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  • Under the Sink Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas

    Under the kitchen sink can be a disastrous area! Mine can get out of hand, very quickly and as soon as I close the cabinet door it’s forgotten! Out of sight, out of mind, right? Today I’m going to share my tips and under the sink kitchen cabinet organization Ideas! How to organize under the kitchen sink Empty cabinet -Empty everything out of the cabinet beneath the kitchen sink Disinfect – Wipe down the entire cabinet with a disinfectant. The bottom sides, even pipes and cords. I feel like moist (hate that word!) areas are a breeding ground for mold and bacteria so disinfect everything first. Sort like items Sponges Cleaners Paper towels Garbage bags (I store mine here because the cabinet next to it houses our garbage cans) Dish soap Hand Soap Rubber Gloves etc. Gather Bins Sort into Bins. Label bins (optional) I use my label maker to add labels to the bins. This helps to know what’s missing when I run out of an item. It also helps if my kids or husband need to put things…

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  • How to organize a pantry

    Staying on top of grocery shopping can be a difficult task, especially when you have a disorganized or dysfunctional pantry. Today, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize a pantry and my pantry makeover. How to organize a pantry in 5 easy steps Today I’m going to show you how to organize a pantry. I’ve done several pantry makeovers now and you know I love a good DIY project more than most. Nothing makes me more giddy than when a great DIY project meets pretty, functional organization! I have finally nailed down a full proof method on how to organize a pantry. My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before. Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

    Today we’re going to show you our painted concrete floors and how to paint a garage floor!  I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment our painted concrete floors and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting concrete floors in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started! DIY Painted Concrete Floors Materials: Power Washer Broom ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape – Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Carpenter’s square Carpenter’s knife Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool Concrete floor paint Lint-free paint roller Paint Roller extension pole Concrete Floor Paint Tutorial Instructions: Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours before painting. Once the cement is dry, sweep the…

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  • Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks We Love

    Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Spring is here and I am ready to get my house in order. There is something about Spring Cleaning that just makes me so happy. My kids are home for Spring Break and so they will be pitching in to help get the cleaning done! I have gathered some of our favorite posts about cleaning and organizing to share some tips and tricks for Spring Cleaning. I know sometimes it is hard to keep the kiddos focused so I will give them a job a day and help them get it done. This teaches my little ones to organize and since they put in the hard work they are more willing to keep their space clean. I love it!! I hope you enjoy these tips and tricks. Let us know which ones you use and what ideas you love. Happy Spring Cleaning! For the Floors: Prescott View Home Reno: Tips & Tricks for keeping your laminate flooring looking great For the Kitchen: How To Clean Stainless Steel – Streak Free Prescott View Home Reno: DIY…

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  • Fabulous Garage Organization Ideas

    There’s nothing we love more than an organized space! I have been on the hunt for great garage ideas. I am wanting to take my garage organization to a whole new level. These garage organization ideas will help you keep your space clean and organized and ready for your next project! Here are some of our favorite garage organization ideas! Before I share a few of my favorite different organized garage ideas here a few of my tips that I have found that are really helpful when getting your garage organized. Garage Organization Ideas Use Bins Use Garage Labels Wall Hanging Organization Use Shelves Here are some of my favorite different garage ideas that I wanted to share with you. Just because it’s a garage does not mean that it can’t be pretty. Have you ever thought about doing a garage painted concrete floor? Painting concrete floors is such a fun and easy way to jazz up any garage floor. Painted Concrete Floors This is really cool Glossy Black Pretty Organized Garage. I love the glossy, clean floor and those bright…

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  • Park Home Reno: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard

    Easy DIY Project: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand. All ideas and opinions are my own, as always. Hey friends! I’m excited to share my gym organizer with you today! I LOVE organizing and exercising so this gym organizer was so fun to make! It took about 3 hours total (including drying time for the paint) to make this gym organizer. Supplies: 3 – 8′ x 1″ x 2″ boards 1 – 4×8′ pegboard 3 cans of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue 2 cans of Krylon General Purpose Metallic in Silver Metallic Assorted pegboard accessories several 1-1.5″ wood screws – I used 1.5″ wood screws that I had on hand. Instructions: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the pegboard with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue.  Make sure to read the label for safety and application instructions.  I did 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between coats. This took about 2.5 cans of spray paint. While…

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  • A Fresh Start: Cleaning and Organizing Your Home

    A Refresh Start: Cleaning and Organizing Your Home Don’t you sometimes just need a fresh clean start with your house? I know I do. After a big holiday or my kids being home for a school break I just need to get my house put back in order. I tend to take on too much at one time then get overwhelmed and don’t end up finishing. I decided I needed to take things a day at a time so thats just what I did.I found it a millions times more helpful. I made a free printable for everyone, this makes cleaning and organizing a little more helpful when choosing which chores to do that day. I also have linked some of my favorite posts that give tips and tricks on organizing different areas of your house! We would love to hear what your favorite tips are and we would love any tips you have for us!  Cleaning Schedule  This is the schedule I love to go by. It is easy and makes my chore list seem minimal instead of focusing…

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  • 10 Amazing Cleaning Hacks

