Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Boys Dresser Makeover with Extra Storage

Have you ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? When you are planning a project the steps seem easy on paper. Of course, then you start making it and holy cow! It takes so much more time and energy than you expected. It can be discouraging. There is a silver lining, though. When you finally finish the project there is an amazing sense of accomplishment. That is exactly how I felt when I finally finished this boys dresser makeover with extra storage. The paint style took forever but the kids absolutely love it. Their reaction makes all of the hard work totally worth it.

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Materials

  • Old Dresser
  • Flat Black Latex Paint
  • Flat Light Grey Paint
  • Small Paint Roller
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Hanging Jewelry Organizer (I got ours at Target)
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Small Basket
  • Command Strips

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 1

First, remove all of the drawers from your dresser.

Step 2

Next, paint your dresser and drawers with your flat black paint and small paint roller.

Note:

  • Our dresser was already painted black years ago so we didn’t do this step but you will want to start with a black painted dresser to get the desired end result.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 3

After your dresser is black (and the paint has dried), begin adding your grey paint. Do this by dipping a crumpled paper towel into the paint and dabbing it onto your dresser.

Tips:

  • Don’t add too much paint at once. A small amount goes a long way.
  • This takes a long time but you don’t want to rush it.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 4

Continue the process in step 3 until your dresser and drawer faces are covered.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have the desired effect.

Note:

  • We did 3 coats on our dresser.

Step 7

Return all of the drawers to the dresser.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 8

Next, add the hanging organizer to the right side of the dresser by nailing the corners of it to the dresser.

Tips:

  • Make sure your nails are short. You don’t want the tips to affect the drawers on the inside.
  • If your dresser isn’t made of thick wood or you simply don’t want to permanently change it, attach your organizer with Command hooks or strips.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 9

Lastly, add a small basket to the left side of your dresser with heavy duty Command strips.

Tips:

  • Hang the basket a little above the mattress height of your child’s bed.
  • Your basket needs to be flat, not curved. Curved baskets can come away from the Command strips and/or the dresser.

Ideas for How to Use the Extra Storage

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

The hanging jewelry organizer is perfect for cars, figurines, and other small toys. The one that we got has loops at the bottom intended to hold scarves. These loops hold larger action figures. Slide the feet through and use the arms to keep them from sliding all of the way through.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Basket

Because the boys’ room is so small, we are removing the bedside table. Our oldest likes to read in bed, though, so we wanted him to have somewhere to put his book and headlamp. The basket is the perfect solution. It holds the items and we placed the dresser next to his bed for convenience. This leaves the last wall in the room free for toy storage.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Whew! Now that we have finally finished the boys dresser makeover with extra storage we can move on with this giant project. Next up are some of the pieces of wall art. These are going to be a lot more fun to create. I have to admit that I am thinking of adding stenciled numbers to the drawer faces. I know, I’m glutton for punishment. It wouldn’t take much time, however, and I think it would add a little extra design punch to the dresser. What do you think? Are stenciled numbers a good idea or not worth it? Let me know in the comments!

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Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

DIY Babysitter Binder for Nights Out and Romantic Getaways

Once you have kids it gets harder to have nights out with your husband. There are practices, parties, and more in addition to the day to day responsibilities. It’s not that you don’t want to spend time away with your spouse but at the end of the day you are exhausted. When you finally get a night out you are pre-occupied with how the kids are. You worry about everything going smoothly for them and the sitter. We’ve already covered how to get the conversation going with these Marriage Conversation Cards. Now we’re tackling your piece of mind with this DIY babysitter binder.

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Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

 

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Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Materials

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 1

First print out your binder cover and an important kids information printable for each of your children.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 2

Next, place the binder cover in the front of your empty binder.

Step 3

Then punch holes in your remaining printables.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 4

After your printables are punched, add them to your binder.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 5

Next, add your 2-pocket folder to the binder.

