“Women who make a house a HOME make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations.” — Gordon B. Hinckley
Winter is approaching and so I made room in the cluttered mudroom for the winter gear.
I used the 4 bins down below for gloves, hats, scarves etc. I also have the girls dance shoes in their as well because dance is during the year and it’s not seasonal.
So last month I had in their bins their soccer shin guards, socks and cleats but now it’s over I put them back into their rooms.
I also created a basket within the bin for their sock storage instead of in their rooms. It’s easier to have shoes and socks next to eachother. In Stratton’s bin I have his diapers and wipes for the upstairs stored there. It works cause his bin wasn’t full ever.
Above the hanging area I put their snow pants and boots on the shelf. It looks pretty now but I’m sure come winter, which this winter is my official one here in Utah, it won’t look as nice because they will take it on and off again like 10 times a day.
I don’t know about you but I struggle with menswear as does Trent so we have to look to outside sources for help.
I contacted the most fashionable up to date guy I know and asked for advice or direction and he sent me these pictures. I couldn’t have been more happy about it.
Now I need to take Trent shopping but Austin you will need to come with us!
My dear friend Monica in CA asked me to come help her when I was in town figure out her closet mess. She wanted to utilize the heightened ceilings in her closet because she has a lot of clothing.
She already had bought previously from, The Container Store, the Elfa shelving for closet organization. So we had some organizational pieces to already work with.
I was very impressed with her all she needed was for me to hold her hand and push through this project and get it done.
She mapped out her closet and figured out the arranging of doing double rods on each side of a middle shelf system for her sweaters.
It turned out great and now she can walk into her closet and not have anything in her way.
I’ve been asked by others about sending them a copy of my template from my job charts post back here. So I have included a PDF document for you to download. Its a generic one that only has up to four children and the basic rooms of a household in the zone areas. If you’d like a personalized copy of the charts for your own individual family please contact me.
My baby sister was in need of my advice and help with her kids rooms. They needed to have more space because they are small rooms.
It’s amazing what you can do with two or three pieces and rearrange them to make more space. I love doing this type of stuff.
I moved the dressers into the closets because they weren’t being used enough because they don’t have a lot of hanging items.
I have an amazing talented friend who is a pro when it comes to this stuff. I have worked hard to do her 72 hour kit broken down in weekly tasks and I think I’ve got half of it done.
I have in the past been good about rotating my food every 6 months at General Conference time for our church so it’s in April and October but I haven’t updated ours in about 2 years. I figured it was time and plus we now live in a cold climate so now we have to pack better clothing options too.
Now the next project is to find a space for my bags and create and emergency prepardness closet. I’ve got a big closet in my laundry room that would be perfect for this.
I’ve had this trunk for quite some time now and only used it as a design piece but found another use for it recently.
You see Trent has a lot of books and they don’t all fit on my one big bookshelf in the office/library so he stores them by his end table next to the bed.
It looks hideous and I’ve been going back and forth about what to do about this problem because it’s not a pretty site.
I looked over at the trunk on day that was placed in our bedroom but in the sitting area next to the wall and it hit me that I should place the books inside it and then move the trunk to the foot of my bed.
I love when things come together even if it takes awhile to think of a solution.
I updated our charts from back here and added a few lines to it. On the top for our zones I added bathroom to the mudroom zone cause it sure was a mess! Then I added beneath the zones an explanation of the morning and night routines that they will be responsible for doing on the below chart. It needed to be put somewhere so it fit on the zone chart.
I added night to this chart above because it wasn’t getting done. The “Date with Dad” cute thing came from Pinterest and each week one child gets a special date with a parent on Friday afternoon for a couple of hours before we go on our date. So I decided to tape this up so that it will be a friendly reminder to them to not only do their jobs each day but at the end of the week you will have the privilege of going on that date with the parent.
Trent started working from home and he wanted a space where he could stand up and work.
The only place it will work was in our bedroom in our little nook area where a TV should go but we never have had one.
Now I need to add something above the desk to finish it off but it works!