Category: Organize

Get Organized for Tax Season

Get Organized for Tax Season

The first few months of the year have come and gone, giving us the opportunity to recover from the holidays. Next comes another stressful time of the year. It is a time of gathering documents and counting up your children. It is a time when Mothers who gave birth in early January may wish they had given birth on December 31st instead. Do you know what time it is? If you’re in the US, I’m talking about tax season. This could either be a painful time or a time to celebrate – depending on whether you owe the IRS money, […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Julie in Finances, Organize, TopPosts, / 15 Comments
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Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

If you earn an income from your blog, you’ll have to claim that on your taxes. (In the US, that means if you earn more than $400 from your blog, you should include it on your taxes.) The best way to keep track of everything relating to blogging taxes is in a spreadsheet. You know me, I’m an Engineer and I love spreadsheets. Formulas and summary tables and visibly displayed data, oh my! So because I’m so awesome, I decided to provide my lovely readers with a Blogging Income and Expenses workbook to use in keeping track of your own blog’s data. General […]

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‘A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization’ Review

‘A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization’ Review

Raise your hand if one of your new years resolutions (every year) is to declutter and organize your home? Well, me too. As I’m working on a review of my goals post, I realize how little I got done this year (being a new mom who works full time will do that to you) so I was thrilled to have a chance to read and review a book on home organization. I received the book in exchange for my honest review. What I liked about : This book contains some practical ideas that are simple to implement but would really […]

Posted December 1, 2015 by Julie in Home, Organize, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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How to use Google Drive as an Editorial Calendar

How to use Google Drive as an Editorial Calendar

WordPress has a great plugin that shows your draft and scheduled posts on a calendar, and you can drag and drop as needed to move things around. This editorial calendar is incredibly useful. However, what about your list of ideas? I keep reading that creating a draft post for each idea you have isn’t the best practice. Well, I probably have 10-15 idea drafts just floating around my WordPress – and they’re not even legit drafts, just subject lines and a blank post. I decided to instead try to organize and plan my ideas elsewhere, instead of creating a draft […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Home Office – Tips and To Do List

Spring Cleaning Your Home Office – Tips and To Do List

One of my goals for 2015 is to organize my home, to include our home office. We have a room with a big lovely desk and yet everything is still in boxes in the closet from our move (which was over a year ago). Since spring is finally upon us, and the baby is no longer a newborn, it might be time to get going on those goals and work some organization and spring cleaning into my life. Below is my plan aka to-do list aka wishlist (because let’s be honest, I need a wife to help me get all […]

Posted March 24, 2015 by Julie in Home, Organize, Tips and Resources, TopPosts, / 28 Comments
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“Cutting Though the Clutter of Life” Review

“Cutting Though the Clutter of Life” Review

Even though I purged a lot of stuff before we moved into this house in February, my home is  quite cluttered. Part of the problem is that we haven’t unpacked everything, or we’re still working on projects, so stuff is just everywhere. Since I got pregnant right away, my motivation and energy levels are zilch for organizing and de-cluttering. So I jumped on the opportunity to read and review this book to see if it can help me get on track. Below are my thoughts. The book’s strengths: The book starts out with a motivational section on why you should consider de-cluttering, […]

Posted September 8, 2014 by Julie in Organize, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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