The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Summer Car Kit

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Summer Car Kit

Well, we're about a month into the Summer of Mom and it's been equal parts fun and exhausting. June always tends to be really busy for us, giving way to a more relaxed July, and this year has been no exception. Between baseball, soccer, swimming, day camp, dentist appointments, and fun stuff like zoo trips, we've been spending a lot of time in the car.  We recently had a break in the action that allowed me to take a "catch-up day" (which always prompts my five year old to ask when "Mustard Day" is...), so I poured a glass of lemonade and headed out to our patio to put together a car kit to get us through the rest of the summer.

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Favorite Organizing Products From Ikea

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Favorite Organizing Products From Ikea

I love Ikea. I love the cinnamon rolls and the kids' play space (let it be known that I will gladly subject my children to a germ-infested ball pit if it means I get to have half an hour of uninterrupted conversation with my husband, #sorrynotsorry) and the funky product names and the cute little cartoon guys on the instruction manuals (even the ones that are 30 pages long). It's also one of my go-to spots for organizational solutions that look great and don't cost a fortune - here are my favorites!

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Pantry Organization Products

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Pantry Organization Products

Pantries are one of my favorite spaces to organize. They're a hub of any home, but also a spot that can easily start to feel overwhelming and out of hand. Our current house doesn't have a designated pantry area in the kitchen, so we quickly decided that tons of cabinet space + large corner Lazy Susan unit = pantry à la carte. It's worked well so far, but using the right products has been key in maximizing storage and staying organized. Whether you're working with a giant walk-in pantry or a DIY shelf unit in another room, here are some of my favorite products and a few Pro Tips to help your pantry space work for you and look its best!

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The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Kids Closet

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Kids Closet

It's spring break! While I would love to be sitting poolside with a cold beverage, we've got a spring and summer calendar that's booking up fast, so Spring Break 2018 has instead been a more practical combination of Columbus stay-cation and what we affectionately refer to at our house as "TCOB-in'" (Taking Care Of Business). Near the top of my TCOB list: a quick seasonal refresh of my boys' closets. I may or may not have still had a cold beverage in-hand while tackling this one, so let's do a virtual cheers and walk through a few of my favorite tips for setting up an organized kids closet!

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