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Organize Your Life

The hectic holiday season is winding down, and busy schedules will fill the winter school-term with extra-curricular activities! So, why not get a head start on organizing your life now to make this transition a little easier? The perfect place to start? A home organization station complete with a calendar, specific binders for each member of the household, weather-resistant tags for knapsacks and some personalized lunch bags will make sure you feel ready to handle whatever the January season brings!

This simple calendar can be customized each month with new tape designs.  Use it to capture special occasions and extracurricular activities to make sure you always know what’s going on.  Adding other fun items to your home organization station, like Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape, the Scotch™ Thermal Laminating machine, some Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches, binders, knapsacks, basic lunch bags, scissors, dry erase markers, Post-itDry Erase Surface, ribbon and family names or activities printed on white paper.

Turn the boring chore of keeping home and life organized by dedicating a small section of your home into a pretty and functional organized space.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 90 minutes

SCOTCH® BRAND SUPPLIES:

  1. Post-it™ Dry Erase Surface
  2. Scotch™ Thermal Laminator
  3. Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9 Inches x 11.4 Inches, 20 Pouches
  4. Scotch™ Expressions™ Arrow Tape
  5. Scotch™ Expressions™ Metallic ™ Tape, Gold & Silver
  6. Scotch™ Expressions™ Glitter Tape, Green, Blue & Black
  7. Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Pink, Green & Blue
  8. Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Calendar Detail:

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Roll out Post-It™ Dry Erase Surface and apply to wall using enclosed adhesive backing.

      1. Apply 12 strips of Scotch™ Expressions™ Arrow tape in a grid pattern to form a calendar (tape repositions easily if needed)
      2. Label calendar using dry erase marker.
      3. Erase and replace information every month.

(Designer tip: Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape is easily repositioned to create a family chore list!)

Personalized Binders For Each Family Member:

      1. Print family names on blank paper
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      2. Use Scotch™ Expressions™ Glitter™ Tape to decorate name cover page for binder.
      3. Slide decorated name page into binder cover.
      4. Apply Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape to spine of binder to personalize for each family member.

EXPERT TIP: Colour coordinated binders can also be used to organize office documents.

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Personalized Backpack Tag:

      1. Print family names on blank paper.
      2. Cut out name and decorate tag with Scotch™ Expressions™ Glitter Tape.
      3. Use Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches, to create a laminated tag.
      4. Use Scotch™ Thermal Laminator to seal pouch.
      5. Trim pouch with scissors
      6. Punch a hole in the tag and thread ribbon through the hole, hang on backpack, hockey bag, dance bag, etc.

EXPERT TIP: Tag can be colour coordinated with lunch kit and binder.

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Personalized Lunch Bag:

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      1. Stick Scotch™ Expressions™ Glitter Tape and Scotch™ Expressions™ Metallic Tape, Gold to front of lunch bag in alternating colours.
      2. Trim edges with Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors. Press tape down firmly.

EXPERT TIP: Tape can be refreshed each season. Perfect craft for kids to do.

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Want more inspiration, visit me at: http://amandaforrest.com/

 

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