Jeanie's tips to get organized, simplify life, and save money.
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Jeanie Jacobson
Hope, humor, and Godly encouragement

Three tips to help you
Get organized
Simplify life
Save money
"Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more." Proverbs 9:9 NLT

Jeanie's Three Quick Tips

Tip 1: Organize

Gain More Garage Space

Lawn tools and sports supplies host wild parties in our garages while we sleep. Even worse, they invite their deadbeat friends, scrap lumber and loose screws.
At some point we need to evict the party-goers.

The Simple Life Together website shares seven tips to transform Garage Party Central into a usable space. If seven steps seem overwhelming, don't panic. They're organizing basics like clearing the space, purging, and putting similar items together.

Needs differs from family to family, but as o
rganizer Vanessa Hays reminds us, the goal is, ". . . creating a usable and functional garage!" Click here to see how simple it can be.

Tip 2: Simplify

Kibosh the Keepsakes

When my artist aunt moved into an assisted living facility, she had to leave her extensive body of work behind. My clever and compassionate mother photographed all her sister's paintings, and sent the digital pics to
Shutterfly. The company created a photo book for Auntie to enjoy. 

We can use my mom's strategy to immortalize items like the crumpled crafts our kids made 20 years ago.

1) Take a photo and save it to an external hard drive or the Cloud. The TechRadar website shares their 5 favorite ways to back-up digital photos.
If it still sounds confusing, ask a ten year old for help. Children are now born with micro-chip brain implants.

2) Now for the hard part...dump the dusty mementos.

3) If having the pictures isn't enough, show them off on a
Pinterest page, or create a book through a service like Shutterfly or Picaboo.
Your memories remain, the clutter doesn't.

Tip 3: Save Money

Pencils, Papers, and Panhandling Teachers

Many of us pursue back-to-school sales with the diligence of an attacking T-Rex.
While we're snapping up those deals, let's consider donating supplies to teachers.

Most teachers dig into their own pockets to purchase classroom supplies.
Oklahoma public school teacher Teresa Danks, pictured above, panhandled to bring attention to the need.
Her message went viral.
Click here to see an interview with Teresa.

If you live in the Omaha, Ne area, the KROC center is giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday morning, Aug. 12th. No income requirements, but bring proof that your child is in school.

Do you have tips on saving money while giving back to your community? Click here to share. 

Would you spend $2.99 to get organized? Try my book, Fast Fixes for the Christian Pack-Rat. Available at
Do you need help with specific trouble spots? Email me at
Copyright © 2017 Jeanie Jacobson, Writer, All rights reserved.

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