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post #41 of 76
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Good idea. Maybe I will try using a universal primer on my worn-out whiteboard, then a zillion coats of magnetic primer, then chalkboard. Maybe if it is painted flat and not pulled down by gravity, that will help keep the chalk-catching bumps to a minimum?
that would probably work out great! just sand the whiteboard lightly before priming since it's just a slick surface, so it adheres really well, and you should be good to go. although i honestly don't think gravity had anything to do with it......the magnetic paint is bumpy in nature because of the magnet particles in the paint. and you need to do several (several) light coats rather than just globbing it on. this project was a test in patience for me, that's for sure! lol! you'll have to post photos if you decide to tackle it!
post #42 of 76
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Originally Posted by MissJorgy View Post
Wow ... I love the chalkboard. I have the absolute perfect space for something like that. I'll have to show Dh that picture!!
thank you! it's my life saver in taming all the paper!
post #43 of 76
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The only downside is the big ones can be expensive ($10-12/piece) but I'm addicted to these products. They really work.
My tip for these is one I *just* discovered at Target at Christmastime: there were a bazillion of these (tiny hooks up to a large $12 hook) in the 50% off holiday items! The packaging was seasonal, but that was the only difference! Very good deal. I bought a couple of packages, and will remember to plan for them next year.

My best organization success is my DVDs. I've posted these pics before as well, so I'm sorry for those who've seen it. I wanted to DVDs out of their cases but wanted to be able to easily add new movies in alphabetically (easier to find a movie when there isn't a cover to look for). So I got CD boxes and Tyvek envelopes and ended up with this:

Boxes on the lower right of the shelf

Close up of boxes


Inside the boxes
post #44 of 76
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Originally Posted by Happiestever View Post
Posting without reading. Another mom told me : Safety pinning little socks together before washing or any socks for that matter so you never lose a mate and they are already together. I should take my own advice, but I have so many socks. And I hate safety pins.
I use these for my socks. http://www.sock-locks.com/ DH doesn't like them because they don't fit his socks are mostly too big, but they're handy for me and my boys. For my baby, I wash hers in a lingerie bag. I hate matching socks up, so this is a big help when I use it. I bought them on ebay a while ago.
post #45 of 76
My MIL uses something similar to the sock locks, hers are all different shapes though. She is blind so having the different shapes she can tell what color they are by feel.
post #46 of 76
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Originally Posted by aisling View Post
My tip for these is one I *just* discovered at Target at Christmastime: there were a bazillion of these (tiny hooks up to a large $12 hook) in the 50% off holiday items! The packaging was seasonal, but that was the only difference! Very good deal. I bought a couple of packages, and will remember to plan for them next year.

My best organization success is my DVDs. I've posted these pics before as well, so I'm sorry for those who've seen it. I wanted to DVDs out of their cases but wanted to be able to easily add new movies in alphabetically (easier to find a movie when there isn't a cover to look for). So I got CD boxes and Tyvek envelopes and ended up with this:

Boxes on the lower right of the shelf

Close up of boxes


Inside the boxes
great idea!
post #47 of 76
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Originally Posted by aisling View Post
My best organization success is my DVDs. I've posted these pics before as well, so I'm sorry for those who've seen it. I wanted to DVDs out of their cases but wanted to be able to easily add new movies in alphabetically (easier to find a movie when there isn't a cover to look for). So I got CD boxes and Tyvek envelopes and ended up with this:

Boxes on the lower right of the shelf

Close up of boxes


Inside the boxes
I love it! I bought a box of 250 of the envelopes today and just need to find boxes. Between audio books, computer games, Wii games and CDs, I was at my wit's end. Thank you so much!!!
post #48 of 76
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bad pics, but you get the point.
post #49 of 76
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I saw this today and thought it was the coolest idea ... its a footstool, coffeetable and bed

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...LJ_en%26sa%3DN:
post #50 of 76
I just put 3 small baskets on a shelf by our back door, one for me, one for DH, and one for DS. They are for our gloves/hats/scarves. It makes it easier to find our own and this way they don't get dropped on the floor or stuffed somewhere else. It only takes a second to toss them in the basket.
post #51 of 76
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
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bad pics, but you get the point.
good job! I hope that it's in your kitchen though Where do you get those boards with the holes?
post #52 of 76
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Originally Posted by majazama View Post
good job! I hope that it's in your kitchen though Where do you get those boards with the holes?
home depot or lowes............it comes double that size. it's just a pegboard.
post #53 of 76
Here are some of my favorite organizational things ... click the link to see some of the photos. I put notes on a lot of the things in the pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3403656...7612198435293/
post #54 of 76
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Originally Posted by ALittleBitCrunchy View Post
I love it! I bought a box of 250 of the envelopes today and just need to find boxes. Between audio books, computer games, Wii games and CDs, I was at my wit's end. Thank you so much!!!
I know they are out of stock right now, but these are the ones I got: CD storage boxes. They are awesome and CHEAP. I paid $9.99 for two. And because they snap together, and store flat (and so don't take up a ton of storage space) I bought two sets so that the collection has PLENTY of room to grow and I won't have to find a entirely new solution.
post #55 of 76
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Originally Posted by aisling View Post
I know they are out of stock right now, but these are the ones I got: CD storage boxes. They are awesome and CHEAP. I paid $9.99 for two. And because they snap together, and store flat (and so don't take up a ton of storage space) I bought two sets so that the collection has PLENTY of room to grow and I won't have to find a entirely new solution.
Okay, I'm thinking this would be excellent for all our wii games!
post #56 of 76
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
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bad pics, but you get the point.
Love the color!! What is the name of it?
post #57 of 76
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bad pics, but you get the point.
I love the end result!!! That is just peachy keen!
post #58 of 76
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Originally Posted by MissJorgy View Post
Here are some of my favorite organizational things ... click the link to see some of the photos. I put notes on a lot of the things in the pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3403656...7612198435293/
Love your living room solution!
post #59 of 76
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
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bad pics, but you get the point.
Love the orange color!
post #60 of 76
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Originally Posted by MissJorgy View Post
Here are some of my favorite organizational things ... click the link to see some of the photos. I put notes on a lot of the things in the pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3403656...7612198435293/
Wow, you make me think I could homeschool with that kind of organization!
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