8 Car Care Items from the Dollar Tree

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Car Care Items from The Dollar Store

I love the Dollar Tree for party supplies, craft supplies, gardening tools, and the occasional odds and ends I don’t realize I need till I see it.  Did you know that the Dollar Tree is also a great place to save on car care items?  Taking care of your car can add up quickly, but before you head to the nearest auto store to buy your supplies, check out these common needs that you can have filled for a dollar at your nearest Dollar Tree.

Here are 8 Car Care Items from the Dollar Tree:

Utility Rope

Utility Ropes
In case of emergency, keeping ropes in your vehicle is a great idea.

Auto Protectant

Auto Protectant
You can really save some dollars here. This solution is for vinyl surfaces to protect and restore shine.


In case of emergency or if you need to do some repair, the flashlights will suit your needs well. Who cares if it gets lost or dirty?

Windshield Washer Fuild

Windshield Washer Fluid
You can save a pretty penny by refilling your own windshield washer fluid… for a dollar. This fluid acts as antifreeze and de-icer, making your car safer.

Steering Wheel Cover

Steering Wheel Cover
Snazz up your car, avoid a dirty steering wheel, and protect your hands with the steering wheel cover.


Although you’ll find this in the kitchen section, it’s perfect for guiding fluids during routine checks.  Plus, they come in packs of three so you could divide them between your kitchen needs and car needs….just don’t use one for both. 😉

Snow Scraper

Snow Brush with Scrapers
Scraping your windshields is an important step of winter car safety.  Save your credit cards and buy a cheap scraper that can get the job done even quicker.  Keep your car’s paint job safe too with the brush feature.

Brake Fuild

Brake Fluid
If you’re your own mechanic, this deal is sure to impress. Refill your brake fluid for a buck.

Do you have any ways to save on car maintenance?  If so, please share in the comments.

DIY Jewelry Holder

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Have you ever wondered what to do with your impressive jewelry collection?  Do you laugh at the necklace trees you see in stores that only hold a handful of necklaces?  Have you searched for ways to keep your beautiful beads neatly arranged and out of tangled balls?  Have no fear, I have a solution for you that is both attractive and affordable!

DIY Jewelry Holder

This solution comes directly from a reader named Barbara and I absolutely adore it!  Thank you, Barbara!  This DIY project will keep your necklaces tangle free and even give you a little extra storage for scarves.

Supplies You Need:

All the supplies are available on Amazon or at your local hardware store.  Install your towel bar(s), add your S hooks and your jewelry and you’re done!  Voila!  Easy peasy.  This would be great in an unused portion of a closet but is attractive enough to even have on display in a bedroom.

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Ridiculously Useful Car Gadgets

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Between the 101 errands you have to run, the school pick-up line, and commuting to and from work, do you ever feel like you live in your car?  If so, I have a few handy ridiculously useful car gadgets you may just love!

DropStop Gap Filler

I actually dropped a phone in between my seats once and thought it had been instead stolen. I went out and got a new phone. One month later, I dropped a favorite pen and fished out my old phone. (I never found the pen.) The Drop Stop helps your beloved items from being lost and originates from Shark Tank.

Cell Phone Mount

This is the mother of all cell phone holders. Let’s start at the base. The base is cigarette lighter which has another cigarette lighter port (so you don’t permanently block yours using this one) and usb ports(to charge the cellphone being held). The base supports the snake neck which you can adjust to the desired height and direction. The snake neck has a rubberized clamp to grip various cell phone sizes. Best of all, it has an on/off switch to avoid draining your car’s battery.

Steering Wheel Desk

For the person who spends more time in the car than not, this table is a complete necessity. The handy tray simply attaches to your steering wheel and provides as surface for your laptop or meal on the go.  Needless to say, don’t eat and drive or surf the web while driving.  This is a handy item to have and use while your car is stopped. 🙂

Car Swivel Tray

This is a good alternative to the steering wheel tray above. It does a great job holding the little stuff that you need all the time. Pictured you see little items, but this could also be the platform for your meal on the go. Plus, it saves so much space and is movable that its versatility of use skyrockets!

Car Emergency Tool

For those who struggle emerging from their cars will find this tool handy. It attaching to your car’s door mechanism and becomes a leverage on which you can put your weight to get out of the car. It also acts as an emergency tool. It is a glass window breaker and a seat belt cutter. If you’re in trouble this handy tool will help in a jiff.

