It's time for the Zutter 11 for '11 BLOG HOP!!! Eleven blogs with fabulous ideas to get you organized and prepared for new beginnings in 2011.

Here's the deal:
Visit all of the blogs below. Leave a comment on each one to be entered to win a prize. 
What's the prize?  
Zutter supply pack of “Owire, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises”  – each of the Zutter Zisters will be drawing ONE winner from each of our blogs on January 12, 2011 after 5PM. So check back here after 5PM Pacific Time in January 12th to see if you won :)
Jennifer Priest: http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Lea Sanders: http://leasanders.wordpress.com/ GO HERE NEXT

And now, for my fabulously inspiring organizational idea to share with you! With life being so busy all the time it is easy for me to forget what day it is let alone remember to clean the house. After reading loads of organization articles, blogs, magazines, and books, it seems the number one solution is to put things that need to be done on a schedule. 

I hate housework and my family hates it more than I do. Breaking up the work into smaller pieces makes it so much easier to stomach (like taking a horse pill that has been broken up and put in a milk shake) so that's what I did. Why argue with the experts? I created stand up chore chart using the Zutter Display It All, bound with the Bind It All.




Zutter Supplies and Tools:
Bind It All Machine
1/2″ O-Wire (any color)
Display-It-All
Zutter 8×10 Clipboard Wood Covers
Zutter Pound-It-All
Zutter Rivet Setting Tools


Other Supplies:
Cardstock
Word Processing Program
A List of Household Chores
Lamination Machine
Pliers
Small Phillips Head Screwdriver
Drill or Heavy Duty Hole Punch
Saw or Heavy Duty Paper Cutter

For the first part of this project you'll need to use your computer. In a word processing program set up an 8.5×11 document with 0.5″ margins and in landscape layout. Set up two columns. Each column will represent one day of the week — you'll cut the paper in half to separate the columns and to make the pages of the chore chart.

Type the day of the week at the top of each column and the chores to be done that day underneath it. My rule of thumb was that if the chores were spilling into a second column, I needed to do less that day or split that chore up among several days. Add a column for monthly chores as well — things like changing the A/C air filter, setting the washing machine or oven to self clean, that kind of thing. 

Print the chores onto heavy cardstock. Cut in half between the columns–the pages should now all be 8.5″ tall and 5.5″ wide. I trimmed mine down to 5″ wide but if you do that, the Display It All will stick out the sides of your pages. I don't mind it, but in case you do, make your pages at least 5.5″ wide.


I laminate the pages so they would last longer. You can do this by using a personal laminating machine or go to a office or teachers' supply store. I laminated my pages at Lakeshore learning — I think it cost maybe $3-5.


Once the pages are laminated, cut them apart. Set the Bind It All to the C Setting and punch binding holes along the tops of the pages on the 5.5″ side. 



Cut a piece of chipboard to 8.5″ x 5.5″ as well. You can use a saw to cut a piece of Zutter Clipboard wood down to 8.5″ x 5.5″ if you want the chore chart to last longer and be sturdier. This will make up the back cover of the “book” and be used to secure the chore chart to the Display It All.

Mark the holes for the Display it All onto the Clipboard Wood.  Punch with with the Zutter Rivet Setting Tools and the Pound It All. Assemble the base of the Display It All according to the package directions.

Bind the chore chart. Lay the pages face up, in order, on the table. Then lay the back cover on top. Thread the O-Wires through each page from the back.  Once the wires are through every page and the back cover, close the O-Wires using the Bind It All.



Bolt the back cover of the chore chart to the Display-It-All. Flip the pages forward and you're done!

You can decorate the base of the Display-It-All with paint or rub-ons or leave it plain. Now get your chores done! LOL


Want to make one of these chore charts or any of the ideas you've seen on the Hop? And save money at the same?! Well, enjoy this shopping discount code at www.binditall.com for 11% off everything (that isn't already on sale).  CODE: Zutter11 Valid through January 31 only.

