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Thank you so much for stopping by!  If it’s your first time here, I’m Alli, a slightly distracted, mildly frazzled, always crazy busy (even when I’m doing nothing) wife and mother.  This is my happy little corner of the interweb, where I share my scatter-brained approach to everyday living.  You can expect to find lots of tips, tricks, ideas, and resources to help you create the systems that work best for you when it comes to managing your home, time, family, and life in general.  Oh and printables!  Lots -no- TONS of free printables!!


A Few Things You Might Find Helpful

I’m always looking for ways to organize the Scattered Squirrel site to make it easier to navigate.  Just because something makes sense to me, doesn’t mean it will to others.  So here are a few tips I hope will make your time here better.

  • Links are bold, raspberry text like this —->  I am a Link  (it’s not really a link just an example)
  • To download one of the printables all you need to do is click the picture of it.  Depending on your browser or your browser settings it will either open the printable as a PDF in a new window where you can save and or print right from there, or it will open a dialog box asking you where you would like to save the file.
  • All the printables are PDFs
  • Also, I feel I should mention, that the printables shared here on Scattered Squirrel are free for personal use only. If you would like to use them for something other than personal use, please send me an email and we can work something out.  You can find my email on the Contact Me Page.  (see what I meant about the links?)
  • All of the pictures on this page are clickable, so feel free to check out where they go.

How about we take a little look around at some of what you can find here.

We All Have to Start Somewhere

When I first embarked on my journey to craft a more organized life for myself and my family my focus was solely on my home.  For years I struggled with how to properly manage my home.  What seemed to come so naturally to everyone else felt like a huge undertaking to me.  I kept thinking, if I can just get my home under control everything else will fall into place.  And while decluttering and organizing certainly helped, the most important lesson I learned was that it was not my home that needed organizing first, it was my time!

I can’t rewind the clock but I can pass the message on.  If you’re like me, and struggling with where to start on your organizing journey, maybe starting by taking a look at how you spend your time might be a good starting point for you.

Click the pictures above or the links below to check out those posts.

Home Organizing and Housekeeping Go Hand in Hand

It is always easier to clean a home that is organized.  When things have a home that makes sense to the people who live there, they tend to get put away more often.  If you don’t need to always tackle a mess of clutter before you clean, cleaning becomes easier.  It also becomes quicker!  And if you work at building cleaning time into your routines, it becomes even quicker, because the cleaning tasks won’t be so huge.  Below you’ll find links to two of my most popular posts about cleaning and organizing.

Click the pictures above or the links below to check out these posts.

Planners Are My Favourite Organizing Tool

Planners are one of the most versatile tools out there.  They can be used in so many ways for so many things, from managing your home to helping you build your routines.  I have a passion for creating and using planners to help keep me on track in different areas of my life.  But you don’t need many to get the benefits from them, you just one!  One that you’ve found that you love, or one that you’ve created to fit your own unique needs.

Not sure where to start?  Check out the two posts below for some ideas.

Click the photos above or the links below to check out those posts.

Over 400 Free Printables to Choose From

I believe that printables can be wonderful tools to use when you’re looking for ways to get and stay organized.  They allow you to create planners that are tailored specifically to your needs; easily change things as your needs change; and help get those ideas out of your head and onto paper where you can keep track of them.  In addition they also help:

  • keep important information organized
  • help you stay on track with all your home cleaning and maintenance
  • keeping those favorite recipes easy to find
  • creating your choice of time management system that works for you

Click the picture below or the text right here to check out the Free Printable Index.  (A list of almost all the printables on the website, with links to where to find them)

Enjoy the Pintables

The possibilities and uses for printables are pretty much endless in my book.  I love nothing better than letting my creative juices flow to try to find a way to help even one person carve out a little bit of organized bliss.  If you’d like to check out the printable galleries, simply click one of the pictures below to see all the printables contained in that category.

These are just a few small examples of what you can find here on Scattered Squirrel. I have so much more I would love to share with you, so please take your time, look around and most importantly, enjoy!

I love hearing from others about what is and isn’t working for them. Things they learned, or even just a quick hello.  Please feel free to leave me a comment on any post or page.   I try to answer each and every one of them.  Or, if you’d rather, you can drop me a line at:

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Again, thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the posts and printables.