Organizing Kids Rooms – Part 1: Kids closets!

When we first agreed  (Malak and I) that February will be “Organizing Kids Rooms” month little did I know the amount of work I’m signing up for, as this is by far the most challenging project on our lists!

The amount of stuff we buy our kids is crazy, from clothes, to shoes, to toys, they are always growing and they always need new things. You have to have a strong organizing system to make the most of these things and keep your sanity at the same time, otherwise it will be utter chaos!

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Decluttering the junk shelf!

Every house has a junk drawer, shelf and sometimes closet, it’s necessary, and totally normal. It’s this place where we keep all the things we don’t know where or why to keep, but at the same time these are things we cannot just throw away. The Organizing Queens tip is, have your junk drawer but keep it decluttered and organized!

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Surviving Small Kitchens:Go up! Vertical storage ideas

We are still with the Surviving Small Kitchens series, and surprisingly I really like it, it gave me the time to focus on my kitchen, and finish a long list of projects!

I like to keep countertops clutter free, it gives a more spacious feeling to the kitchen, and allows me to cook with less stress! It’s not easy to keep countertops as empty as possible, and it took me a while to find a suitable solution that would work on the long run, but believe me it made a big difference in my kitchen. I simply found the best way is to go up! in other words, by using the vertical space in my kitchen I managed to keep my countertops as clutter free as possible.

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Surviving small Kitchens: Live your life, full of spice!

I’m so excited about today’s post, simply because it’s a kitchen organization project I always wanted to finish, and I did! Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I like spices, I always cook with different mixes, and use lots of different spices and herbs in my marinades. Till this morning, this is what I used to store my spices. A normal store bought spice organizer.

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Plastic drawers to the rescue

My husband (like most men) comes home from work with a ton of stuff, keys, papers, sunglasses, wallet and many other things that he leaves all around the house.  He knows where he puts his stuff (which is everywhere!), the problem is he doesn’t put them in the right place, and that is why he is always making a big fuss in the morning when he can’t find the tiny scrap of paper with the very important phone number. Continue reading