Creative Toy Storage Ideas

Kids. Toys. Need I say more? Coming up with creative ways to store toys that doesn't break the bank and ruin a cute decor can be challenging.  Happily, I've found a few great options for inspiration. Secret Garden. This.  Is seriously inspired. For the cost of a few metal garden wall hangers, you've got an adorable toy storage solution that doubles as art.  Fill it with anything...stuffies, wooden blocks, books, etc. Vintage Pallet Boxes Love these, and they'd fit in with variety of home decor styles, from country to industrial. Plus they would work in any room, not just for toy storage. Even better, this tutorial seems like it wouldn't be too difficult for someone who's somewhat DIY-challenged such as myself. Matchbox Organizer. I ran across this fab tutorial … [Read more...]

8 Tips and Tricks to Organize Your Pantry

Pantries are great, but it can be tough to keep a pantry organized. It is easy to pile up extra food that you think you may need someday and then forget what you already have because of the clutter. You may not have a separate pantry that was built with the house or apartment and you may be using a small cabinet or have a small area to house your food products. Whatever your situation, you can have a organized pantry area that works for you and your family. If you follow my tips to organize your pantry you will be well on your way to having an organized pantry that can serve the whole family. Purge before you start. Get rid of old cans and expired food. Group like items together. Create sections. (Ex. Cereals, Breakfast, Condiments, etc.) Take items out of bulky boxes … [Read more...]

My 10 Favorite Organizing Pinterest Boards

What is the hottest newcomer in social media right now? Pinterest! For some it has even become an addiction. I find myself in that last category as of late. I just love pinning things and sharing. It is a great way to get inspiration and ideas from others that you probably never would have thought of.  I love implementing what I have seen on some of the boards in my own home. Organization is no different. Below I share with you 10 of my favorite organizing Pinterest boards. I hope you find that they will become a favorite of yours as well. I would like to thank Liz Jenkins of A Fresh Space for sharing with me some of her favorites too. [imagebrowser id=29] … [Read more...]

6 Mistakes When Creating a Homeschool Space

Creating a homeschool space isn't hard.  Quite honestly, all you need is a place to write and a place to keep the books.  That said, I've learned how to create a great homeschooling space the hard way- through trial and error.  Learn from my mistakes and create an inspired learning space right from the start. Mistake 1: Not making it livable.  When we first started homeschooling, I decided to use the small home office in our house as a school room.  It was an 8x10' room off a hallway, and it turned out to be a bad idea.  The room was much too small to fit several desks, and we felt cramped and closed in.  The only window faced southwest, and I live in the deep south. We sweated our way through every afternoon.  Eventually, I moved our workspace out into the open family room and we all … [Read more...]

Apps and Software to Organize Your Media, Photos, etc.

It's 2012 people! Whatever you didn't accomplish in 2011, put behind you, and get to making some new goals... like organizing all your digital media! Photos and videos you take with your phone or digital camera rarely make it to print and then on to physical albums, so finding an old photo isn't always easy. Since we can efficiently take so many more photos than we used to, thanks to technology and no longer needing expensive film and development services, we're in even bigger trouble than ever! Here are a few online photo storage and services for organizing your digital media! Picasa/Google+ Pros: Free accounts for anyone or upgrade to more storage space for a yearly fee. Ability to embed photos on external websites. Ability to set up albums to organize images and video. Cons: … [Read more...]

Best Gift Ideas for Home Organization

The holidays are upon us and now is the time to shop for the best deals. Why not give the gift of organization with these great organizing gifts for kids all the way to adults. You will find something for everyone in this guide. Kids My top pick for kids this season is the Lego Tabletop Drawers. If you have ever stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night you know how much this is needed. It has 3 drawers and each drawer has two divided trays inside. You can find it at the Container Store but only during the Holiday season so you want to get on it now. Age: Kids of all ages with Legos to store and organize. Price: $49.00 Where to get it: The Container Store   Keeping in line with the Lego theme my next item is the Extra Large Lego Storage Brick. This is an extra large Lego … [Read more...]