My Favorite Garden Seed Organizer

Do you need an awesome way to organize your garden seeds? I’ve been using a photo box for several years now and think it makes the best garden seed organizer ever! Take control of your seeds with this cool box! The Best Garden Seed Organizer Ever!

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My Favorite Garden Seed Organizer

For years I had a haphazard garden seed organizing system which amounted to shoving seed packets in a shoebox or a ziplock baggie (or both) and putting them in a “safe spot” I was sure to forget about. Sound familiar at all? If you’re like I was, I highly recommend upgrading to this awesome photo box I got on Amazon. I think it’s a real bargain at under $20.

4 x 6 boxes for saving seeds in my favorite box

Photo keeper boxes come in many different sizes, but the one I like best is this one. It’s one big box with 16 – 4×6 little boxes inside. The little boxes are exactly the right size for my beloved Baker Creek seed packets. One of these days, I will even label the outside of the 16 little boxes so I have a better idea of what’s inside each one. For now, it’s pretty easy to see what’s inside because the boxes are see-through. The only time suck is I have to physically lift each one to see the front. 😀

tomatoes in my favorite seed saving box

I try to keep like seeds in one box. For instance, tomato seeds are in one box. Pepper seeds in another, flowers, herbs, zucchini, corn, etc. Believe it or not, all 16 of my boxes are full. Sometimes I even keep empty packets in the boxes so I can go through them in the winter and decide what to order again.

Close the seed packets tightly

My only caveat is that you have to close each envelope tightly or the seeds will fall out. That’s not necessarily a huge problem unless you have a lot of different types of seed packets open in each box. It’s pretty hard to tell one broccoli seed from a kale or cabbage seed!

Garden Seed Storage Made Easy!

All in all, I love this seed saving box. It’s easy to use, handy to store, and quick to find. It makes ordering new seeds a snap and keeps all my pretty little lovelies safe and sound. If you’d like to order one too, head on over to Amazon. You can order a box with a purple handle for under $20, or get the white handled box for $30. I’d personally save $10 and order more seeds. 🙂 If you have an absolute ton of seeds, you can also get two large white boxes for $35.

Make sure to keep the box in a cool, dark place to give your seeds the longest life. Happy Organizing!

seed-saving-box

Need more garden awesomeness? Try these posts:

Tips for Ordering Garden Seeds

Helpful Supplies for Starting Seeds Indoors

Tips for Starting Broccoli & Other Brassicas

Free Containers to Start Garden Seeds

Free Catalogs for the Organic Gardener / Homesteader

My favorite way to store garden seeds is in this garden seed organizer.

What’s your favorite way to store garden seeds? I’d love to know! 

Printable Checklist for a Smooth Back to School Transition

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Printable Checklist for a Smooth Back to School Transition

Use the free printable back to school checklists of before & after school tasks {located at the end of the post} for a smooth return to school. Kids can take responsibility for themselves with these handy lists!

Printable Checklist for a Smooth Back to School Transition

I haven’t shared this information on the blog yet, but all four of my children are heading off to public school this year for the first time ever. Since I’ve homeschooled for over seven years, this is a big deal for me. One of the things we really like about homeschooling is not having to be places early in the morning very often. When we start back to school in a few short weeks, I’ll have to get four kids out the door before 8:00 am. Yikes! Anxiety is already setting in and I’m trying hard to get organized. One way I’m organizing is with checklists for the kids so they can take ownership of the things they need to do each day before and after school. To try to keep my nagging to a minimum, we created before and after school checklists and printed them with my new HP DeskJet 3636.

Free Printable back to school checklist

I’m so excited that I was able to print these checklists in my house! When we moved into the Passive-Aggressive House last September, our printer stayed in the offices in the barn. I could print from my house, but we had to run to the barn to pick up the papers. Needless to say, printing hasn’t been very convenient. I’ve been saying for months that I want to buy a printer for the house and I finally made it happen.

HP Desk Jet 3636 at Walmart

HP DeskJet 3636

When I decided to get a printer for the house, I wanted a few features besides simply being able to pick the prints up *inside* my house. Besides printing, I need to be able to scan and copy. At under $60, the HP DeskJet 3636 that I picked up at Walmart was very affordable. It’s also small enough to fit right in my new sideboard that I’m using as a blogging desk. And I really love the easy mobile printing! Have you ever had something on your phone that you had to figure out how to get to your computer to print? I have and it’s annoying. With the 3636, I can use the HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app and print (AND SCAN!) directly from my phone. But best of all, this printer prints twice as many pages with Original HP high-yield ink cartridges!HP Desk Jet 3636

Back to School Checklist

My kids are going into 7th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st grade. You’d think they would all know to do these things by now, but the truth is, they don’t. The first thing I printed with my new printer are before and after school lists which the kids have seen and already talking about. My two littles are even excited about the lists. I’ve got them on clipboards for the time being and we’ll keep them in their lockers. The lists slide inside a page protector and are reusable by using dry erase markers!

Back to School Printables

Back to School Printable – Before School Checklist

Back to School Printable –  After School Checklist

To print your own copies, just click on the two links above. A new window will open and you can print them. I hope they help us all. 🙂

How do you make back-to-school easier? I’d love to hear your suggestions! 

Organization Tips, Tricks & Hacks for Large Families

If you have children, these organization tips for large families are for you! People often tell me how organized I must be since I have four kids, but organization is a real struggle for me. These tips help me keep the mess to a minimum and involve my kids in helping at home.

Having children can really complicate order and tidiness, but these organization tips for large families can help you stay on right track! Check out these easy ideas for organization that you can implement today!

Organization Tips for Large Families

There are so many easy ideas you can implement right now to make life just a little bit easier! While we wrote this tips to make life easier for those silly people like me who have tons of children, they are relevant to pretty much anyone.  I hope you find something here to make your life just a little bit easier.

Bathroom Organization Ideas

I love these ideas!  I’m still waiting on the vanity to be installed in my kids’ bathrooms so they are keeping their toothbrushes and toiletries in my powder room, which I HATE! I love these ideas and can’t wait to implement in our home.

Bathroom Organization for Large Families. Keep your bathroom tidier with these easy tips!

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Home Organization Tips – 15 Easy Changes Even the Most Unorganized Person Can Make

Basic Organization Tips - 15 Easy Changes Even the Most Unorganized Person Can Make

Home Organization Tips – 15 Easy Changes Even the Most Unorganized Person Can Make

It’s a new year and time for a fresh start! If you follow me on my blog, you might know that I’m not always the most organized person. With four busy kids, an active schedule, homeschooling, and working from home, there’s just always something else I’d rather do than clean and organize my house. But I am slowly learning that organization systems can save me big! We’ve put together 15 easy changes that even the most unorganized person can make to gain a little order and control at home to help us all.

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