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Saving School Papers Without Getting Overwhelmed

From the moment a baby is born (and many time even before!), we start collecting momentos of their lives. Ultrasound pictures, that first lock of hair from a haircut, the blanket they were swaddled in when they first arrived; all of these evoke strong memories and are pleasant to view. A little cedar chest and a baby book is wonderful way to safely store these.When school starts, suddenly, the amount of momentos increases. There are adorable pictures scrawled by tiny hands, those adorable hand print turkeys that everyone makes around Thanksgiving, and you cannot forget about those "letters to mom." But these are mostly paper and other crafting materials. Speaking from experience, the sheer volume of artwork from the first 3 years of school is phenomenal and overwhelming.But that being said, the sentimentalist wants to keep some things, and it's good to do that, but not EVERYTHING. How can you do that while still showing your child that you care about the work they do? He…

Overhead Garage Storage

Even with everything stuffed in storage totes, you still might run completely out of storage space no matter how hard you try to condense every little object in your home. Although it seems like a disaster, don't worry as many people forget about all of the extra space they have around their property that they've never thought about turning into storage space.One place many people never really think about is the space under the roof of their garage. This space can be very valuable in creating storage around your property. If you have basic carpentry skills you can easily construct a makeshift platform out of plywood and some other boards that you can then attach to the top boards of your garage. Once it is securely connected, this new space can add some much-needed storage to your property.  If you take some plastic storage totes and place them up on the plywood after you fill them with your belongings that needed to be stored elsewhere, you can create quite the storage space.…

Opening up the Sports Totes

As summer turns to fall many kids and adults alike will be switching from their summer sports, such as golf or baseball, to their fall activities, like football, cheerleading and soccer. That can only mean one thing for parents...  A mess in your home as all the summer equipment gets swapped for the fall equipment and if you have lots of kids or your children play lots of sports it may take you MONTHS to truly be reorganized, which could be just in time for another switch in seasons. This season switch-up doesn't have to be that hard though. Using plastic totes to organize all of the sports equipment throughout your home can save space, making transitioning between season easier and save you the hassle of finding the perfect spot for everything at the end of each season. Our advice is to create a system with the totes in your home. First, you need to find a specific location that your totes will stay in the off-season so that they have designated space and you will know exactly wh…