winter

October Organizing Look Book

 

We spent some time hunting down a few of our favorite Fall/Winter organizing tools to help you enjoy this season. Whether you're taking on the garage or just need some order at the front door, this list has what you need to get started.

Order at the Door

Fall weather means tracking in more of the outdoors. Drop your shoes or boots onto one of these snazzy trays to cut back on the cleaning.


Cooler weather means more layers. Need a quick place to stash extra jackets this season? Add a seasonal coat rack near your entrance for easy access & quicker tidying up. So many looks out there, we had to give you a few choices for the tall & pint-sized folk as well.

 
 

Getting the Garage in Gear

The pleasant temperatures make it a great time to tidy up the garage, garden shed, or attic space. Here a some storage ideas that can make those spaces work for you. We love these overhead storage shelves that give you more floor space plus the option of hanging bicycles is fantastic.


This next storage option is genius. Yard tools can often be a bugger to store well. Unused filing cabinets can be a pain to get rid of. Solve both problems by losing the filing cabinet drawers, lying it on it's side, add a splash of cute paint, & viola! you've got yourself some sturdy storage! Click the link below to find out details on this very doable DIY project.


Organize your flower pots, smaller garden tools, & watering can onto a potting bench. Just a little investment can go a long way to bring order to your gardening space. The link will take you to lots of styles available on Ebay.com.


As always, we LOVE to hear from you! Have any tips or ideas to share? Let us know in the comment box.

Need some help organizing your extra spaces? Call us at 865.245.9080 & we'd love to help!

Making Your Own Nook

Here in Knoxville, many of us have spent more time indoors lately.  It's been quite the wintry world in East Tennessee.  I have enjoyed several snowy walks and my kids have racked up the miles on the sleds but much of our time has been in the house. 

With all the time inside, I've so appreciated having that special spot to retreat to when I need a little breather from all the folks here all day. 

Do you have that spot?

It doesn't take much really.  Just a chair or seat of some sort, a reading lamp, a blanket, a small table, & a few of your favorite things.  Each of us have those few items that make a spot ours.  For me, there's a little plant, some homemade "mommy" items from my kids, a pic of my daddy with my brother & I as kids, my favorite business card of the month, and always... my journal & the Word just to name a few.  I'm so thankful to also have a built-in bookcase nearby filled with other fun items that inspire me & are available when the mood strikes.

Below are some thoughtful posts that might help to nudge you into getting your space just right.  Or maybe it's a space for your child to read, imagine or just feel safe & quiet.  I found a couple of ideas for the littles too.  Anyway, we'd love to hear any other ideas you may have.  What has worked for you or for your family?


1. Kara Tippetts' "Corner Nook" is just enough & not too much when she needs it most...

2. Kate Pruitt for Design Sponge posts fabulous pictures of Lora Neveu's window seat nook that she designed for her daughter.  A little more work involved, but well worth the effort for the results.

This master bedroom nook by Courtney Fernan is a simple example of just a few items that make the spot just cozy enough.  She also links where all the items were purchased.

For the littlest ones, Jen with Mama.Papa.Bubba. gives us a great idea to encourage reading & quiet time from an early age.  Just a few pillows, a spot for books & a fun curtain & you're ready to go!