I have found that part of creative child-raising includes creative organizing strategies. It's very difficult to maintain sanity when you can't find anything you need and things look like a tornado just struck.
Let me preface this section by letting you know that I am NOT a naturally organized person. In fact, without concerted effort, my surroundings wind up looking like a hurricane just blew through my house (I'm into weather metaphors today). Adding two kids into the picture certainly didn't help things. I have also noticed that my mental health is a bit better when I can actually find what I'm looking for (nothing ruins your morning like having to spend 30 minutes looking for a hairbrush). I also enjoy having remotely organized surroundings.
This section is purely to share some ideas that have made my life a little easier.
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Bins are a Busy Mom's Best Friend
Doll Hair Detangler Recipe
Don't Hide Everything Away
Handy-Dandy Cheap Closet Organizers
Hooks, Glorious Hooks
Magazine Racks - Not Just for Magazines Anymore
Random Awesome Things (that make my life a little easier)
Random Ideas for Summer
Safe/Green Cleaning Ideas That Kids Can Help With (from our "sister" blog - Green Diva)
Safe/Green Cleaning Part II
Storage Ottoman for Shoes