Tag Archives: Organization

Christmas Storage Organization Ideas

I have not cleaned up Christmas, and I won’t for a few more weeks. But I love looking at great Christmas storage ideas for the cleanup when I do. Since I usually get a little bit more decor at the end of Christmas (sales hello!) and I have extra money from gifts, I like to purchase things for next year. One thing I love to do is purchase storage containers. They not only make excellent storage for decor, they also make excellent storage for all the extra toys and clothes my kids have received during the holidays.

Some great places to get storage containers inexpensively after Christmas is Home Depot, Target, Wal Mart, Lowes, Big Lots, and Dollar Tree. I love to purchase bins, wall organizers, closet organizers, and cases that I can put things in all year long. Check out some incredible storage ideas here.

You can also repurpose items to be used in different ways that can enable you to have more storage. Check out some incredibly cool ideas here from Spunky Junky.

It always feels great to start the new year off right with everything organized and clean. I feel great knowing I know where everything is and can get to it easily.

Back-to-School Hacks!

School is in full swing now so as parents we need all the help we can get. That’s why we scoured the mommy blog circuit to find you some of the best tips, tricks, and hacks for the back-to-school season. With some help from other moms, dads, and teachers, you can find the perfect way to get your kids back in the swing of things for the new school year with the least resistance.

Clothing choice hack:

Every day it is the same battle. What should I wear. We wish this wasn’t an issue, but it is, with every child, every gender, and every age. It really isn’t always about what to wear but about how to slow down the morning. Answer: pick it out ahead of time and organize it in the incredible chest of drawers. Thanks to this idea by mommy organizer Kortney Brady @KortneyBrady  this lifesaving tip could help maintain parent sanity in those rushed mornings.

Back-to-School Hacks

 

Lunch snacks choice:

Once again it’s all about power. The kids want the power, we aren’t really sure who has the power anymore. But with this hack we can still keep the power but give them the power of options. All within our pre-conceived choices of course. Thanks to mommy blogger I Heart Organizing for her easy tutorial.

Back-to-School Hacks

 

Homework organization: 

Do you have homework, nope. We hear it everyday. Where is your homework? Not sure. Same old same old. But not this year. With an organized homework station and calendar you can help your kids to keep track of all of their work. You can even check it afterwards! Success! Thank you mommy blogger Centsational Girl.

Back-to-School Hacks

Check out these incredible mommy bloggers ideas on their websites now. They can help you make going back-to-school a simple and straight-forward process this fall!

DIY Lego Tray: Organizational Toys!

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We love Legos. They are easy to play with, incredibly fun to create with, and excellent learning and building toys. But they can be a huge mess! Little parts get left all over the house every time my kids play with them. And they hate having to drag mom and dad all the way to their rooms, or dragging their design all the way to us and risk ruining it just to show it off. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some great answer to all of these little problems? Well we found one!

We have seen lots of those pop-up Lego storage totes and mats but they all seem just a little too expensive for such an easy fix so we set out to find something easy, cheap, and quick. Guess what, we did! We found a great site that offers incredibly simple ideas for at home projects, and we found a DIY Lego Tray. Somewhat Simple is a great site if you are looking for simple answers to problems around the house. They give incredibly easy-to-follow instructions with terrific photos. We were so excited to find their Lego tray Tutorial that we just had to share it with our readers.

What You Will Need:

Tray (or make one with some plywood and 1×2 boards, instructions on Somewhat Simple!)
Gorilla Glue
Lego baseplate

You can decorate your tray with paint and even customize it with your child’s name. We bet you could even do this to a table top instead of a tray if you wanted! We are so excited to try the tray, we can’t wait for our Legos to all be in one place, and be easily transported with ease! It might even make a great birthday or Christmas present! So head on over to Somewhat Simple now to get the full tutorial, and don’t forget to check out their other great and simple solutions for in the home!