Organizing and Styling a Bookcase ~ Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Tour

Updating and Styling a Built-in Bookcase

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that I work alongside some other fabulous organizing bloggers fairly regularly.  We are working together once again to take you on tours of our homes to inspire you on your journey of getting organized! Yesterday I showed you an outdated built-in bookcase in a little recessed corner of my family room.  I have wanted to update it for a long time and I’m thrilled with the results! This built-in seemed to be more of an eyesore and “random stuff collector” than anything, and I thought about closing it […]

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Updating a Built-In Bookcase

Preparing to Paint the Outdated Bookcase

Did I ever tell you that when my hubby and I were house hunting we found our home in three days? Well, we did, and it was really a miracle how it all worked out.  (Long story warning…feel free to skip down past the first picture) If you don’t already know it, my husband is a pastor. We were in the process of being hired at our church when I was pregnant with our fourth child. We looked extensively online for housing in the city where the church is, but weren’t coming up with anything we liked. It is 600 […]

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Organized Kitchens Home Tour with Top Organizing Bloggers

Organized Kitchens Home Tour with the Top Organizing Bloggers

Do you love home tours as much as I do?  I just love gleaning ideas and inspiration from others.  Today, the Top Organizing Bloggers have teamed up to bring you the Organized Kitchens Home Tour. We’ll each be sharing a space in our kitchens to inspire you!  Today, I’ll be sharing my kitchen command center. Check out the links to the other blogs at the end of this post. About two years ago, I came across the idea of storing important paperwork in a kitchen cabinet.  Actually, the idea wasn’t totally new to me since my mother-in-law had been keeping […]

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How to Organize Kids’ Games and a FREE Printable Organizer

How to Make a Game Instructions Binder with FREE Printable

We love games.  We love family game nights and late night fun and games with friends.  Now that our kiddos are growing up, they’re enjoying playing with the games, too.  Unfortunately, they don’t have the same interest in caring for the games as my hubby and I. No matter how much we “encourage” them to put all the parts away when they’re finished playing, it seems like the one thing I constantly find left out are the instructions.  We all know a game is no good if you don’t know how to play it, so keeping the instructions with the […]

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EasyClosets $1,000 Organized Closet Giveaway!

EasyClosets $1,000 Closet Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Winner has been notified by email.   Have you seen the amazing transformation that happened in my girls’ room closet?  Thanks to EasyClosets, it went from an ugly, outdated, and disorganized closet to a beautifully organized space that will grow with us over the years. I am SO thrilled to tell you that one of YOU will have an opportunity to win a $1,000 closet makeover from EasyClosets!!! Woo hoo! A number of you have asked about the price of the unit we installed.  EasyClosets are completely customizable.  I chose not to throw out a number […]

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Organizing a Shared Kids’ Room Closet ~ EasyClosets Makeover ~ the Reveal

Organized Kids' Closet

If you’re a regular reader of Organizing Homelife, you may know that I’ve been working with the amazing EasyClosets company to transform the closet in my girls’ room from disorganized and outdated to organized and beautiful. Today I’m going to show you the transformation! This is where we left off yesterday.  We took out the old shelves and baseboard and painted the closet to match the room.  Then we put the EasyClosets organizing solution together and were ready to start organizing! My two eldest daughters have dressers in the room, but since we have three girls sharing the same room, […]

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Organizing a Shared Closet with EasyClosets

EasyClosets Organizing Solution

If you missed it yesterday, I announced a super exciting project I’m working on!  How would you like to win a $1,000 custom closet makeover by EasyClosets? Oh, yeah! I’m teaming up with this awesome company to show you some fabulous organizational inspiration AND give one of you the opportunity to get your closet beautifully organized! All three of my girls share the same bedroom and one closet.  It can get disorganized very quickly!  I have tried many things to help them over the years, but nothing solved the problems we were having.  Then I met EasyClosets.  Welcome, organizational heaven. […]

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Organizing a Shared Closet (and some big NEWS)

EasyClosets Girl's Room

The other day on Facebook I asked if you liked organized closets.  Obviously it was a rhetorical question because EVERYONE likes and wants organized closets, am I right? Although organized closets are the stuff of my dreams, that was not reality in my girls’ room.  We have a three bedroom house and four kids: 3 girls and a boy.  That means all three of our girls share one bedroom. I must say that although their room is a good size and their reach-in closet is fairly large, it has been a challenge getting and keeping it organized.  With three girls […]

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Chalk Marker Review

Bistro Chalk Marker

One question I get asked frequently is what brand of chalk markers I use and where to buy them, so I thought I would do a little review of the brands I’ve used.  This is in no way all-encompassing because there are many brands of chalk markers. I’ll review four brands in this post. The first brand, Craft Smart, was the first chalk marker I bought.  I believe I found it at Michael’s Craft Store over a year ago.  While it is not my favorite marker for writing smoothly, it was the one that erased cleanly without the need for […]

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How to Erase Chalk Markers Easily

How to Erase Chalk Markers Easily

Have you joined the chalkboard craze?  It seems like everywhere you look you see chalkboard labels, framed chalkboards, even entire walls painted with chalkboard paint. When I first started seeing the labels a few years ago, I could hardly believe people would want to label anything with chalk.  Without revealing too much about my age, I remember loving when it was my turn to clap erasers for my teachers.  Do you remember the clouds of dust?  I do!  I certainly didn’t want all that chalk dust in my house. But happily, chalk markers were invented!  Labeling bins and baskets with […]

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