Okay, we don’t actually have a lot of scarves. This is about all of them. And none of these are mine! (I have two…) The girls got the pink ones for Christmas and then we picked up the St. Patrick’s Day ones at Dollar Tree (so I’m sure they’ll last forever…). But c’mon. I have three girls. It’s a good thing we tried this now.
All we did was pick up a pack of shower rings (also at Dollar Tree!) and hook them to the hanger. Then we slipped the scarves on the rings and look at that! Instant scarf organization. Woohoo! :)
From the moment I saw Heidi Castro’s super awesomely organized minivan, I wanted mine to look just like it. Unfortunately, my van is older than Matthew, so it doesn’t have quite the storage space or the cool little hooks that hers has. But, as usual, I did the best I could with what I had.
I’ve always had an emergency first aid kit in our van. We also have a weather radio, a seatbelt cutter, a window breaker thingy, and flashlights. But it all just kinda hung out in the center console and wasn’t cool like this. We’d have a bag with extra clothes in it, but then Bizi would decide she liked that shirt better and put it on over the one she was already wearing and there went that idea. Because the kids are actually pretty excited about how nice the van looks, I’m hoping they will be inspired to keep it nice!! The really cool thing is that even if they don’t, everything is easy to put away and restock. YAY!! Continue reading
For Ysabel’s birthday, she wanted her closet redone. So….we did the best we could.
First, we cleared it out. Emptied it completely.
The very next thing we did was add another rod and shelf. That was by far the most necessary step! Yes, the rods are pink. (That was my idea!)
I needed something to put their flip-flops in, but I couldn’t find what I wanted. So I just got this little basket for a dollar from Dollar Tree and lined it with some scrapbook paper. I must say for $1.25, it’s pretty cute. And the plastic is pretty thick. It’s not all flimsy like cheap storage is sometimes.
Then, we used some shelves from Home Depot along with some baskets and containers from Target to organize everything. The girls felt that all the hangers should be pink, and I agreed. :)
I know it looks a little empty, but a lot of their clothes are for colder weather so they are stored right now. Also, I wanted to make sure to leave plenty of room for the numerous dance costumes that we are going to have for this year, so we are using a dresser for basics like socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
I think it turned out well, Ysabel is happy with it, and her bedroom is now much cleaner. It was very inexpensive and didn’t take much time, so I say it was definitely worth it!
Found the cutest idea on Pinterest. I’d like to give credit to the blog it came from, but I can’t get to it. I had to just make my own from the picture. Of course, that’s good news for all of you because if I could make it without directions, ANYONE can!
It’s just a cereal box! I cut the top the way you see in the picture and then covered it with scrapbook paper. You can use whatever paper you have or you can download what I used HERE. For the letters, you can use letter stickers or, again, download what I used HERE. And a tip: when you buy scrapbook paper, don’t buy just one of each print unless you KNOW you are only going to use it for one scrapbook page. I am always starting projects and then realizing in the middle that one page just isn’t going to cut it. That’s why I had to download these. I’m not sure what the cost difference is between buying the scrapbook paper at the store or the cost of the toner used to print the downloaded paper. I’m probably overthinking this one. Just do whatever works for you!
We hung ours on the refrigerator. That way, when school starts next week, Jose has a place to put the mail until I get home and go through it. (He’s under strict instruction to NEVER throw out anything until I look at it!) Another little tip: Magnets from Dollar General aren’t going to hold this up. Not even the clippy ones. Yes, I tried. I had four clips on this thing and it wouldn’t work. It just kept sliding down. Use a temporary adhesive or buy stronger magnet clips. I used a temporary adhesive and it worked well.
I’d love to see how yours turns out!