One of our favorite things to do after we finish a project is to go back and look at the original photo. There is nothing more satisfying after hours of work than seeing the transformation. So this week, we wanted to share a round-up of some of the pantries, playrooms, and closets we've been working on!



For this closet, we needed to figure out how to utilize the open shelves in a way that wouldn't look messy. By adding these bins, we were able to neatly fold all the pajamas, t-shirts, and bathing suits so that they would stay contained and organized. We also added shoeboxes and velvet hangers for a consistent and uniform look.



This pantry is a great example of pretty simple organization: Large groupings, large bins, and few canisters. But simple systems can still look great and we love how this one turned out. We utilized a LOT of turntables since they had so many spices, oils, and condiments, and primarily used large Elfa bins for all the food categories.



This gorgeous playroom belongs to our good friend Selma Blair and her son Arthur. Our primary goal was to utilize the open shelving with functional storage solutions, while styling them to fit the aesthetic of the room. Our favorite white Nordic bins with bamboo lids were the perfect addition to the space and helped store blocks and legos. We also used the small open stacking containers for art supplies and small games.



The challenge in this pantry was that the shelves were both deep and high. Finding the right supplies to fit the space was tough (and we actually ended-up switching out some of the pieces the next day!), but hyacinth baskets and double bamboo turntables ended up fitting the space perfectly. We also added clear open stacking bins which allow for easy access, and compliment the wooden and woven pieces.



Divided Fridge Drawer Clear
Divided Turntable
Tall Drawer
Egg Bin
Narrow Drawer
Large Berry Bin
Produce Bin
Small Fridge Bin
Tip 1: Stock Up on Healthy Staples

If you want to start eating healthier, you obviously need to stock your fridge with healthy food. It helps to create a list of core staples to have on hand at all times. This takes the guesswork out of grocery shopping, and you’ll feel more prepared during meal and snack time. 

Tip 2: Edit, Edit, Edit

When it comes to actually organizing your fridge, don’t skip the editing process. Even if you don’t feel like it, start by removing every single item from your fridge until it’s completely empty. We suggest keeping a trash bag nearby and tossing anything expired as you go. And since your fridge shelves are probably due for a deep clean, here’s your chance to actually get in there and wipe off that weird sticky layer! 

Tip 3: Create Zones

Every category should live in a designated zone (location) and preferably, within a contained and visible home (clear product). This allows everything to be accessible, accounted for, and aesthetically pleasing...while also maximizing shelf space.

Tip 4: Label It

Labeling isn’t just the finishing touch, it’s actually the secret sauce of the system. Labels are really just straightforward directions for where items go. They concretely identify the contents that live in each container. It not only helps *you* maintain the system, but it holds your kids, your partner, and anyone else using the space, too. 

*Reminder: Think broad, not specific when labeling your categories. It should be a simple road map that’s flexible enough for the occasional outlier. 

Tip 5: Freeze It

Your freezer is valuable real estate in your fridge set up, so clear out those old popsicles and spilled frozen peas to make room for favorites your family will actually eat. We're looking at you last minute meals.

We love using our Freezer Bins to contain the chaos amongst the frozen pizzas and kids snacks. Organizing this space will take the dread out of opening this often-forgotten area, we promise!

Thoughts welcome!

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