Organizing My Craft Closet: Part One (small home/ BIG IDEAS series)

Craft closet makeover with Rubbermaid All Access Organizers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Home Depot & Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AllAccessOrganizers In my last post, I shared some of my favorite craft closet organization ideas. Those ideas were just the thing I needed to motivate me to reorganize my own craft closet this past week. It feels like a huge accomplishment! Trust me, my closet had

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8 Great Craft Closets: Organization Ideas

8 Great Craft Closet Ideas

Remember at the beginning of the year when I was determined to get all of my hall closets in order? I managed to get two out of the four complete (see here and here), but my craft closet has been the most disorganized out of all of them so I’ve avoided it for the past six months. Ah! I can finally say I’ve started tackling the monstrosity that hid behind that closet door. The full

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Easy Makeup Organization Using Fabric-Covered Tin Cans

Use fabric covered tin cans to organize makeup and brushes

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia Living in a smaller home poses many challenges. Our master bathroom is only 5′ X 8′ so it’s a good thing Mr. Simplicity and I work opposite shifts. Otherwise, he’d be getting the accidental elbow to the abdomen every morning. And I feel lucky that he’s not a

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Linen Closet Organization: small home/ BIG IDEAS

Hall linen closet organization ideas

There was a fleeting moment that I felt like straightening up our linen closet while I was taking the before pictures. It’s kind of like when you clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there. I thought, “I can’t possibly show everyone how guilty I am of closet-neglect for the past three years”. But after reading some of the sweet comments from my last hall closet organization post, I’ve realized that a lot of

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Hall Closet Organization: small home / BIG IDEAS

Hall closet organization.

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to have my hallway project complete. I’ll give more details later, but I will give you a hint and tell you that I will be busy putting up wainscoting. I can hardly wait to see the end result! Part of my plans to makeover the hallway will be tackling the disorganized mess that lurks behind the hallway closet doors. We have four closets in our hallway, but the

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{Organization On A Budget} small home BIG IDEAS For An Office-In-A-Closet


I have a love/hate relationship with organization. I hate the process of getting there, but I love the challenge of finding solutions to problems. After seeing that Taylor’s Vintage Industrial Bedroom Reveal made it into my top posts of 2012, I realized that I never went into detail on how I organized Taylor’s closet-in-a-office. To bring you back to how it all began, here is the closet before it’s vintage industrial makeover. It’s been almost

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Sweet and Petite Blue & Green Master Suite {A Work In Progress}

master bedroom

I still have a few details and one BIG project in our master bedroom that I need to complete, but it is pretty close to the finish line. If I had waited until I felt like it was completely done, you’d never get to see it! Rooms in this home change faster than Katy Perry’s hair color. This is how our bedroom looked back in 2006. In 2008, I went though a I-must-paint-all-my-walls-chocolate-brown phase. This

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{small Home/ BIG Ideas} Turn A Bifold Door Into a French Style Door


Woo hoo! Tomorrow marks Simplicity In The South’s one month old birthday! Today, I’m bringing you part two of the Small Home/ Big Ideas Series. I’m sharing budget friendly ideas to make your small home more functional while adding character in the process. Back in the day, before Pinterest and Houzz,my main source of house-eye-candy was Decorpad. This is where I discovered that it was possible to convert bifold doors to open up like a

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Laundry Room Reveal {small Home/ BIG Ideas}

Laundry Room organization with baskets

Update: There is a mix of old and new pictures. I have a new camera now and thought y’all deserved some clearer photos. Don’t you love looking into other peoples’ homes to see how they live? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here. You’ll hear me say it a million times. Our house is small. We have five humans (three adult-size and two fun-size) crammed into 1644 square feet. I love our small

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