Three Stages to Organize your Living Room

Did you make a New Years Resolution to organize your house?  Maybe you want to try and make your home life a little less stressful by de-cluttering?  Well join me!  One of my goals this year is to re-organize each room in my house and January I am focusing on Organize your Living Room.  With two young children and a husband, so there is a lot of traffic in my living room, toys, Dungeons & Dragons accessories, mountains and mountains of artwork that arrive home from Kindergarten and Nursery School DAILY, planners, Thirty-One business stuff, knitting stuff, and toys, so many toys!  Thus it is an intense journey and a daily battle to attempt to keep my living room clean and de-cluttered.

I believe Organize your Living Room comes down to three stages:

  1. Rearranging
  2. De-Cluttering
  3. Organization

One of the first things I did was talk to my husband about rearranging our Living Room .  I love our furniture, but it is large and I wanted to switch some stuff around.  We have a very long living room, almost two rooms in one, and we use 2/3 of it as a TV room and 1/3 as a play area for the kids.  Both of which are essential to the functioning of our house.  Add on two full size couches, and a lot more furniture, space can be at a premium.  We replaced a couch and moved stuff around and I love the result of how it looks!

I find Organize your Living Room has three parts, first re-arrange the furniture (if able and desired) to improve the functionality of the space.  Secondly is de-cluttering, third is organization.

 

Step One: Rearrange

Survey your space and decide if you need to re-arrange the furniture to improve the functionality of the room.  Run it by any roommates you have, that is just common courtesy.

A measuring tape is essential for this one

My mom came over one Friday while my husband was at work and we did some planning and measuring to see what would work.  We had a big entertainment unit from IKEA and we decided to take it apart to help make the room flow better and switch it around.  I used the top part of the entertainment unit as a cubby station in the hall to hold purses, lunch thermals, and the winter gear bin.  In Canada it’s cold, so my kids have like 5 pairs of mitts, 3 hats, neck warmers, etc.  Pretty much one for each of the different temperatures and what we are doing.  The congestion by the front door in the morning as we get ready to leave is crazy.  So I moved it down the hall to have them get ready there instead leaving the front door clear.

Switching the room around really helped it look like two distinctive rooms and kept the kids toys out of my TV area.  Which to me is a big thing.  At the end of the day I do not want to see the toys kids “forgot” to pick up before bed or have to maneuver the duplo minefield to get to my kitchen.  Switching it around made that helpful.

 

 




Step Two: De-cluttering

Step two of organization, the de-cluttering part.  Now this part really stinks.  I hate de-cluttering.  I know we have a lot of stuff, anyone who does crafts does!  The trick in organizing it is hard.  I don’t want to throw stuff out!  All my kids artwork, yes there is a ton, but I don’t want to throw it out when they bring it home.  This is all key to keep in mind when it comes to organizing.

First, unload all your shelves.  Yup your house is going to look like a mess first.  Go through it all and make three piles.

  1. Donate it – It is so easy to accumulate a lot of stuff.  If you don’t use it often and are not attached to it, it is time to move on and pass it on to a new home that will give it more love.  Each city/borough/area has a Buy Nothing or Free Cycle group on Facebook, pass it on and let someone else get some use out of it.  Donate it to local groups, Salvation Army, or wherever.  Cerebral Palsy calls me monthly to come and do pickups for donations at my house.  I always say yes and have a bag going ready to donate to them.
  2. Garbage / recycle – If you haven’t used it in awhile, maybe it’s time to let it go.  Ideally donate it to others as above but if not then put it in the garbage or even better recycle as much as you can and get it out of your house.
  3.  Items to keep – These items need a HOME.  Don’t just bung it in a drawer or shelf, you need to find a place for it to live.  If you decide it needs to go in another room, take it there and find a designated space for it.  Don’t just leave it there to deal with at another time.  That won’t help anyone in the long run.  If you want to keep it in this room then it is time to move on to the organizing step.

Step Three – Organizing

Next step is the actual organizing part.  Before you get to this part it is a good idea to grab your bins before you start.  As a Thirty-One consultant I took advantage of the specials this month to grab some Your Way Rectangles, Your Way Cubes, and Your Way Display Bins to make my shelves look more organized.  I have designated ones for kids puzzles, games, DVD’s and more.