To continue on the hop, go to Lea Sanders' Blog: http://leasanders.wordpress.com/.

Happy Binding and Hopping!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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140 thoughts on “Zutter 11 for ’11 BLOG HOP!

  1. what a great organizational idea, perfect for the listmakers in my family :) thanks for sharing!!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm
  2. What a great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  3. come clean my house, jennifer…you are more thorough than i :)

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm
  4. Great project.
    Hendersonville

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  5. What a smart idea!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  6. HI Jennifer,
    You are so organized! Thanks for sharing the idea.
    Hope you have a blessed New Year,
    Terri

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm
  7. what a great idea for getting (and staying) organized!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm
  8. This is fabulous. What a nice way to organize.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  9. Love this idea.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm
  10. maybe this will get my housework done ;)

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm
  11. Simply awesome idea! I really, really, really need to make one of these! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm
  12. What a great idea. I’ll be making one of these for each of my daughters. They will make life so much easier.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm
  13. Wonderful, creative idea. Thanks for the idea.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm
  14. lol I SURE DO need one of these! Another must have for my brand new BIA I love it!!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm
  15. This is just what I need to make for my family. I think this will be on my agenda for this afternoon as we are expecting a hot day in Adelaide South Australia.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  16. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm
  17. What a great project! Love the idea of laminating the pages. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm
  18. What a great idea!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm
  19. I love this idea! Definitely gonna have to make one of these.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm
  20. Great way to organize those chores and keep them in plain sight!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm
  21. Haven’t used my bind-it-all for a while. This is great inspiration to get busy with it again! Thanks.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm
  22. Great organizational idea! Love the lamination and flip style too. Thanks!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm
  23. LOL You are just like me dear I hate housework but it does have to get done and this idea is just wonderful. Thanks so much for the inspiration dear. Hugs

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm
  24. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm
  25. Clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm
  26. Jennifer, your project is hardcore! Happy New Year, Zister!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm
  27. Great way to keep on task! Love your book!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  28. Great idea!! Love it!!!!!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm
  29. What a cool idea! I love it I need to do this I’m always putting off house work.

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  30. Thank you for the detailed description and the fresh, new way to use the Display-it-All. I’ve always had tunnel vision that it had to be used to display something ultra-fancy, but this is an excellent way to show something that is still pretty, but so useful, too!

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm
  31. what a great idea! TFS!
    [email protected]

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm
  32. Awesome idea – doesn’t everyone hate housework :)

    Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm
  33. This is EXATLY what I must do. A DONE checkmark would count as a point, and after 15 points, we could celebrate!!!

    Thanks for this terrific idea!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:20 am
  34. I will have to give this a try so cute!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:26 am
  35. This is a great way to keep track of chores. Please let us know if it works for you. I have made many lists like this, but never followed through with them.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:40 am
  36. oh, I need one of those!!!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:42 am
  37. Well if you have to do chores, you may as well organize them in style. Nice book.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:43 am
  38. What a great idea! And a fabulous tutorial =)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:08 am
  39. Love the tutorial. Not a list I would make, but it would be great for anything else!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:13 am
  40. A great idea! You might even get finished with them faster being so organized!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:14 am
  41. I think this is a terrific idea and one I might just have to use. I can use all the help I can get.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:20 am
  42. laminating the pages is a great idea….

