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Friday, January 24, 2014

Ideas for Family Organization...

I am so excited that it's Friday and can't wait for Saturday to come.  My husband and our best friends are heading out bright and early Saturday morning to Dover Downs hotel and casino and then to Ocean City, MD for the night.  Just us adults.  No kids.   This is the first time EVER that my husband and I have been away over night without our kids.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.   It's going to be a balming 35 degrees at the beach, so we won't be wearing our skimpies, but we're sure to have fun.

Now, back to organizing.

January is a time when EVERYONE seems to purge through their things and want to get organized.  As a family of four our small house can quickly get cluttered.  This year one of my main goals is to get our house organized and find a place for everything.   I admit, most of the clutter is my own fault.  Craft supplies and half done projects seem to end up spread throughout the house.   Over the past few weeks I've been searching for ideas and ways to get organized and found a few inspirational pictures that I wanted to share.

Use the back of a door to organize gift wrap and other craft supplies.  It's a great use of space that would otherwise be wasted.

Fabric storage is a must and I just love the idea of the wire bins.

Or, filing it away.

An organized pantry can go a long way in not only keeping your family organized, but also saving them money as well.  Have you ever bought groceries only to have them thrown in the back of a pantry or cabinet?  When you finally realize what you have they've already expired and end up being thrown away.  Yeah, been there.  

My daughter loves to draw and make books of her drawings.  I love the idea of metal containers to keep art supplies organized.    

Our laundry room is another place that desperately needs some attention in our house.  A laundry room that is not only organized, but stylish helps the never ending task of washing, drying and folding somewhat easier.   One of my goals this year is to keep our laundry room neat and free of clutter.  If my laundry room looked like this I'm sure I wouldn't mind being stuck in there folding clothes day after day. 

Even if your laundry room is in an unfinished basement it can still look amazing.

If you want more organizing ideas you can check out my post here for how I organize toys in our living room and here for how I store my sons match box cars and trucks. 

Happy Friday and I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  I'm hoping I'll get lucky and win a few dollars at the casino.

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