A List Maker's Life: Organizing Spaces

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organizing Spaces

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Thanks to all of you who entered, making this my most successful giveaway to date. CONGRATULATIONS to the winner, chosen by Random.org, comment #41!

Stacey says...
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September 30, 2009 10:11 PM

This time of year I find myself rearranging and reorganizing our home in an attempt to make daily life run more smoothly. It's been especially important this year as we figure out the routines of getting ready for school, working on homework, dressing for dance class, being prepared for long mornings in the car, and more. Consequently, I get pretty excited about new plastic tubs, hooks, baskets, and more.

While shopping All Children's Furniture, which is just one of many CSN stores, I was most interested in their options for enhancing storage space (although they also have TONS of toys available if I were actually ready to start thinking about Christmas shopping). Anyway...

This Three Drawer Hamper (available in natural or cherry wood) would be a helpful addition by our back entrance. I envision one drawer for each of our children. These drawers would be helpful for housing all those important things that we need to grab on the way out the door in the mornings: a green homework folder, pacifier, ballet slippers, shin guards, and more.

Gavin and Anne Hope each have wonderful bookshelves in their bedrooms. They also have a fantastic collection of storybooks, thanks in part to grandparents who certainly value reading and its' importance for life long learning. However, based on seasons , I like to feature several books at a time that all relate to a specific theme. This helpful Canvas Book Shelf would make displaying certain books neat and easy and would be a neat addition to our family room area. I like the way the canvas slings hold books upright and still allow children to get a glimpse of the covers.

Fabric Covered Storage Bins typically grab my attention. The pattern on these bins is contemporary and fun. These look like they'd be a helpful addition in the laundry room. The small one is just the right size to store the trinkets and my tip money (aka pocket change) found while laundering for our family of 5. The medium size basket would be the hold all for children's sized socks that need to be sorted into pairs, and the large basket for adult sized socks. Then I'll give the baskets to Kevin to sort while he's watching Monday night football;) Well...a mama can dream!

We've always laid out clothes for the kids the night before, however so far this year I've found it easier to set out a week's worth at a time and let Gavin and Anne Hope choose from the 5 outfits when getting ready in the morning. This Double Hanging Closet Organizer would fit better in the closet than the stacking plastic drawers we are currently using to hold a week's work of school clothes.

In search of a more formal looking bookshelf, the Badger Basket Bookshelf might be a nice option. I imagine this one in our bedroom, serving as a nightstand to hold our alarm clock, bedside lamp, and pile of half read/in process books.

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This giveaway will close at 10PM EST on October 9th.
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97 comments:

  1. I love the bookshelf with the cubbies. That would work so well with us. I love organization.

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  2. Great giveaway! I love the bookshelf! I follow you and I am going to post this on Facebook right now! Happy Tuesday! :)

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  3. What a great selection! I love the badger bookshelf!

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  4. I like the closet organizer you talked about with setting out clothes!

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  5. I am a followere of list maker. :) And a neighbor (is that 2?)

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  6. Oh I LOVE the different baskets and colorful liners shown on the site...Adelle's room could use at least 3 baskets for a shelf she has!

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  7. i love the canvas bookshelf and the 3 drawer hamper!!!

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  8. My Christmas list is started!! What great ideas...and yes, make that man fold laundry during Monday Night Football -- his dad has done his share of laundry folding!

    Love,

    Mom M

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  9. The book organizer is awesome!

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  10. The double hanging closet organizer is just what Leah needs. Hopefully I'll win so I won't have to buy one for her!

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  11. I went to the website and looked at all of the rugs. There are some great ones. Too many to pick a favorite!

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  12. I also posted about your giveaway.

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  13. You want me to pick one?? I guess it would have to be a toss up between the 3 drawer canvas and the Badger Basket Bookshelf which would be great by my back door!

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  14. I love the canvas book shelf AND the Badger Basket Bookshelf!

    @Decotta at HouseworkHatersClub.com

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  15. Great items! I like the Badger Basket Bookshelf.

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  16. The Trend Lab - Darling Daisy Pink Circle Wall Clock would be perfect in my daughter's room! I'm bookmarking it now!

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  17. The canvas bookshelf would be fantastic for setting out seasonal books. :)

    Emily
    emily.delaney@gmail.com

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  18. I follow you.

    Emily
    emily.delaney@gmail.com

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  19. I subscribe through bloglines.

    Emily
    emily.delaney@gmail.com

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  20. I love the fabric covered baskets! I am a sucker when it comes to baskets and putting things in them.

