35 Days of Favorites: Space to Organize!

Hello, Friends!

I just have to say – I am loving your comments and suggestions for new things to try during this 35 Days of Favorites series! Laura’s Carrot Cake Bites sound amazing, and Stacie’s love for The Well-Behaved Child has convinced me to add it to my reading list.

Alicia’s favorite quote is one that I’m going to put up on my fridge:

“I have sought how I might make God more loved by other souls…and have not found any other or more powerful way than kindness.” Lucie-Christine (1844-1908)

I’ll be trying this Homemade Shea Butter Hand Lotion, and I’m almost ready to make a decision about what new cookie sheets to buy, thanks to Julia and Chantelle’s comments, which have given me something to consider and research. Andrea’s success with clothing swaps has gotten me curious, and I’m looking forward to attending the next one!

Thanks to everyone for contributing so far. It’s what makes this so much fun for me! I love hearing from you all.

So. I suppose today’s favorite could also be labelled “Ikea Coming to Winnipeg”, because all of our best storage solutions were bought there.

But it doesn’t really matter to me where it comes from, I just love having enough space to put things away in a neat and orderly way.

The organizing space I’m loving most right now is this one:

storage cabinet

I wrote about the trauma of dark paint, and then the white cabinet recovery in this post. And now I just love it all. There is so much storage in this unit that I still have empty shelves to figure out what to do with.

Our TV fits perfectly, and I love being able to close the doors to hide it:

TV

I keep most of our homeschooling supplies in this cabinet, as well as games and puzzles for the girls:

homeschool supplies

Ben wants to put some trim on the top and bottom of the shelves to finish things off, and I’ll probably keep rearranging those shelves for the rest of my life, but other than that, it’s been a fantastic solution for our storage needs.

I got the idea from this blog, in case you want the details on how to shop for and assemble the whole thing.

Okay, everybody, you’ve heard how much I love your comments! Today I would love to hear your organizing secrets! Or maybe you have some crazy, out-of-control areas that you’d love to find a storage solution for? Any Ikea-love out there? (A little reminder: I’m bribing your comments with a prize at the end!)

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3 thoughts on “35 Days of Favorites: Space to Organize!

  1. Oh Kendra. Your shelves make me so happy! At this moment my whole home is in need of storage solutions. Mostly I think time is my issue, though. I know what I need to do with much of it, but finding time to organize seems impossible these days. I do love IKEA and have bought many things there to help us on the road, though. I just purchased items there for our family wall of organization! I’m excited to get these things on the wall and start using them. I really feel like it will help us so much. I am now seeing your magazine holders, and I think I’m going to go get some of those, too. I subscribed to a few magazines this year for school fundraisers and I can’t keep up with the reading. Need somewhere smart to put them while they are waiting for me! Yay! One more thing figured out.

    • Thanks, Juls! The magazine holders are awesome! So great for hiding things in! And I can’t wait to see your family wall of organization! Sounds great!

  2. Oh, I do love IKEA for storage solutions! Our laundry room has a huge bank of cabinets (about 1/2 are still empty) thanks to IKEA and so does our upstairs pantry. Now the space I am trying to figure out is our school room and I really want IKEA cabinets there, too. Just gotta figure out how to make it fit, how to make it affordable and how to make it attractive!

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