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Organizing a Playroom

  Like all playrooms with busy, growing kids, eventually they need a re-working. This toy room was home to a busy pre-teen who was making the switch from younger aged toys and stuffed animals, to more social and age-relevant toys. Pre-teen, mom, and I started organizing this room by clearing all of the shelves and bins. We had her group her toys into piles of “still play with”, “archive as keepsake” or “donate”. Though hard at first to part with some of her past time favorite toys, she did an amazing job of going through her toys and finally letting…

Spring Cleaning! Donate, donate, donate!

Mmmmm….. spring! It’s allllllmost here! I can smell that fresh air and almost taste the fresh, green grass! It’s that time again to open up those closets, pull out all of that crap you’ve been collecting over the winter, give those shelves a good wipe down and put back all those “I’ll actually use” items! We keep so much stuff that we don’t ever use. We think, “oh, maybe I’ll hang on to these old ratty sheets in case by some freak chance the other 5 sets of perfectly good sheets are all jacked up in some cluster of simultaneous…

Austin Laundry Room Storage Makeover

Even in the most organized homes, laundry rooms, mud rooms, there is usually that chaotic catch-all room where clothes, your kid’s crap, overflow kitchen pantry items, and just lots of random “do it later” kind of stuff gets dumped. Laundry and mud rooms, entry ways, kitchen counters, etc. are all kiiiind of like temporary holding tanks. They get full o’ stuff  fast if you don’t make the time to deal with ’em. Putting a weekly “house review/reset” alarm scheduled in your smart phone (about 30 mins or so until you’re in the habit) is a good way to remember. I…