Did I leave anything off?  What ridiculously useful car gadgets would you recommend?

200 Things to Throw Away

Things to Throw Away

Living with less isn’t about the number of things you get rid of it’s about living with enough to be content and getting rid of the rest.  The rest is just clutter, unnecessary, energy-draining clutter.

Here is a list of 200 Things to Throw Away.  This list isn’t a list of things that I have gotten rid of myself but of things that I want to will get rid of!

I’ll be tackling this list ten or so items a week and I look forward to a less-cluttered house at the end of it.  This post contains affiliate links.

As you look ahead at this list I want you to remember two things:

1.) Remember you can sell, donate, recycle or throw away.  Knowing that I’m allowing someone else to enjoy my things makes it easier for me to let them go. (Edited to add that the comments are full of great places to donate items.  Schools were by far the most recommended location.)

2.) Keep things that make you feel good.  If it doesn’t make you feel happy when you look at it, get rid of it quickly.  Surround yourself with things you enjoy.

Now on to the list:

1.  Old product boxes (Apple products, TV, etc.)

2.  Hangers from the dry cleaners

3.  Plastic hangers from the store

4.  Expired make up

5.  Half-finished projects…you know the one!

6.  Magazines

7.  Old emery boards (buy a nice glass one and be done with those scratchy things!)

8.  Old paint (Visit Earth911.com to find a place to dispose of it safely)

9.  Ugly undergarments you hate to wear (You have those “just in case” pairs too, right?)

10.  Bills, taxes, paperwork over 7 years old

11.  Socks with holes or without mates…also those lonely socks that have holes too. 🙂

12.  Extra cups and mugs – How many does your family use in a regular dishwasher load?  Add a few more for company and be done with the rest.

13.  Books you’ve never read or will never read again

14.  Old technology (8 tracks, floppy discs, VHS tapes w/o a player, etc.)

15.  Unloved toys

16.  Cleaning rags – You only need a few before you’ll wash them again, right?

17.  Tea light candles – Use them or lose them.

18.  Take out menus you never look at

19.  Old greeting cards (Save the super sentimental ones and recycle the rest)

20.  Outdated over the counter drugs and vitamins

21.  Old sneakers (Recycle through Nike)

22.  Plastic cutlery

23.  Old spices – Spices don’t actually spoil but they lose their potency.  A good rule of thumb is 1-2 years for seasoning; 1-3 for herbs and ground spices; and up to 4 years for whole spices.

24.  Duplicate power cords (USB, etc.  We have 3 vTech ones for the kiddos’ toys but only need one)

25.  Bobby pins

26.  Games with missing pieces

27.  Dried up nail polish bottles

28. Video games you’ll never play again

29.  Recalled baby items (Car seats, cribs, etc.)

30.  Jewelry you don’t wear

31.  Expired food in your freezer/pantry

32.  Rugs or home decor you haven’t used since you redecorated

33.  Unused perfumes and cologne

34.  Old towels that make you cringe when you look at them

35.  Extension cords (Am I the only one who has a bazillion of these?)

36.  Extra sets of bed linens – two per bed tops

37.  Unused plastic containers – especially those without a lid and those old plastic containers. Avoid containers with recycle codes 3 or 7 as they may contain BPA.

38.  Old bills (Switch to online banking and stop the clutter before it comes in your home)

39.  Paychecks older than 2 years

40.  Stretched out hair ties

41.  Matches you never use (Maybe save a few in case of a power outage)

42.  Old newspapers

43.  Expired Rx meds (Visit fda.gov for proper ways to dispose of them)

44.  Extra pillows

45.  Ticket stubs (Sentimental like myself?  Store in a scrapbook or fill a mug with old stubs)

46.  Make up you’ll try “one day”  If you’ve owned it for more than 2 weeks without trying it, toss it.

47.  Clothes that are more than 2 sizes too small.  Don’t give up on your weight loss dream but WHEN you do lose that weight go and buy new clothes to reward yourself.

