Spring Cleaning and Organization just got prettier with Fellowes Banker Boxes (Giveaway) #GetOrganized #BankerBoxes

We don’t have an ‘office’ in our house. There isn’t a room to BE an office.  We do have a little area in our bedroom that has a doorway, I haven’t a clue what it was originally meant to be…but a few years ago, we turned it into an ‘office’ by adding some open shelving and a counterspace.  Of course, having some kids right when we did this meant that a lot of things were put into bins and baskets and it quickly became more a catchall than an organized, usable space.  There has been no organization since we first filled the shelves.   The past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time working on getting things sorted and organized and ready to put into  Fellowes Banker Boxes so at least the area looks more organized.  Some of the items you can see above the shelving are things of my moms I simply haven’t been able to go through yet- and I’m still not ready.  So they will go into boxes now.  Pretty boxes, but boxes.  I can’t believe I am sharing these pictures with you but here goes…

fellowes banker box before

 

So that’s a lot of the before. But there’s more.  If I’m going to out myself and show you what I’ve ignored for years when I spring clean….why not go all out, right?

kids school papers before fellowes banker box

This had a lot of the kids’ baby books, school papers, and assorted art projects.  I have three kids.  This had to stop.  Imagine the uproar if their stuff got mixed up later in life?  No, they needed their own spot for their things.  I needed a spot so I could preserve things.

 

I don’t mind spring cleaning.  But spring organizing? Not a fan.  Usually because I tend to have situations like this and I can’t figure out where to start.  I can’t throw away the few family photos and papers I have left, so I just leave them (until now).

 

The STARTING of the organizing has actually been kind of fun.  Probably not in the same way for all of us…but hey, that’s life.  Or at least, that’s my life.  My littlest one discovered a photo book of our wedding, and my son decided to make forts.  But they had fun, we laughed a lot, and I started to get each kids’ papers into their own boxes.  It felt really good getting that started, I’ve been thinking about it a really long time and just felt so overwhelmed I never even started.  (I’m not the only one who gets like that, right?)

fellowes banker box collage

 

Be sure to check back in a month or so, because I’ll be sharing the AFTER photos with you of the office area…and maybe more.  Fellowes sent a lot of Banker Boxes and they won’t all fit into our office area so they may go to some other rooms in the house as well.

**Check out the Fellowes Bankers Box ‘Messiest Closet’ Contest where you can enter to win a  consultation with a professional organizer from the National Association of Professional Organizers and receive up to $500 in free Bankers Box Stackable Storage products  Five second place winners will also win $500 worth of product.**
fellowes banker box

One reader will win receive his or her own set of Fellowes Bankers Box products!

 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Fellowes Bankers Boxes. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.



About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

163 comments… add one
  • I’m installing flooring in the attic so I can clear the garage and move all my exercise stuff in there! Then! I’m moving all the books in the house into one room and building a library.

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  • We’re currently in the process of moving – so EVERYTHING is getting cleaned and organized!

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  • Cleaning out my computer room. It has become a storage room for everything

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  • Our office is my biggest spring cleaning challenge.It is a nightmare.

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  • Our garage

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  • my sewing room

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  • OH for me it is to declutter our basement and box up what we do not need!

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  • The extra bedroom has become a dumping ground for lots of junk that needs discarding .

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  • I need to tackle all the outgrown clothing! There are MOUNTAINS of clothing in my house!

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  • i am attempting to organize my back room of doommm!

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  • The hallway closet could use these boxes for sure.

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  • I’m going through all my stuff and deciding what I don’t need anymore!

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  • Im cleaning out the attic.

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  • this year i plan to attack our hall closets, they are a mess!

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  • Cleaning and organizing my storage room, ugh! :-) Thank you.

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  • I want to move by this October, so I’m doing my pre-moving purge. It is such a pain!

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

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  • my home office!!

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  • Organizing the storage space in my attic and this will help alot!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  • My spare bedroom because it’s the room that gets all the junk!

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  • I am tackling my office. What a mess!

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  • I want to organize clothes

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  • I need to give away and organize in anticipation of putting the house up for sale next spring.

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  • trying to organize my closet

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  • I need to clean up my art corner! It’s a wreck and so unorganized right now!

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  • The feature prize. thank you

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  • painting and downsizing

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  • I am a k/1 teacher and need to get my classroom in order.

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  • I’m almost done, and we’re about to move in a month. Excited to clean the crap out of that place and have a fresh start. :)

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  • the bathroom!

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  • I need to reorganize our whole house since we’re moving, this is a great opportunity to go through everything.

