Monday, January 6, 2014

Organize Your Space: Do more with less!

One of my goals for 2014 is to get organized, I used to be a really organized person and I don't know what happened. Actually I do, life has been happening and I was all over the place.  For real my problem is I am a serial crafter and I have so many ideas in this head of mine that I frequently try and do everything I think of and go all out in doing so. Just like that super long run on sentence this is how busy my brain is. I used to make cards, that was my last big crafting addiction.  When I organized my space it was to accommodate my card making hobby.  I have tons of card stock, stickers, cut outs, glitters, paints you name it. Well then I moved on to shoes when I birthed From Mi To You in August of last year. Well you know that was a go big or go home type of deal too so now on top of my card stuff I've now added in shoes stuff.

What you don't know is I don't have a home office or crafting room. Before Pinterest I had designed my crafting room via a pictures folder on my computer. It was nice too, I thought of everything even started picking out the furniture pieces and everything. Then we decided to have baby #2 so so my cute home office crafting room became Nori's nest. Don't get me wrong, decorating her room was a fun craft project too; but that means no more home office. We had to maximize our space and get creative.

My Babe had the perfect idea for me and my crafts and so we got to work. We decided to customize an Ikea wall unit we have in our living room that was sitting empty. Here is what the nicely organized wall unit had become.

I forgot to snap a picture before I started moving stuff around, here is a picture in the midst or some early movement.

Here is my wall unit space.

All of these things were once inside this wall unit, in no particular order

Here is my new space fully cleaned and organized. YIPPIE!
My next project is my vision board, I will include that on the inside of the doors.

I have two pull out drawers now, I always had the one on the left for my Cricut.
Now the one on the right is my work space for my shoes.

I love it! I'm working on a From Mi To You order and watching
One of my favorite movies ever. Now my Babe gets his desk back.

My daughter had to get in the new set up and decided
to help me design a pair of shoes. For those of you that know Nori
know that this was NOT optional.

It looks really nice when the lights are on.
This is what the wall unit looks like when you enter my home.

 Then when you open it up you see all of this. One is for my son,
we keep all of his school needs in those three pull out drawers and shelf.
The bottom shelf is the home of his board games and such.
The far right is office like set up.

I felt like I didn't have the space I needed to do what I thought I wanted. Turns out I had more than enough to set it up the way I want. Now I need to promise myself I will keep it this way.

My unit consist of:

2 short shelves 4 additional regular shelves
2 slide out drawers with a flat surface
1 pull out drawer with multiple sections

I have clear sorting boxes to hold my sorted embellishments.
The pink w/polka dot boxes I got from Michael's years ago.
You can see the boy version of those same boxes on the far right.

I love my space, I'm going to add in light, my vision board, and I need a dope chair. I can't wait to go looking.

8 comments:

  1. I love your space! I finally got my office area cleaned up over the holidays, and got a larger whiteboard so I can post stickys and my vision board stuff, and I am so much happier when working now. I can't wait to see what cool chair you pick out!

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    1. Sweet, I'm all about transforming your space to fit your needs. Its fun mixing in your own style, and I feel you. I'm much happier when working too. Great minds!

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  2. Nice job, MiMi! I'm in the process of thinking of my Mom cave which is the first level of my house. This wall unit may help with masking the office/school setting. I likes!

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Feel free to use an idea, no point in reinventing the wheel. I would love to decorate a full on Mom cave, I will have one in my next home.

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  3. I am in the process of doing just this now throughout my house. I'm taking it one room at a time. I am currently in the laundry room. I've made a list to take to Ikea to purchase some storage items.

    We moved here a few months ago and I just really need to get rid of the clutter.

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    1. Mimi that is an even better idea, I too should go room to room and purge. lol We set up our laundry room with customized shelves to accomodate us better. The price was right and you can do it yourself. It has been one of our best ideas yet. By our I mean my Babe, he does the work and we share the credit. lol

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  4. Absolutely love it! I'm doing one room at a time during my million-dollar- feel-good weeks (first was my sanctuary - bedroom). Now if only the men in my home could keep everything pristine I would be very happy.

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    1. I love it, I need to makeover a few rooms in my home too. I'm going to try and knock them out by summer. lol @ the men messing it up again.

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