Does anyone else often find that their closet is a hot mess, despite their best efforts? Do you struggle to find things in your closet, even though you know they are there?
I have definitely been there, but at the moment, I’m in a much better place with my closet. Today, I’d like to share some tips for keeping your closet clean and organized.
1. Use matching hangers to free up space in your closet space
It sounds a little crazy, but did you know that by using hangers that are the same width and thickness, you can actually save yourself some space on the closet rod? In addition, it also gives your closet a more streamlined, more uniform appearance.
2. Attach labels to the baskets and bins
Labeling boxes and bins not only helps you to find things more quickly, it also ensures that everything has a proper place, and that you put everything into its proper place each day.
3. Hang pants at eye level because it looks nicer
Pants will always hang more neatly than shirts. For this reason, hanging pants on eye level will make your closet appear overall more neat and clean. A cleaner closet also feels more organized.
4. Twice a year, purge what you don’t wear anymore.
I like to turn my clothes hangers a certain direction, and after I wear the garment that season, I turn the hanger the opposite direction. At the end of the season, I turn the hanger the opposite direction. At the end of the season, anything that worn that no longer fits is donated, sold or given away.
I hope you have enjoyed these tips for organizing your closet! Stay tuned tomorrow for a summary of week two.
Every year, we make several ornaments to add to our tree. We try to find ornament ideas that are cheap, fun to make and cute! My little girls loved making these snowman ornaments! We made them largely from things we already had on hand.
These empty glass ornaments are available almost anywhere, and you can find packs of four of them at almost any dollar store. We used one of these, but you will also need the following items:
an orange pipe cleaner to bend and create the carrot nose, white glue (we used Modge Podge), buttons for the eyes, a baby sock for the hat, and epsom salt. You can also paint the Christmas ornament white (we did).
First, we painted the ornaments white by pouring paint inside them and swirling the ornament until it was painted completely.
We then coated the outside of the ornament with white glue and rolled it in the epsom salt. You may need to do this more than once to completely cover the ornament. Just allow 12 hours between coats to dry.
We then glued the buttons, carrot nose, and the sock hat to the snowball. When we finished, we had this cute little snowman ornament.
Share your cute and homemade ornaments with us!
Tune in Saturday for our favorite Christmas traditions.
How many baby showers have you been invited to over the past few years? Probably quite a few. Some may have been for close relatives, and others might include co-workers, friends, or friends of friends. Choosing the right gift can sometimes be difficult, especially if your sister is expecting, and you want to choose something really special and unique. Here are a few ideas to consider.
Since many parents choose their baby’s name before it is born, a personalized gift can be a good choice. If you are crafty, knit or crochet a blanket with the baby’s initials or first name. There are a number of pattern books available that can show you exactly how to do this. This is definitely a one of a kind shower gift that the parents will treasure for many years.
Professional Baby Photos
Of course, the new mom and dad will constantly be taking pictures from the moment their little one enters the world. However, you can choose a good photographer, and give them a gift certificate for professional photos. When they are ready, they can take their baby to have photos made or a family portrait. This is a gift that will be greatly appreciated, because with the expense of a new baby, it might not be in their budget.
Lullabies are one of the best ways to soothe little ones. It helps to keep them calm while they fall asleep. One gift that features a mother and baby and plays Brahm’s Lullaby is one of the willow tree figures provided by CoppinsGifts.com.
A Baby Bathtub
All new parents are worried when they give their baby the first bath. It can be difficult to hold on to a little one and wash them at the same. A baby bathtub, not the typical plastic type that is similar to seats or bouncers, can hold the baby and keep him or her from slipping. This type is made with soft mesh that is gentle on the newborn’s skin and allows the water to drain away from the baby.
These are just a few great ideas for unique baby shower gifts. Happy shopping!
Shopping for your grandmother can be a bit more challenging than shopping for a friend or colleague. You’ll need to find something that she hasn’t already received over the course of her life! If you’re stuck for ideas, here are just a few holiday gift ideas that will suit your grandma.
1. Gift Basket
The great thing about gift baskets is that they’re easily customized depending on your grandmother’s interests. If she likes gardening, you can get her a gift basket filled with seeds, gloves and shovels. If she enjoys gourmet food, you can find a gift basket with cheese and champagne. The sky is the limit when you’re willing to sift through your options.
This is a meaningful gift that will bring tears to her eyes. Fill a scrapbook with photos, receipts, ticket stubs, movie passes and loving messages about how much that she means to you. Not only will it be a great holiday gift, but it’ll also be a memento that she returns to again and again throughout the year.
Everyone enjoys a good tune, and your grandma will find it especially meaningful if you put together a list of hits from her childhood. You don’t have to buy it on vinyl. You can simply purchase a subscription to a digital streaming service and set up a playlist filled with all of her old favorites. You can even teach her how to use it for extra bonding!
Figures are a great gift because they can be displayed everywhere from foyers to fireplace mantles. Whether you’re looking at delicate animal figurines or festive Jim Shore figurines, you’re sure to find something that suits your grandmother’s taste. Just don’t forget the display stand to go along with the figurine!
These are just a few Christmas gifts that are perfect for grandma. However, try not to stress too much over your selection! At the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts, and your grandma will be pleased with any effort that you make. It’s what grandmas do.
I apologize for my lack of posts lately. I intended to take the week of Thanksgiving off, but I did not intend to take three weeks off. Several things led to my taking three weeks off of blogging- some of them were planned, and some of them were not.
Without revealing too many details, my family has been struggling lately. Some of the struggle is due to missing my dad and grandfather and trying to navigate through grief and the holiday season. Many of you can likely relate to this. In addition, we are dealing with something else in our home. We covet your prayers, and perhaps I’ll talk about this at a later date, but for now I need to keep quiet for my family’s sake.
In the midst of all of those things, I was also diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia. Needless to say, I simply haven’t had the energy to blog. I apologize for my abrupt absence. I will be resuming my four-times-a-week posting schedule this week.