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:49 am
  43. WOOOO, what a great idea! You are going to be so oroganized it isn’t funny.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:52 am
  44. YOU GO GIRL…..great idea!!!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:02 am
  45. This is such a fab idea!! I am a girl who needs list and reminders. This idea would be great for me to do! Also…. for my girls to follow.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:09 am
  46. Great Idea: I think I will put small square boxes on the side so the chores can be marked off and because it is laminated it will wipe off ready for the following week. As long as the right pen is used lol

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:10 am
  47. what an awesome idea I follow the flylady this would be perfect!!!thank you… thank you… I will be doing this one for sure!!!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:29 am
  48. Wonderful idea…may have to try this myself!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:54 am
  49. What a superb idea. I only wish I was that organized. :) Someday

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:01 am
  50. Cool idea for organization!thanks for sharing!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:15 am
  51. This is such a great idea. I’m definitely going to use this one.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:17 am
  52. I was just housesitting for a friend and saw her list. I thought it was a great idea. I can make one of these for her and me! Woo Hoo!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:20 am
  53. OH I wanna make one! That is Great! tyty

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:47 am
  54. this is a great idea

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:59 am
  55. Sounds great.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:19 am
  56. I love this idea, but if I do a chore list than the dust bunnies will know when I am coming after them…I love to keep them in suspense:)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:43 am
  57. I am with you here on this project – love it!!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 5:08 am
  58. Love it, but I want to know where you were when my kids were growing up? lol If I make one for my daughter, my grandgirls might not like me so much anymore. (silly grin)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 5:20 am
  59. Great project! I would love to win some new supplies for my Bind It All!!! Thanks for the chance!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 5:29 am
  60. Love this Jenn, such a brill idea but I think I would hate to see those chores lined up for each day – prefer to pretend they don’t exist! ;) Maybe my fav recipes for WW?? Hmmmm, now there’s an idea!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 5:42 am
  61. what a wonderful idea. tfs

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 6:20 am
  62. What a super idea Jennifer!! and thanks for showing how you created it!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 9:16 am
  63. What a fab but simple idea – thanks for sharing.

    Toni :o)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm
  64. What can I say but WOW. Good idea to break the chores down to more manageable pieces

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm
  65. Great idea, always goog to have the chore list out so everyone can see. :)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm
  66. Love it……I think I’ll make one just for my husband LOL. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm
  67. this is a great idea! thanks for sharing
    marie-anne

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm
  68. Great idea but I hope you don’t mind me not copying – I’d prefer to craft than be reminded of the housework I haven’t done!!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  69. Great idea, we all can work on being more organized in the household chores.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  70. Great idea… thanks for sharing

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm
  71. What a great idea! Love the organizational aspect!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm
  72. Love that idea! My resolution has to become more organized this year and this would so help! Thank you!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm
  73. Great project
    Great hop

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm
  74. Oh I also hate household chores… great idea to laminate the pages so this stays clean too! Thanks.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm
  75. LOL! Everyone needs one of these! I feel like I’m constantly cleaning!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm
  76. This looks great.

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  77. Wonderful idea, thank you for sharing!

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm
  78. This is great! Not only very creative but really useful too!!! :-) I’m a new follower!:-)

    TFS! -Sam :-)

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  79. This is really great! Is there any way you could share the Word documents too?

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 1:01 am
  80. Cute, cute, cute!! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing1

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 2:16 am
  81. What a great idea for getting yourself (and your home) organized!! TFS

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 3:34 am
  82. This is a fantastic idea!

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 3:43 am
  83. Thanks for sharing your project. I really enjoyed it. I just finished the Bind-it-All 101 class and can’t wait to learn more!

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:04 am
  84. You are very organized.

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:05 am
  85. What a great idea, I have also been trying to figure out how to get the work done. Maybe this is the answer. Thanks

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 8:49 am
  86. Brilliant idea-I see a definite need for one of these in my life!

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm
  87. great idea will put it on my to do list lol
    thanks

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm
  88. Oh I’m sure that my family could use a chore chart! Great idea.

    Posted on January 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  89. Oh so useful and clever. Thank you for sharing all the details of your handy little book.

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 1:02 am
  90. What a great idea. I love those holders. I wish I could get my family to use something like that.

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 5:54 am
  91. fantastic blog!

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 10:18 am
  92. such a neat idea ! Love it=)

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm
  93. Such a cool idea for using the Display it All! Hope it helps you get things done :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  94. ME too I hate housework gets in the way of crafting! Great project!

