Posts Tagged ‘kids clutter’

Our Favorite Inside Toys

posted by Andrea | 07/7/2017 | 21 comments

I know it might seem weird to do a post about inside toys in the middle of the summer, but here in West Michigan, it can get REALLY hot and humid in the summers, so we often play outside in the morning and inside in the afternoon, where the air conditioning keeps things very pleasant!

The toys listed in today’s post are things ALL 3 of our kids (ages 5, 3, 2) play with and enjoy almost every single day!

Our “New” Indoor Play Space!

posted by Andrea | 12/15/2016 | 14 comments

One of the least favorite spaces in our home has always been the “blue bedroom” upstairs… however, we recently transformed this space into a “kiddie wonderland” complete with an elaborate road system for our Little People cars, a cubby for our baby dolls, and a fabulous walk-in closet devoted to our growing collection of dress-up clothes!

We didn’t spend one penny transforming our ugly spare bedroom into the perfect indoor play area for the upcoming winter months!

10 Ideas to USE UP Kid’s Artwork

posted by Andrea | 12/13/2016 | 24 comments

Although we are just in the beginning stages of dealing with kids art, I do feel like we have lots of simple systems in place to not only enjoy the artwork from our 3 budding artists, it but also USE IT UP (you know, so we don’t have to keep it forever and ever!)

I hope a few of our ideas work for you too — and I’d love to hear other ideas you use!

Get Organized For The Start of Summer

posted by Andrea | 05/22/2015 | 17 comments

The start of summer is officially less than ONE month away — yay!

Although this is often a very full and busy time of year for many of us, it’s also a great time to put a little effort into getting organized BEFORE summer starts. Today, I’m sharing some of the things we do to get organized for the start of summer.

How I Store and Organize All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2013 | 41 comments

About 18 months ago, I posted pictures of our soon-to-be-baby’s closet… and all the cute baby girl clothes inside. It was neat, organized, and everything was in its place — obviously, because there was no person to wear the clothing or mess anything up yet!

Well, fast-forward a little over a year and although it’s not quite as organized, we still have a pretty good system for storing and organizing Nora’s clothes.

A Place of Her Own… Nora’s New Play House

posted by Andrea | 01/10/2013 | 25 comments

One of the projects Dave and I tackled over Christmas break was transforming our boring office closet into a fun playhouse for Nora.

Surprisingly, it only took about 2 hours and cost less than $15 — however, we are so thrilled with the results, and Nora loves having a place of her own!

Nora’s “Big Girl” Room Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2012 | 36 comments

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly — her stubbornness won out so Nora is now fully transitioned into her “big girl” bed in her “big girl” room (at 1 year old!)

Today I’m sharing pictures of the mini-makeover 🙂

TOYS: Purging, Organizing, and Storing

posted by Andrea | 11/6/2012 | 27 comments

Christmas is right around the corner… and if you have children of any age, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be getting at least a few toys this year.

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your toys, make some time to get started this week. I just finished going through our toys… and I made a little room for more!

7 “Off The Fridge” Ideas to Display Kid’s Artwork

posted by Andrea | 09/19/2012 | 14 comments

Now that your kids/grandkids are back in school, there’s a pretty good chance your home is about to be inundated with lots of artwork, projects, and special drawings that you just HAVE to save forever and ever! Right?

Wrong! If you’re looking for ways to display your kid’s artwork and reclaim your fridge, here are 7 “off the fridge” ideas to get you thinking.

20+ Organizing Resources for Back-to-School

posted by Andrea | 08/17/2012 | 3 comments

I know you might not want to accept it, but the school year is right around the corner… which means it’s time to get a few things in order so your year (and your kid’s year) starts off on the right foot. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I thought I’d take a minute to compile some of the helpful back-to-school and Fall organizing tips I already have on my blog {all in one convenient location, just for you!}

Happy “back-to-school” organizing!

How I Organize Our Diaper Bag

posted by Andrea | 08/8/2012 | 22 comments

I’ve gotten quite a few questions asking what diaper bag we use, what we keep in our bag, and how we organize it.

And while I only have one infant’s stuff to cart around with me — I can at least offer some insight into how we {try} to keep things simplified and organized when it comes to the diaper bag.

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Clothing

posted by Andrea | 04/19/2012 | 9 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about baby clothes!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Food, Medicine, Toiletries

posted by Andrea | 04/18/2012 | 15 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about our favorite food, medicine, and toiletry items!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Baby Gear

posted by Andrea | 04/17/2012 | 11 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about baby gear!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Nursery Items

posted by Andrea | 04/16/2012 | 22 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

So for the rest of the week, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — starting today with my must-have items for the nursery!

Clothes Clutter and Organizing Ideas

posted by Andrea | 02/2/2012 | 8 comments

It must be “that time of year” — based on the number of emails and questions I’ve been getting lately, you must all be ready to organize your closets!

So, instead of answering every single email, comment, and Facebook message; I thought I would do a quick post with a bunch of links to different posts about organizing clothes.

Clear Your Clutter… with a Clothes Basket

posted by Andrea | 01/9/2012 | 4 comments

As you can probably imagine, January and February are busy months for anyone involved in the “organizing industry”. Just think about how many people made a New Year’s resolution or goal to “get more organized” this year!

And even though I’m normally quite organized, I find myself with an even stronger urge to purge at the beginning of a new year. If you’ve had this same urge lately, I’ve got a really SIMPLE tip that always seems to help me get rid of even more stuff around our house.

Organizing a Baby Nursery

posted by Andrea | 12/8/2011 | 2 comments

Due to the recent birth of our baby girl, I recruited a handful of amazing moms to share their motherly advice with all of us!

Today, Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie — and mother of 3 — is talking about how to organize a nursery and all those adorable little baby clothes, toys, and accessories.