Having the kids home all day long throughout the summer is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is you have your kids home all day long. There is no rushing out the door to catch the school bus, there is no homework to be done and you can basically pick and choose how you want to spend your days. The curse? Somehow your home has been transformed into a total stranger right before your eyes. There are things strewn about the floor, the house always seems to be untidy and there doesn’t appear to be any structure.
"Mommy look for diapers? Mommy no find the diapers?” My bare-bottomed two-year-old daughter repeated this soundtrack of questions as she followed me through a maze of boxes and stacks of bins. I balanced my saturated five-month-old on my hip as I peeked through bags, alternately berating myself for losing track of the diapers, and praying my sort of potty-trained toddler wouldn’t christen our new home with an accident on the carpet.
One of the things I love about Fall is pulling those favorite pair of jeans out of the closet back into regular wear. Pairing them with a great sweater, a patterned scarf, some bling somewhere and a pair of great footwear, you’ve practically got a Pinterest-worthy or Instagram #ootd post. I am no fashionista, but Fall really does bring out the best in my wardrobe: layers. When you take your favorites from your closet and think about incorporating similar principles into your décor, you’ve probably got a winning combination.
No matter the size of one’s home, it often seems there is never quite enough space. But the way you organize and arrange your home, as well as the furniture styles you choose, will make the difference between living comfortably versus feeling crammed. Use the following ideas to make the most of every nook and cranny.
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