Delightful Review: March 2012 and Giveaway Winners

Hey all!  What a great link party that's going on NOW! So much organization inspiration out there.  The party will continue for a while, so you can still come by and link up those organizing posts. I am truly amazed at some of your organization!

Today I'm showcasing the happenings here on the blog during the month of March, 2012.  Keep in mind that I spent a LOT of time prepping for the Spring into Organization Blogger Home Tour, so I didn't get as many posts in.

In case you missed it, here's what did happen in March:

I began the month by showing you my mom's organized knitting/crocheting room.

I showed you how to make these t-shirt transfer labels.

Next I showed you my mom's sewing room organization.

Every Thursday we had the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.

Then NINE of us organizing bloggers kicked off the Spring Into Organization Home Tour last week.

On the second day of the tour, I shared my space(s) with you.  I gave you a peek into my laundry room.  NEXT week, I will show you the FULL laundry room reveal.  

During the tour there was also a giveaway and we have two winners!!  There was a total of 1780 entries collected!

Winners will receive Clutter Rehab book by Laura Wittman

And the winners are...

Entry #455  Neecy C.
Entry #399  Shauna O.

Ladies, you will be contacted, if you haven't been already.

That wraps up the Delightful Review for the month of March, 2012.  Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend.

May you be a little inspired!
Until next time,  

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Spring into Organization Link Party

Welcome to the Spring into Organization Link Party!
This week sure has been a fun filled, inspirational week for all of us.  It was great to be part of the tour with such fabulous ladies!

Today is the day that YOU all get to show off your organized rooms or spaces.  The link will be open for the next 30 days, so you can come back and link up anytime from now until then.  This is a simultaneous link party, so you can link from any of the blogs below and it will show up on all of them.

If you missed any of the homes from this past week's tour, you can find them here:

Home #1 - Becky from Organizing Made Fun with her master bedroom, bathroom, and closet
Home #2 - Jen from Iheart Organizing with her laundry and playroom
Home #3 - Anna from Ask Anna with her kitchen
Home #4 - DaNita from Delightful Order with her laundry and other great spaces
Home #5 - Leslie from Goodbye House, Hello Home with her home office
Home #6 - Becky from Clean Mama with her craft room
Home #7 - Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons with her mail and kitchen
Home #8 - Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything with her kids' rooms
Home #9 - Laura from Organizing Junkie with her kitchen

A quick reminder to come back next week to see my:
Sewing Cabinet Organizing and ...

My complete LAUNDRY ROOM reveal!  I'll share both with you next week.

NOW it's your turn:


Spring into Organization Blogger Home Tour - House #4

Welcome to the 4th home on the Spring into Organization Blogger Home Tour.  I’m delighted to have you here!
If you’re just joining us and have missed the first three homes or to view the Home Tour Schedule, go HERE.

For those of you who haven’t visited my blog before, allow me to introduce myself; I’m DaNita, a wife, mother of four boys and a lover of organization and design.  I thoroughly enjoy taking a space and bringing it to delightful order, whether it be organizing a space, decorating a room, creating parties, gifts, organizing pieces, whatever it may be. I just enjoy that kind of thing and that’s what this blog is all about;  Sharing ways to simplify, create, organize and decorate. May you be a little inspired here!

Today, I‘m sharing a few different spaces in my home.  A couple of places that have been seen here in the past AND… I’m also sharing my (never before seen) LAUNDRY ROOM organization. You’ll have to come back next week to see the laundry room reveal with before and after photo’s.

First off I’m going to show you how I’ve organized my pantry and the linen closet:

This here is my pantry
which consists of Tupperware and Baskets...
The bins are Tupperware Rectangular Modular Mates.
and these awesome baskets are from Ikea.  I’ve used them in my laundry room too.

I use a lot of Dollar Tree baskets and bins for organizing throughout my home as well. 
I especially LOVE them in my linen closet. 

I’ve talked even more about Dollar Tree organizing HERE.

and I’ve also shared an entire post on organizing with boxes, bins, baskets and more storage solutions HERE (telling you where I get all of the items that I use.)

Now, let’s talk about the LAUNDRY ROOM.  Yes, the laundry room!  You know that place that you can never spend enough hours in, that place that EVERYONE just loves to hang out in ;) the place that holds all the dirty socks (and other things) and you just can’t get enough of it.  Yeah, that place (wink, wink.)  The Laundry Room.

Laundry in my home feels like it’s never-ending… and it is!!  I can honestly say that it's un-common for me to have every stitch of laundry washed, dried, folded and put away into the proper rooms in my home.

To keep up with the laundry and to keep my laundry room clean and organized is important to me.  I’ve designed a space and a system that works well for my family.

Of course, living in a home with my husband and our four boys, our laundry room certainly isn’t always perfect, the dirty clothes are not always in the bins, the wash isn’t always caught up, the socks are not always matched together, pull-ups and gum HAVE gone through the washer and the dryer. (I sometimes forget to check those pockets and the pull-ups, well they were hidden inside the pajamas) but creating the space and the system that I have, has certainly helped tremendously.

