Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes #michaelsmakers The beginning of January is always filled with exciting opportunities for a fresh, promising start to the new year. While many are busy making personal resolutions this time of year, we tend to focus on a list of plans and projects for our home. First up this year is our master bedroom and closet. After an enormous purge last year, we embarked on a total makeover for this space - including fresh paint, an amazing cedar lining and some new added accessories. I have been so Continue reading

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies #michaelsmakers It's a new year - all about new beginnings - so start fresh, clean, and organize. The beginning of January is always filled with exciting opportunities for a fresh, promising start to the new year. Feeling naturally optimistic, this year we are all about thinking positive, keeping it simple and being productive. As many of us consider making New Years Resolutions this time of year, personally, we like to focus on a list of plans and goals for our home.  One of the Continue reading

Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser ~ organizational ideas #michaelsmakers | Right before the end of last year we began the process of finishing our basement. When we first moved in a large portion of the basement was dedicated to a craft room workshop of sorts. While the basement was unfinished I was pretty excited at the time to have a space to lay out all of my crafting supplies. I wish I could say I used the space but honestly over the past couple of years the space has just become a large 'storage' area. If I needed to work on a project I would Continue reading

Linen Closet Organization

Linen Closet Organization

Linen Closet Organization | In an effort to put this brutal winter weather behind us (and 'spring forward' just a bit), I dedicated some time over the past couple of weeks to get our linen closet in order. The closet, located right in the middle of our second floor hallway, has been a dedicated stash and store concealed behind two closed doors. I never really gave a purpose to the closet as our laundry room is located right around the corner - and a majority of items that we use on a regular basis are tucked away in there. After the Continue reading

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack - plans to make a boot organizer | While there are still four more days left until the official beginning of winter - we have already had a significant taste of cold, snowy, wet weather. I do love the snow however, underneath those beautiful glistening blankets of white - lay a mucky mess of slush and mud. A mess to leave right at the front door. A wooden boot rack has been on our to-do list for quite some time now - so I was pretty excited to add it to our True Value list of projects we committed to complete this Continue reading

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit - Preparing Your Home for Winter | As the days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, fall is the perfect time to begin planning for the winter weather that's upon us. We have had some beautiful weather the past couple of weekends and have taken full advantage of the shortened daylight hours by prepping our home for the winter. While it is not the most glamorous job on the list, the benefits of protecting your home and investments can provide some peace of mind for the season ahead. Since moving in our home a Continue reading

30 DIY Storage Solutions to Keep the Kitchen Organized {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

30 DIY Storage Solutions to Keep the Kitchen Organized {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

  Spring cleaning always has me thinking about reorganizing and decluttering each and every room as I work my way throughout the house. It always amazes me just how much stuff can accumulate in just a year. I usually take the opportunity to evaluate just where we are and if there are any changes that can be made to make life a little simpler, more convenient, and of course more organized. One space that never lets me down is the kitchen. There are always new clever ideas that not only make day to day tasks a bit easier by saving Continue reading

Ideas & Inspiration for Organizing and Putting Together a Linen Closet

Ideas & Inspiration for Organizing and Putting Together a Linen Closet

Hello my friends. A big thank you to you all {for everything}. I am happy to be back and hope the New Year has been treating you all well. I had plan to work through January with an organizing theme as many of us are geared up and ready to go with the fresh start of a new year. Even though February is right around the corner - if you are like me you could use some inspiration year round to continue that motivation. One of the first projects I hope to begin soon is our linen closet. We are lucky to have a closet located right in the middle Continue reading

Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Since kitchen cabinets are frequently used and centrally located they are a perfect spot for message boards. With the array of specialty paints on the market, converting the inside of a kitchen cabinet door to magnetic message board is an easy and simple project that can be completed within a few hours. They are conveniently located, easily accessible and when the door is shut, all the jumble is tucked away and out of sight. Ironically our little guy never took a bottle when he was an infant so it has been a new experience for us mixing Continue reading

Utilizing Unused Living Room Space to Create a Child Friendly Area

Utilizing Unused Living Room Space to Create a Child Friendly Area

I know it has been awhile since I last mentioned the living room, but the re-design is pretty much complete aside from an accessory or two. One of the main to-dos on the list was utilizing the awkward corner space and creating some additional storage in the room for everyday toys that my little guy is into at the moment. This space was primarily used for the Christmas Tree during the holidays and that was pretty much it. The door you see to the left will eventually be replaced with glass french doors and open to a bonus 'man' room - but that Continue reading