Tip:

  • Use this for storing pizza money, surprise coloring sheets, or other items that will change or be replaced.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 6

Lastly, fill out the information in the printables.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Additional Information to Include

There is additional information to include in your DIY babysitter binder when planning a getaway with your husband. Whether you are hiring a sitter or leaving your kids in the care of family, it is always nice to provide important information. You can grab a free copy of the entire 12-page babysitter binder on our VIP page for subscribers. You can also fill out your own blank paper with these additional ideas:

 

  • Emergency Information
  • Closest Hospital Information
  • Contact Information for Nearby Family or Friends
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Flight Numbers and Other Travel Information
  • Hotel Phone and Room Number
  • Doctor’s Phone Number and Address
  • Meal Plan (Freezer Meals can be a huge help in these situations)
  • WIFI Password
  • Pizza/Eating Out Money

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

With this DIY babysitter binder it is easier to make stress-free nights out with your husband possible. You can relax and enjoy your precious time together without worrying about your kiddos. Throw in an extra date night idea and spend an evening in planning a romantic getaway. Even if you can’t do it for a few months, it is still a fun way to spend an evening together. Don’t forget that you can snag the 12-page babysitter binder printable for free when you subscribe to the newsletter. Until your next night out, check out these Lego Date Night Ideas you can enjoy at home! When is the last time you got away with your husband? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

Coffee is an important part of my life. Just the smell of a fresh pot brewing instantly lifts my mood (any time of day, I might add). Because of this absolute love of coffee, one of the most difficult areas to de-clutter are my coffee mugs. I began collecting them on my travels many years ago in high school. They mean a lot to me and some are irreplaceable. That’s why it was a big deal when I took on decluttering this spring that I pared down my collection. I kept the ones that I simply couldn’t part with and decided that items that emotionally charged deserved to be displayed. Thus, this DIY coffee mug organizing rack idea was born.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

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Materials

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 1

First, spray paint your mattress support on a protected and well-ventilated area.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

Step 2

Next, lay out all of your s-hooks and spray paint them.

Step 3

Allow both your mattress support and s-hooks to dry.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 4

Flip your s-hooks over and spray paint the other side.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

  • Make sure that all of the sides, corners, and wires are covered during this step.

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

Flip over your mattress support and add 12-16 Command Picture Strips around the edges that will face the wall.

Step 8

Hang your organizer on the wall by pressing the edges firmly against it.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 9

Lastly, add your s-hooks and mugs to your organizer.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings. Guests will be able to strike up a conversation about your unique collection and you will have freed up extra cabinet space. One last tip I want to leave you with: Definitely hand this on the wall and don’t skimp on the Command Strips. I got impatient and wanted to test out my DIY coffee mug organizing rack. I loaded it up and leaned it against the wall behind our coffee pot. The next day, I walked past it, into the kitchen, and immediately heard loud crashing and glass breaking.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

I knew before I had even seen it that the mug rack had fallen. I saw the shattered mugs that meant so much to me and wept. Thankfully, not all of my mugs were on it yet. Once I hung the organizer, I tested it by pulling down on it with all of my strength. It didn’t budge so I felt very confident. It has now been hanging for 3 weeks with mugs on it and no more incidents.

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Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

DIY Family Chores Wall System for Busy Families

Have you started getting ready for the school year yet? We are pretty lax with our schedule during the summer. Bedtimes are pushed back. The days are less structured. It is a fun and relaxing time of year. It is because of this that it is important to plan ahead for the school year. We need to get back into the structured rhythm that comes along with it. Part of that is getting an updated list of daily tasks that need to be completed each day. Another part of getting ready is creating organization systems that keep us on track and make life easier. That is exactly what this DIY family chores wall system does.

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Materials

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 1

Remove any packaging that is on your pan.

Tip:

  • If your pan’s label is attached with glue, you will want to clean any excess sticky off of it before continuing.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 2

Cover the top of the pan with one color of acrylic paint.

Tips:

  • I only did one coat of paint because I like the look of the metal showing through. If you want a solidly colored chart, add a second coat of paint after the first coat dries.
  • Use a different color of paint on each pan to make it easier to recognize whose pan each is.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 4

Carefully put a washi tape grid on your pan as pictured above.

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Tip:

  • You need to be careful and precise during this step because your pan has not been sealed yet. The paint will chip if you try to reposition the washi tape or scratch it with jewelry.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 5

Next, paint “Tasks”, “Ø”, and “√” in the respective areas using white acrylic paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 6

After your white paint has dried, seal your pan with engine enamel paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 7

While you wait on the enamel to dry, pull out your Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 8

Next, cut the sticky part off of the Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 9

Cut the sticky strip in half.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 10

Then write the tasks that need to be completed each day on the papers and stick one in each grid on the left.

Step 11

Next, add a hook to the right handle of your pan.

Step 12

Repeat steps 1 through 11 for each family member.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 13

Hang your family chores wall system using Command picture strips.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 14

Add bucket to the hooks for storage.

