Tag Archives: Storage

Before and After: Christmas Closet

8 Dec

Do you want a Christmas closet? Oh, I do! In my dreams, I totally have a Christmas closet!

This sweet holiday loving client has a huge Christmas closet! Just one problem, it needed a little holiday clean-out! I don’t know anyone (including myself), that enjoys going through holiday decorations at the end of the season. You are either sad to see it go or so very ready for it to be put up! You end up shoving it back into the attic! ūüôā Right?!

 

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Do you need a holiday purge? After Christmas is the perfect time! Let me help you put away the holiday and save you some stress next year! Happy Holidays!

Spring Cleaning Challenge

2 Apr

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Spring is here! Finally! It is my favorite time of the year, the days are longer and warmer! I am always ready to pack away the coats and boots and pull out the shorts and sandals!

Spring cleaning has always been one of my favorite activities, it is so therapeutic to me! It is like a fresh start to a new year. A time to shake off winter and prepare for summer!

I have to say the more I organize for clients the less organized my own home seems, busy… busy. I typically organize based on frustration. You know that feeling you get when you cannot find what you are looking for or when a drawer will not shut. For instance, the current state of my tupperware drawer. So I made a list of ten things that have been bothering or frustrating me and I am going to tackle them in April!

Here is a peak at my list…

1. Playroom

2. Clean Out Refrigerator

4. Nightstand Drawer

5. Tupperware Drawer

6. Switch Seasonal Clothing

7. Windows

8. Air Registers

9. Clean Out Cars

10. Clean Out Kitchen Drawer

 

First project… the playroom!

I think this explains why I don’t spend much time cleaning or organizing the playroom…

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This is totally my house, now that my littlest one is on the move! My son’s favorite thing to do is get things out. I put everything up and he has the best time getting it all back out! Stinker…

I removed the rug, all the large toys, and furniture. Then gave the floor and baseboards a good scrub. Then I did a basic sort and purge of the toys. My little one is about to turn one, so time to make room for new toys.

It will only be a matter of days before it is a mess again, but in the meantime it looks so nice… Ahh!

 

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Before and After

21 Jan

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I absolutely love a house with lots of storage to play in! Give me your pantries, utility closets, and mudrooms! I love them all! No joke! Here is a before and after of a utility closet that had become a place to store odds and ends! This lovely closet just needed some structure and a quick 30 minute clean-out!

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And the after… oh yes!

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The blue bins are from the Dollar Store… gotta love it! I also used a small white trash can from the Dollar Store to hold the rolls of wrapping paper! The stacking bins for gift wrapping supplies are from the Container Store, as is the cleaning supply caddy.¬†The bins contain cleaning supplies, tools, paint, light bulbs, bug spray, etc…

Fabulous! If this was my closet, I would just stand and stare at it!

Little Girls Playroom

1 Jul

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I absolutely love this playroom! Organizing this room for two sweet little girls was such fun!

Top three reasons I love this playroom…

1. My client had the room painted a pretty purple! This gives the room a fresh starting point!

2. I love that they painted the closet and removed the closet doors!

3. They moved the kids kitchen into the closet, which with the closet doors removed adds play space for the girls!

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I love this room! What do you love about it?

LL

5 Minute Organization

16 Dec


I have decided to do some organizing around my house and share!  I love to do room by room organizing about every six months and since I have some time off around the holiday now is a great time to get it done!

I started in my kitchen! The main problem is that I do not have the gigantic pantry in my dreams! I have a small kitchen, which means I have to get creative with storage!

I was using the boxes that the snacks came in, but really I could do better than this! I took some of my own advice and pulled everything out and started over!
Tada! This is much better! Total project cost $3, Total project time 15 minutes! I decided to use three white bins from the dollar store. They fit perfectly in one of my kitchen pull out drawers. The snacks are easier to see and with a baby latch to keep the baby out… I am good to go! I put all the snacks I buy in bulk in the bins. There is still room in the back of the drawer for other snacks.