    Schools are back in session and it is time for me to get this house organized and cleaned! I have loved having my kiddos home but it is nice getting everything back in order. Today I thought I would share some of my top Cleaning Hacks that I love! All of these Cleaning Hacks are easy and make my life so much easier when it comes to cleaning my house. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and please share what have been your favorite Cleaning Hacks. 12 Things Only Professional Cleaners Would Know I loved this read. There was many tips I learned. How to Clean Your Dishwasher in 3 Easy Steps 7 Beyond Simple Ways to Your Home Super Clean These Tips are simple and easy to follow you will love this one! How to Clean Your Microwave DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner Plus 6 Bathroom Toilet Cleaning Tips How to Organize Your Entire House In 10 weeks Challenge I’m going to take on this challenge. Depending on my mood I sometimes love to clean everything…

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  • Our closet makeovers with The Container Store and HGTV Magazine

    Our closet makeovers with The Container Store and HGTV Magazine We’re so excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with The Container Store to give some of our closet makeovers! This was SUCH fantastic timing because our closets were a mess. I am an organizing junkie but after moving our 4 boys into one bedroom, the clothing and organizing situation was a bit out of control. Before The Container Store came to the rescue, we had dressers stacked up on each other in this pink wallpapered closet. Not ideal for my little boys. Oh, we also had half of the clothes in the playroom. Again, not ideal. The day before the amazing installer from The Container Store came to my house, we removed the pink wallpaper and repainted the closet to match the boys’ bedroom. We also removed the doors and will eventually install French doors to the space but now that the closet makeovers looks great, I’m not in a hurry to hide it with doors. The Container Store installed the elfa Custom Closet system for my boys. I am literally shocked…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Pantry Build and Reveal

    Today’s post  DIY Pantry Build is a favorite of mine for several reasons! 1. It added SO much function to our kitchen and our lives and 2. I LOVE how organized and how pretty it is! When we moved into our home this summer, there was no pantry. Whaaaat?! Not gonna fly. I knew this when we bought it, obviously and had grand plans of making my dream pantry.   My old house had the most incredible pantry and is still a favorite on the blog and on Pinterest. Side story: I met this girl the other night and she was asking about our home renovation since she is doing one too. Then, I pulled up a photo of my kitchen progress and she saw my glass jars from my previous pantry makeover and explained that she saw and saved the same jars in a pantry on Houzz. I mentioned it could’ve been my last home and she pulled up a screenshot on her phone and it was my house! What!?! So crazy! It was quite the conversation piece since we…

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  • 13 Quick and Easy Bathroom Organization Tips

    13 Quick and Easy Bathroom Organization Tips January means full fledge organizing mode right? Time to purge, organize, declutter and clean! I always get the urge to get my home in order after the holidays. I’m going to be working on my bathroom makeover (phase 1) this week. I have big plans for my full bathroom renovation but that won’t be for a few months so I’m going to try a few temporary techniques (like I did for our master bathroom in our last house!) for upgrading our bathroom to make it look fresh and updated without spending a bunch of money until #demoday comes! Mostly I’m repainting everything existing just until we begin the full renovation. We plan on expanding our bathroom to gain space for a bathtub and some more storage. Until then, I’ll be using these organization tips to utilize the space we have! PS. Did you catch our kids bathroom renovation and reveal? It’s one of my favorites! How to organize in 3 easy steps How to organize a small bathroom Organizing a Bathroom 15 -Minute Drawer…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Garage Makeover Progress and Getting Organized

    Prescott View Home Reno: Garage Makeover Progress and Getting Organized When you’re tackling a home renovation, the garage becomes Grand Central Station and you spend a LOT of time working in it. We found ourselves constantly going in and out of the garage making cuts with various saws, grabbing supplies, recharging tools and everything you could imagine. We decided to tackle the garage makeover first so we could organize our tools and DIY supplies so we weren’t digging through boxes throughout months of renovation. Here’s what it looked like when we moved in, sans 1 million boxes that got loaded into the house. Oh boy! See, chaos. I needed a way to organize all of my stuff and have the garage function. There were several random cabinets on a couple walls in the garage so I rearranged them onto one wall so it made more sense. I painted them white so it felt brighter and a little more updated. I created a little desk area and used a sheet of melamine on top to create a table top. I installed a peg…

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  • DIY Custom Labels + My Garage Organization progress

    This post is sponsored by Silhouette America. All ideas and opinions are my own. DIY Custom Labels + My Garage Organization progress HOORAY! Today we’re talking organization; one of my favorite topics! I recently tackled my garage for all of the odds and ends of the household and created a functional (and cute!) storage solution for all of that stuff that doesn’t have “a home”. In our house, every item needs a home. If something doesn’t have a home, it doesn’t get put away properly and eventually gets lost, broken or forgotten. Do you have these items? Things like a random picnic blanket, random party supplies, in between or out of season clothing, memorabilia, car accessories or seasonal items seem to be the trend at our house. I also wanted a visible, safe place for my Christmas and various holiday decor. Christmas is my major decor holiday, which I feel like maybe its that way for most people(??). For other holidays, I have a few items I throw up or a lot of times I will make a few items here or there…

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