Note:

  • We didn’t add hooks or buckets to the youngest kids’ pans because they don’t really need the storage yet. I don’t want to risk them losing the buckets so I have them and the hooks put up for now.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 15

Lastly, add magnetic pins to track the completion of tasks.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

With this DIY family chores wall system you can easily keep track of daily tasks. In addition, you can have homework supplies at children’s fingertips in the buckets. You can also use the buckets to hold your Daily Workout Sticks like I do. The extra space on the right side lets you keep track of notes, appointments, and permission slips. We also chose to add photo magnets from Shutterfly to label each chart. This makes it easy for little ones to know which charts belong to them and provides an extra magnet to hold notes. This is definitely an all-encompassing system that will have your family ready for back to school. If you want more tips for changing your summer schedule back to the school schedule, check out Get Your Family Back to School Ready!

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Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

DIY Children’s Artwork Display

Kids love drawing, painting, and coloring. They are constantly giving you thoughtful creations of love. Unfortunately those sweet artwork gifts can start taking over your fridge, counters, drawers, and every other available space. You don’t want to hurt their feeling by getting rid of any of it but you can’t continue getting buried under art. This DIY children’s artwork display is the solution. Hang it on the wall to show off their awesome creations and create the rule that you can only keep what they want displayed on it. Older artwork gets filed away or recycled.

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Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

 

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Materials

  • Clothespins
  • Glitter
  • Pompoms (Optional instead of glitter)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush (Optional)
  • Ribbon

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 1

Give each child 5 clothespins, some Mod Podge, glitter, and a paintbrush.

Notes:

  • If you don’t want to clean up the glitter mess at the end of this craft, give your kids some pompoms instead.
  • Have each child decorate clothespins on a plastic placement for easier clean up no matter which decoration you choose.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 2

Add a generous amount of Mod Podge to the front of each clothespin with your paintbrush (or your finger).

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 3

Next, cover the layer of Mod Podge with glitter.

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Note:

  • Replace the glitter with pompoms if you are not using glitter.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 4

Set glittery clothespins aside and allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.

Step 5

Seal the glitter with an additional coat of Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • Skip this step if you are using pompoms.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 6

Again, set the clothespins aside to dry completely.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 7

While they dry, cut a piece of ribbon that is 4-5 feet long.

Tip:

  • You want the DIY children’s artwork display to be long enough to hold 5 pieces of artwork at one time, yet small enough to fit on the wall that you plan to hang it on.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 8

Attach the clothespins to the ribbon 8 to 10 inches apart.

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Tip:

  • Wrap the ribbon around the spring part of your clothespins to keep them from shifting on the display once it is hung.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 9

Lastly, pin the display tautly to the wall.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

How totally easy is this DIY children’s artwork display? We made one for each kid. Now they can each choose 5 pieces of artwork to display at a time. They choose their favorites and I get to keep paper clutter under control. It is a win-win. Even better is that this craft is made with the Creative Play Kit from Michaels. Don’t forget to check out Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts to learn more about it. Then check back next week for our next easy kids’ craft! You can also check out more fun crafts today with our DIY Googly Eye Monogram and our Paper Flower Wall Art!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Rock Your Style with 8 Feminine DIY Accessories and Organizers + Merry Monday Link Party 159

Summer is such a perfect time of year to refresh your style. In addition to your fashion, don’t forget to update your organizational style, too. I have always been a big believe that you are more likely to use organization systems when they’re pretty. These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house. After checking them out, stick around to link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Tribal Painted Phone Case (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Dress up your phone with your own unique flair with this awesome tribal paint tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Monogrammed Globe (Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom)

Make your desk an oasis to work at with gorgeous monogrammed décor!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shrinky Dink Initial Key Chain Project (Ang at Juggling Act Momma)

It is easy to personalize your keys with this project. Change up your coloring style for the perfect unique DIY!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial (Crystal at Hello Creative Family)

Organize your makeup in style with this easy sewing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Marbled Resin Jewelry Box (Angie at Resin Crafts Blog)

There are so many ways to change up this resin craft by changing the type of paint you add to marbleize.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shh… There’s Wine in Here Tumbler (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

Treat yourself with a fun tumbler. Perfect for those rough weeks when Monday comes too soon.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

DIY Baskets 2 Ways (Sahana at Vikalpah)

Turn trash into gorgeous organizers with this amazing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese and Sugar Shakers (Sarah at Sadies Seasongoods)

Don’t forget to add some floral décor to your office with these upcycled beauties!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

What part of your style is due for a refresh this summer? I’m definitely going to be rocking a custom phone case to go with my new phone. Before we get started on making these 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers let’s party at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome posts and creative ideas!

