Thursday, February 21, 2019

Containing the Chaos: {Pantry Organization with World Market}

Happy Thursday!  Today I am super excited to be partnering up with World Market ! They asked me to share some tips and tricks on how I keep my pantry organized!  This post contains affiliate links to items I used, or similar items, and will take you to their website. 

I know getting organized can seem like a daunting task, but the good news is, once you get organized it is super easy to keep things tidy!  I like to call my approach "containing the chaos", because that is what it truly is!  It isn't hard, it is kind of fun to do and you will love the outcome!

Here are the steps I recommend:

1. Take everything out of your pantry...yes, everything!  If you have lived in your home for awhile, you might be shocked at what you will find.  I have lived in my home for almost 2 years and while I was giving my pantry a little refresh, I found a few expired things....and some very stale marshmallows! While you are checking dates on things, be sure and throw out anything expired, obviously, but also thing you know you are not going to eat!

2. Sort items into groups...canned foods, breads/tortillas, baking goods, chips/crackers/snacks, cereal/breakfast get the idea. 

3.  Clean the pantry...give the shelves a good scrub, vacuum the floor and mop if necessary.  If needed, give it a fresh coat of paint. 

4. Measure your space and come up with a plan.  This is a good time to take inventory of what you have in your pantry most of the time.  How many baskets, bins and jars do you need to contain your chaos? Measure the shelves so you know what size items you are looking for and how many can fit.  

Side note: I have a huge pantry in my current home but in my last home it wasn't as big.  No matter the size, baskets, bins and jars will help keep things tidy and organized! I promise!

5. Shop...first shop your house and see what you have that you can use.  Any baskets, trays, bins, jars, etc.  Use what you have first, then shop for additional needs. 

You will see below that I have a variety of baskets, bins, etc.  I have collected these throughout the years and they all worked great for my space.  I did head to World Market to grab a few new baskets that worked better than what I was using.  Here is the before and after of the small area I updated.  I love the open baskets that allow items to be seen and organized better.



Find these baskets here:
Link: Metal Storage Baskets

6. Get busy...this is the easy and fun part.  Group items together and place them in the bins, baskets, jars, etc.  This is where you figure out what works best for your family.  We are a family of just 2 so what works for us, might not work for your family.  I find that snacks being on the low shelf, easily seen, works best for us and cuts down on the number of times I hear, "mom, I am hungry"!  My daughter can go into the pantry and see all her options easily!  

Here is what I did:

Basket 1: bread, tortillas, wraps
Basket 2: chips, popcorn, large bagged snacks
Basket 3: canned foods, fruit cups, boxed items such as mac and cheese
Basket 4: baking goods, cake mixes, etc.
Basket 5: crackers, graham crackers, etc.
Basket 6: catch all...anything that doesn't go into one of the above

similar storage baskets here: 

Bin: cereals (remove from box to save space)
Bin: fresh fruits and veggies
Small Bins: all the snacks
Wire Basket: syrup, peanut butter, cooking oil, etc.

Shop metal bins, baskets and crates here:

Jars: more snacks...animal crackers, cereal bars, oatmeal packets, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc...

Shop my glass jars here:
Link: One Gallon Glass Jar
Link: Half Gallon Glass Jar

I also used some glass jars I already owned for flour, sugar, sweetener, chocolate chips, etc...

Shop glass jars and canisters here:

7. Enjoy your hard work!  Having things grouped together and easily seen will help you know exactly what you have and what you need next time you go to the store. Your kids will quickly learn where things go and where to find what they need.  My daughter actually enjoys putting groceries away now because she knows where everything goes! It is so easy to keep clean and organized once you are finished! 

You will also see that I have a lot of décor in my pantry.  Luckily, I have a large pantry that can hold my overflow/extra décor pieces.  I also can totally hide things like light bulbs, paper towels, paper plates, seasonal table linens, etc. in all my extra bins and baskets!  This is pretty much the largest storage area in my townhome, so I have to utilize each inch of my space!  World Market has a huge selection of storage baskets and bins to organize any space!  Shop their entire collection here:
Link: Storage Baskets

Check out these collection for more kitchen storage solutions:
Link: Kitchen Storage Collection

I hope this post inspires you to "contain the chaos" in your own home!  It is a great feeling to walk into an organized home!  

Before I go, I want to remind you of some other great sales happening at World Market right now...

Link: Take up to 50% off rugs!

Link: Bed and Bath SALE

And more great sale items HERE!

Thank you, World Market, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your great products with my audience!  

Friday, January 11, 2019

Budget Friendly Dining Chairs: {50+ options that won't break the bank!}

Looking for dining chairs that won't break the bank? Check out my round up of 50+ great options...from modern farmhouse to mid-century modern, I have every style covered!  Click on the image to be directed to the retailer's website via my affiliate link.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Stocking Stuffers for Everyone On Your List: {Sponsored by World Market}

 I am super excited to be partnering with World Market for this post!  As you know, I am a huge fan of their brand and love sharing great deals and fun ideas with you guys!  This post contains affiliate links to the retailer's website.

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing!  It seems like the closer it gets, the faster time flies!  I actually got most of my shopping done super early this year but I needed to grab a few things to finish up!  I love World Market because you can do all your shopping in one place!  From unique toys and games, jewelry and clothes, bath and body goodies to furniture, housewares and even gourmet foods, candies and drinks...they really have something for everyone!  

