Organizing

Organized House

I wanted to highlight some before and after pictures of a recent job I finished. This client is selling their house and needed some help getting organized and motivated to get it listed!

I love a good pantry organization! My own pantry is about 2 feet wide, so I love working with a pantry with endless space. 

Before

After

I can relate to this struggle with my client.... KIDS TOYS! So many of them! We took most of the toys out of her daughters room and into the play room. I purchased the Kallax Shelving unit from ikea with pink bins that would work in the new house. 

Before Bedroom/Toy Room

After

Like most basements, they are the dumping ground! My basement is finished and I still take everything down there I don't want to deal with just yet. 

I took these before pictures, mid way through organizing the basement. We went through every box and bag, sorting into piles to donate, toss or box up for the move! 

After

Lastly I want to highlight Christmas decorations! This was before.

I purchased 4 matching containers to store Christmas decorations. Clear containers are my favourite (they are also a little bit more money) but I went with non-clear for this mini project. When you decorate for Christmas you open all the bins at once, so no need to know what is inside through the clear containers. Once Christmas is upon us, my client will go and purchase a tree bag to store the tree vs in the box the tree came in that you can never close again!

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Magnet Board Tutorial

Ever wonder what to do with your broken picture frames? Or just need a cute magnet board to store important papers or invitations?

Today I am going to show how to make a super easy and inexpensive magnet board! I made the one below almost a year ago and have it right next to my everyday files. Not only is it functional but it also looks pretty.

Here are 5 easy steps to make one of your own.

1. First you need your frame with no glass, ironed fabric, scissors and tape. 

2. Next head over to your home renovation store and ask for galvanized metal. It comes in a sheet but if your not sure, also bring a magnet to make sure its the right stuff. I picked mine up at Lowe's in the heating department. One sheet did two frames.

3. Cut your metal with scissors to the size of the inserts in the frame.

4. Place metal onto fabric and pull edges in and tape. Make sure to pull really tight. Tape all around the fabric.

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5. Place metal in frame, along with the mat and backing. Close up and your done!

The black frames and the white one on the right will be for sale at my garage sale & mini craft sale on Friday, May 30 & Saturday, May 31.