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.


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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Summer decor, summer mantels, and porch decor
  • Outdoor games/DIY games
  • Recipes – summer foods, blackberry recipes, salads, grill recipes

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Upcycled Room Cleaning Buckets from Easter Buckets

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these upcycled room cleaning buckets. Place one in each coordinating room and know that have what you need for daily cleaning. Don’t forget to add these Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists to your buckets. With both of these tools your home will actually stay clean, especially if you remember to enlist help from your kiddos.

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The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

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Materials

  • 5-7 Easter Buckets
  • Krylon Spray Paint (This is the absolute best spray paint for this project!)
  • 5-7 Small Spray Bottles
  • Cleaners (Based on the Room)
  • Sponges, Wipes, and Brushes

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 1

Clean your Easter buckets thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.

Step 2

Spray each bucket with a coat of paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until you can no longer see the patterns through the paint. This took 4 coats on my buckets and the base color of the bucket did not seem to affect the number of coats.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 4

Fill each bucket with the appropriate supplies and printable checklist.

Step 5

Place your cleaning buckets in each room and you’re done.

Cleaning Buckets Tips

Don’t feel like you have to put full size cleaners in your buckets. In fact, I recommend dividing your cleaners up among the buckets. Here are some tips for how to divide your cleaners and other supplies for your buckets.

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Portable Wipes Container

You know those little plastic containers for wipes that you throw in your diaper bag? Use these to divide disinfecting wipes among each bucket.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Small Spray Bottles

Get small spray bottles that you can separate cleaners into. I used a bottle of concentrate to make mine but you can also divide up a full-size, ready-mixed cleaner among them. Don’t forget to label your spray bottles so that you know which cleaner is in them.

Sponges

You will want a separate sponge for each bucket. If you are worried about putting wet sponges back in the buckets when you’re done, get a plastic soap container. Poke a few holes in it to allow air in and your sponges can dry without creating a mess in your buckets.

Plastic Bags

Always keep a few plastic grocery bags in each bucket. This makes it easy to change out trash cans or collect any waste you come across when cleaning. This is especially true for kids’ rooms. They have the uncanny knack of hiding ripped up papers, empty wrappers, and broken toys.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean has never been easier than it will be with these upcycled room cleaning buckets. They have made my new cleaning habit so much easier to develop. I firmly believe in not spending more time cleaning than you absolutely have to. That includes wasting time looking for cleaning supplies and now you won’t have to. I get all of my cleaning done in 20 minutes or less because of these buckets. Imagine only spending 20 minutes a day to keep your house beautiful. It can totally be done! Don’t forget to grab your printable cleaning checklists before you go.

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mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Free Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

How are you coming with your new habits this month? I haven’t quite gotten my routine down but I have been sticking to cleaning every day. It is so nice to have a clean home, especially our kitchen and dining room. What is it about these rooms that make them a magnet for messes? Now, I’ve managed to stay on top of the dishes and the kids have been helping with the dining room. One of the best tools I have been using is these printable room by room cleaning checklists for each room! They make it easy to keep track of all of the weekly cleaning tasks for each room of your home.

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Get Your Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

Grab your free printable cleaning checklists by clicking on the pictures below and print them out. Once you’ve printed them, cut each one out and fill out any additional cleaning tasks not already listed. There is also a blank one to add another room such as your office or the kids’ play room. I totally recommend laminating the cleaning checklists and storing them in the rooms they coordinate with. You can check the tasks off as you complete them with a dry erase marker and wipe it clean when you’re done.

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

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How to Use Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

You can clean these areas on these lists every day if you would like. I am not that ambitious, though. Instead, I have added one room each day to my daily cleaning list. There are some tasks that need to be done every day to stay on top of your home. Here are the tasks on my daily cleaning list:

  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Sweep/Vacuum
  • Nightly Tidy
  • One Room

That “one room” on the list is one of the printable room by room cleaning checklists. Assign one room to each day. The only exception to this for my list is that I clean all of the bedrooms on one day but that is up to you.

 

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Room by Room Cleaning Kits

The next step is to create cleaning kits for each room. You can easily clean the rooms when all of the supplies you need is together. I’ll show you how to make these next week but you can go ahead and start preparing now. Pick up sponges, dusters, and cleaners for each room so that you can put them together. You can also start brainstorming where in each room you will store you cleaning kits. If needed, you can re-organize slightly to accommodate them.