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  • Cleaning out our closets

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  • I need to organize my office desperately. Thanks for the chance.

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  • The Spare Bedroom!

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  • My biggest will be going through clothes we have them everywhere and they need to be organized and donated

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  • Sorting in the basement- that’s where we have lots of loose kids artwork and old paperwork!

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  • sorting through clothes

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  • Getting ready to move to a new house.

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  • my biggest project will be probably all my 3 kids closets…organize school papers,arts supplies…or magazines

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  • Our closets! They are too packed!

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  • I think my biggest cleaning challenge is to get all my closets cleaned and organized mostly things are just thrown in them

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  • my biggest cleaning is my garage this spring

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  • Organizing a spare room into an office/Craft Room.

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  • Sorting though boxes and papers and cleaning off shelves.

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  • I’m tackling the whole house.

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  • I have a storage room that I WILL be organizing this Spring. It’s become a depository for everything that someone no longer needs or wants, on top of all the stuff that we’re saving for goodness-knows-what. I know there will be a lot to donate or throw away, but also a lot that just needs to be packed up.

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  • I’d like to organize my sewing and craft room and get my photos organized and in scrapbooks.

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  • I moved recently, so I need to get rid of boxes and boxes of stuff I don’t have room for – garage sale in my future!

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  • Home office!

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  • i want to organize my room.

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  • I need to organize my hall closet…A.K.A. the junk repository.

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  • Our attic needs a TON of work!

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  • cleaning my closets out……..what a chore

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  • my spring cleaning/organizing goal is my boys school papers, art project and pictures. i want to get them all organized by years and into albums or good storage box (one per boy)

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  • There’s about half of my bedroom that is full of boxes from when I moved last year. I need to finish unpacking!

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  • My big spring cleaning project is organizing the extra bedroom which somehow has become a catch-all for everything from books to Christmas ornaments, not to mention junk!

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  • All the kid’s childhood memorabilia

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  • My sewing area

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  • Biggest project will be the closet for my clothes and shoes so I stop leaving them on the floor

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  • Looking forward to seeing the after. I love organizing and I love beautiful containers to hold items in.

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  • under my basement stairs ughhhh!

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  • I need to clean and organize my kids playroom. Thanks!

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  • I have a spare room that has become a storage room, I am tired just thinking about tackling it.

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  • My closet

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  • my spare bedroom is a disaster

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  • going through our hundreds if not thousands of books, deciding what to keep, what to gift and what to donate.

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  • Cleaning our garage

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  • I am painting my house with eco-friendly paint.

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  • I could put these to good use.

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  • The closet in our master bedroom needs a good cleaning

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  • The game and photo closet.

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  • This spring we need to organize the kids’ activity room…especially the closet!

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  • My desk is a mess, these box’s would sure help me to spring clean so my area looked a lot better. I need to get organized.

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  • I have to get my storage closet organized, it is such a mess.

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  • im cleaning the office area and the bathroom closet

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  • Going through all the stuff I have at my mom’s house and throwing away what needs to go and keeping what I can. My mom & I are hoarders.

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  • I need to clean and organize my storage buildings…ugh!

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  • Our biggest thing is packing everything to move so these would be perfect for our clothes

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  • I hope to see my bedroom floor.

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  • THESE BOXES SURE ARE HANDY

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  • My biggest tackle is my bedroom.

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  • MY CLOTHES CLOSETS

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  • organizing baby toys/clothes for a new one
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  • We’re moving (eeek!) so that would definitely be our biggest cleaning/organizing project.

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  • Oh wow! SO many! But probably the biggest would be husband’s workspace(s)! =)

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  • Cleaning all my blinds!

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  • I need to clean out the closet, its very unorganized

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  • I am going to organize my garage this spring

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  • I’m trying to clean out our walk-in closet!

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  • Our biggest spring cleaning project is going through every room in our house to find things for our summer rummage.

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  • My kitchen is going to be the hardest job for spring cleaning!!!!

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  • My son’s closet (so many outgrown things and keepsakes!) and my holiday closet that holds all my seasonal decorations.

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  • I am closing out my storage by transferring things to the garage loft and attic. I want to save money. lol

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  • my biggest project is going through our whole house to get ready for a garage sale

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  • We’re cleaning out our attic and having a garage sale this spring; there’s 28 years worth of stuff in the attic that needs to be purged.

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  • I am cleaning out the attic – I am going to need these boxes to tackle that monster of a job.

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  • Our spare room has been turned into a storage room, and it is such a mess!

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  • I am trying to find a hat. It’s missing. It will be hard.

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  • The unfinished part of our basement is a catch-all for everything. I need to organize it so we can get an estimate on how much it will be to finish it.

