If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I took part of the #40Bagsin40Days challenge. It’s all about taking the time to clean house! Get rid of all the things you have been hanging onto that you no longer need and getting your home organized.

 

#40Bagsin40Days: Cleaning out the kitchen cabinets!

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It’s satisfying to get the things out of the house. But what about the things you have to keep? How do you keep it all organized and in it’s place? When there’s a plce for everything, there is a greater chance that the stuff will get put away. One of my biggest challenges is organizing the kids’ stuff. The toys. The games. The books. The stuff. There’s just so much of it. When we moved Ben to his big boy bed, I made sure that it had under bed storage. It had two drawers that we use to stash extra blankets and, of course, toys. sauder bed-1 But Ethan’s bed didn’t have comparments. It did have a lot of space underneath! We bought a few under bed storage containers for him. Not only does it get some things off his floor but he can hide his precious LEGOs from his little brother. sauder-8 We have storage chests for toys and blankets and shoes hidden all over the house. I know it seems like we are hiding the mess but let me tell you. When you have to straighten up quickly because unexpected guests are arriving in 15 minutes, they get the job done!  We recently added this storage cube to our entry way. sauder furniture-1 Sure it looks pretty and organized, but it’s also practical. The middle cube holds all of our winter gear (gloves, hats, scarves, etc) and, now that the nicer weather is coming, it will hold sun screen, hats, bubbles, and more warmer weather gear! sauders-7 When I was deciding on what to use this storage cube for, I knew I didn’t want it to become a catch-all. We have enough of those around the house. So I styled it! Now, I will admit that I really don’t the first thing about styling furniture so I enlisted the help of my friend, Shannon. Through the magic of Facebook chat, she helped me curate some items and display them! Most of the items I already had, like the antique books and camera. sauder furniture-3 Other items, like the clock, I purchased just for this project! I have been saying for months we needed a clock near the front door so we could actually be on time in the mornings. Confession. It really doesn’t matter! sauder furniture-8 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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