Thursday, March 22, 2012

Getting a Handle on Manuals

You would think with all the new appliances in our kitchen I would have been a little more prepared for the onslaught of manuals. I was not. Instead I just threw them all into this drawer.


And that is a prime drawer, I tell you. It's in the kitchen right beneath our hidden microwave, above the sippy cups; it could hold so many useful things. I'm not proud to admit that it took nine months for me to get on this. And boy, when I actually did it, it took me less than 10 minutes, and that was with my kids "helping".






This lovely binder now resides in the library, and I have an empty drawer to fill.


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22 comments:

Mrs. Blanton said...

Love that binder. Where did you find that :) I like cute binders.
mommysguiltypleasures.blogspot.com

Gina said...

Great idea. I definitely need to do this. :)

Bliss said...

Can you send your little helper over to organize my manuals? I promise there are none I have saved over 30 years.

~Bliss~

Katherines Corner said...

I do this too, it really helps to keep things easy to find and organized. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

Katherines Corner said...

P.S. I hope you will link this to today's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Christine said...

ummm...duhh! Why haven't I thought to do this!!!?!?!? Thanks for the tip :)

xo-Christine

www.firsthomelovelife.com

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So clever! You are such a smartie pants ...

:)

Linda

reFresh reStyle said...

Love your assistant! Love your idea, now if I can just find all mine :)
Debboe

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I am just getting ramped up to organize my filing cabinet...where I now have about 4 folders of manuals for who knows what. Love the binder idea.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

We're reorganizing our office, and this is the PERFECT solution to that annoying shoebox full of manuals! Thanks for the tip!

A. Osterhout said...

Great minds think a like! I did the same thing this week while organizing my junk drawer!
Amy @ http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com

Kali Drane said...

Great idea! I've started a general family binder but this is a must do as well! Thanks for sharing! I found you via One Art Moma and am your newest follower.

I'd love for you to stop by and check out www.thedranefamily.blogspot.com

Kali

Amy - while wearing heels said...

This is seriously a 'why didn't I think of that sooner' moments in life. This is brilliant. I have the same kind of a drawer over here. Looks like I know what I'll be doing this afternoon :)

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Not only do we have the same cabinet latches and cup pulls - but the same stuffed manual kitchen drawer! Mine's over 2 years old - no excuses here!
Kelly

Sarah said...

I have this binder too - it's from Target! They also have file boxes that are similar :)

Sarah said...

I have this binder and use it for recipes. Manuals is another great idea!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are an organizing diva! I am sooo impressed! Not only organized but your binder is fashionable... and labeled! I am the label queen... so happy to meet you!
Yvonne

Elle and Lou said...

A very good idea- I need to get this organised!

Barb said...

Love this idea!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

So easy and fun! Isn't it wonderful to be organized.

blessings,
karianne

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

Wonderful! And, so pretty, too :)

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

so so so smart and pretty too!!! I like your blog and your ideas so much!
Jaime

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