- An over-the-door shoe organizer is simple to pack and is perfect to hang in the bathroom. Rather than let everyone’s lotions, soaps, makeup, hair products, and styling tools take up all the counter space, pop everything into the pockets to keep the bathroom organized.
- A roll-up cosmetic bag makes a perfect pool bag. Pack toys, goggles, money, and even a book for Mom or Dad to read into each compartment. Now everything your family needs for a day at the pool stays organized and is easy to carry.
- Use a hanging sweater organizer as a cubby in a hotel room. It’s perfect as a catch-all for shoes, souvenirs or electronics. For early mornings, save time by designating each pocket for your kids’ outfits so everyone can get ready and out the door in a flash.
- Pack a few clothespins because after splashing in a pool or the ocean, you can attach the clothespins to the shower curtain to hang wet bathing suits and towels for a quick and space saving dry. You can also use clothespins as toothbrush holders so your toothbrushes aren’t sitting on the bathroom counter.
- Leave foldable laundry baskets in your car for grocery shopping days. This way you can load all of your grocery bags into the laundry baskets for an easy and organized way to transport them to your home-no spilled grocery bags for you. Plus, you can easily carry the laundry baskets into the house rather than making a dozen trips trying to carry all the bags. When you are done, just fold the laundry baskets back up and store them in the trunk until your next shopping trip. You can also store these baskets in a large plastic container.
- Another grocery bag option is to attach a bungee cord across the inside of your trunk and string the bag handles through the bungee cord.
- If you have plastic containers of different supplies in the trunk of your car and the bins are constantly moving and shifting around while you drive, grab double sided adhesive and a few inexpensive book ends. Place the adhesive on the bottom of the books end and attach to the bottom of your trunk. Then place the bins against the book end-which will now work as a stopper, so the bins won’t budge while you are driving.
- If you can’t enjoy your morning coffee without creamer, then you probably have a few plastic containers taking up space in your fridge. Clean out the container and use it to store small snacks. The lid is perfect for tiny hands to open and you can toss the container in the car for long car rides or just for a quick snack when you are on the go. We love storing goldfish crackers, dry cereal, or tail mix in these upcycled containers.
- The next time you need a pack of gum, grab the kind that comes in the round container with the snap-top lid. This container is perfect to store spare change. Place the container in a cup holder and lift the lid to add the change whenever you need a few cents.
- Old makeup cases are perfect for car emergency kits. From band aids for boo boos, to wipes to clean up messes in the car, you can store everything in the makeup case, zip it up, and never worry that you won’t have any of the essentials when you are on-the-go.
This time of year, we always end up with about a million marshmallow Peeps. While my kids could eat them everyday, we decided to use the little marshmallow chicks and bunnies to get crafty for our latest TLC video. Here’s a super simple and fun way to turn Peeps into edible playdough.
If your kids’ Easter baskets were full of candy, Peeps, and way too many jellybeans–we’ve got a few fun ways to get crafty with all those extra sweets. Plus a fun spring activity that all the birds in your neighborhood will love. Here’s our latest video on TLC!
We’ve let the big secret out–We Are Having A Baby!! Now it’s time to reveal if Aaron and Lyla are going to have a baby brother or a baby sister. Since gender reveal parties were not a thing when I was pregnant with Aaron and Lyla, I wanted to share the news with the kids in a really fun way that they would always remember. However, a quick search on Pinterest will show you that gender reveal ideas can get really crazy and super expensive. Instead, I put together a few party ideas that were all about the older siblings. Check out my latest from TLC to see how we made a gender reveal party that was all about the siblings.
If the warmer weather has you wanting to get out and hit the road, you aren’t alone. Spring is the perfect time to drive to your favorite spring break destination, take a weekend road trip, or pile the family in the car and check out the beautiful flowers of spring. However, all that driving can really cost you at the gas pump. So if you are hoping to rack up the miles without racking up gas high gas prices, here are a few easy ways to save money on gas this spring.
- Take advantage of gas points at your grocery store or whole sale store. Do a little research and find which stores in your area have points programs that go towards gas. You can easily save money on gas by spending money on the items you are already purchasing every week.
- Use tracking apps like Gas Buddy or ITrackGas to compare gas prices in your area or when you travel. These apps are great at saving you money and some even have programs you can join to earn points towards free gas on future trips.
- If you don’t want to download another app, check to see if apps you are already using will do this for you. Apps like Waze have this feature and if you are already using Waze, you don’t need to download another app.