Five Simple 10 Minute Organizing Ideas

Five Simple 10 Minute Organizing Ideas

 
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I have a cabinet in my house that attacked me last week.

Seriously.

I’m so not even kidding.

Like something out of a horror movie.

I opened the doors to get a plastic container for left-overs and two pitchers, four lids, a foil pan that used to cover a casserole and 47 tiny spice jars reached out and bit me.

Do you have a cabinet like that?

Oh good.

Because my cabinet needs friends. :)Continue reading



Easy Closet Organization Tips

Easy Closet Organization Tips

This post was written in collaboration with Home Decorator’s Collection.

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Ideas for fun when you have been snowed in for eight days with four children and the sun is scheduled to come out next Saturday…..

1.  Build an igloo in the woods and come to the realization there’s enough snow left over to build an igloo metropolis.

2.  Cheer enthusiastically when you can actually see the see the sidewalk to get to the mailbox.

3.  Make your 347th cup of hot chocolate.

4.  Play games and tell stories and make brownies and think up new braided hairstyles and paint a dresser….

….and decide make-up is totally over-rated.

5.  And when all else fails….organize your closet. :)Continue reading



Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers Yesterday I ate my cereal with a fork.

And it wasn’t because I thought it might taste better that way.  I ate my cereal with a fork and oddly tried to scrape up the milk at the end with the prongs because the sink was full of unwashed dishes.  Bowls and plates and cups and mugs….

…..and spoons.

Stacked to the ceiling.

I almost took a picture of my dirty dish leaning tower of pisa.

But that might be grounds for un-friendom.

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Kitchen Organization Project

Kitchen Organization Project

 
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Happy Labor Day rock star.

May your day be full of fun without any labor in sight.

But just in case you wanted to plan a little organizing for the rest of the week….

….here’s a fun kitchen organization project.Continue reading



How to Make a Peg Board Box

How to Make a Peg Board Box

 

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Every time I wrap a present I spend more time gathering up all the supplies and trying to remember to put them all back where they belong…..

….than time spent actually wrapping the gift.

I track down the scissors and the ribbon and the bags and the card and the tape and cart it to the table.

Then I wrap the gift and run out the door.

Because I’m late.

*sigh*

Always.

And in my rush I never return anything where it belongs and the supplies scatter to the four corners of the earth…..never to be found again.

Until now.

All the wrapping supplies have finally found a home.

Here’s how to make a peg board box and a gift wrapping station.Continue reading



Coffee Crate Organizers and a Linky Party

Coffee Crate Organizers and a Linky Party

 

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Excuse me a moment while I hop up on my soapbox….

….and preach to myself.

Self….next time the valentines are on sale at Wal-Mart for 75% off….

…..you don’t need 20 of them.

Seriously.…self.

Under no circumstances are you to rationalize the purchase by saying….we could use these as crafts or maybe we could donate extra to the class next year or maybe we could use extra stickers or any of the million and one other reasons you muttered to yourself….. as you added boxes and boxes and boxes of them to the cart.

Ditto for the boxes from the 75% off aisle at Hobby Lobby.

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Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Disclosure: I was compensated by Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advance Glue for this post.  But all opinions are 100% mine.

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The other day someone described me….

….as a human exclamation point.

I laughed out loud when I heard it.

Because it’s true.

And yesterday….when I found out when the chalkboard made it to the next round in the contest….this exclamation point jumped around the room and waved its hands in the air and shouted….

….and stopped to catch its breath and then shouted and jumped and waved some more.

Thank you.

Seriously.

Thank you to each and every single one of you….

….on behalf of punctuation marks everywhere. :)Continue reading



It Is Time to Organize

It Is Time to Organize

 

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Just in case you were wondering if my house is still decorated for Christmas….

…..it is.

Just in case you were wondering if I was wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart yesterday trying to find pine room scents when all they had was wild berry and spring orchid….

...I was.

I’m up to my eyeballs in stockings and advent calendars and pine cones and driftwood snowflakes…..

….because bhg is coming to town next week.Continue reading