How We...Wednesday {Spring clean/organize}

It's Wednesday! Happy Hump Day!

Today, I am linking up with SHAY and ERIKA for How We Wednesday!

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Today's topic is how we spring clean and/or organize!

Here's the thing, we just moved last month after being in the same home for 10 years. I DECLUTTERED. I went through every closet, kids' drawers, dressers, kitchen drawers, cabinets, attic, garage, etc and I CLEANED OUT and DECLUTTERED. It was MUCH NEEDED!

So, I don't really have a lot of spring cleaning on my agenda this year. I'm ahead of the game!  #allthepraisehands

Now, organization IS MY JAM! 

If you ask anyone who knows me well, they will tell you I cannot function without organization. I wish I could fly by the seat of my pants more and be more laid back. But...it just isn't me. I NEED organization and I LOVE to be organized. 

In fact, Mark would probably tell you I'm a little overkill. 😉

First of all, give me all the supplies to be organized! 

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I love all the pens, pencils, colored pens/markers, sharpies, notepads, calendars, sticky notes, file folders and anything else that helps me be organized! 

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These are my absolute favorite notepads! They are soft paper to write one. If you know what that means, then we are going to be best friends! 😉 You can grab yours at Target! 

Let's talk calendars. I have three.

Yes, THREE calendars.

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My larger calendar is where I keep up with all the kids' activities - practices, games, award ceremonies, school functions, school holidays, school parties, bday parties, etc. I also keep work appointments, Dr appointments, church activities, and everything else in this calendar! It is all color coded. Each child has a color for their activities so I can quickly glance at who needs to be where and when. My brokerage is Red Apple, Realtors® so anything related to work for me is in red on the calendar. As I add showing appointments for clients, listings, photo shoots, etc they are all in red. Personal appointments for me such as Dr. appointments or coffee/lunch dates with friends are a light purple color and holidays and school calendar notes are in a dark purple. You get the idea! 

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I couldn't snap a picture of my April calendar due to confidential client info but here is a glance at my May. It will definitely fill up more! 

There is also a weekly calendar for each month. This is where I keep my "to do" list for each day. In real estate, there are lots of important deadlines in a transaction of purchasing and/or selling a home so this helps me keep it all straight! 

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These are my favorite colored pens.

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The Papermate Flair are what I use on my calendar because they don't bleed through to other pages. 

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I use these fun Yummy Scented glitter pens for my "To Do" lists. 

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And this is my favorite pencil to use if you're not a pen person! 

My second calendar is my Blogging calendar.

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I picked this one up at Target. 

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I start the month writing in link ups I am going to participate in and then fill in the other days.

And last, I use this cute Mary Engelbreit calendar to keep up with homework, school projects, when library books are due...all those little reminders for each kiddo. I also write our meals for the week. This calendar stays on the kitchen counter so we can quickly reference after school and I glance at it in the mornings to know what I need to prepare for dinner. 

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The other thing I do to keep organized is make lists! 

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This is ME! 

I keep a grocery list, a daily "To Do" list for work, a "To Do" list for projects around the house, a list of marketing I am working on for real estate...lists lists lists! I LOVE lists! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

XO