Maximize Your Storage Space With Over the Door Organizers

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I've heard a lot of people advise that you don't need more storage, you just need less stuff... and while we could all benefit from a good purging session, let's be honest, sometimes you really do need more storage! Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious pantry, coat closet, or laundry room, but that doesn't mean we don't need food, hats and scarves, and clean clothes. 

My biggest piece of advice for organizing when you're short on space is to take advantage of every available nook and cranny, and one of the most commonly overlooked storage spaces is on the back of your closet doors. Don't let that 21 square feet of prime real estate go to waste!

Here are 15 ways I use back of door organizers to create extra storage space around my own home...

Stylish Home Gym Ideas for Small Spaces

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, which you know is one of my favorite places to shop! Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! This post also contains affiliate links.

Before having kids, we used one of the bedrooms in our house as a home gym. It wasn't very stylish, but it was certainly spacious. Fast forward a few years, and that exercise room became a kid's bedroom and we pared down our workout equipment and shoved it {quite literally} into the corner of the guest room. It's taken me nearly four years to finally make this space a priority, but I can finally say that what our new mini-home gym lacks in size, it more than makes up for in style and function!

{five minute friday} Water Bottle Storage

Friday, January 19, 2018

Do you ever flinch as you open one of your kitchen cabinets because you expect something to come tumbling out at your face? That was me with the cabinet where we store our water bottles. Once upon a time, I had organized the cabinet using baskets. That worked well when my boys were using mostly sippy cups, but as we transitioned to water bottles that are bigger around that the sippy cups, they no longer fit in the baskets very well, and we ended up with a scary situation like this...

The Stylish, Smart Device That's Keeping My Kids Safer

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Out of the blue, my six year old came up to me a couple of weeks ago and started running his hands through my hair. His little fingers were clearly searching for something. I asked him what he was doing, and he turned to his four year old brother and said, "I can't find them, but I know mom REALLY does have eyes in the back of her head."

I couldn't stop laughing! I don't even remember telling them this, but I must have said it at some point in time, and they'd been having a debate about whether it was really true. Of course, I wasn't going to break it to him that I usually just know what they are up to because they are still pretty predictable at this age, and because aren't good at being sneaky yet {they whisper "don't tell mom" loudly enough that I can usually hear them from the next room}.

But the truth is that every parent could use an extra set of eyes and ears around the house to keep things running smoothly, and now, thanks to my partnership with Hive, I have just that. I can keep tabs on the kids no matter where I am in the house! 

Organizing Ideas for Every Room of the House

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Does the start of the new year make you want to purge and organize ALL THE THINGS? Well, you're in luck because today I've got more than 100 organizing ideas for every room of the house to literally help you organize all the things!

Each month I join with a talented team of bloggers to bring you the best of the best from each of our blogs, and this month we've rounded up our favorite organizing tips and tricks! I'd also love to send you a free copy of my e-book that outlines 10 simple steps to help you get organized and stay organized once and for all!

A Toy Storage Solution That Can Grow With the Kids

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The holidays are over and there are SO MANY new toys! It's a perfect time to purge and donate toys that kids have outgrown, and to come up with a new toy storage plan that will grow with the kids!
There are a ton of toy organizer options out there, but to stand the test of time, you need to find a toy organizer that is flexible enough to change with the size, shape and quantity of the toys through the years.

{worth a second look} Top 5 Organizing Posts of 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

With the New Year approaching, I am feeling the serious itch to organize ALL THE THINGS! I know a lot of you are probably in the same boat, so I wanted to take a look back at my top 5 most popular organizing posts of 2017 to provide us all a little extra motivation and inspiration heading into the new year! You may find a project or two that are new to you, or one that's worth a second look!

{worth a second look} The Best Craft Projects of 2017 from More Than 30 Bloggers

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Yesterday I looked back at my Top 5 Decorating and DIY projects of 2017, and today I'm talking crafts! It should probably come as no surprise that my most popular crafty project of the year also involves organizing (you guys love organizing as much as I do). Or maybe it made the top of the list because it's an IKEA hack... everyone loves those, too!

Cord & Charger Organizer

I turned a raw wood MOPPE mini-chest of drawers into a stylish cord and charger organizer for my kitchen counter with some paint, stain, and custom icons I cut using my Cricut. Grab the tutorial here! Along the same lines - Cricut and organization - my tips on how to organize all of your Cricut supplies was a close second for most popular craft-related post.

{worth a second look} Top 5 Decor & DIY Posts of 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

One of my favorite things to do at the end of each year is look back on what I've accomplished, and to start prioritizing my projects for next year. It's also fun to see which of my projects YOU liked the best, so today I give you my top 5 decor and DIY projects of 2017, as determined by reader popularity. You might just find something here that you missed the first time around, or something worth a second look!

{five minute friday} Stylish Guest WiFi Password Signs

Friday, December 15, 2017

My number one priority for our guest room was creating a comfortable and relaxing space for our friends and family. But the reality is that our guests often need to get some work done and stay connected while they are visiting. In order to balance style and function and give our guests a work space, I chose a small, Parsons-style desk for one side of the bed instead of a traditional nightstand.

Of course, providing guests a comfortable and convenient place to work is only half of the challenge. A good WiFi connection is also a must! And to get online, guests will need the password. 

Today I've got five quick and stylish WiFi password sign ideas, as well as a tip for getting good WiFi coverage, even in those far corners of your house.