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March 9, 2011

More for My Home Office

Filed under: Household,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 2:13 PM

Back in October I posted about my free craigslist file cabinet.
While it did get out of the van and into the house it is not yet where I want it to be and set up to be used. What can I say – the holidays happened.

I was reminded to get back to my project when a local thrift store offered me the opportunity to make a charitable contribution and add some color to my organization.

I did not think it was a great deal or a super find but I got a lot of attention on the way to the register.  Other people were asking me if I had taken them all, where they could find them, etc.  so now I think it was a thrifty find.  Now I have been told I picked Mardi Gras colors too.

For inspiration about getting your clutter and files under control, visit Dr. Laura (no, not me) on Mondays for her Minimalist Monday Mission: Declutter 365  

To see what other people have for Thrifty Thursday, please visit Tales from Bloggeritaville.   

Sunday see what Flea Market Finds are shared at Her Library Adventures 

Monday join in with Magpie Monday with Missie Lizzie.  

Wednesday link up your Bargain Brag with Wallet Friendly at Bargain Shopping Paradise  

A new place to link up on Saturdays is at Boston Bee.  Her Bee’s Knees party is time to share your garden flowers, art, flea market finds, and more.



  1. DogsMom,
    Thanks for sharing the link love about my Minimalist Monday Mission: Declutter 365.
    Everyone can see the entire journey here:
    Dr. Laura

    Comment by Dr. Laura @ — March 9, 2011 @ 2:28 PM

    • Thank you. I know I will be visiting often. AND doing the work.

      Comment by dogsmom — March 9, 2011 @ 3:37 PM

  2. I read a lot about minimizing and try to practice so I’ll be checking out that link! I’ve got to stay away from the flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores, though!

    Happy Tails,FUREVER!
    Stumpy and her hoo-bean

    Comment by Stumpy and Cyndi — March 9, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

  3. Oh my, so many links and interesting things to read and so little time. I surely will be kept busy on the rainy day that’s coming here all day Thursday. Thanks for the info!

    Comment by Beatrice — March 9, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

  4. will you stop rubbing my poor nose in the clutter! I know I am buried & lazy, geezers! I woke up to the fat, heavy white stuff too, and almost went nutzo, spring please hurry! so the file cabinet may make it in the office after all. Hey, you got a comment from Dr. Laura! you are getting popular girl!

    Comment by Faythe — March 9, 2011 @ 8:52 PM

  5. Thanks for the links – the file cabinet sounds great!

    Comment by Rudy, the dog with a blog — March 9, 2011 @ 9:40 PM

  6. Hi Dogsmom,
    Sounds like you’ve been quite busy up an down the blogosphere and cleaning up too. Phew!
    Thanks for stopping by my Blogger blog. I was actually happy to see that you are also a wordpress gal so lets keep the chats going. Currently, I’m on the daily post challenge and write daily. Hope to see you soon!

    Comment by eof737 — March 10, 2011 @ 12:49 AM

  7. Thanks for coming by and sharing about your troll doll. I think most came without clothes LOL Only the larger ones had clothes. Just like real kids, can’t seem to keep their clothes on them.

    Comment by Margie Skousen — March 10, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

  8. Does one ever get clutter under control? As hard as I try, total neatness never lasts longer than a day or two. You should see my studio right now where I have 3 different projects going on.

    Comment by Linda Lewis — March 10, 2011 @ 7:39 PM

  9. Ah – what a great blog! Could spend my whole morning here :-)¨

    Thanks for popping by my new blog and for your comments about thrifted art. I do love that pirate feeling of having found a major art piece (at least the way I view it).

    BTW, I have never seen Hoarders, even though I have heard of the show. Would probably help if I had cable 😉 Wonder if the episodes are available online…?

    Comment by Nostalgic in Maine — March 11, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

  10. I have to admit — I hate organization like this. Not sure why — just all the paper and file tabs, etc… rubs me the wrong way.

    But I’m happy for you if it works. 🙂

    Comment by Nancy @ A Rural Journal — March 11, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

    • I am attracted to the colors and the IDEA of being able to find things when I am looking for them. Works for me? More at a job than at home, but I try.

      Comment by dogsmom — March 11, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

  11. Sounds like a terrific find to me!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — March 12, 2011 @ 6:15 PM

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