 

These bins are great to get the clutter out of sight, but still accessible  My key one is my planner bin, I love my planner but it takes a lot of supplies, washi tape, stickers, pens, etc. It is also important to have it close to me as I do it on the couch while watching TV, so ensuring the Your Way Rectangles fit inside my coffee table was imperative to my living room organization.

I have an Ikea Lack Coffee Table, which I love.  The storage compartment underneath is essential for me to hold all my planner supplies.  I have two Your Way Rectangle’s in the table, one to hold all my planner accessories, another to hold DVD’s.  It really helps the inside not seem as cluttered, and not as much falls over when my son climbs through it.  For the top of my coffee table I decided to get a cute little Close to Home Caddy made from Natural Wood to hold the remotes.   Adding a fun Mischief Managed quote from Harry Potter with a stag on it and I use it to keep the remotes handy so we never have to play the “find the remote” game.

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Gift Guide for the Knitter

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I LOVE to knit! Who else on your holiday shopping list loves to knit as well?  Why not help them support their knitting habbit with some amazing gifts to help them along?  From stocking stuffers to gifts of any price range check out some of the great ideas below.

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Knitting Gift Ideas

Knitting Accessories such as: Stitch markers, Needle gauge, Sharp Scissors

Wool

Knitting Needles

Gift Cards to their favourite knitting store

Knitting Subscription Box

Knitting Magazine or Pattern Book

Bags to hold their projects

Zipper Pouch

Mini Zipper Pouch

All-In Organizer

Hanging Traveler Case

Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote

Timeless Memory Pouch

 

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Bloggers Spotlight #91

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 91

We will be taking a Christmas and a New Year break, we will resume on January 11, 2018. However, we will keep the link up open in that duration so you can keep on coming back to share your wonderful post. We will each share our Top 10 favorites when we resume on January 11, 2018.

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Recipe for the Perfect Stocking

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Growing up my mom always made the most amazing stockings.  She had a great way of stuffing stockings.  Practical items, fun items, useful items. One of the key things is to ensure there is a variety in the stocking.  Think of their interests and hobbies and try to tick off a few categories.

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Recipe for the Perfect Stocking - Do you know how to make the perfect stocking?  How to fill it with items they will enjoy and love?

Here is my Recipe for the Perfect Stocking:

Edible Goodies:  Find out what they enjoy!  Candy canes, chocolate kisses, shortbread, life saver books, find out their holiday favourites.  My hubby likes Terry’s Chocolate Orange, my mom likes Toffifee, Turtles, and Maltesers, my sister likes Kinder Surprise.   I like traditional Walkers Shortbread cookies and maybe a Flake from the Scottish specialty store in town.

Hobby related items – Nose plugs, Magick cards, paint brushes, etc.

Knitting and Crochet : Knitting needles/crochet hook, wool, stitch markers, knitting needle gauge, needles, etc.

Handy People: Tools, screw driver heads, duct tape, head lamp.

Camping: Tent stakes, lighters, fire starters, flash lights, mosquito repelling tools, kitchen gadgets.

Planners/journaling: Sharpie markers and fancy pens, planner stickers, washi tape.

Geeky/Nerd Toys: POP figurines, magnets of their favourite show, socks, mugs.

Kids Toys: Crayons, hot wheels cars, doll accessories, add-on kits for their toys, puzzles, balls, stickers.

Bath stuff: For kids or adults.  Fun sample sizes shower gel, bubble bath, colour bath tabs, bath bombs, coloured bath pencils, bath pillow or bath toys.

Hair Accessories:  Hair ties, hair bows, barrettes, head bands, hair bands, cute fun things.

Cosmetics: Lip gloss, even boys like lip gloss!  Hand lotion, eye liner, lip stick, eye shadow, foundation, etc.

 

One of the most important things is the presentation.  A magazine based on their interests, a colouring book sticking out the top of the stocking.  Let it look overflowing.

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Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal fan

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

Do you have a Planner or Journal fan to shop for?  Luckily we are easy to shop for!  There are lots of different things that you can get someone who loves their planner or journal.  The best part is it works for any budget!  You can start at $1 and work up to $50.  It totally depends on what you want to spend.  Whether you are shopping for someone who loves their Happy Planner, Erin Condren, bullet journalling, or any other kind.  We love a lot of the same things. Shopping for the planner lover falls into two categories.  Supplies and Accessories then Storage bags for your journal and accessories.

