Editable Thanksgiving Menu Printable {FREE}

Editable Thanksgiving Menu (FREE) | Ordered and Organized

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it–next Thursday!–and I know some of you are going all-out, perhaps even creating name cards, preparing crafts for the kids, and posting your menu in a picture frame.  If you can relate and you’re looking for decor, game, or recipe ideas, you can visit my Thanksgiving Made Simple(r) Pinterest board.

If all you’re looking for is a quick, simple, elegant Thanksgiving menu, I’ve posted an editable one for #freebiefriday.

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How to Organize Reusable Shopping Bags

How to Organize Reusable Shopping Bags | Ordered and Organized

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Have you ever seen that woman or man in the grocery store with 15 worn, filmsy mismatched reusable shopping bags?

I was that woman. I purchased a set of bags from the commissary circa 2011. My sister-in-law sent me some from Whole Foods around the same time. Then my mother-in-law gave me some from IKEA the next year. But so frequently I left all of these bags at the house when I went to the store, so I ended up buying multiple plastic bags from both LIDL and ALDI.

I had a lot of shopping bags.  But I didn’t really need them all.  I needed some that I could keep with me, and I needed an insulated bag.

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How to Organize Your Utensils, Silverware, and Cutlery

Today kicks off two of my favorite weeks of the year:  the week before and the week of Thanksgiving.  Given all the cooking and baking that will be going on in my house next week –and again next month–I try to use this time to declutter and organize my kitchen so that I and anyone who helps me can easily find what is needed for cooking and baking tasks.

As the adage goes, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Today’s beginning is relatively easy:  Organize your utensils, silverware, and cutlery.

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Simplifying Your Cleaning Supplies

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My husband deployed for the second time in 2010.  To save money and pay off debt, I put most of our belongings in storage and moved in with my mom while he was gone.  In the month before he returned, I secured a new apartment for us and started stocking up on supplies to clean it.  When I packed up my Jeep in mid-December for the long trek home, I had at least an entire box of cleaning supplies to clean our new apartment before moving things in.  I’m not exaggerating.  I had bottles and bottles of Windex, Resolve, Pledge, Pine Sol, oven cleaner, and just about any other kind of cleaner you can think of.

How things have changed!  Today, I strongly believe that less is more.  Read on to see what cleaners I use.

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