Organizing Kids Clothes

Organizing kids clothes can be a real hassle. They are small and tend to get lost both in the dresser and in the wash … and around the house or for that matter. Dressers are often just drawers stuffed with all sorts of things. An alternative idea is a shelf with tupperware. The tupperware can be various sizes to fit the contents (larger bin for sweatshirts and jackets, smaller bin for socks or tights, etc.). This can be a great way to keep things organized as well as introduce your little person to organizing and cleaning early!   “It’s better
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Categories: Bedroom and Kids.

Teen Bedroom Makeover

We all love a good before and after post! Here are a few fun pictures from a recent makeover. This is a teen’s girls bedroom. Our clients recently moved from Florida which is always hard on teenage children so they wanted to create a special room for her! She loves to do art, loved the idea of lights around her room, and wanted to make her bedroom feel more grown up. We collected branches from the forest, washed them and sprayed them. We then suspended them from the ceiling and wove lights throughout.  We removed the large bed frame, moved
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Categories: Bedroom, Decorating, and Kids.

Kids Books 101

Your kids have toys and books and clothes and … well, things… all over the house. Lets tackle one of those problems. Books. How do your kids (and you) keep the books organized or at least not shoved, squished, and ruined?   Here are three great ideas! Have small bins for the books, rather than shelves. Sometimes the act of sliding books in and out of those small spaces is just a little too hard for the littler kids. If you have colored bins or bins with pictures to possibly divide books up by color, theme, or type(like all of
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Categories: Bedroom and Kids.

Writing Thank You’s

  Remember… …when you were a kid and your mom made you write thank you cards? Maybe your didn’t but mine did and it was always a painful process. I’m sure she thought so too as I resisted and she persevered. Now I’m so grateful she did! Its a wonderful way to wrap up the flurry of the holidays and recognize the people who traveled or gifted or both. So, how do you get through the thank you’s? If you only have a few (under 5), stop reading and get to it. Just get it done right now. Old fashioned
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Categories: Holiday Decorating and Kids.

Setting New Year’s Goals

This year, lets tackle every room! 1. Make a list of each room or space in your house and give each one its own page. 2. Then write down a sort of SWOT analysis of the space. If your’ve never done a SWOT, it stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, Threats. Now, you don’t have to do it exactly like that but the basics are this:   Strengths and Opportunities: What is the space for? What does it do well? Does this space do something better than another space? Is there extra space or potential for extra space? Could this room
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Categories: Before/Afters, Cleaning, Closets, Home Renovations, Kids, and Organizing.

Toys Toys Toys

Many of our clients with children complain of too many toys. While organizing them might be a job left to the experts (call us!), there is something you can do to stop the madness in the mean time. Have conversations with the people closest to your family. Let them know that the toys are about to take over the house and strangle you! Be light about it but ask them to refrain from buying more for your kids. Ask them to, if they are so inspired: get experiences for the kids take them somewhere have them over for a sleepover
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Categories: Kids and Organizing.

The Essentials College Dorm Checklist

Now, HauteMove can’t help you with your homework but we can help you get off on the right foot. We’ve compiled a great and simple OFF TO COLLEGE checklist. Good luck in school and keep your room organized… You’ll get better grades if you can find your work! OFF TO COLLEGE CHECKLIST:      BED: Pillow/pillow case Comforter (duvet cover) Sheet set (or two) Mattress cover Bedside lamp Alarm clock (battery powered!) BATH: Beach towel Towels (set of two) Washcloths Bathroom caddy Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, ACT mouth rinse Shampoo, Conditioner, bar soap/body wash Cup for water Bathrobe Shower shoes DESK:   Flashlight Desk drawer organizer
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Categories: Kids and Moving Tips.

Organizing Books: Let Me Take a “Shelfie”

Are your book shelves picture worthy? Would you Instagram a shelf or two? Whether its your books, kids books, or random shelves of random things, here are a few “Shelfie” woes and some ideas to help tackle them: Too much blank space: – Lay books down on their sides as the “bookends” to other books. – Add frames (full or empty!) to the shelves to fill space and give interest without having too many little fillers. Lots of Things AND Books: – Group like-items together rather than spreading them out all over the shelves. Put smaller collections of things in
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Categories: Book organization, Kids, Organizing, and Staging.

LEGOS (and toys…)

My nieces and nephews love Legos. These incredible puzzle-like tiny pieces that become space ships, museums, gardens, and amusement parks for little Lego men and women are colorful, fun… and a mess! As kids grow up and are old enough to play with the smaller Lego pieces that end up in the couch and under the table, it is important to give them perimeters for cleaning up. Toys that have a specific toy-type home are much more likely to be put away than toys that are lumped in with everything else. And Legos are a great place to start! If
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Categories: Cleaning, Kids, and Organizing.