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Supplies and Accessories

Most of these supplies can be bought at Micheals, Hobby Lobby if you are in the US (I have only heard of how awesome Hobby Lobby is never having been there myself), Dollarama, but a lot I buy on aliexpress.com.

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Planner bags

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

One thing everyone needs for their planner and journal is a good bag, or two, or three!  A place to organize all your washi tape, pens, markers, stickers, etc. is essential to keeping your house clean and to have easy access to all your planner accessories when you need them.

Super Swap it Pocket

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

Hanging Traveler Case

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

Your Way Rectangle

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

Double Duty Caddy

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

Fold up Family Organizer

Gift Guide for the Planner or Journal Fan - Great stocking stuffer ideas and gift ideas for anyone who loves to use a planner or journal.

 

 

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Bloggers Spotlight #90

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 90

Welcome back to Bloggers Spotlight! I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!! I hope all our American blogger friends had a great Thanksgiving last week and everyone is gearing up for the holiday season.  I love seeing all the holiday activities everyone comes up with.  I cannot wait to share all my favourite posts from the link up on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook!

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Sens Fans: Baby Superfan Kit Giveaway

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I am super excited to be hosting this amazing giveaway on my blog this week for Senator Hockey Fans!!!  Are you a Sens fan??  Want to outfit your baby, niece or nephew, grandbaby, or a friends baby for the season??  Then let me hook you up in two ways.  Read below to find out how.

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Free Sensies

Canadian Tire is offering free “Sensies” to customers in Ottawa while supplies last. All fans need to do is register online at nhl.com/senators/fans/baby-sensie to receive their voucher, which can be redeemed at a local participating Canadian Tire store.

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Baby Superfan Kit

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In celebration of the “Sensie”, Canadian Tire has created an exclusive Baby Superfan Kit including everything a baby needs to become a “super fan”.  The Sensie, protective ear muffs, a Spartacat plush mascot, a bib, and more! Enter the giveaway below to be qualified to win.  To enter the giveaway it is for those in Ottawa, Canada only, so you can wear it to a game this season.

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2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop!

Dried Citrus & Cinnamon Ornament - come check out this easy DIY elegant ornament. Check out the other DIY ornaments the other bloggers made at the blog hop

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!

I was lucky enough to be paired up with the lovely Megan from C’Mon Get Crafty.  If you like DIY and crafty stuff you have got to follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for some great ideas!  We are long distance mailing between countries but I will be posting my ornament when I get it.

 

2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · The Kolb Corner

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedity Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts


Dried Citrus & Cinnamon Ornament - come check out this easy DIY elegant ornament. Check out the other DIY ornaments the other bloggers made at the blog hop

Dried Citrus & Cinnamon Ornament

Materials Needed:

  • Clear fillable ornament (I got mine from Micheals)
  • Ribbon in your favourite colour, possibly two colours
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Use of your oven, knife and a baking sheet
  • Glue gun and extra sticks
  • Extra charms if desired

How to make:

Part One:  Dry the Fruit

  • First slice your fruits into thick slices.  I did lemons, mandarin oranges, and limes.
  • Preheat your oven to the lowest setting.
  • Assemble your cut fruit on a baking sheet and bake for two hours, turn over, then back in for another three hours.
  • I found it still needed to dry for a few days on my stove to be completely dry.  I did not want them moist at all and attracting fruit flies or smelling, that would not go on a tree well.

Part Two: Assemble the Holiday Ornament

Dried Citrus & Cinnamon Ornament - come check out this easy DIY elegant ornament. Check out the other DIY ornaments the other bloggers made at the blog hop

  • I filled the ornament with the citrus fruit.
  • Inserted a cinnamon stick.  I was lucky that the sticks were short enough to fit inside the ornament without needing a trim.
  • Take some pretty ribbon to use to hang the ornament.
  • I made three different versions of the ornaments.
  • One version was plain with just a pretty ribbon.  The second one I used patterned ribbon to glue around the ornament.  For a different third option I tied a ribbon around the cinnamon stick before inserting it inside.

 Dried Citrus & Cinnamon Ornament - come check out this easy DIY elegant ornament. Check out the other DIY ornaments the other bloggers made at the blog hop


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How to Make a Portable Altar

How to Make a Portable Altar - Do you have a safe durable altar for on the go rits and fun? Check out this post for ideas on How to Make a Portable Altar.

