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What are your best home organizational tips?

After marrying last year, sold my home October 2020 and husband's home on the market very soon. We are buying a home together.  Would love some good tips to get and keep new home organized and welcoming.  We both have decluttered a great deal.  Loving the simple streamlined lifestyle. Thanks for your input!

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Hi @ChristineH635132 why not just have fun and implement both of your likes. Figure out what is important for each and research online for random ideas. For example, he may want a man cave. You may want a sewing room. Then there are the common areas like the kitchen. I am sure combining and downsizing has its challenges. Have you found a house as yet?

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Update on organizing:  Found a  practical, creative and upbeat site  ( couldn't we all use a little of that?)  It's called do it on a dime with Kathryn.  These are six to eight minutes long segments on YouTube. One of her main themes, is picking up items at the Dollar Tree and DIYing organizational, storage and decorative things for your home.  I've already implemented some of the ideas, and it's a game changer.  

 

Are there sites you can recommend for improving the efficiency or appearance of your home?

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Hi @ChristineH635132 why not just have fun and implement both of your likes. Figure out what is important for each and research online for random ideas. For example, he may want a man cave. You may want a sewing room. Then there are the common areas like the kitchen. I am sure combining and downsizing has its challenges. Have you found a house as yet?

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Angela, Great ideas! We finally found a new home in this crazy real estate market! We are definitely going to have a craft/hobby/game room. Excited to move in.  Christine

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Angela,  My husband Jim and I like to write custom poems for family and friends.  Then Jim writes it out in beautiful calligraphy.  I do a simple botanical in ink and watercolors to decorate it.  I also make hats using a round loom and yarn and bookmarks with embroidery floss.  Jim does beautiful paintings.  We like to play Rummi Kubes, Quiddler ( card game ), Boggle and are learning a new card game called 5 Crowns.  We both love Sudoku too. I'm thinking it will also be a great space to create greeting cards and little gifts.   How about you?  What hobbies do you have?  Christine

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Hi @ChristineH635132 you guys are busy!!!! Me, nothing as exciting as you guys/lol. Gardening, reading, color by numbers and logic puzzles. Thanks for asking 😀

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Angela,  Those are all great hobbies, don't sell yourself short!  I love to read too.  Usually try to read a bit before bedtime.  Color by numbers would be a nice relaxing thing to do.  Especially with all the great colored pencil sets out there.  My husband and I like trivia books ( including logic puzzles ).  Will try my hand at herb gardening in a few weeks when the renovations to the house slow down.  Take care,  Christine

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