My house has been over run lately. Bills, pictures, notes, and other miscellaneous items piling up on the microwave. Soaps, creams, shampoos, and hair stuff all over the bathroom. I could have hid under the piles of laundry...
while standing up. It was getting to be a little much, while the kids and I were finding our summer balance.
(I love being done with school for the year! Another post about that coming soon.)
Scott lovingly, or maybe not-so-lovingly, kicked my butt into gear. So, off I was (reluctantly at first) to get organized for the summer.
Just a quick before and after- because no one really cares to see my messy microwave.
I bought bins and boxes in all shapes and sizes from the dollar store. Though the dollar store should really be called a "Two-Dollar Store" now.... Anyhow, I spent maybe $15 and got stuff to organize my kitchen and bathroom.
Along with a bag of rock-hard banana candies. Sarah explained to me that dollar stores don't put due dates on their snacks for a reason... I insisted that candy never goes bad.
They may not be the fanciest baskets, but our kids kill everything anyways.... so spending a ton of money would have been pretty pointless! And anything is better than the mess, right?
The ones for the bathroom are a bit cuter. Especially with a baby sitting in them...
FYI- I am totally caught up on all that laundry.
Don't know if this counts as "thrifty", but Ella has worn sandals ever since she has needed shoes. Today, was a little too cool for her to have bare feet, so I went inside to find her a pair of running shoes. Surely, after having four girls I would have one pair that would fit her. Nope. I found one shoe. Not a pair.... a single, individual, shoe.
So.... she wore her brother's old shoes. Cute dress, tights, and all...
Sometimes a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do!
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