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

Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | Toy Emporium DIY Play Food Organizer #TargetToys| This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and it's advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Over the past seven years our little guy has had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing therapists. While they all have taught us many great things as a family - one of the most important concepts we learned early on was valuable benefits of play. From the beginning, I modeled all of our toy selections after the very same educational toys they 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

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

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

I am a huge fan of hidden storage - especially since my little guy's toys have become such a big part of our household. I can't seem to have enough bins, baskets or storage boxes dedicated to each room; not only corral all the stuff but conceal it as well. So naturally I am also a fan of the ever so popular IKEA EXPEDIT. Since we already had one eight cubby EXPEDIT in the room we picked up another additional unit, in an attempt to squeeze as much storage as possible into my little guys playroom.I really like the finished look fabric liners 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

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