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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-30-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By minta
If you only eat in the dining room, I'd try to...

If you only eat in the dining room, I'd try to make better use of that breakfast nook. Replace the table with a hard-working storage unit like an island with internal shelving where you can keep all...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By minta
I'd swap the bunks for 2 singles with under-bed...

I'd swap the bunks for 2 singles with under-bed drawers and bookcase headboards like this:
 
http://www.kidsbedland.com/boys-beds/storage-beds/stow-away.html?cat1=12
 
(There's a girl version...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-29-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By minta
Because insoles conform to the shape of the...

Because insoles conform to the shape of the wearer. So say #1 has really flat feet, when #2 gets the shoes, they don't have proper arch support etc... For shoes that are going to be worn at least 8...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-29-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By minta
DH and I store our shoes in a wardrobe.   ...

DH and I store our shoes in a wardrobe.
 
Kids' shoes live in a long storage bench. It is very shallow so nothing gets buried. They each have 1 pair of school shoes, 1 pair of sneakers, and 1 pair...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,868
Posted By minta
    Quote:What is a 'comforter'?   ...


 
Quote:What is a 'comforter'?


 
A duvet with a non-removable cover. As most people wash comforters less than duvet covers, I get kind of icked out when there are no top sheets.
 
BUT...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,960
Posted By minta
BTDT -- several times. But I think it's...

BTDT -- several times. But I think it's healthier having the bed off the ground for reasons others have stated. One of our kids is severely allergic to dust and it is definitely better for him to be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-28-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By minta
Thanks so much for the replies. I actually have...

Thanks so much for the replies. I actually have more than 1 boy in this room, which is why I was thinking of going white to lighten things up. But those last few links made me realize that while I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-24-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By minta
Not a decluttering question as such but trying...

Not a decluttering question as such but trying to "grow up" our boys' room a little bit without having to replace a lot of stuff. Anyway, I was going to paint everything white to unify it and keep...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By minta
I think you should buy the one you like best if...

I think you should buy the one you like best if you can afford it.
 
In saying that, I have 4 kids 6 and under and have finally arrived at what I consider the best toy storage system: grocery...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-27-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By minta
I've been lamenting the lack of shelving in my...

I've been lamenting the lack of shelving in my pantry and wardrobe for the last couple years but didn't think I could do anything about it without going to kitchen and wardrobe specialists. Then one...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By minta
TBH, I find futons to be the most uncomfortable...

TBH, I find futons to be the most uncomfortable option for either sitting OR sleeping. And they kind of scream college pad to me.
 
It sounds like you want a sofabed but can't afford a good one....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By minta
We need to hang onto some X-rays and I honestly...

We need to hang onto some X-rays and I honestly can't figure out where to put them. The things are huge, and just don't fit anywhere! Any suggestions?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-11-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By minta
We have 1 "closet" (BIR) in our entire house in...

We have 1 "closet" (BIR) in our entire house in our master bedroom, so that's where I store clothes for all 6 of us. There are 2 dressers in our master as well. It makes putting away clothes sooo...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By minta
I go back and forth between having one. I do...

I go back and forth between having one. I do have a home for 99% of the stuff in our house so ideally everything would get put back in its place ASAP, but it doesn't. So I throw stuff in a junk...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-28-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,445
Posted By minta
  Quote:  It's based on her boundary...


Quote: 


It's based on her boundary violation, not my ungratefulness.  The issue is more than an invasion of gifts; it's an invasion of our family and the values that we hope to instill in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-27-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,445
Posted By minta
Honestly, I think you just have to get over it....

Honestly, I think you just have to get over it. And I say that with kindness, as someone who often receives much too much. Some people just can't help themselves, but that doesn't mean you have to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-22-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By minta
  Quote:  one issue, particularly on our...


Quote: 

one issue, particularly on our friday playdate, is that my friend and i want to visit with each other as opposed to facilitate kids activities (which we pretty much do all week long,...
Forum: Waldorf   10-07-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By minta
I have 4 little boys. We would not be without...

I have 4 little boys. We would not be without our sandpit!
Forum: Waldorf   10-06-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By minta
Thanks so much for these replies. I have no...

Thanks so much for these replies. I have no direct experience with tween or teen boys, so it's helpful for me to hear what kind of things boys this age are into. Every time I ask friends they just...
Forum: Waldorf   09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By minta
I'm curious what your 10+ YO boys do in their...

I'm curious what your 10+ YO boys do in their free time. I can't think of a single boy that age who doesn't watch TV or play video games etc... so I'd love to know what Waldorf kids get up. What do...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-17-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By minta
I'd subdivide into smaller sets that contain a...

I'd subdivide into smaller sets that contain a couple firemen, a couple police etc... so they can still mix and match to get more detailed scenarios without having to dump every single piece out at...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-17-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By minta
OK, I probably should have stated that we don't...

OK, I probably should have stated that we don't have any closets in our house, so to hang stuff for the boys, I either need to get them freestanding wardrobes or build them in. Right now they don't...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By minta
I really don't want to put wardrobes in my boys'...

I really don't want to put wardrobes in my boys' rooms as they take up so much space and am wondering how long we can get away with just using dressers. Right now, my kids are little and just chuck...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-31-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By minta
I have no idea what to do with shoes. The kids...

I have no idea what to do with shoes. The kids keep their slippers and sneakers in part of a kitchen nook, which works great. Then I have a wardrobe fitted out with canvas sleeves for shoe storage...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-31-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By minta
I've simplified in the opposite way: I now have...

I've simplified in the opposite way: I now have an old-fashioned "wash day" and only do laundry once a week. I love it!
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