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  21. I have also subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  22. I love all the rocking chair choses they have on their site!

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  23. The bookshelf would solve my Bible Study Books storage problem in my home.

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  24. I like the 3 drawer hamper...it would work wonderful for the nursery, as none of our dressers fit upstairs in this house that we are currently renting.

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  25. I'm having a hard time deciding... the canvas bookshelf would be a nice addition to our already overstuffed bookshelf.

    However, I think my choice is the Badger Bookcase: a more practical/efficient solution to the kid clutter that is suddenly surrounding us! Great for our basement!

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  26. I visited All Children's Furniture: I've been wanting Morgan to have a nice, wooden kitchen. The Retro Kidcraft one looks awesome!

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  27. I'm torn between the Badger Basket Bookshelf and the Three Drawer Hamper!

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  28. The canvas book shelf would be such a nice treat. I want to get more holiday and event themed books but I feel like they get stuffed away and forgotten, with this shelf I could display books so easily and we could all enjoy them. Great give away!

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  29. I am a loyal follower - you were my first! :)

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  30. I signed up for your RSS feed - you are so hip with the tech stuff... I am a dino. ;)

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  31. I shouted it out on my FB status - woo hoo, I am on a roll today!

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  32. I love the doll houses on the website - especially how they have castles and knights for boys which essentially are doll houses with a manly twist. The kids bedding and decor was super fun too.

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  33. So hard to choose! The canvas book shelf would really help my organization at home. Thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  34. I follow A List Maker's Life - alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  35. At All Children's Furniture I loved their crib selection. The DaVinci - Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso is beautiful. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  36. All of these items are great! I especially love the hamper and the bookshelves. I love the fabric stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. The vanity selection is too cute at All Children's Furniture! I'd love something like that for my daughter!

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  38. I think I would choose the 3 drawer hamper or the bookshelf. I don't know how I would narrow it down. I need as much organizational help that I can get at my house.

    mattles22@yahoo.com

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  39. I follow you: mattles22@yahoo.com

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  41. love the canvas bookshelf and the 3 drawer hamper!!!

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  42. I'd love the Badger Basket Bookshelf to organize things neatly and because it would look good in our bedroom so that maybe Brad's stuff would finally end up put away neatly and not in stacks on the floor. I can dream, right?

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  43. I am a long time follower of you blog:)

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  44. We would love love love the canvas book shelf. I've been wanting that for a long time!

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  45. There;s a few products I want from CSN are Guidecraft products the weight and sound matching toys and tactile bars!

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  46. I'd like to win the Badger Basket Bookshelf

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

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  47. I follow

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

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  48. I like both the Rock A Buddies Time to Read Rocker
    *one for boys and one for girls*

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

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  50. I love the bookshelf! I would use it to spruce up my apartment and get some of my books out of boxes!

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  51. Definitely the badger bookcase! One can NEVER have too many bookcases, right?

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  52. I love the fireman bookshelf {and the bedroom furniture} that they carry.

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  53. I"m with Jolanthe--I can always use another bookshelf! The Badger bookshelf looks great.

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  54. Love that bookshelf!
    I need one of those for my son's room!

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  55. I have three children and I really like the look of the Three Drawer Hamper, so I would love to win that and assign one drawer to each child. Or possibly steal it for my own craft supplies...

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  56. space is pretty limited in our home, so I would love to own this bunkbed:

    http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Berg-Furniture-Enterprise-Bedroom-Series-FX1174.html

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  57. The most helpful in my home would be the Badger basket bookcase or the canvas bookcase!

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I became a follower.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. The julius play pad also catches my eye there.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Great giveaway! I like the three draw hamper and the Badger Basket Bookshelf the best, but they're all great!

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  61. I would love the canvas bookshelf!

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  63. I would love the fabric covered organizers and the three drawer hamper.
    Both would be great for Grandma's Nursery . 3 grands would make the
    three drawer hamper perfect!

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  64. I would LOVE to have the fabric
    covered organizers and the
    three drawer organizer to put in
    the nursery for my three grandchildrens things.

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  65. oh, i would love to have the
    Badger Basket Bookshelf!!!
    it's so hard to pick!!!

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  66. i am now a follower
    of your blog!
    (sorry, i forgot to sign in before my first comment above!)
    karri

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  67. i now
    subscribe
    through
    bloglines!
    <3,
    karri

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  68. on their site,
    i loved so many things!!!
    i guess i would pick a rug or
    one of the bookshelves
    as my faves!
    <3,
    karri

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