48.  Things you’ve bought and haven’t returned yet (Return them, sell, or donate them)

49.  White-out bottles – You know you don’t need it!

50.  Unneeded notebooks

51.  Pens and pencils – Keep your favorites and let go of the rest

52.  Little shampoo bottles from a hotel you went to 5 years ago

53.  Knick knacks that don’t make you smile every time you see them

54.  Cords that don’t belong to anything you currently own

55.  Lose all those loose screws, nuts, bolts, etc. unless you happen to be a handy man who would actually reuse them one day

56.  Kid’s old art projects (I have an upcoming post with loads of ideas on this so for now just set them aside)

57.  Old party supplies

58.  Old wedding favors (Keep a few, toss the rest)

59.  Old Christmas cards of your family (Save a few, recycle the rest)

60.  Holiday decor you never remember to set out (Thanksgiving turkey Aunt Sue gave you)

61.  Holiday decor that you use once a year (ex. Easter deviled egg tray that collects dust 364 days of the year!  Buy a lovely one that you can use for other holidays too.)

62.  Cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, shampoo that you used once and didn’t like.  Donate to a local shelter.

63.  Flower pots.  Plant a flower or toss the pot.

64.  Watering cans if you don’t have flowers.

65.  Too small kid’s clothing.  Only save favorites if you’re saving for another child.  Sell the rest while they’re still in style.

66.  Extra buttons (If you don’t sew, toss them all.  Reduce your supply if you will use a button in the next few months)

67.  Old calendars

68.  Unidentified frozen objects (Label ya’ll!  Keep a Sharpie by the freezer for quick labeling)

69.  Movies you’ll probably never watch again

70.  Bags from the mall you might use one day (Keep only 1 if you must)

71.  Multiple pair of scissors (One or two tops, right?)

72.  More ear buds than you’ve got family members

73.  Curling irons, crimpers (ha! flash back), or straighteners you don’t use

74.  Highlighters unless you’ve used one in the past month, then save only that one

75.  Travel mugs that leak, or are ugly, or that you don’t use because you have to hand wash it

76.  Boxes – shoe boxes, diaper boxes, cereal boxes.  Recycle and be free.

77.  Samples of any kind – Use, donate, or trash.

78.  Games you haven’t played in the last year

79.  Tape measures – You know the rule, keep one and toss the rest.

80.  Old phone covers, styluses, screen protectors, etc.

81.  Misc. ribbons or string

82.  Expired coupons

83.  Organizers you bought to get organized that didn’t work

84.  Belts that no longer fit, are worn, or are out of style

85.  Duplicate kitchen utensils – Have you ever used three whisks at the same time before?  Me neither.

86. Cookie cutters unless you’ve used them in the past year and foresee using them again

87.  Rarely used cake pans (think Mickey Mouse head) – Our bakery supply store rents them for $2 a day.  I no longer need to keep any on hand for those rare occasions I bake.

