Whew!  March is here and it's time to spring back into things.  Let's dot those i's and cross those t's!  {{wink}}  Tip Junkie is here to help as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!

How to Organize

1.  Can you believe it's already March?  If you’re wanting to be more organized then print off the Executive Homemaker binder where you can keep track of everything in one place as well as printable worksheets to help keep  you organized and on task.  This Adorable Free 2014 Printable Calendar is a must have!  {{wink}}  These other printable lists are super helpful in keeping organized, too!

2.  After the Holidays so many people like to start big projects at home!  Home Improvements take an amazing amount of organization! That’s why I had a this Home Improvement Binder designed that contains everything you’ll need to get and stay organized while making improvements to your home.  Whether it’s simple decorating to full-out home renovation, this home improvement binder will help you keep it all together.  {{I’ve got your back!}}  Simply print out the contents of the Home Improvement Binder and let me do the organizing for you!  {wink}

3.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!  25 Ways to Organize with a Clipboard and 10 Stylish Family Schedule and Command Center Ideas.   Or, if you have a whole office that needs organizing, these 10 Beautiful Home Offices and Ways to Organize It ideas will definitely inspire you!  Maybe it’s time to finally pick the new colors you want for your wall?  Take this easy quiz (How to Chose Paint) and the work is taken out of color selection for you!

4.  Are you over the Winter Infections? This winter was a hum dinger!!!  Download these 4 darling free printable cleaning checklists on how to eliminate germs and bacteria on surfaces as well as how to clean the indoor air pollution that builds up during the winter months.  Use these 2 sets of printables together to help prevent illness and sinus infections as well as dramatically improve the air quality in your home!  These posts on how to make DIY household cleaners are amazing, too!

Moments that Matter


5. Let's get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge. Capture moments that matter from your camera phone. Since the new year is a great time to capture Moments that Matter, AND get ORGANIZED, I'’ve picked a word each day that we can all capture with our camera phones to help us photo journal these joyous moments, AS WELL AS a phrase a day to help stay ORGANIZED. Share them or keep them for yourself, but enjoy the moment!

For more details, click here! Pick either one of the photo journal prompts and click away!

A. Simplify ~ Moments that Matter

B. Productive ~ Your Personal Assistant

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Upcoming Holidays!

6.  Pi Day is coming right around the corner!  Make March 14th a memorable day with your kids by celebrating Pi Day with them.  Get it?  {{3.14?}}  Here are 32 Pi Day Activities to do with your kiddos!

7. St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! Decide today what you’re going to make, how you’re going to decorate, what traditions you’re going to do. St. Patrick’s Day falls during the week that many children are on Spring Break, so a big party for the kiddo’s and their friends might be in the cards for some of you?  {wink}

easter crafts

8. This year Easter is Sunday, April 20th, 2014. Check out the  Tip Junkie Easter site, where you'll find all kinds of Easter tutorials and crafts! You shouldn’t have any problem finding inspiration for the holiday!  {wink} Which reminds me,  it’s time to get Easter outfits for the family and schedule family pictures (if you haven’t already done so).  If you are on a tight budget or it’s too late to book your favorite photographer, why not trade photography sessions with a friend?  Arrange a time when you can take pictures of her family at a local park and vice versa.  Problem solved!  {{I’m all about problem solving, ladies!}} If you’re already in the Easter crafting mood, here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

Easter Food

Easter Home Decor

Easter Traditions

Easter Gift Ideas

9. I can’'t believe it’s already time to plan for Spring Break. Where does the time go? You can check out any of the “For the Kids” posts for fun and creative ideas to keep your kids busy with Spring Break Staycation Ideas. More Boredom Buster Ideas:

10. A heads up, teacher appreciation is next month. If you’'re going to make a gift, check the Teacher Appreciation and handmade gift idea categories for tons of ideas. {{I'’ve done all the searching for you!}}

11. Don’'t forget about April Fool’s Day pranks and traditions!  I’ll be featuring ideas in the upcoming days! If you have a fun one, be sure to upload the tutorial to the site so I can feature you and give some fun ideas to readers.  In the mean time, here are 10 Fun Ways to Celebrate April Fools Day, and 12 Funny Pranks for April Fool's Day!

Personal Assistant

12. Clear schedule for book club, girls night out, BUNCO, and other rotating activities. Make sure you have child care, your food assignment, etc. Here’s how to start a dinner club.

13.  Once you’'ve thought it out and made your list, plan a day this week as your “ongoing problem day” and finally resolve those issues that need to be resolved. You’ll be glad that you did!

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14.  Check birthdays for the month, buy cards & presents, get them ready to mail or deliver. If you have a child’s birthday this month, plan it and get out the invites.

15.  The winter season can wreak havoc on your skin!   Here are 80 Bath Salt and Sugar Scrub Recipes14 easy homemade sugar scrub recipes , 16 Homemade Scrubs ~ Sugar, Salt, Facial, and Body Scrubs, 9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Lotion and Skin Cream and 22 Homemade Body Scrub, Masks, and Lotion Recipes to help!

Fun Traditions to Create Memories for your kids:

16.  Plan a date night with your man. Swap kids with a friend or schedule the babysitter in advance. Here are 148 Romantic Date Night Ideas and 14 Romantic Ideas for Married Couples in case you need inspiration.  {{wink}}

17.  If you are doing a  food storage, time to check the schedule and buy next on the list. Don’t forget to put some cash in there as well.

18. Change AC house filter.

19. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.

20. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.

Yummy Recipes

Tip Junkie Food has 91 dinner recipes all with pictured instructions to learn or how to make.

Fun Traditions to Create Memories for your kids:

Upcoming Events:

  • March 2014 Moments that Matter Photo Challenge. {see above}

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What do you do to stay organized as Spring approaches?

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