of colour scheme … Read entire article »

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Chic Ideas For Organizing Small Rooms

Chic Ideas For Organizing Small Rooms

Small rooms conjure up visions of coziness and a sense of hominess, until, like us, you live in a small home that feels neither cozy or homey… it just feels kinda’ squished..  although I’m sure Martha would make the most of it… and that’s what I’m writing about today.  Obviously, when you live in a small space, organizing it can be a challenge.  How can you organize your petite room and still have it look … Read entire article »

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