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  • I used so many Fellowes boxes in my career in finance – the annual records inventory and purge was always simplified by having a huge stock of these around. I love that there are now more “home-y” designs and I can use them for my personal stuff. So even though now I am retired, I can still reminisce about my working days with Fellowes!

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  • We are trying to organize our office closet. It’s a mess currently!

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  • I am decluttering the playroom and the house in general as we are getting ready to sell our house.

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  • Probably a tie between the master closet and the toy room!

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  • My bedroom, home office and coat closets need to organized.

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  • the biggest right now is the basement, got to get organize and try to make some a spare room

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  • cleaning out the closets

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  • My biggest project will be our garage we still has boxes that haven’t been opened since we moved almost 4 years ago. Whats in those boxes …must not be important since we’ve gone without it so long

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  • As both a Mimi to three grandchildren and a private childcare provider I have an over abundance of crafting supplies! The colder weather finds us cooped up in the house much of the time so I try to occupy the kids with creative play. After a long winter everything is a mess, I plan to tackle this!

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  • Organizing my garage for sure! So much clutter and old stuff to go through!

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  • Cleaning out the garage and going through all of our clothes.

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  • My big spring cleaning project is dd’s playroom (used to be our ds’s room until he moved out!). It still has all of ds’s stuff he left behind in the closet and the built in desk!

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  • The biggest spring cleaning event is going to be my closet. It sounds simple enough, and I know there used to be a floor, and somewhere in there are shoes and I do believe photo albums. I just couldn’t tell you where.

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  • The boys closets. They are full of games, clothing, books, shoes, etc. – half of which they don’t use or don’t fit in anymore. Great giveaway!!!

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  • the toys!

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  • I love these boxes, getting organized with style!

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  • Organizing my spare bedroom and all the closets in our house.

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  • Well, we are actually moving….and it’s a MUCH smaller house than we’re currently in. We are going to be purchasing a storage shed to put behind our home, and we have ZERO storage boxes to put things in. Packing up and cleaning up the house to move will be my biggest spring cleaning challenge!

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  • Well, the kids have both graduated from college now and are out in the world, living the dream. I suppose now’s a fairly safe time to clean out and take care of their bedrooms. That’s my project for this year. Clean, store, paint, etc.

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  • Downsizing and deciding what to get rid of and have a garage sale

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  • UGH The Study and Spare Bedroom ,so stacked up right now!

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  • My sons first year of preschool and I have clutter of wonderful art projects I just can’t part with. I need to sort and find a solution to keeping them all.

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  • I will be tackling my Husband’s home office area, it is a mess!

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  • My closets and shed need organization badly.

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  • The home office is a mess!

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  • Would be all the paperwork that is everywhere!

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  • my closets and kitchen drawers and cabinets is going to be my biggest project.

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  • My kids closets. It scarey!

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  • I need to clean out my clothes and donate what I don’t wear.

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  • my project is getting my bedroom straightened around, it is a disaster.

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  • Biggest challenge would be going through old clothes

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  • Great, could use some pretty box that does a good job too:)!

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  • My office is a disaster, will be cleaning in there

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  • We’re getting ready to move, so we’re cleaning the whole house!

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  • closets!!! they are my least favorite

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  • My huge storage room is my worst nightmare, I need these!

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  • My Home Office!!

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  • I do need help organizing our stuff. Uggh.. where did this stuff come from. :)

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  • I really want to create a craft corner in my room for all of my crafty stuff – and I have a lot of it! These boxes would be great for storing punchers and papers!

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  • my yarn stash needs to be organized in the worst way

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  • So cute. I would use those at home and at the office!

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  • The bedroom closets!

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  • We are getting ready to put our home up for sale so, honestly, it’s everything top to bottom!

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  • I love the design on these boxes — thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

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  • our laundry room is being redone

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  • My closet is just a mess!

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  • My bedroom and closet need a lot of help!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  • I am tackling my office for spring cleaning–it’s a big task!

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  • I am going to organize ,my sons room, is looks like a hurricane hit it

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  • Closet and our storage room :)

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  • Our closet is the biggest organizing project this spring

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  • My closet

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  • organizing my office

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  • Tackling everything that goes on my desk!! We won’t even talk about hubby’s! Thanks for the chance!

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  • My spring organizing goal is to bring some order to our spare room, to turn it from a hodgepodge catch-all room to a storage room where we can actually find things.

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    • I dream of a spare room!! Especially an organized one!! :)

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  • Oh those boxes are lovely!!! I could use pretty boxes for all my spring cleaning :)

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