With five kids in school, the volume of papers coming home is intense. MANY of those papers aren’t important but that means lots of them ARE! I needed a better system than piles of paper on the counter. Thankfully, it didn’t take much brain power to make sense of our family papers, so I thought I’d share what worked for us here!
A few weeks ago, I joined forces and set up a table (or 4) at a neighborhood tag sale. I had the best of intentions to be organized and set up lovely vignettes and take the tag sale by storm. Spoiler alert: I didn’t come close to doing either of those things, but I made a TON! Like more than $1000 so I figured you might want to hear what I DID do right!
As part of getting the house clean and organized, I turned my focus to my jewelry. I don’t have anything fancy, but I have A LOT! I love a big ol’ necklace with a t-shirt or funky dangly earrings with a jean shirt. I get most of my jewelry from places like H & M or Zara (i.e. cheap!), or sales at Anthro and J. Crew.
Whenever I’m doing CT Style, I try to bake in some time to hit the New Haven Ikea… last time I went in, I was elated to see these baskets that I love. They’re perfect planters, perfect storage or even a fun textured bowl if kept folded in half. I liked the plain straw, but I also loved the idea of jazzing these guys up a bit!