Today I am sharing their amazing selection of stocking stuffers! My 10 year old daughter joined me for this shopping trip and we had so much browsing the aisles full of unique finds! See her picks for kids further down in the post! No matter who you are shopping for, they have you covered!  

Shop stocking stuffer ideas HERE!

Shopping for  her? Check out all the amazing items I came across...from great bath and body products, wine glass charms, small jar candles to cute coffee mugs, jewelry and more...there are tons of treats to fill those stockings! Click on image for link to shop items!

And for him...a huge selection of handy tools, gourmet sauces and snacks, bottle openers and lots of cool gadgets.  

Onto the kiddos...
Lots of goodies for those girly-girls...

A few fun finds my daughter and I thought boys would like...

More great options here for kiddos...

And now for are daughter's top ten favorite things...I think I have a future blogger on my hands. She was excited when she found out that she got to take all 10 things home as her "pay" for helping out with this post! 

Her top ten stocking stuffers here:
We had to make a few substitutions for items we couldn't find online...

Still have gifts to buy? Shop their entire collection of great gift ideas here:

Link: 2018 Holiday Collection
Link: Ultimate Gift Guide
Link: New Arrival Holiday Items
Link: White Elephant Gift Ideas

World Market makes shopping so easy! It is a one stop shop to take care of everyone on your list! Find your nearest store HERE!  Sign up for their awesome reward program HERE!

Thank you, World Market, for sponsoring this post!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday Steals and Deals: {Sponsored by World Market}

Hello, Friday...Black Friday that is! Today I am teaming up with World Market to share their amazing Black Friday deals!  Grab a cup of coffee, get cozy and check out these deals....

First up, their HUGE FURNITURE SALE ends Sunday!  You still have time to take 40% off all furniture!! 

Shop all furniture HERE!!

Take 50% off select throw pillows!
Shop the collection HERE!

Take 50% off storage baskets!
Shop the collection HERE!

Next up...take 30% off all clothing, jewelry and accessories!
Shop the whole collection HERE!
Some of my favs here:

Christmas ornaments are 50% off!
Shop the collection HERE!

50% off holiday gift wrap!
Shop the collection HERE!

40% off games for grown-ups!
Shop the collection HERE!

50% off toys!
So many great finds here...lots of stocking stuffer ideas!
Shop the collection HERE!

Great gift ideas here...
50% off bath and body HERE!

Also take 40% off these categories...
Bark and Cookie Tins
Gifts for Pet Lovers

Stay tuned for these great sales valid 11/24-11/25 (see website for details)

30% off filled candles
30% off mugs
30% off frames

Visit World Market's Website to shop all their amazing deals!
Make sure you are a member of the reward program to get special offers and coupons!  Sign up HERE!

Thank you, World Market, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your great sale with my audience! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

World Market's Friends and Family SALE {Save 30% off almost everything!}

Hey, friends! Today I am excited to be teaming up with World Market for this post! This post contains affiliate links that will take you directly to their website.  

I have great news for you on this fabulous Friday!  It is time for the Friends and Family SALE at World Market !  For a limited time, you can take 30% off almost everything online and in store! Now is a great time to grab those bit ticket items in order to save big!  Also, it is not too early to start grabbing a few gifts for the holidays!

To celebrate this great sale, I have rounded up some of my favorite finds...

Link: Shop Furniture Here
My favorites here...(click on image for link)

Link: Shop Accents, Pillows, Poufs and Wall Decor Here
My favorites here...

Link: Shop Lighting Here
My favorites here...

Link: Shop Kitchen Goodies Here 
My favorites here:

Link: Shop Curtains and Rugs Here
My favorites here:

World Market has such a great variety of items that fit any style and budget!  To shop al items, click HERE!

Also, make sure to sign up for their reward program HERE!  You will get special access to discounts and news on upcoming sales!

Thank you, World Market, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your great sale with my audience! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

World Market's Member Appreciation Month + Huge Rug SALE

This post is sponsored by World Market and contains affiliate links to the retailer's website!  Thanks for supporting my brand partners!

Happy Monday, friends! Today I am partnering with World Market and we have some fun stuff to tell you about!  This month is Member Appreciation Month at World Market and they are offering up to 50% off their huge selection of rugs to members only right now! 

Not a member yet?  No problem!  This reward program is free to join and you will receive special offers all year long! 

Click  HERE to join World Market Rewards! 

I took full advantage of this sale and picked up a new runner for my kitchen!  What I love about this runner is not only the pattern but it is an indoor/outdoor rug so I know it will be very durable!  It comes in several different sizes as well!

Link: Emerson Indoor/Outdoor Rug

I love the texture and interest it adds to my small kitchen!

Here are some more of my favorite rugs from World Market.  Remember these rugs are up to 50% off right now, so it is a great time to shop if you are in the market for a new rug!

Scroll and click on my personal favs here: 

Here are some great natural fiber, jute rug choices:

As mentioned above, i
f you have a high traffic area in your home, chose an indoor/outdoor rug for more durability.  Here are some great options:

To shop their entire collection of rugs, click here:
World Market Rug Collection

Don't forget to sign up for the World Market Rewards Program to take advantage of all the great savings!  Sign up HERE

Also, from now until 9/21/18, reward members can take 20% off all regular priced items! Offer valid online only! Shop HERE!

Thank you, World Market, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your great promotions with my audience!