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Ideas for Small Spaces

Sharing our laundry and vanity area last week got me thinking about a couple other things we’ve done around our house to maximize space. The first area is our oldest’s bedroom: We knew moving into the house that it was a small space, so from the beginning we made use of the vertical space by […]

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Laundry Sorter and Vanity Area

When you live in a smaller home like we do, every little bit of storage space is needed. Our master bedroom closet is shaped like an “L”, but the lower part of the L didn’t have any closet organizers in it when we moved into the house. Wasted space! Since we don’t have much space […]

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Kids’ Art Wall

Where do you put your kids’ art? The refrigerator is a great place, right? In our house, though, the front of the refrigerator is not magnetic, so we needed another solution. Tape on the refrigerator would work, but I decided it’d been fun to use their art as decoration. We use little clothes pins to […]

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Magnetic Chore Chart

Here’s something fun we’ve been trying lately: a chore chart for Little Man. It gets him excited about helping out or even just brushing his teeth, and THAT, my friends, is quite an achievement. Little Man earns a sticker for each chore completed and then gets tickets for the stickers. The tickets can then be […]

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Magnetic Chalkboard Calendar

It’s just what it sounds like: a calendar that is also a chalkboard. I’ve seen fun calendars painted on walls and have always thought they were awesome, but since we’re in an apartment now I didn’t want to do that to the walls. Then I had an idea! Why not paint a piece of metal […]