Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Organizing With Thrifty Decor Chick


I love that my kids are creative. I love that when you come to our house, it just screams 'kids live here!' But my kids' stuff is not the first thing I want visitors to see when they walk though the front door. Something needed to be done.

Which means I couldn't resist linking up with Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick. Her 'Organize It' party was just the thing to start off the week.

We have some fantastic built-ins when you first enter our house. But it has become the home to all things 'kid' friendly and has become quite the eye sore:


And of course catalogs and websites like to taunt me with their knack for making it functional and beautiful at the same time.

Photo credit - kidsroomdecor.com
So luckily for me, I found some very pretty lined baskets on clearance at Kmart. Three for $7.00! Three different sizes! So I bought 2 sets (that made 6 baskets total,) and the crayons, markers, beads and small books found themselves contained and organized. Using baskets is probably the best way to coral all things, no matter what room of the house!


Ahh, I feel better already. Share your organizational ideas with me and the rest of the gals at Sarah's linky party!

16 comments:

  1. Those basket look great. I too have them all over my house because one can hide so much stuff in them.

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    Carina

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  2. Hey nice work. A vast improvement I would say! A couple of baskets made all the difference!

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  3. Wow! That made such a difference...so pretty and clean looking. :)

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  4. Okay...so those look amazing!!

    Stopping by from SITS today:)

    Leslie

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  5. LOVE it!! I'm always on the lookout for cute baskets like those. I'll have to check out Kmart :)

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  6. At least your built ins have doors. We have shelves that expose too much. I love the baskets! Did you see any tall ones?

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  7. K that's awesome! I love great deals. Your's looks so much better than mine;)
    Thanks for stopping by. I love new visitors!!
    I love those built-ins too! way to go :)

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  8. Thrifty Decor Chick is my blog crush. I steal so many ideas from that blog. Thanks for becoming a follower - I am following you too. Now I have to browse your blog to see what I ideas I want to copy!!!

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  9. sweet! love those baskets and they were a great price! hummm...maybe i might head on over there and pick up a few.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love new followers and I'm following you now too.

    I love the baskets and you got a great deal. I got some years ago that are a little different at Wal-Mart to do the same thing.

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  11. Nice! I admired those built ins--wish I had storage like that in my living room.

    Tell Juno I miss her too!

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  12. Wow... such pretty baskets and so cheap too! Great job!

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  13. Those baskets really did the trick the space looks so organized and pretty now. You go girl!

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  14. I love baskets-they are so versatile. I also like those big clear flour and sugar containers--great for holding pens, crayons, etc.

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  15. I love baskets too! They look nice and are perfect to organize anything; magazines, wool, socks, etc. I use mind for anything i can think of!

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  16. what a clever idea!!

    http://www.shesays-susan.blogspot.com/

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