Summertime = Project Time

Summertime means checking off the project list! Our homeschool closet has been screaming for help for a while now. I installed a second shelf and now boxes are no longer falling out every time we open the doors!

There are many benefits to organizing…you are able to find things quicker which in turns helps with time management. When we are able to grab what we need within seconds it reduces our stress because we no longer need to turn the house upside down to find a stick of glue, and one of my favorites is the eye appeal. I love the look of a clean and organized house!

What are you waiting for? Pick a project a day or one a week and feel the positive effects when completed!

One Project Done!

Are the house projects adding up, leaving you to feel hopeless and discouraged? Then it’s time to put all your DYI and Organize My House Pins, from Pinterest, to use!

Sit down and make a list of all the projects you would like to accomplish this year. Projects as small as cleaning out a linen closet, to big projects like renovating the kitchen. Now take a calendar and plan as many projects as possible. For example, Pantry on Monday, book shelf on Tuesday, Master Closet on Thursday, and Garage on Saturday. Make sure to give yourself enough time to complete the project. Some projects may require an hour, while others two or three days. After finishing the project, mark it off your Master List. By visually seeing each task being marked off as completed, it will enable you to keep moving forward.

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Set a daily goal and you will achieve your yearly goals!
CouponingLast night’s project…clip all coupons and organize them in a folder. (DONE)

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty…” 
Proverbs 21:5

“But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” 2 Chronicles 15:7

Kids’ Cabinet (kitchen)

Creating a kid friendly space in our kitchen, was one of the best things I could have done, for the kids and myself…they are able to put their dishes away when they empty the dishwasher, it saves time from them asking me to get their cups, plates, and bowls, it teaches them to be more independent, and my favorite, it is organized in one space.

Kids' Cabinet in the Kitchen

*(1) Threshold Global Folio Bin-Dark
*(2) Threshold Global Media Bin-Dark
I purchased all three baskets from Target when they were on sale.


Let’s get organized…

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(1) Expedit Wall Shelf
(4) Alex Drawer Units
(2) Linnmon Table Top
(4) Jules Jr. Chairs
(1) Document Magazine File, Set of 2, pink (on SALE)

(8) Storage Cubes (bought these when they were on SALE)
(1) White Board
(3) Wall Posters (Trend Enterprises, Inc.)

hr2 hr4“Mom’s Hub” (still working on this)
(1) Malm Dressing table
(1) Teal Trash Can (Bed, Bath & Beyond on SALE)

Joss & Main Wall Art

hr3We are very thankful for our school room. Some home-schoolers laugh at the idea of having desks and rooms set up like a class! But you have to do what works for YOU….and for me, I like to be organized! I’m still working on the details of the room but at least it’s functional!
hr6Thanks for stopping by today and checking out our class room hub!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes…

6 people x’s 2 feet each equal a lot of shoes! But that doesn’t give you an excuse for a messy mountain of shoes. One of our house rules is, no wearing shoes inside the house. With that said, we keep all the shoes in the garage. If you are looking for something to organize your pile of sneakers, boots, and sandals…I recommend the ClosetMaid 31′ Horizontal Organizer. It’s an inexpensive way to display all your shoes for easy selection, while keeping them clean and neat.