88.  Old teeth whitening trays or strips.  Use ’em up or toss ’em out.

89.  Hard candy that you’re not sure where it came from or how long it’s been there

90.  Unloved stuffed animals

91.  Half used chap stick containers – Buy a new one! I LOVE my new EOS one with coconut milk.

92.  Duplicate measuring cups and spoons

93.  Old day planners (and current ones if you don’t use them!)

94.  Candles – If it’s not lovely to look at and you’ll never burn it, let it go.

95.  Mason jars (or baby food jars, spaghetti sauce jars, etc.) that you won’t use

96.  Expired sunscreen

97.  Staple remover – unless you can make a very compelling argument to keep yours.

98.  Travel alarm clock – We have phones now.

99.  Stress balls

100.  Plug in air fresheners without a refill

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101.  Unloved dog toys

102.  Extra USB flash drives – How many does one family need?

103.  Promotional swag

104.  Key chains you don’t use

105.  Recipe books you don’t ever use

106.  Push pins in the junk drawer just waiting for unsuspecting fingers

107.  Keys that you don’t know what they go to

108.  Lanyards, name tags, bags, etc. from previous conferences

109.  Carabiners – Unless you rock climb, trust me, you won’t use them.

110.  Lotions, face washes, serums that you don’t use

111.  Random batteries you’re not sure where they came from

112.  Multiple bookmarks – Unless you’re a bookworm…you know what to do, toss them.

113.  Combination locks – Chances are slim you’ll use one again but if you do, they’re cheap to replace.

114.  Paperweights

115.  Near empty bottles of bubbles or little nubs of side-walk chalk

116.  Completed coloring books

117.  Markers without lids and lids without markers

118.  Goodie bag toys from previous birthday party celebrations

119.  Empty bottles of anything

120.  Puzzles

121.  Old invitations

122.  Travel brochures

123.  Tissue paper/gift bags

124.  Unused sticky notes

125.  Extra shoe laces

126.  Stickers from a previous yard sale

127.  Hair products you don’t use

128.  Take out chopsticks – Buy a reusable pair if you use them a lot

129.  Old prescription glasses – Great donation for the Lions Club.

130.  Old sunglasses – The cat eye is coming back but definitely toss those purple hued ones.

131.  Worn out flip flops.

132.  Magnets – Unless they are lovely or useful, discard.

133.  Posters you’ll never display again

134.  Excess decks of cards

135.  Phone books

136.  Broken Christmas lights

137.  Notes/gifts from old romances

138.  Hats you don’t wear or that look like you shouldn’t

139.  Extra bubble wrap (or am I the only one who has a supply?)

140.  Twisty ties (another one that hits close to home!)

141.  Chip clips

142.  Craft supplies for a project that has already been completed

143.  Paper plates – Use them up!

144.  Loyalty cards – Use the key ring version or enter your number for even less clutter

145.  Gift cards – Go and enjoy them!

146.  Touristy knick knacks

147.  Business cards – Keep an electronic record

148.  Puzzle books you don’t use

149.  Old textbooks

150.  Unused vases

151.  Stockings with runs in them

152.  Fancy serving bowls you haven’t used in the last year – Use them or sell them.

153.  CDs unless you use them regularly

154.  Old boombox

155.  Piles of “scrap paper”

156.  Purses/dufflebags/old luggage you don’t use

157.  Catalogs

158.  Christmas ornaments that aren’t lovely or sentimental

159.  Instruments you’ve given up on mastering years ago

160.  Clothes that make you feel ugly

161.  Instruction manuals – Most are online now.

162.  Calculators – Phones have replaced these for most people.

163.  Remotes that have no purpose

164.  Emergency sewing kits – I own many and have never used one even once.

165.  Dry erase markers without a board and a board without markers (or both if you don’t use it!)

166.  Extra pencil sharpeners – Only one is needed

167.  Rusty tools you’ll never use again

168.  Lawn and garden pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers you won’t use

169.  Fireworks that are unused (Am I the only one?) – They can be soaked in water overnight then disposed of in a plastic bag.

170.  Dried up super glue (btw, this is my favorite super glue that has never dried out on me!)

171.  Old and ugly t-shirts

172.  Hair accessories you don’t use

173.  One orphan earring

174.  Dried flowers

175.  Extra photo prints

176.  Gifts you don’t love

177.  Scarves you never wear

178.  Damaged/stained clothing

179.  Plastic children’s plates/cups that they’ve outgrown

180.  Junk mail

181.  Address labels – Do you ever really use them?

182.  Extra folders, binders, labels, etc.

183.  Old cell phones – Recycle!

184.  Old fortune cookie fortunes (Someone else keeps the good ones too, don’t they?)

185.  Used ink cartridges – Recycle them for a little money back

186.  Use Unroll.me to rid yourself from pesky email subscriptions (It’s free but I would pay for this fabulous service!!)

187.  Outdated computer software

188.  Old wallets

189.  Dull or duplicate pocket knives

190.  Spare change lying around – Take it to the bank!

191.  Unused picture frames

192.  Old baby gear that you no longer need – Great donation item if you don’t want to sell it!

193.  Kitchen knives no one uses

194.  Old sports equipment from days gone by

195.  Broken clocks

196.  Coasters that go unused

197.  Plants – Yes, plants that don’t brighten your spirits.  Buy ones that do!

198.  Hole punch you never use

199.  Place mats, napkins, table cloths that never get displayed

200.  Ruled notebook paper – I hate to throw it away but I never use it.  Donate it!

if we were not afraid

Don’t be afraid to let it go. You can do this!!!

What items did I leave off this list that should be included?

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How to Organize a Baby’s Closet

Organized Nursery Closet

Do you see the picture above?  That top shelf?  Yes, that one.  That’s all my son’s closet came with.  It was painstakingly difficult to try and organize a baby’s closet with one shelf and a bar that was divided every so many inches.  Just thinking about it made my pregnant brain hurt.  Thankfully, after taking a few measurements my dear husband whisked me away to Lowes to buy some shelving. {You can find the same shelving here on Amazon}  A few days later we had shelving in place and oh, how I love it!