Do you have an indoor altar space? What about an outdoor altar space? Do you have a travel altar? Here I will give you tips on How to Make a Portable Altar for yourself. It is nice having one that can go inside or outside, travel to festivals, classes, and rituals with you. It is so easy to bring everywhere once you are organized!!

 

What is your favourite tool to have on your altar?

 

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Considerations to make when making your Portable Altar

First thing you need to decide is what vessel or container you are going to carry everything in?  It needs to be sturdy and durable.  Be able to hold everything securely so it does not break when transporting, but be easy to store at home and not take up a lot of room.   I also like it to not cost a lot of money, frugal is essential!  Then you can spend the money on other more important things.

Another consideration is how are you going to safely store all your tools to ensure they do not clink together and scratch or break.  I will show you my method below.




What to have in your Portable Altar

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Next thing you need to consider is what tools you want to put in your portable altar.  These tools will be in storage most of the time so not ones you usually have on your altar or use in general magick practice.  Since you will be travelling around with them you do not want ones you are attached to immensely and will be upset about if they get lost, stolen, or broken.  Which of course can happen when you take your tools out of the house.  Also along the lines of frugality, if you can use items you have already (but do not use often) they are great to put in your portable altar.  Otherwise hit up sales, the dollar store, or make items if you are crafty.

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How to Make a Portable Altar

How to Make a Portable Altar - Do you have a safe durable altar for on the go rits and fun? Check out this post for ideas on How to Make a Portable Altar.

Preparing the bin

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I went through a cross stitch phase and made a beautiful triple moon piece.  I thought it would be beautiful to display on my bin and show people what it was, in a nice way.  Using a glue gun and felt, I lined the box with light blue felt and glued it down in the bottom of the bow.  Then glued the triple moon stitch to the lid with some ribbon outlining it and felt on top.  I believe the felt is important for a little bit of padding.  I also didn’t want the contents easy for people to see so it was a little private.  You never know when non-pagan friendly folks are around or in your house (I don’t tell everyone so unless they are reading my blog they may not know!) and they never know my portable altar is sitting next to them in the living room.

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Preparing your tools

I also made little bags for all my tools out of felt.  I used a glue gun to glue the bag, and used a hole punch to make holes around the top to loop a ribbon through and hold the contents in.  My sister made a fancier one using the sewing machine, and a double ribbon around the top to hold it together.  I feel confident between the felt lining of the box and the felt bags my tools are all kept as safe as possible.

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Now you are ready to assemble!

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What is in my Portable Altar

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  • A rose quartz stone wand
  • A few types of incense
  • A Wiccan prayer book
  • Sea salt
  • Four glass corner bowls with their corresponding emblem on them.
  • Tea lights
  • the Sacred lighter (aka only used for magick not used for smoking)
  • God & Goddess Candles
  • Saffron to use as an offering
  • Tarot Cards

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I combined them all together in my altar bin and now they are ready for me whenever I want to go outside with my children and do a rit.  I also like to bring it with me camping and to festivals, easy to transport, won’t break, and perfect for on the go magick!

 

What items would you want to have in your portable altar?

 

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Bloggers Spotlight #88

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 88

Welcome back to Bloggers Spotlight! I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!!

Remember to have pinnable images (the long pinterest ones), click to tweets and Facebook share buttons so we can share all our fav’s on social media throughout the week!

After another blogger had an expensive legal battle from copyright issues over pictures featured in her link party we have made the decision to forgo features each week. We do try to visit as many as we can, pin them to our group board, tweet them, and share our favourites on Facebook.

 

We have a new Tailwind tribe to join, if you link up here feel free to share your linked posts on our new tribe. RULES: you must pin one pin for every one you leave. I hope this helps us promote each other’s posts even more!

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you may have missed from your hosts :

35 Ways to Celebrate Your Children

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10 Low Calories Clean Eating  Side Dishes

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Tissue Paper Poppy Craft

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Films to commemorate Remembrance Day

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Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.

Meet Your Hostesses:

 

Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

Cristina of A Bountiful Love

 

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NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old). We ask that you visit at least two blogs. Comment and pin their content.

 

By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and Raising Fairies and Knights permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.


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A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.