I believe 100% in being organized, but I also believe in not spending a lot of money. Take a look at how quickly and simply I organize my home. Get ideas on how to organize your home the inexpensive way with baskets, bins, and totes.

Organize your Home with Baskets, Bins, and Totes

You can pick up a variety of baskets, bins, and totes almost anywhere. Some of my favorite places are Ross, thrift stores and Home Goods. You can even find smaller ones at the dollar store. Look for the best varieties in the late Winter and early Spring. The best thing about organizing with baskets is that you can take them with you when you move and use them again at your new place. They are also easy to move from room to room if your needs change.

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How to Paint an Accent Wall

Living in a rental means I have a lot of restrictions on making permanent changes to the home. Painting a whole room was a big no but I was given permission to paint a small area in the family room. I’ll take anything I can get to make a few changes while my family is living here. Painting a small area doesn’t take as much time but it can have challenges. I’m sharing How to Paint an Accent Wall or in this case a small inset area above the fireplace.

How to Paint an Accent Wall

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We have lived in many homes and some have been easier to live in than others. We’re building a home and we are taking many of these measurements into consideration right now. When I started decorating my current and previous homes I used a lot of these measurements to have my homes function and look the way I wanted them to. So I’m sharing with you 10 Measurements to Use While Decorating Your Home for comfort and visual appeal.

Measurements to use while decorating your home

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28 Mini Home Makeovers

Who has a big budget for a home makeover? Not me! That’s why I came up with these 28 Mini Home Makeovers. These makeovers are from free to just a few dollars and can take as little as a few minutes to a couple hours. You can pick one room to update or do the whole house in a weekend. I love making little changes in my home to make it more personal and reflective of our lifestyle. Which mini makeover are you going to tackle first?

28 Mini Decorating Home Makeovers for little cost

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Updated Nightstand

Updated Nightstand by using paint, baskets and a different knob to make it new again.

updated night stand using paint baskets and a new knob

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Fresh Market Thermal Tote Giveaway and Review

Fresh Market Thermal Tote giveaway and review. I’m going to share my favorite ways to use the Fresh Market Thermal Tote especially in the hot Summer months. Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Fresh Market Thermal tote bag

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Organizing the Trunk

Let’s talk about Organizing the Trunk or back of your car, van or SUV for Summer. My goal is to have things ready and organized for playing at the park, impromptu picnics, day hikes, last minute shopping or anything else that might pop up on a nice Summer day. I like to use these totes for organizing the trunk because they’re really inexpensive and sturdy plus they’re easy to clean. They run about $6 each and are easy to find at stores like Target or WalMart. I have 3 of them I keep in the back of the van. They fit almost perfectly across the back.

Organizing the trunk for Summer

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Favorite Summer Organizing Ideas

Summer is for slowing down and enjoying the outdoors and time together as a family. I’ve found that it can also be stressful if you’re always rushing around trying to gather things for the activity for that day. I wanted to share with you some of my Favorite Summer Organizing Ideas. Some are quick and easy and some take a little more prep but they are all worth the time saved in the long run.

Summer Organizing Ideas

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Thoughts on Kids and Clutter

Thoughts on Kids and Clutter

I was reading an article about kids and minimalism and it made me think about my own kids and how we have dealt with clutter and organizing their spaces throughout the years. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on Kids and Clutter and how making them responsible for their own space helps them in other parts of their life also. Having 8 kids I have had ones who keep their rooms neat and tidy most of the time and others who you couldn’t see their bedroom floor most of the time. Here are my 7 tips to help your kids gain control of their space and have an environment they feel comfortable and peaceful in.

Thoughts on Kids and Clutter bedroom

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10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

I love shopping yard sales, but I have to admit some are more enjoyable than others. I don’t think there’s anything more annoying to me than when I approach a yard sale and don’t see one price tag in sight. I’m not super outgoing and if the price isn’t obvious I will usually walk away unless it’s something I just can’t live without. There are many yard sales I’ve been to that I know could have done much better if they would have followed a few simple tips. My yard sales have all been very successful so I thought I’d share with you my 10 Favorite Tips for a Successful Yard Sale.

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