For those of you who know me, you know clutter and chaos rein. I am desperately trying to reign it in. Baby steps will get me there EVENTUALLY. I am the type that wants it all done now! But, I have to give myself GRACE in this area because I have to remind myself that 3 weeks after I moved into this house I had my first-born. Then when I really began to get on top of it all, number two joined us. And being perfectly honest, from then on life has been a roller coaster. She had colic, acid reflux, and still even now at 3 years old does not sleep that great. When she was just 7 months old we found out we were pregnant with number 3. 2 kids 15 months apart does not equate to time for much else. Especially since until June of this year I was still working a very stressful and time-consuming job outside the home.
We (being Hubby and I) made a baby step this week I am so excited about. Again another Pinterest idea implemented. I had read about having a basket with each kids name on it to collect all the papers and “stuff” that comes home with the kids. Of course it will still have to be gome through, but at least it gives it a home. (And yes, even with homeschooling you would be amazed at the stuff that comes home with them!) When I read the idea I thought it was a great idea, but was trying to figure out how to make it actually work in my home. Well here is my solution. This “entryway” is just off my kitchen as we come in from the garage (our main personal entryway). We already had the Coat Rack there at little one’s height, and the one hook for Titter’s backpack. Hubby had scrap wood in the man pit, cut it down, and made a trip to his favorite orange store (Home Depot for those non-DIY’s out there) for the brackets, and viola revamped entryway in an hour! Thanks Hubby!
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Hooray, looks great! I’m making progress on my “mud-room” as well. Happy for your improvement!