Category: Organization

(Even more) board game wall art

Board game wall art {Heather's Handmade Life}

One of my most popular DIYs to date has been the board game wall in our basement family room. It’s kind of wild how many people have pinned it and viewed it, you guys. Hooray for popular pins! It’s undergone some changes since I…

More (boring) purchases I made online

Remember when I told you about my goal to simplify, and part of that included less annoying errands? (Like running out of liquid hand soap and dishwasher tabs) I promised to let you know how it went, so here we are — one month…

Do you really need ALL of those "meaningful" baby clothes?

You can never have too many nicely-organized storage bins, right? Especially when they’re storing the most precious thing of all — memories! What about those bins of baby clothes, though? I’d limited myself to one bin per child, but they were really big bins….

How I’m simplifying household basics

I’ve never been good about setting a word for the new year, like a lot of other bloggers have.  (My friend Lori from Farm Fresh Style chose “Warrior,” and Colleen from Curtains are Open chose “Courage.”) But if were to officially choose a word to…

KonMari for kids: Yes, it’s possible!

Janine Young admits she once had far too many toys in her house and her kids never seemed to notice the ones she tucked away. Now she involves her children in the process and asks them questions like ‘How does it make you feel…

DIY charging station

We lost power twice this week, and both times my phone was nearing the end of its battery life … and I was on deadline. Without my phone to provide an emergency hotspot internet connection for the (also-dying) laptop, well, you can imagine how…

DIY stuffed animal zoo

“You spent HOW MUCH on bungee cording!” There was a sentence I never imagined saying. It all started when I saw photos of stuffed animal ‘zoos’ on Pinterest. The idea was to make a wooden cage for the zillions of stupid stuffed animals your…

How we (finally) organized our entry closet

One of the most action-packed spots in our house is definitely our front hall closet. Longtime readers will remember it started off as a hot mess and I failed at the first decoration attempt.  I had the right *intention* I think, but I went…

My top three tips for new freelancers

I’ve been freelancing here at home since my youngest was about three months old, and I’ve made a career out of it since he was a year old. It’s my entire livelihood and I’ve gotten rather good at it in the last six-ish years thanks to…

DIY rainbow organization for craft supplies

The thing about having a hefty hoard of craft supplies and fabric is that even though everything will used to make some beautiful, it doesn’t always look good when it’s in the “ingredients” stage. For the past couple of years, I’ve tried to tame my stash and organize it in…

Desperately seeking a fresh approach

I’m that person that constantly moves around the living room furniture, just for a change. I don’t even remember all of the different combinations. Sometimes I move things around in a way that isn’t really functional, just for the sake of something NEW, visually….

Creative storage nooks & crannies

As a journalist, I write a lot of stories. One of the best ways to guarantee you’re writing about something that interests you is to pitch stories, but I rarely have the time to sit down and drum up ideas. It’s all I can…