Organisation Week!!! Some Idea’s and Tips!!!

So, It’s Organisation week and I have been looking on my second favorite site HOUZZ!!!

Here are a few AMAZING Idea’s that I have found that will be incorporated into our brand new home.

Drawer of Electronics. My Fiance’ and I are terrible at keeping our phone chargers and laptop cables in neat order and usually end up spreading them throughout the house!!! I LOVE this and I will be turning my top drawer of the TV cabinet into our ‘HUB’.

As much as I LOVE this idea, our new house doesn’t have a very large hallway, plus being a rental, I can’t do anything permanent. BUT I’ve been thinking about entryway organisational idea’s. One thing that’s popped out is…

The hall stand! I have one back at my parents place, but being 12 hours drive away, has proven difficult to bring up here. It was my first piece of furniture that I ever bought!

What I love about it is I can walk through the door, dump my keys, phone, handbag and not have to clog up the dinning room table!

As a substitute, I’m looking into a replacement hall stand or hall table, hat stand, shoe rack, basically a decorative, organised place to dump my stuff haha.

I found this picture on Pinterest and after looking in my pantry, decided this is a fantastic system and shall also be putting this into action when unpacking our new kitchen! Lordy I had no idea how many pantry items I had forgotten about because they got pushed to the back!

http://ourlittlegreendot.com/if-you-want-to-be-green-you-need-to-be-organised/

Little Green Dot-
“Have nothing in your home which you do not find useful, or believe to be beautiful”- William Morris
Amazing words. If only it was easier to live by!
This Blog outlines 10 easy solutions to tackle home organisation. Whether moving, or needing to re-organise various area’s of your home, these little tips are gems!

http://planningwithkids.com/2012/04/26/home-organisation-4-tips-for-handling-family-paperwork/?utm_source=Planning+With+Kids+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7c5bd348de-christmas_spending&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e9e461502a-7c5bd348de-324046654

Have alot of paperwork and don’t know how to file it away? This Blog on ‘Planning with Kids’ covers 4 Tips for handling family paperwork. LOVE this system!

I hope some of these idea’s and methods I’m planning to use are useful for you too. Remember, this is Organisation week! Maybe my enthusiasm will help motivate you to get stuck into those odd jobs you’ve been putting aside as well!!!

Let me know what you think, or comment with idea’s, pictures, or links to anything you’ve found works for you or you like!

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

My Aunty was coming to visit and she has 3 lovely boys aged 4, 6 and 8!
After having a chat about my blog and what I’ve been up to, she joking said that the boys would LOVE a TeePee but they are WAY to expensive.
This lead me to thinking, if I was to make one, what would I use and how much would I spend?
I started doing a bit of research and found that there are quite a few ways to make TeePee’s.

http://mypoppet.com.au/2012/03/how-to-diy-tee-pee-tent-part-1.html

I found this Blog that was (finally) in Australian measurements and had a run down of the Auzzie costs of her TeePee. Than I realised, my Aunty lives in Ipswich, so they will have to take the TeePee in the car with them. Was wood poles really a good option?
I kept looking around and found THIS Blog

http://www.themudpiemakers.com/2011/09/make-your-own-play-teepee.html

Fantastic Tutorial and used PVC pipes!!! After a trip to Bunnings, I priced some pipes and joiners and I was looking at around about $50 just for the PVC…
As I was looking for something inexpensive but effective I made my way to the Mitre 10 trade centre to source something a bit cheaper.

I found 2 pipes that already had a joint bit at the end to fit 2 pipes together and had them cut into 10x 1 metre lengths. 2 of which had the joint and so I had to by 3 separate joints, so I end up with 5x 2 metre poles that could be taken apart for storage and travel.
All up the PVC costs me $22! Bargain!

As for the material, I went to the local St Vinnies and found a HUGE length of blue, thick material for $5 and a white sheet for $2 and cut them into Triangles 1 Metre down the bottom and 50 cm (Middle of the metre) up the top, Than measured down about 180cm. I cut the top of the triangle down 10cm so I could have the gap up the top.
I didn’t really overdo the measuring as this was a trial run. But it turned out alright!

After a FULL day of sewing, I managed to finish this little project and they kids saw it on the weekend, they LOVED IT! It was set up back at theirs within 20 mins of being home haha.

This is a Picture of the back. I had so much fun putting this little project together and It really wasn’t that hard! Anyone can make one! Give it a go, maybe check out the Tutorials I’ve linked here and see for yourself what a fantastic gift for your kids it is!!!

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