Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SOMETHING REALLY DIFFERENT

This is not my typical kind of post, but these days are not typical kind of days. I may be nesting months before I should, but I am trying to de-clutter and organize the house prior to baby number four arriving. The GREAT news is I am doing all this in a peaceful and relaxed manner, not in my previous perfectionist and obsessive way. I am able to enjoy this pregnancy so much more than I have been able to in the past because I REST and it is wonderful and I am at peace with all the REST I am doing.

Although I am resting A LOT (ask my husband and kids) I am still able to get some things done...like organize the homeschool room.

Here are pictures of my wonderful new homemade organizers:

On the top right are cereal box magazine organizers and the red boxes are bulk, Ramen noodle boxes that I spray painted with paint I found in the garage.
Close-up of my bulk, Ramen noodle box spray painted and labeled. This one holds ABC books and other alphabet activities.
A close up of cereal box magazine (or book) organizers. Of these I am most proud since these usually cost several dollars a piece, my cost - $0.
Side-view of cereal box organizer.
This is the closet - truth be told 75% of the stuff in here is my stamping/scrapbooking stuff, which often comes in handy for homeschooling.
My only bookshelves in the room and they need to be utilized to the fullest, so they MUST be organized.

I do not want to mislead you, we do not use our homeschool room, well at least not for homeschooling. There is no way it would be this neat if it was used everyday. We opt for the kitchen table or couch for two reasons 1) my youngest sleeps in there (I moved the pack n' play that sits in the middle of the room for the pictures) 2) my little one is like a tornado when we are in there. We used to have a table in the middle of the room where now said pack n' play sits and do everything in there, but right now it just does not work. Maybe one day we will make it back in there.

5 comments:

Meridith said...

WOW!!! These are some really great organizational ideas!!!

Just found your blog on LWG blogroll and thought I'd say hi... off to read more...

Mari said...

You did great! I'm impressed with the cereal box and ramen noodle box! I did some organizing today too and it really makes you feel good! After I got that done, I sat down and had a lovely cup of tea!

AtlantaMama said...

Great ideas Mari!!! Looking good.

Cindy said...

I am glad to see that you are resting and getting things done at the same time.
What creative ideas you have.
I continue to pray for you and think of you often.
Cindy

jamie in rose cottage said...

I LOVE organization and I love thrifty stuff, so I am really digging this!

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