For me, the end of 2011 meant putting away Christmas things and organizing too. However, that creates a domino effect. I pull things out to clean and then organizing snow balls...right down to the pile of magazines.
I receive subscriptions to different magazines for birthday and Christmas gifts and I keep all 12 months of the year piled neatly to refer back to. Guests can also thumb through the many issues if they don't have that magazine at home.
At the end of the year, I go through all the magazines and tear out all the pages I love or need for future inspiration.
To store them, I take clear plastic protector sheets from the office supply store.
The sheets work great in a 3 ring binder.
Just slip each page into a protector.
Now you can refer to your inspiration book at any time.
Categorize each notebook or section for Christmas, Kitchens, Sewing, Crafts, Recipes etc...
This notebook is the "Flintstone" version of my Pinterest account. Pinterest is a "virtual" inspiration notebook. When you see something you like on the Internet, you "pin" it into your own personal inspiration file.
Click HERE if you'd like to see my Pinterest account. You can also click the red "P" on my side bar. I add new things to that everyday. It is quite addicting. If you've joined Pinterest, follow me and then I can follow you...inspiration shared every where!!
If you tackle one little organizing project at a time, your house will be neat and clean in no time.
Have a great day,