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm
  95. Always fun blog hopping. Getting ideas all over!

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 6:44 pm
  96. LOVE that idea!!! I used to use a card file for my weekly tasks/chores, but I think I love the flipchart idea even more. easier to keep out on the counter, but with the cover on top, much prettier than my old card box!!! thanks for the great idea

    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm
  97. Great idea!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 1:34 am
  98. Goodness, I hate to do chores. Think something like this would help? It is awfully cute.

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 2:46 am
  99. Your project makes the idea of chores a little nicer. Great idea to laminate the pages.

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 7:41 am
  100. This would defin itely make a difference…lol!
    Tfs!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 10:26 am
  101. Great idea for house work (I hate it too)! Happy New Year my Zister!!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm
  102. Great idea. Wonder if my family would go for it.

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  103. Awesome idea! Love that you used a Display it all!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  104. What a great idea! this when I’m trying to get more oprganized and less messy! Thanks for the great project idea!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  105. I am going to try this NOW. Anything to get my 4 boys on task.

    Posted on January 10, 2011 at 12:57 am
  106. Great idea! My family definitely needs this! :) rebecca keppel

    Posted on January 10, 2011 at 3:32 am
  107. Great idea then family would not misplace my lists but teenage daughter already thinks I’m obsessed with lists

    Posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  108. I LIKE it! Permanently in place so there are no ‘misunderstandings’ mwah ha ha

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:06 am
  109. I am so excited for a blog hop and 11 projects

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm
  110. wow Jen that is a awesome idea,i totally hate housework too..lol :)..hugz Anita

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  111. Awesome idea Jen. My husband loves to make lists for “us”. I really have to make this to show him I have lists too, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this project, Mary M

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  112. How clever Jennifer! I wish I was that organized! Like you… housework is like horse pills… icky and hard to swallow! LOL!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  113. Very creative. You’re so organized!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm
  114. Great idea! My children are gone, this would have been a great tool for getting work done when they were still at home!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  115. Wow – that is organisation for you. Not sure if I’d ever get that far. But love the idea.

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm
  116. Wow…what a neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!…Nancy :o)

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  117. What a great way to be organized.

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  118. This is exactly what I need!!! I’ve been trying to think of a good way to keep my boys on track for their chores…they always seem to “forget”. Ha! Power to mom’s, Unite! Thank you so much for this idea!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  119. Nice idea! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  120. Good way to organize and break work into manageable chunks. Having a display board should help as a reminder to actually DO the work!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm
  121. This is a great project but I would have to leave the housework to make it
    janet

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm
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    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm
  123. I love a good blog hop!!!! Hope to win on!!!!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  124. What a great idea! TFS!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm
  125. Great idea for keeping track of everything!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm
  126. What an original project! Love it!

    Louise C

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm
  127. Gret idea, thanks for the tutorial too~

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm
  128. What a fun idea, very original :D

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  129. OK…I need one just to keep my craft room organized. What a great idea and it looks great, too.

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm
  130. Awesome idea, thanks for sharing

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm
  131. That is such a neat idea! love it! Think I should make one for my son so he wont have an excuse for forgetting his chores lol
    Barbara

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  132. thanks for the inspiration and sharing

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm
  133. WOW, Love the display stand! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Blog Hop 2011 is great and a fun inspiration!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm
  134. Great idea!!!!

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 12:05 am
  135. What a great project to help children or adults that may be challenged to remember daily tasks.

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 12:43 am
  136. This idea can be used for more than just housework chores – my mind is spinning!!!

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 12:43 am
  137. Great idea!

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 12:56 am
  138. Oh this will be helpful! Thanks!

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 1:45 am
  139. I love the Display-it-all. What a great use for it!

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 2:06 am
  140. Great list of chores….

    Posted on January 12, 2011 at 2:27 am