On the Road in January

Well, how did your first month of the new year go? I can’t hardly believe January is over! Ours was…different…than we had planned, but that’s for another post sometime in February. Let’s take a quick peek at the top 5 posts here on the blog for the past month!

February

1. Celebrating Loved Ones All Year Around! – It’s still a good time to be thinking about flowers, since Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, but remember that any time of the year is a good time to celebrate your loved ones!

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6 Ways to Survive a Small Bathroom

I’ve shared a couple of small bathrooms with a number of people over the years. Growing up, my sister and I shared a small bathroom. In college, I shared a small bathroom with 3 other roommates. And our first year of marriage, I shared a VERY small bathroom with my husband. The struggle is real.

The struggle is SO real that, when we were looking at homes to purchase, one of my prayers was for double sinks in the master bathroom. Can I get an “amen”?! And here’s where I say that God really does have a sense of humor: the home we purchased actually had double sinks in the master bathroom AND the guest bathroom!

I know many of you have the same struggles with a small bathroom, so when Zoe Clark contacted me about this article, I knew there were lots of you who would find it helpful! And she’s got some fantastic ideas! Take it away, Zoe!

People who live in small flats should definitely not go throwing in random accessories, especially not in their tiny loos. If your bathroom feels like a matchbox and you cannot afford to move to a bigger home, check out these six simple tips on how to organize your miniature toilet area and make its modest dimensions work to your advantage.

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Keep only the essentials

A common problem with bathrooms, both large and small, is that homeowners tend to get carried away with the quantity of belongings they keep there. Just like the rest of your home, your bathing area should be free of clutter and equipped with functional essentials. Go over the items you have in your bathroom and donate or throw away anything you do not truly need. Also, be careful when shopping for bathroom staples and opt for cleaning liquids designed for multiple surfaces to avoid accumulating a range of disinfectants which work with one type of material only.

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On the Road in September

Well, another month has come and gone, and it’s full-fledged FALL around our house! (Well, it is INSIDE. It’s still 90 degrees outside, but that’s Florida for ya!) Nevertheless, it’s the start of a new month, so it’s time to check out the top 5 posts from LAST  month! Let’s see what the readers chose…

September

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7 Bathroom Design & Remodeling Ideas on a Budget – A Guest Post!

These days, I’m almost finished with the redecorating of our Master Bedroom. (I can’t wait to show it to you!) And while I’m almost finished with that, it’s starting to dawn on me that I need to get to work in our Master BATHROOM design. Mercy. I know for sure that new light fixtures are needed. Although I’d love to change out the vanity and add glass doors to the shower…I think those things will have to come later. In fact, if I make a list of the DREAM Master Bathroom, I think LOTS of my ideas will have to come later! HA!

So when Tim from JVPartnersNow contacted me to see if I was interesting in learning about budgeting when it came to bathrooms…I was all about it! Let’s see what he can teach us today…

interior hand drawn perspetive of an apartment bathroom

interior hand drawn perspetive of an apartment bathroom

There are a couple reasons why remodeling your bathroom is a good idea. The first is obviously to make your family more comfortable. The second is that having an updated or better looking bathroom can make your home more appealing when it comes time to sell it. However, if you have a tight budget, you might think that a bathroom remodel is out of the question. After all, it would cost $10,000 to $20,000 to do, right?

That isn’t necessarily the case, especially if you or anyone you know has experience with construction and plumbing. If you can do the work yourselves, you will save tons of money. Of course, you can also save money by choosing your remodeling changes wisely. Here are 7 fantastic ideas to get you started.

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Just a Little Closet Organization

You may have heard me mention that my parents recently moved…NINE HOURS AWAY. Oh yes. It’s been a bit of an adjustment from living less than half an hour from them, that’s for sure! But they’ve always wanted to retire to the mountains, and that’s what they were finally able to do! Exciting times!

Their new house in the North Georgia mountains is very cottage-esque – there is a space right behind the house and in between the mountain that’s behind the house that I’m DYING to get my hands on and turn into a little shady English garden…but that’s not what this post is about! (I DO get distracted by that little shady spot!)

The house is a 3-bedroom 1.5 bath, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, a bonus room off the laundry room, a 2-car garage, and a bonus room off the garage! It’s “vintage”, so it’s got all those great nooks and crannies…and it’s not so great on closet space. So when we took our first trip up to see my parents at the beginning of the summer, my mom requested some organizational help with her two large closets: the hall closet and the bathroom closet.

It hadn’t been long since they moved when we got there, so these closets were still in the shape all closets are in soon after you move. “Oh, I’m not sure where to put this, so, for now, I’ll just put it in the closet.” I know y’all know what I mean, right?!

Here are the befores…

Closet Before 1

 

Before Closet 1

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