Best storage items for kids on the go.

Best storage items for kids on the go.

Featured in: ParentMap Magazine Start small. Have a spot in your house where things seem to pile up? A basket with handles can make things look neater and give you an easy way to carry things to wherever they belong. Kammie Lisenby of Seattle Organizing Experts likes to use a basket with kids who tend to “dump and forget” their school stuff until the next day. You can have some fun with your child at the craft store letting them pick out the basket they want. Here are a few of my favorite kids storage solution ideas. Affordable + Easy Upkeep = Success!     ...
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Craft Room Confidential: 3 Tips to Creating Your Ultimate Creative Space

Craft Room Confidential: 3 Tips to Creating Your Ultimate Creative Space

    1. Create Stations: Seperate out your tools, fabric, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, kids crafts, etc, and give each its own space. If space is limited, keep things seperated by grouping like items onto one shelf and coordinating each type of craft with its own color of boxes or labels. This area should be not only functional, but asthetically pleasing as well. You need to walk in and feel inspired, not stressed out about where to find your bobbins or your stencils.     2. Keep your Workspace Clear: Don't clutter up all of your flat surfaces with ribbons, buttons, or over-flowing baskets. Shelving, drawers, and peg board are great ways to have an empty work table, so you're ready to craft a moments notice. Try hanging a dowel or small curtain rod on 2 hooks, and load it up with all your ribbon; that way it is all visible and won't come unravelled (not to mention it also becomes a beautifully colorful decorative addition)....
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10 Minute Desk Clutter Blast!

10 Minute Desk Clutter Blast!

  So my desk is driving me crazy and it's time for a 10-minute clutter-blast! If you only have a few moments, you can purge a small, high-use area quickly and make a big difference. So here I go...   Firstly I got rid of everything that wasn't mine or that didn't belong there. Then I purged my kids' art supplies (end of school is a great time to throw out those crusty, old crayons and markers that don't work). I grabbed some different containers that were better sized for our extra school supplies which were overflowing. Here you can see I used an old cookie tin I had saved from last Christmas in the drawer, and an old Huggies wipes container worked beautifully for markers (no need for expensive containers - search your cupboards for what you have that might work). I also used Ziploc bags and put similar objects together in the tin so that my kids can find what they...
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