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Cleaning & Organization

Kids Bedroom Organization Ideas for Back to School
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Home Decor, DIY Kids Activities

Kids Bedroom Organization Ideas for Back to School

August is a great month to get your kids’ bedrooms organized and ready for the school season. I know my girls’ rooms are definitely messy and disorganized right now – tidying them up and finding a spot for everything would definitely help us feel like we’re more ready for Fall! Let’s talk about some kids bedroom organization ideas that aren’t too tricky to do, plus I’ll give you a little peek of my friends’ daughters’ bedroom that we’re decorating.Continue reading

A shabby chic message centre from a chippy old door - read the instructions here on thediymommy.com.
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

Make a Message Centre from an Old Door (+ Win Tickets to See Bryan Baeumler at the Edmonton Renovation Show!)

Next Friday is the start of the Edmonton Renovation Show and I’m excited to be a part of it this year! I created something for the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge Unhinged! presented by Rust-Oleum in support of Habitat for Humanity Northern Alberta. We were asked to make something from an old door we found at the HFH Restore, and I created a DIY message centre. Today, I wanted to share how I made it so that you could make one too, how you can bid on my door creation (with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity) and how you could win 4 tickets to the Edmonton Renovation Show next weekend PLUS front row seats to hear Bryan Baeumler speak next Friday night!
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How to make a family binder: useful tips, links, and beautiful FREE printables!
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Crafts, Free Printables

Make a Household Organization Binder (With Free Floral Family Binder Printables!)

I’m not the most organized girl on the planet but one thing I DO have under my belt is the completion of a household organization binder or a “family binder” for our home. I put this together last year after I installed our kitchen command center, and let me tell you – it’s SO handy! Here’s what I put in ours and some FREE family binder printables I made just for you!Continue reading

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

A Zero Dollar Spice Storage Solution

I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT I can do! This week, we’re focusing on organizing our kitchen cabinets. Mine are pretty decent since we’ve only been in our new house for 18 months or so, but there are some cabinets that are already pretty out of control. One of them was my spice cupboard, and I wanted to share with you today a fun & free spice storage solution that I came up with.Continue reading

A Back to School Kitchen Command Centre
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Free Printables

DIY Back To School Kitchen Command Centre from Staples + Free Printables

With Little C’s first day of Kindergarten fast approaching, I’m starting to get nervous thinking about how I’m going to stay on top of everything. I’ll be the first to admit that I definitely fall short in the organization and cleanliness categories – I’d much rather be crafting or baking than cleaning or bookkeeping! I’m determined to be more organized this year (I was that mom in playschool that lost everyone’s birthday party invites and forgot to sign all of the field trip forms) and I’ve come up with a fun spot in Our DIY House to help me. With some help from Staples, I’ve transformed the side panel of my fridge into a back-to-school kitchen command center to hold all of my organization tools in one spot. It’s cute looking, it’s functional, and it will help me be more organized this year as we embark on our new journey of school-aged kids.

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