Organize a Self-Serve Creativity Zone

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"The drive to master our environment is a basic human characteristic from the beginning -- from birth." --Jack P. Shonkoff, Harvard University (From Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky. New York: Harper Collins, 2010). Do you have self-serve spaces in your home that are dedicated to creativity, art, science, and tinkering? Today I'm sharing our creative zone, the space … [Read more...]

Organize Your Art Station

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Is your furniture constantly moving around your house, or are you the kind of person who finds the right place for something and it rarely moves? Me, I'm a mover. My furniture may as well have wheels underneath it thanks to all moving it does. And now I have one more excuse to rearrange my home... My littlest is officially a toddler and I can finally get rid of … [Read more...]

Organizing Art Supplies: Pantry Labels

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I know you probably come here for projects to work on with your kids, and I have loads of ideas for you, but I got a burst of energy from a "pantry organization" search on Pinterest (see, poking around online is not a waste of your time!), and got busy sorting my pantry. Very busy. The "before" pictures are incredibly embarrassing blury, and I'm sure I'll share them one … [Read more...]

Organizing Art Supplies: Day Two

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This is the second edition of a new series where I'm sharing my messy spaces and process of organizing as I strive to build a more beautiful, accesible, and relaxing space for living and creating (here's the first post). My friend and professional organizer, Jillian, is spearheading this project -- it helps to have company -- and this week we tackled so many things: art … [Read more...]

Organizing Art Supplies: Day One

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This is the first in a new series where I'll expose my messy spaces to share my process of creating a more beautiful, accesible, and relaxing space for creating. I hit the friend jackpot, and have a new friend, Jillian, who happens to also be a professional organizer! You'll hear more about her soon! She's amazing, and has been coming over to my house once a week to help me … [Read more...]