At our house, we are not so great at grocery lists. When we realize we need something, it gets jotted down on whatever is handy at the moment… whether it’s a Post-it, scrap piece of paper, iPhone list, even on our white board calendar. Having admitted we have a grocery planning problem, I went in search of a solution, and found this lovely little Grocery Planner Clipboard project from Design Sponge!
School mornings can get hectic at our house, especially if I need to spend time following the kids around, nagging reminding them to get dressed, brush their teeth, find their shoes and backpack, etc. I recently came across this Morning Routine Chart on How Does She, and thought Eureka! This is exactly what we need to help the kiddos be more independent! I made a few tweaks of my own, and came up with this Back to School Morning Checklist.
Where do I store MY medicine? Well, up until recently, if you asked me that question, I would have answered “in my bathroom medicine cabinet, silly!” I mean, it’s called a medicine cabinet, right? A good friend has pointed out this is just, well, wrong. It turns out this is pretty much the worst place to keep your medicine, and here’s why…
Yes, it’s another post about Lego storage! I apologize to all the readers out there who don’t own a single set, but organizing these things is becoming a bit of an obsession for me. The Lego people may have found a storage solution in our house, but that still leaves a whole lot of loose bricks in a bin that need to be dealt with. Here’s what I’ve found (and liked) in my search so far:
My boys, 7 and 4 years old, have hit the Lego stage, hard. I love the creativity and versatility of these toys, but in the 15 months since the first Lego set appeared in our house, the bricks have taken over.
We’ve gone through a few storage options, eventually settling on one large plastic tub for bricks, wheels and other building materials, and a smaller tub for people and people related parts. That was before I realized exactly how many Lego people parts we have, it’s crazy!
Today, Shannon from Love Your Space Professional Organizing shares some creative and stylish ideas for displaying kids artwork:
Kids LOVE to create, and at our house, it is a daily activity! Add to the homegrown stack, art brought home from school and the next thing you know, every flat surface is covered, OR worse yet, every wall is covered with art hung by bits of scotch tape. Artwork displayed is not only a confidence booster for the kiddos, but it brings original and wonderful splashes of color into the home. Here are some solutions that bring a bit of order and style to displaying the many works of art!
Old photos, we all have them, most likely a lot of them. Whether they’re in boxes or bags or piles, whether they are a few years old or a few decades old, they’re sitting around waiting to be dealt with. Today, Shannon from Love Your Space Professional Organizing shares some tips on how to organize those boxes (and boxes, and boxes…) of pictures you have stored away
Today Sandra from Classic Design shares some ideas for organizing your children’s bedroom or play space:
Finally holiday decorations are stored away and you breathe a sigh of relief. However, your children received lots of new toys. So, where do you put them? As parents we want our kids to enjoy playing but are then faced with a cluttered family room. January is a good time to get your children organized…
Stacy at Errands Etcetera specializes in things like home organization, meal planning & preparation, waiting for the repairman, taking the car to get it inspected… you name it. Essentially, she is every busy woman’s dream! Errands Etcetera is a full service errand and event planning service company focusing on their clients. Imagine never having to stand in line, sit in traffic, worry about parking or feel rushed again!
So Christmas was great, the kids were more than happy with their toys from Santa and have been kept very busy all week assembling LEGOS, driving remote control cars and enacting battle scenes with their action figures.
Problem: What the heck am I supposed to do with all this stuff?! The toys we already owned barely fit into the small sunroom we refer to as the ‘toy’ room. Time to sort, organize, and (discretely) toss out some old toys!