 

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

I want to leave you with one last tip. I have a friend that have been telling me for years that one person can’t expect to be able to clean up after 5 people and she is so right. She always says this to make me feel better when I’m falling behind on housework. What I didn’t realize was that I was making one huge mistake and you might be making the same one. I am not responsible for cleaning up after my family single-handedly and neither are you. Start enlisting your kids to help you. I finally realize that I am not giving my kids enough responsibility around the house. They expect that I will handle everything. This month all of that is finally changing. Let your kids be a part of creating a clean home that you’re proud of. Even toddlers can, and should, help around the house. What are your tips for keeping a clean home? I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

10 Terrific Spring Cleaning Resources to Rock Your Refresh + Merry Monday Link Party 147

Organizing always seems to be at the top of every mom’s to-do list. You feel like you’re drowning in clutter and the tiny humans in your home don’t quite get it yet. A key component to getting organized is getting everything cleaned first. You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources! After you check them all out, stick around and link up your awesome posts with us at the Merry Monday link party 147. All of the spring fun has me super excited each week to see what new stuff will be shared!

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

 

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You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

How to Organize Your Paperwork (Leta at Attachment Mummy)

Papers are everywhere in your home. You’ve likely tried to get them wrangled on multiple occasions. These tips will help you finally conquer it this year!

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

5 Steps to Tidying Children’s Bedrooms (Angela at Setting My Intention)

Remember those tiny humans I mentioned? Tackle the craziness that is their bedrooms with these fantastic tips to get them clean and organized.

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

DIY Wooden Slice Dishwasher Clean-Dirty Magnet (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

A staple phrase in marriage is, “Honey, are the dishes in the dishwasher clean?” I swear, we ask this probably twice a day. Solve the issue with this adorable and easy DIY clean-dirty magnet.

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

Tips for Spring Cleaning this March (Deborah at Urban Naturale)

Your kitchen will be spotless with these tips for spring cleaning. There are a few tips that I had never even thought of doing in my kitchen (um… ever. Ooops).

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

How to Clean Your Oven Naturally (Angela at Setting My Intention)

How in the world does the oven get so dirty? We even bake most of our food covered and it still winds up yucky. Luckily, there is a natural way to clean it so it doesn’t seem so daunting!

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

Clean Brass with Home Remedies (Kim at Made in a Day)

Brass pieces can be a gorgeous addition to your home décor. Unfortunately, cleaning them can be a pain. To help you out, Kim has some home remedies to get that brass décor back to gorgeous.

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

Spring Cleaning Checklist (Daune at Cottage in the Oaks)

Looking for something more all-encompassing? This printable will help you tackle your spring cleaning from start to finish easily.

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

How to Organize a Craft Room Work Space (Krista at The Happy Housie)

Yet another amazing example that you can’t get organized without cleaning first is this post. Krista walks you through the entire process of cleaning, purging, and reorganizing your craft room!

 

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

100+ Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning (that’s here!)

One way to stop drowning in clutter is to get rid of all of the stuff weighing you down. This list gives you specific ideas for items to toss guilt-free during your spring cleaning.

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

Organize Personal Information Now (Also here!)

When it’s time to renew your passport, change doctors, or simply update records do you know where all of your personal information is located? With these easy steps to organize all of your personal information you will always know where the information you need is located!

 

You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!

Now you are absolutely ready to rock your spring cleaning! You will finally have a home that is always ready for drop-by’s by friends and family (at least for a few weeks). Don’t forget to get the family involved in the spring cleaning, too. There are chores that can be done by the wee ones to help them take personal pride in your home because that’s what making a home is all about. Let’s close out these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources and move on to the party. Check out the other hosts’ round-ups to see if you were featured this week!

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You can’t organize a messy home. When the spring cleaning bug hits this year embrace it with these 10 terrific spring cleaning resources!


