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Getting Organized with Ikea

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Now that I am on summer vacation, I feel an overwhelming desire to bring some order to the chaos that is my home. I have several areas in the house designated to store random things or hide piles of unorganized miscellaneous items before guests arrive. It's now taken on a life of it's own, just like the tiny shadow that grows into an enormous monster in Robert Munsch's The Dark.

Enough is enough, I told myself. It's time to stop procrastinating and get off my lazy arse. So off to Ikea I went with my eldest in tow. I haven't been there in about a year so I mainly went to gather ideas but I did pick up a Skubb organizer with two large stylish Mälla boxes and a couple of smaller ones in a 2-pack. Here's a tip for storing your family footwear: you can store adult shoes in the big boxes and kid shoes in the smaller ones. I put the kids' shoes on the lower tiers so the kids can help themselves. I also bought two matching boxes with lids to place on the shelf above, one for summer hats and caps, the other for winter items. It came to about $70 in total but I really love how it looks. Not too shabby, eh?


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  1. These are very nice! I need to follow your example and do the same!

  2. Thanks, Amy! I have some other ideas and if I get a chance, I'd like to post those, too. I also picked up a really cute table and two matching chairs for the kids made of solid wood. The table is circular and has two shelves perfect for storing art supplies.

  3. Looks awesome! I <3 IKEA stuff :)

  4. Happy Twitter Hop Thursday! I am a new follower to your blog and on Twitter. Hope you have a wonderful evening!


  5. How lovely! I desire organization too, but haven't managed to achieve it yet! lol...

  6. Thanks, ladies! I still have much more organizing to do. Though sometimes, I'd rather read about it on other blogs. (;

  7. I LOVE IKEA! However, I can spend my whole little teacher paycheck in one stop. It helps to take chidren along to distract me from buying everything I see. :) Happy Friday! Following now.

  8. Ikea is great! Now if I could just get my teacher supplies organized!

  9. Cara, once you figure out how, let me know. I've got my stuff all over the place!


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