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  • The Classy Clutter Craft Studio Reveal

    We are so excited to finally be sharing our Craft Studio that we finished last month. We completed this makeover in about 36 hours! In case you haven’t heard, I (Mallory) will finally be moving back to Arizona (15 minutes from Savannah!!!) and we wanted a space that we could lock ourselves in and bust out some major projects, blog work and brainstorming in the few hours a week we will have to work together. Aside from blogging, we each have our own “side jobs”.  I run an Etsy shop selling vinyl designs for home decor and Savannah is a hair stylist (a dang good one at that! *winks*). Between our jobs, being wives and having 7 kiddos under 6 between the two of us, we have to prioritize, plan and bust out projects whenever there is an opportunity. We had a 36 hour window before flying to a conference in Salt Lake City so we busted it out! The need for a workspace is long overdue and we are thrilled with how this one turned out. We’ve converted one of…

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  • Chalkboard Menu Planner

    Hello! It’s Carrie, visiting again from Lovely Etc. I have a project to share with you today that I have been needing to make for sooo long.   There is pretty much nothing I hate more than coming home from work and realizing that I don’t have any idea what we are going to have for dinner. By five o’clock on a week day, my brain is fried. I can pretty much guarantee that any decision made at that point in time is going to be a bad decision. One that involves way too many calories and way too much money spent on an extra trip to the grocery store that I didn’t feel like making to begin with. The really crazy part is that I actually do plan ahead before doing the grocery shopping for the week. I plan what we will have for dinner and make a shopping list and everything. But by the end of the week, I am wracking my poor exhausted brain trying to remember what I actually bought at the store and why and…

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  • How to Organize Your Shoes

    The last few months, I’ve been trying to spruce up my master bedroom. I needed to some how organize my shoes. So I decided to DIY a bookcase that I could use to organize my shoes. My bedroom has an en suite that has a bathroom, walk in closet and dressing room area. Like any girl, I have too many shoes and needed a function but cute way to organize and display them. I also have a dirty little secret I am a bit of a hoarder. Yes, thats right I may or may not have some clothes from high school over 10 years ago. I have issues but I am working on it. That being said, not only did I need a new space for my pretty shoes I also need more room in my closet. I came up with the idea of a bookcase but I wanted to jazz it up a bit.  I used this white bookcase that I picked up at a thrift store for $5 but You can get these basically anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, Home…

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  • Back to School Checklist

    School starts on Monday for my little ones, I am sad that summer is coming to an end but my kids are ready for it to begin. One thing I am doing this week is school shopping. Lists can always help when shopping. Here is a list of things you may need before school starts.   Preschool 
1 art smock 
Change of clothes for spills or accidents 
2 freezer packs for lunch boxes 
1 lunch bag or lunch box 
Packaged hand wipes (slip them into lunch boxes for wiping dirty hands before snack time)  
Packaged snacks (healthy choices include pretzels, nuts—if allowed—and dried fruit)  
Plastic crayon keeper or box to store craft projects  
Plastic drink container with flip top to stop spills before they happen  Pocket tissue packs Resealable gallon-sized plastic bags for taking home craft projects Shoes with slip-proof soles to prevent hallway spills Small umbrella  Elementary School   1 art smock 1 backpack large enough to fit a lunch box, folders, and supplies 1 box of crayons (16-count)  
1 pack of washable markers (8-count) 
1 bottle of glue (8 ounces)…

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  • How to tame jewelry clutter (Guest Post)

    The tangled webs we weave; Taming the jewelry clutter monster When we think about clutter, we usually think about the piles of boxes, papers and random miscellany filling the odd and rarely used corners of our homes. But clutter can hide just as easily in boxes, behind cabinet doors and even in everyday plain sight. Jewelry, for example, can become a massive tangled monster if not properly taken care of and cleared out on occasion. There are several ways to begin taming your (or in my case, my wife's) bauble beast. No matter what sorting method you choose, the best way to start is by acknowledging that some items will just have to go. It doesn't have to be all at once. In fact, this method allows you to take a long term approach that not only helps eliminate more clutter than you would in a fast cleaning fury, it will help you confidently identify and keep the pieces you truly love. Step One: Gather and Sort Most of the time, jewelry isn't just in one place. It's scattered throughout…

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  • Build Your Food Storage for as little as $5 a week! (plus a FREE printable list!)

    I don’t know about you but I get very overwhelmed when it comes to food storage and year supply.  There are so many great websites to help start your food storage.  I just wanted someone to tell me what I needed to get and how to get everything on a budget. I was emailed a list of how to build your food storage on a $5 a week budget and I was beyond excited! Depending on where you shop, it may be slightly higher but you can definitely do this on a tight budget. I wanted to share this list with you guys. I did make a few minor changes, he sure to make changed for your own family. For example, if your family does not like tuna then buy canned chicken instead. Here’s a printable list so you can print it off and keep it somewhere handy!   and print it! After this list is complete you will have: 100 lbs of Flour 180 lbs of sugar 40 lbs of powdered milk 12 lbs of salt 10 lbs of honey 5 lbs of peanut butter 45 cans…

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  • Printable Organizing tags – Free printable and how to customize them!

    I recently received some questions from a reader on how to add text to the printable instead of just writing on the tags which is for sure an option but I definitely don’t have the cutest handwriting so I wanted to share a way to add text digitally. I found a super easy, super cute way to do this using picnik! First, you will want to save the tags printable to your computer. To save this document, right click and click “Save image as” and choose a name and location to save your document somewhere that is easy to remember so you can upload it into picnik. Then, Head on over to picnik and upload your “Tags Printable” from wherever you saved it.  Click “Open”.  Your screen should look like this once your document is uploaded. Use the “Rotate” tool to make your entire document rotate clockwise so it looks like this. Make sure your in the “edit” tab (1.) and click on “text” (2.) then type in whatever you want your tag label to say and click “add” (3.)…

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  • Savannah’s Kitchen Pantry

     It’s that time of the year! Time to clean and organize your home! Have you started yet?? I just got done with my pantry organization! Now time to stock up on Spring and Summer favorites! That means water bottles and otter pops here in AZ!   I organized my pantry! Mallory used the Silhouette to make some nifty little Flour and Sugar labels! We LOVE labels!  I used jars, bins and locker style boxes to separate everything!  I also got these great little cereal dispensers from my Mom! Aren’t they cute!?  Send us your organization projects if you’d like to be featured on Classy Clutter!  We’d love to see what you’ve been up to!  classyclutter4@gmail.com…

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