There are FOUR lunch boxes that need to be packed every morning in our house. That’s A LOT of work that I have no interest in doing, so… I made a few changes to the way I organized the kitchen and ever since… my kids all pack their own lunch boxes. Here’s how!
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!
You know those closets that seem to hold an endless supply of throw pillows and bins upon bins of long forgotten clutter? Well we have one off of our 3rd floor guest room. It’s big… bigger than a typical closet, but not quite big enough to be a full room. The previous state of the space was alllllll the kids outgrown clothes, many of my craft supplies, and a load of ‘miscellaneous.’ One of my resolutions this year was to declutter and to make sense of these spaces that feel a bit like a black hole.