Organization Phase Twoย 

In the midst of working on getting all clothes either washed, folded, put away, or set aside to take to thrift store. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book titled “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Very tempted to get it lol but the few links that reviewed the book gave me enough tips to get the closet and dresser in our room all sorted out here’s the progress so far in the drawers on my side:

   I rolled shirts military style really simple I’ll post a video later. 

 

18 assorted pairs of pants, capris, and shorts. Stacked vertically.. Best idea ever!!!! 

I have a lot more to do tomorrow; sadly I was interrupted by the dish tech guy and of course three crazy kiddos ๐Ÿ˜‰. But such is life I figure I can finish up tomorrow. No time limit on getting things organized right? 

So two tips to take away from this short blog post.roll shirts and fold pants to be placed vertically in drawers. I also did this with our underwear but hey no one wants to see that haha! 

It will be interesting to tackle the closet…. 

 The VPs 

Getting the Garden Goingย 

Finally! Weather permitting, I planted my seeds today, some would say oh it’s so late but Colorado weather has been super wonky ( I even had to keep our chicks in the house longer than I would have liked, but then again I’m the type to worry…. A lot lol) 

Some of the seeds I planted in empty egg cartons, cardboard boxes, just in case I needed to bring them inside at night or set up a quick greenhouse of sorts using my folding table ( tomatoes, cucumbers, etc) while the early spring veggies are in one garden box ( gotta prep the other two).  I also just couldn’t wait anymore we want to build more boxes. Thinking this time we need to go shorter in the height of the box. 

Anyway!!!!first  I’m a visual person and  second I could type your eyes out if I let myself continue.. So let’s go with visuals:

Got my table set up with seedlings planted and marked.  
Just randomness here, grounded up some eggshells to be used in garden   

  

Marked off areas where I planted different seedlings… I swear there’s a. Ethos to my madness here… Hehe   

And of course the day wouldn’t be complete without spending time with my ladies. Blondie was very interesting in my shoes  

Best part is kiddos enjoyed themselves, I got to teach them ( however simple it was since the kiddos I watch are 8 & 5 while munchkin is 2) about gardening and they also enjoyed helping me prep the first gardening box and wanted to pull weeds yes you read that right. They actually wanted to pull weeds! 

Anyway that was pretty much my day outside work, some chores here and there, made a cake for hubs whose birthday is tomorrow.  Had a good family home evening which I will post about later. 

All in all I’d said it was a fantastic day

VPs over and out 

~Today from Vorpahlism~

The hubs and I would like to introduce our Facebook page. Dedicated to our side businesses. Well I should say side business for him, full time for me. We’ve mashed up our housewares etsy shop idea with my Alexis Vorpahl shop on etsy where I sell my crochet. 

Freshly posted today: 

Working on perfecting this crochet wrap pattern from Luz Pattern, in her pattern she states I can sell what I make. Soon these lovelies will be in my shop    

The newest yarn to arrive for barefoot sandals! Mint & Ocean Coral

  

Just whipped up this lovely pair of barefoot sandals. Truly addicted to making these! 

 
Link to our Facebook page Vorpahlism

Link to my etsy shop- currently on vacation- soon to be opened with finished products My Shop
VPs over and out 

Organizing Your Home- phase one- toddler roomย 

So I decided I would share my latest endeavor. I have been trying to super organize the house to make it easier for me to care for,  since I have  some serious never ending projects to complete and seriously want to grow my small business. Time management and organization is key in my book. 

I’ve slowly started munchkins room. Her toy area is all set up with Montessori in mind. I finally have the closet perfect. Some may like my ideas or even already do them. Heck for all I know you’ve already pinned an idea like mine. Anyway so moving on pictures! Why?!?!? Because I love visuals, I mean come on who doesn’t? 

 So below I have examples of how I set up her drawers. The first pic has underwear/ sock drawer along with the pajama drawer. She is able to grab these on her own. All pj sets are folded together shirt and pants/ shorts depending on the style. 

I like to put the socks together with one sock stuffed in the other but not inside out. That’s probably a bit “OCD” on my part, most of the time if I just roll them together she ends up wearing one inside out.. Cringe lol!   
In some drawers I have set up pre- made outfits for her to choose from along with the clothes hanging in the closet. Usually with Montessori it should be lower but she loves dress up so I choose to have miminal amounts in the drawer and hang up a lot of outfits I make as I am folding and putting away. 

All these shirts have pants already with them. I simply take two outfits out at a time and have her choose an outfit in the morning. 

On a side note I also keep long sleeves shirts available since Colorado has super crazy bi-polar weather.you never know when cold weather will strike so I keep a few handy. Since kiddos tend to grow fast I’ve already put away most of her winter clothes to either give away, send to my sis for her newest little one and to make way for clothes that fit. 

Heck I’m already in need of new shoes for the kiddo as well. Anyway so basically I pair outfits, pj sets, make some clothes available and then of course let her choose outfits to bring in that Montessori aspect. But honestly I think it’s good to give two year olds those sort of choices, especially as they seek out more independence. 

More notes: 

The top drawers are used for extra shirts in one drawer and her pampers for at night just in case, she is usually pretty dry in the morning but we have accidents here and there so I choose to just put them on her at night. She can reach the top drawers but really prefers getting to choose instead of looking through a drawer filled with shirts and pants. 

I will admit the initial work of getting this all set up took a few but I say don’t let that deterr you. Once it’s done it’s easy to keep up. 

So here’s the play area organized I can actually say over time of asking them to put away a toy they’ve played with ( munchkin and girl I watch) that they do it without asking and gladly clean up to move to the next adventure. My work here is done *wink* 

I don’t have a picture posted but on top of the play kitchen is her Montessori trays and the closet up top is used for storing her art stuff, etc her room is big enough to be a classroom of sorts so everything we do is in her space and she really likes that. She has an ikea link table to sit and draw at, do her trays, etc. 

   
I like to keep things miminal again, easier for her to put away, less chaos 

   

I absolutely love our DIY play kitchen as it doubles as storage and really keeps the room looking clean and neat. 

So I guess that’s it. How do you organize your kiddo area or areas?