Merry Monday Link Party #147

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Round-up themes for party #147

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Cleaning tips – spring cleaning in general
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Easter – foods, crafts, and DIY projects
  • Recipes – focus on garlic recipes, grilled cheese recipes, caramel recipes
  • Gardening ideas, DIY planters, garden tips, and more

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!


mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

100+ Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind right now. You’re ready to sweep out the last remnants of winter. You want to welcome spring with a fresh and clean home. Spring cleaning is also the perfect time to declutter. As you renew your home you will have a clear picture of what is truly taking up space in your home. No doubt that seeing all of the clutter in its entirety is making you feel weighed down. This year, instead of getting overwhelmed by all of the “stuff” take the opportunity to finally get rid of it. Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

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Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

**Note: When I say “toss” I don’t mean in the trash. I mean out of your home. Most of these items can be donated.

Kitchen

  1. Extra Plates
  2. Extra Cups
  3. Coffee Mugs
  4. Utensils
  5. Small Appliances
  6. Plastic Bags
  7. Water Bottles
  8. Broken Items
  9. Sippy Cups without Lids
  10. Spices
  11. Fridge Magnets
  12. Baby Dishes
  13. Recyclables
  14. Food Storage Containers
  15. Broken Pots
  16. Broken Pans

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

Living/Family Room

  1. Books
  2. Movies
  3. CD’s
  4. Magazines
  5. Games
  6. Unwanted Décor
  7. Broken Items
  8. Old Furniture
  9. Toys
  10. Filled Coloring Books
  11. Empty/Used Up Candles
  12. Instruments

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Bathroom

  1. Extra Shower Curtains
  2. Worn Out Towels
  3. Expired Makeup
  4. Unused Beauty Gadgets
  5. Toiletries
  6. Nail Polish
  7. Expired Medicine
  8. Broken Items

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

Master Bedroom

  1. Outgrown Clothes
  2. Outdated Clothes
  3. Pieces That You Never Wear
  4. Broken Items
  5. Jewelry
  6. Mismatched Socks
  7. Hosiery with Runs
  8. Hair Accessories
  9. Stretched or Falling Apart Undergarments
  10. Old Swimsuits
  11. Extra Purses
  12. Shoes, Boots, and Other Footwear

Kids Room

  1. Outgrown Clothes
  2. Outdated Clothes
  3. Stained/Ruined Clothes
  4. Toys
  5. Broken Items
  6. Kids Artwork
  7. Filled Coloring Books
  8. Hair Accessories
  9. Art Supplies
  10. Unopened Gifts
  11. Old Baby Blankets
  12. Mismatched Socks
  13. Baby Equipment
  14. Old Swimsuits
  15. Shoes, Boots, and Other Footwear
  16. Instruments

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

Office/Craft Room

  1. Papers
  2. Receipts
  3. Craft Supplies
  4. Kids Artwork
  5. Electronic Parts
  6. School Papers
  7. Old Greeting Cards
  8. Filled Planners
  9. Old Printers
  10. Duplicate Chargers
  11. Old Craft Projects
  12. Pictures
  13. Ticket Stubs
  14. Art Supplies
  15. Old Bank Statements
  16. Fabric Scraps
  17. Old Cell Phones
  18. Broken Office Supplies
  19. Duplicate Office Supplies
  20. Outdated Research Books
  21. Broken Chargers and Cords
  22. Duplicate Headphones

Hall Closet

  1. Gift Wrap
  2. Gift Bags
  3. Extra Scarves
  4. Old Coats
  5. Extra Gloves
  6. Mismatched Gloves
  7. Old Backpacks
  8. Broken Suitcases
  9. Extra Duffle Bags
  10. Unopened Gifts
  11. Extra Hats
  12. Broken Items

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

Linen Closet

  1. Old Cleaning Supplies
  2. Rags
  3. Extra Blankets
  4. Mismatched Sheets
  5. Extra Pillowcases
  6. Expired Medicine
  7. Toiletries
  8. Broken Items
  9. Falling Apart Towels

Miscellaneous

  1. Holiday Decorations
  2. Old Halloween Costumes
  3. Unused Home Décor
  4. Old Paint
  5. Duplicate Tools
  6. Old Electronics

 

Stop being overwhelmed by clutter and finally get rid of it! Free yourself with this list of 100+ things to toss during spring cleaning.

You will feel one thousand times better getting rid of all of the clutter weighing you down. As you catch up on laundry, take time to pare down your clothes. Dishes are easier to keep clean and easier to put away when your cabinets aren’t overflowing. You don’t need a drawer to store miscellaneous cords when you get rid of the excess and broken. Grab a printable list of 100+ items to toss during spring cleaning on the VIP page when you subscribe below. Not only is it pretty, but it goes more into depth about why to get rid of some of the items listed. It is also packed with number recommendations on what to keep.

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mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.