My system isn’t fancy.  It’s just a small space with a few inexpensive organizing tools but it works for us.  I numbered the spaces in the closet to help make it easier to go through.

Let’s get started:

  1. A teddy bear – No explanation is really needed for this one.  Looking back, I don’t know why I numbered it. 🙂
  2. Blankets – These are large blankets that I sometimes use to lay down for a little floor play.  It’s soft and because I know it’s clean it gives me piece of mind knowing that he won’t put a stray piece of something in his mouth.
  3. Supplies – This is a basket of extra changing table/bath/diaper bag supplies.  This is where I have my surplus of Aveeno Eczema baby lotion {love that stuff!}, an extra container of my favorite Pampers wipes, my stock of Johnson’s & Johnson’s body wash/shampoo, alcohol free hand sanitizer,  and diaper rash cream, etc.
  4. Toys – This is my go to bin of small toys to play with.  Teethers, rattles, stuffed animals, and lovies all go in here. {I’ve recently been introduced to a Little Giraffe lovie and it is THE best lovie.  If you’re looking for one give Little Giraffe a try}
  5. Pjs – These are the pajamas that currently fit my son.  I like them here because they are easy to grab without having to sort through anything.
  6. Shirts – The left side of his closet holds his dressier buttoned up shirts and polos.  These are the shirts that need to stay neater and are easy to hang.  His onesies and pants are stored in the top drawer of his dresser.  The other drawers of his dresser hold clothes that he hasn’t grown into yet, clothes that he has outgrown, and the bottom dresser drawer holds diapers.
  7. Sweaters – The middle of his closet holds his sweaters in one nice and neat place.
  8. Jackets – The right side of his closet holds his light jackets and fleece pullovers.  I’m excited that it’s getting cooler so he can start wearing these!
  9. Shoes – This basket holds all of his shoes.  Yes, I know, no boys need that many shoes but I have a shoe addiction.  Tiny are just so stinking cute on babies!
  10. Socks – I keep all of his socks in a small basket right beside his shoes so it’s easy to put together his outfits.
  11. Swaddling blankets – We don’t use these very often any more but they were sure handy for a while.  I guess now I can use this space for something else.  Hmmm.
  12. Stroller blankets – Just as we’re slowing down using swaddling blankets we’re starting to use stroller blankets more and more.  This basket holds plenty of them!
  13. There’s no #13 but if you’ll look to the left of #9 you’ll see a small stack of burp cloths.
  14. To the left of #11 you’ll see a stack of spare sheets, crib liners, and changing table covers.
  15. Even further to the left of #11 you’ll see where I have my son’s coats hanging.  I love the extra room the lower rod gives me!

I absolutely adore these hangers.  They are soft, small, nothing slips off of them and they are all the same size.  After having the pink ones work so well for my daughter’s room I bought two more sets in blue for my son’s.

I’m hoping for the floor space underneath the lowest shelf to hold bigger toys one day.

Lastly, we have an extra closet wide stand alone shelf that we’re planning on installing in the top of this closet to make the most of the space we have.

Other Organizing Ideas:

Check out these posts from friends of mine who are sharing their best organizing tips.

Organizing Toys

Penelope’s Oasis shares her tips for organizing toys.

Organizing Kid's Closets

Pepper Scraps gives away her secret for organizing her boy’s clothes.

Organizing Kid's ClothingJennifer from Mom Spotted shows how she organizes her kid’s clothing and closets.

Now it’s your turn, what tips or tricks do you have for organizing in a small space?

Making (and Maintaining!) a Freezer Inventory

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By Rachel Zupke

I’ve got a chest freezer and love it.  But I don’t love how hard it can be to put my hands on the package of chicken thighs or the bag of frozen peaches.   I also find that I forget what’s in there and often come home from Costco with a giant bag of frozen blueberries when I’ve already got a bag in there.  I had tried my hand at making a freezer inventory two summers ago when our garden produced way too many green beans and I had hours on end to peel, slice, flash freeze, and bag peaches (August + teacher + no kiddo).  I wrote up a great spreadsheet and marked off how much of everything I had but then I never updated it.  And when I looked at the printout thinking I had a dinner’s worth of sliced steak in a neatly labeled freezer bag (which I did at one point), our beef stroganoff ended up being mushrooms and pasta with cream sauce.

