Make Going Back to School Better with These Budget-Friendly Ideas

Make Going Back to School Better with These Budget-Friendly Ideas

Sometimes, kids are less than excited about returning to school. It’s a common problem, and thankfully there are some ways you can help your children feel ready for the new year. Try these money-saving ideas for getting your youngsters started off on the right foot.

Custom Closets Design Tips

When designing a custom closet here a a few common organizing mistake to avoid? 

1. Shoes

How many pairs of shoes do you own?  

If one pair takes up about 5-6” of width on a shelf how many inches of shelf width (space) will you need to accommodate all your shoes?  



2. Mid hang 

Women, how many dresses do we own that we need mid hang not long hang ? 

My recommendation is to do shelves above or shoes shelves below this midhang section to maximize your space. 


Jewelry Organization


Statement necklaces are hard to keep organized laying down in a drawer. Storing them on an IKEA rod organizer with hooks is a great solution.

Often these rods are used for storing pots and pans on wall space in a kitchen. The opportunities to use these rods and hooks are endless.


Another good way to use them is in a playroom to hold little baskets of colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc. 




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Try using rods in your home and office and let Simplicity know what you think! Post pictures of your project on our Facebook page.


Happy Organizing!  




Master Closet First Organizing Project


The Master Closet is an easy space to start. Don't pull everything out in your closet at one time, Start with white tops. Any top that's white, I want you to pull it out of the closet and lay it on your bed in three different categories: white casual t-shirts, white nice tops and white winter tops. You're going to go through these shirts and find ones with holes or stains, too small, too big or yellowed then discard. Bag up the items you don’t need, put them in your car and take the old clothes to the local charity.

Doesn't that feel so much better? Your closet is a little lighter already. Great job on your first project. Once you feel comfortable going through your white shirts, you're going to go through the rainbow; red tops, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, gold/silver and black. Build your confidence with tops, little chunks at a time. Do small projects at a time until you feel confident with more at once. Feeling overwhelmed is no fun, so take it slow and steady!