My Laundry Room is on the 2nd floor of my home and  the space includes:  

*  Built-in Cabinets for great storage:
An upper cabinet to hold detergents, fabric softeners, bleach, etc.
A few more upper cabinets to hold items that I don’t use often.
*An under the sink cabinet to store a garbage can, cleaning bucket and cleaning supplies with drawers for cleaning rags.

*The sink is great for soaking!  I LOVE having one in my laundry room!
*  The space also includes two built-in pull-out cabinets for dirty clothes
*  A custom built counter top for folding
* A dedicated place for dryer sheets
* and for towels that I use in the laundry room
*Jars that sit on the counter top
Which are pretty for decoration (this one is filled with potpourri) and …
some that are useful at the same time:
This jar holds Oxi-clean (I use it often to soak dirty clothes in the sink and I often throw a scoop into the washer before running the load.)  The cute little scoop is from the Dollar Tree.
*  My laundry room also has a place for hanging clothes.  This 5 hook wall rack is from Ikea and I’ve got 2 of them in the laundry room.  (Next week, I’ll show you where they both are.)
* I designed this area to hold baskets for clean clothing. My husband’s, mine and our oldest son’s clean and folded clothing go inside the baskets. They are from Ikea from a few years back.  They are the same ones that I use in my pantry, but just a touch larger.  Sadly, I don’t think they sell these ones anymore, but they do have some that are similar. They are quite a  bit smaller and have an angle to the top.
I showed you how to make these t-shirt transfer labels here.
* The room also has a closet of baskets for our other three boys, for their clean and folded clothing.
These baskets are also from Ikea.  They do sell these ones right now.
Labeled with these printable labels that I sell.
I simply printed, laminated and attached them to the baskets.  I sell a bunch of different labels in my shop (and other items too.)  Pop on over to My Shop. You may find something that interests you.
*  I also have a basket for socks that are missing their mates. (Yes, it’s a big basket.  I’ve has this one for years and I love it.)  I believe it came from Home Goods.  Keep in mind that I fold clothes straight from the dryer, so there usually isn't too many socks in here.  I go through this basket every couple of months and match the socks. Ones that don't have mates after that long, go into the trash. 
* and a place for the iron and ironing board.

I really don’t iron much, so I’ve attached the holder to the back of the door into my laundry room.  It’s kind of like, outta sight, outta mind for me. What I do use every.single.day is this Downy wrinkle releaser…
and I store it in my bathroom cabinets.  It is the BEST stuff ever!  If you dis-like ironing at all, you need to try this.  It can be found at Target or Walmart and it’s so simple to use. You just spray and shake your clothes and it takes the wrinkles out.

*  Also included in my laundry room are a couple of sewing supply cabinets (I’ll show you those next week) and a built in desk area for my sewing machine.

* And this Ikea Chandelier that my hubby surprised me with for Christmas.  I love it and have also used it in my clients daughter’s pink, black and white zebra bedroom.

This is the system that I have to keep up with laundry for 6:
  • I do laundry every day, starting a batch right off in the morning.
  • I wash, dry and fold about 2 loads of laundry a day (give or take a load)
  • My rule is to fold the clothes straight from the dryer.  I don’t put them in a basket to fold later (unless I absolutely HAVE to.)
  • The clean, folded clothes get placed into the proper basket in the laundry room.
  • Clean clothes that I hang are put directly onto hangers from the dryer.  Those are hung onto hooks in the laundry room. 
  • The clothes that I don't dry, simply get placed on hangers and onto the hooks, straight from the washer.
  • When the baskets are full (about once a week) my husband and I put our own clothes away  into our room/closet and our boys bring their entire basket into their rooms and put their clothes away into their drawers/closets, returning their baskets back to the laundry room.

This system has worked well for me and my family. It’s easy to keep up and I rarely have an overwhelming amount of laundry to catch up on.

In the past I’ve also shared these laundry rooms with little tricks and tips as well (simply click the photo or the link below to be directed to the post:)
and this …
Each of us are different, each of our lives are different, different situations, spaces, etc. My way in laundering may not necessarily work for you.  Creating a space and a system that works for your family is important.  Some may choose to set aside one or two days a week to do the laundry, and that’s okay. Some only fold clothes while watching TV, and that’s okay. Some don’t have the space to keep the clean folded clothes in the laundry room, and that’s okay too.  Just find a way that works for you and make it a goal to keep up with it.

A quick tip: You may not mind doing laundry if you bring the room to delightful order.  You may just want to spend a little more time in there and keep it clean and organized if you create a space that you love.

So what do you say? Are you ready to Spring into Organizing that laundry room, or how about that pantry or linen closet?  Go for it! and remember to link up those organizing posts on Friday, March 30th during our multi-blog link party.  You can link up to any of our blogs as it will be a simultaneous party. Can’t wait to see your posts!  We’ll be pinning our favorites to Pinterest as well.

Thanks so much for visiting! Truly, it’s been a delight having you! I hope that you’ve found a little inspiration from my post.

