Game On! Organizing the Games.

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Today has been Organizing the Games day at my house.

Do you ever have one of those days where you start cleaning one area and putting things away leads you to another area that consumes at least an hour of your time?  That is what happened to me today.  I started clearing off the dining table and ended up completely reorganizing the games.  It wasn’t on my list, but I just had to finish it.
I decided to add it to my list just so I could cross it off 🙂 .

Our family enjoys playing board games.  Every Christmas we get one or two new ones.  Dominion and Tsuro are new to us this year.  While it is great to have so many to choose from, organizing and storing them all is a bit of a challenge.

I had them all organized when I made this Game Organizing post.  We’ve added a few since then, and I decided I would rather store them out of view.

Board games are a great way to spend time together with family and friends but organizing and storing them can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas!

Organizing Board Games

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Kitchen Organization – Part 1

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Kitchen Organization - Part 1

Have you ever read the book…If you give a mouse a cookie?  The story goes from the mouse wanting a cookie, which will make him want a glass of milk, which will make him want something else, and on and on.  That’s how I felt as I started the project to get my spices organized.
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Family Command Center

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I am really excited to share this project with you!  In our house, we have two halls that go on either side of the staircase.  They both go from the front entry into the kitchen.  One hall does go past a bathroom and the laundry room, but it seems a bit silly to have two halls that go to the exact same place.  So I call the back hall, the Redundant Hall.  Now the kids love the Redundant Hall because it provides them with a great way to sneak up and scare each other.  They staged a protest when I suggested we close off part of it and extend the laundry room.  So I’ve been looking for a way to make better use of the space.

The Solution…The Family Command Center!

Family Command Center

Family Command Center

I was able to complete this project in a weekend.  The basic construction is a two person job if you are making one this large.  The finer details can be personalized to meet your specific needs and wants.  A friend of mine made a smaller version in her home with a one month calendar and then message area.  Different needs…same basic concept.  Versatility at it’s best! Continue reading »