Organized Greeting cards! Our topic for today. You guys I’m seriously obsessed. Organizing everything in my house. I go through phases like this and JUST CAN’T STOP organizing. Really I think it’s just a control thing with me. It’s the end of summer and I’m starting to feel like running around everywhere with my kids but get nothing done is wearing me down. (It has been a fun party but it’s starting to take its toll!) So at night when the kids go to bed.. I organize! And feel a little bit of sanity slowly seep back into my life. Best medicine out there. ;)
I always buy extra cards.. birthday cards, thank you notes.. whenever I see one I love I buy it so that I have cards on hand when I need them.
I bought a binder with folders for each month years ago to hold my cards, but it clearly wasn’t made to hold my crazy stash!
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I gathered up every random card from around my house and set up shop in font of my TV. You might have noticed in organizing posts like this one that I always lay out a throw or blanket and organize on my floor. I’ve been getting questions about that on IG stories when I share organizing pics. Something I’ve done for years.. forever really! I like to spread out and I like the blanket down in case there is anything dirty.. dusty papers or whatever. Then I can just shake or wash the blanket quick when I’m done and my rug stays clean. Funny habit. :)
I did this little project the night The Bachelor finale was on. I never watch the entire season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows.. just the finale. Love the romance but not the drama. :) Plus my husband always has great commentary during the finales.. like how “their love will hands down stand the test of time because they are jumping out of an airplane together or swimming with dolphins and that’s the true sign of a long lasting relationship..”
One heartbreak followed by one proposal later and my messy pile of cards was organized!
This Card Keeper has six dividers so I just labeled them the categories I had cards for: THANK YOU/BIRTHDAY/MOTHERS & FATHERS DAY/LOVE/HELLO/ & BLANK. You can find my beloved label maker I used here… it’s pretty much my 4th child. ;)
Some categories had more than others (like the thank you notes) so I turned the cards vertical to fit more.
Pure joy! Stuff like this makes me too happy.
I put together two birthday gifts for friends today and found a card for each of them in a snap! I’m usually digging through various drawers rushed and frustrated knowing I have birthday cards somewhere but not being able to locate them. Life just runs more smoothly when you’re organized, doesn’t it? That smooth feeling fuels my addiction. Because life with kids is usually not so smooth. And I like smooth.
I like it a lot. :)
Lid down and this happy organized box is now put away in my office cupboard! Just a few more things to go through in my office before it’s completely organized. It has been quite the summer project! Off to go through piles of old pictures.. I’ve been procrastinating on that one. Time for my blanket and Netflix!