Come back next week to see: My Sewing Cupboards Organized AND my complete Laundry Room Reveal with before and after photos!

Next home on the tour will be live tomorrow.

GO HERE to view the entire schedule for the week.

NOW it's time to ENTER TO WIN Clutter Rehab books by Org Junkie's Laura Wittman! Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 31st.

Spring into Organization Schedule: Starting Today

It’s Here! It’s Here!! and I’m so excited!  Today is the very first day of the Spring Into Organization Blogger Home Tour! 

I’ll be posting my space tomorrow, so be sure to come back.  Today, we’re starting the tour at Organizing Made Fun – GO HERE to be directed. 

This week you will be lead to NINE different organizing blogs to see some of their most organized spaces in their homes!  You certainly don’t want to miss out, these ladies are incredibly organized!  You’re sure to find some inspiration along the way.

Here’s the schedule for this week:

Monday, March 26th
House 1 – Organizing Made Fun with a giveaway
House 2 – I Heart Organizing

Tuesday, March 27th
House 3 – Ask Anna
House 4 – Delightful Order

Wednesday, March 28th
House 5 – Goodbye, House. Hello, Home!
House 6 – Clean Mama

Thursday, March 29th
House 7 – A Bowl Full of Lemons
House 8 – Organize and Decorate Everything
House 9 – Organizing Junkie

Friday, March 30th
Simultaneous LINK party at any of the blogs above

Looking forward to peeking into others organization.  Be sure to link up your organized spaces at Fridays Link party.  All of us ladies on the tour will be pinning our favorites to Pinterest as well!

Pop on over to Organizing Made Fun and enter to WIN!

Until tomorrow,


Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party

Welcome to another Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party! 

Just a little reminder that next week is the Spring into Organization Blogger Home Tour!    

The tour begins at Organizing Made Fun on Monday, March 26th and ends on Friday, the 30th with a simultaneous link party.  

During the week you'll be lead through 2-3 homes a day of 9 different organizing bloggers to view some of their most organized spaces! You DON'T want to miss out! I'm delighted to be part of the tour, along with some AMAZING organized bloggers!!

So ... I will not be hosting the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party next week, HOWEVER, I do encourage you all to link your organizing posts on Friday, March 30th at the final link party.  We want to have a HUGE organizing link party!

NOW onto this weeks party:
Here are some things you should know BEFORE linking up. Please follow these rules, I do care what goes on my site and I will delete those links that don't abide by my rules.

  • Link posts pertaining to: organizing, decorating, crafting, party planning, gift ideas or recipes. 
  • Do NOT link: Etsy shops, selling sites, free printables or giveaways.
  • Post the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday button under your post or somewhere on your blog so that others can find the party and join in.
  • Please link directly to your post, NOT your blog.
  • Visit others who have linked up and leave them a comment. We all LOVE comments.
  • Follow me, if you don't already, so you'll remember to come back next week.  
 Join in!
Grab the button:

Not sure how to link up?  It's easy. Go HERE for a complete tutorial.

By linking to my party, you give me permission to feature your post, right here on the blog.

Now, link up and bless us with your delight:


Organizing My Mom’s Sewing Room

Last week I told you how I did some organizing for my mom back in January.  I shared her knitting/crocheting storage room with you and I still plan to show you a few more spaces in her home as well.

This post is showcasing her recently organized sewing room:
It’s certainly nothing too fancy and was done on a low budget, but this room now packs a lot of organization, which is what this room needed.   The black buckets were $1.00 at Target.  They had a spider man logo on them and my dad spray painted them black.

If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to organize, peg boards are a great option!  I’ve used them to organize my clients craft supply center, I’ve also created myself a gift wrap station with peg board.  You can use them for so many different things.  I have plans to do more with peg boards in the future. 

The minute I walked into my mom’s sewing room I knew that peg board was exactly what she needed.

Check out the before photo’s:

and the NOW…

I love glass jars.  If you read my blog often, then you know that I use them a lot.
The dresser holds all kinds of different supplies that my mom uses often…
separated in the drawers by dollar tree bins.
One of the dresser drawers holds patterns.
A rod was added to hang items that my mom is working on.  She always has pants, dresses, gowns, etc. that she’s altering for customers.  My mom is an amazing seamstress!  I watch her work on gorgeous wedding gowns, pulling them apart to alter them and I get so nervous (I know I’d be scared to ruin them and not be able to fix them.) BUT she ALWAYS makes them better!! :)
Remember back in the knitting/crocheting storage room post, I told you that a lot of the material that was in the closet was moved into bins into my mom’s basement?
This is just a few of the bins.
She has many more bins in this room.  She’s got a TON of material!  She could probably open up her own fabric store pretty soon ;) lol!
The material is separated by type.
Batting and stuffing has it’s own bin as well.

Now for the before and after’s together of this updated sewing room:
That’s it, my mom’s sewing room now organized. 

Come back soon to see her hall closet re-do.  I turned it into a craft storage closet and it’s so much better than before.

Next week is the Spring into Organization Blogger Home Tour.  You don't want to miss out!

May you be a little inspired!
Until next time,

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