Why you should have a freezer inventory

If my anecdotes haven’t convinced you to make a freezer inventory, perhaps these reasons will:

  1. Stay within your food budget: buy in bulk when items are on sale and freeze until you use them in a meal.
  2. Meal plan effectively: when you are planning a week’s worth of meals (how we roll), you know what you already have on hand.  This is really great if you used up a good portion of your monthly food budget (what we do) buying in bulk the previous week.
  3. Store with confidence: foods get eaten in a timely manner before they get freezer burned, too old to eat, etc.
  4. Avoid overbuying: you don’t purchase something you already have, especially if you need to stick to a food budget.

Making your freezer inventory

So how do you make a freezer inventory?  You could use ones that are already available (ones you can find online by googling “freezer inventory” or the ones I made which are attached here) or you could make your own.  I’ll walk you through how I made mine (time estimates after each step):

Step 1: Pull everything out of your freezer and write it down – both what you have and how much of it you have.  This probably means taking everything out for a few minutes so you can get to the bottom of the freezer.  If you realize there are things that you typically buy but you don’t have on hand right now, include them on the list as well.   You can put your food back in the freezer once you record the type and amount; the rest of the steps are all done on paper or the computer.  (15 minutes – when you’ll want your crawler to hang out in the exersaucer 😉 )

If you’re also using this as an opportunity to clean your freezer, put everything in a cooler/another freezer and take a few hours to defrost it.  For us impatient folks, take the pancake flipper to the ice to hurry up the process.  While you’re at it, toss anything older than a year or that you don’t see yourself eating.  Freezer burned ground pork, anyone?

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Step 2: Organize your written inventory into types of food.  I went with fruits and veggies; main dish; breads (muffins, pitas, etc) and breakfast; meat, poultry, and fish; treats, dairy, and other. (10 minutes)

Step 3: If applicable, organize within categories.  For us, that meant listing items “ready to bake or heat” separate from “sauces” under the “Main Dish” heading. (5 minutes)

Step 4: Designate typical sizes based on how you would retrieve them from the freezer.   I chose “1 loaf” for things like banana bread since you’re not going to leave half a loaf in the freezer (unless you stored it that way, of course).  For something like pizza sauce, I chose “1 cup” because I buy a giant can of pizza sauce and separate it into vacuum seal bags in 1 cup portions (I L-O-V-E my FoodSaver – no, there’s no affiliate link and I didn’t get paid to say that).  It really just depends on how you store things in the freezer. (10 minutes)

Step 5: Mark how many of each of the serving sizes you have.  In the case of whole chickens, I’ve got 4 of those (for now). (10 minutes)

You can use the “Comments” to note what kind of product you have: i.e. raspberry and strawberry freezer jam.

Total time: 50 minutes to an organized freezer!  And since the first step is the only non-paper/part, you can spread out the rest when you have time (or tackle it all at once, of course).

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Utilizing (maintaining) your freezer inventory

The key for maintaining a freezer inventory is to be consistent.  For me, that means having the list on a clipboard hanging right next to the chest freezer.  Whenever I get home from the store, I mark down what I purchased before it goes in the freezer.

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I’ll use this round of print outs until I don’t have any more room to write on it.  You might want to keep it electronically or print a new one out sooner than that.  I’ve found that if I use a pencil, the OCD side of me is more willing to write on it and actually use the inventory because I can always erase an entry when amounts change and/or erase my sloppy handwriting if I need to get things in the freezer quickly.

So…grab your favorite hot drink (chai for me!), a friend or an exersaucer to watch the kiddo(s), and get going on that freezer inventory.  If you don’t want to make your own, you are welcome to the PDFs I made for myself (below).  If you discover any tips/tricks, please post them in the comments.

Happy organizing!  Here’s to a more maintained home. 🙂

~Rachel @ reprezent98201 Mason Jar Values (I got a new home on the internet!) for embracinghomemaking.net


PDF: Fruits and Vegetables

PDF: Main Dish/Breads and Breakfast

PDF: Meat, Poultry, Fish

PDF: Treats, Dairy, Other

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