Fall Projects & A Giveaway!

Fall has definitely arrived.

Kids have started their second week back at school, activities are in full swing and I have been a machine around the house trying to restore order after the chaos of summer holidays.

September has always been a month of new beginnings for me. I remember the first few years of working after graduating university I felt like I should be going back to school or starting something new after Labour Day.


One project around the house that will satisfy me to no end is to figure out how to get the kid crap under control. This includes a creating a landing spot for school notices, sports equipment, library books and all the little artwork “treasures”. With three kids in various activities creating a wall calendar for the week is key to ensure everyone knows who is going where. My goal is to have this more or less in place this week. If I don’t I might never surface under the mountain of stuff!

Once I have restored order to the house we can start tackling other projects on our list! Things like ….

– creating functional storage in my older boys shared room (they currently call the closet a dressing room – intelligent storage is non-existent!).

– third floor washroom mini-re-do (combine better functionality for storage with a lot of pretty … right now it’s a horror show!)

– backyard shed (we want to expand it – this is likely a spring project but will take the winter to map out a plan)

– maybe a little master bedroom zhush?!

I will keep you posted with the progress. The list will likely get updated as we go but here’s a start!

One of the places I like to go for inspiration on home projects is the Fall Home Show.

In addition to a variety of exhibitors there is also a great line-up of speakers covering everything from renovation planning, to colour inspiration to maximizing your renovation dollar. This year the Fall Home Show runs from September 20-23 at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place.

I’ve got two pairs of tickets up for grabs to anyone living in the GTA. To be eligible simply leave me a comment telling me what projects you have going on for your home this fall! Contest closes at noon EST on Saturday September 15th.

So there you have it … some insight into what projects I’ve got coming up around my house and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Fall Home Show.

Happy Monday!


About Sarah

Sarah is constantly ReDesigning things. From ReDesigning spaces for others or ReDesigning herself from corporate operations whiz into interior decorator and blogger – it’s all about ReDesign.

Posted on September 10, 2012, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thank you for prompting me to organize my thoughts! We are doing a basement (aka ‘place to send the kids when they are driving us crazy on rainy days’!) facelift and redoing both boys bedrooms. Hopefully before December. Above all else, I am in cleanse mode…need to get rid of stuff that’s been collecting dust since we moved in seven years ago!

  2. Heather @ InteriorGroupie

    Ooh pick me pick me! Project wise we need to get our living room updated 🙂 a fun one!

  3. I love the poster ” keep calm and remove clutter”! It will be my new mantra!!
    September is definitely a month of new beginnings, with the start of the school year.
    I am sure that there will be many families inspired by your organizational projects.

    Managing clutter and paper is a lifelong struggle! Maybe this year, with the ideas gained from your blog, I will beat it!

    My next project is to create a ” grand ” room for my sweet grandchildren, ages 2, 5 months and 3.5 months. Any ideas?

    Recently I took your advice and added a pair of ferns to my front porch facelift. It looks awesome!

    Thanks again, Sarah, for such interesting posts!!
    I eagerly anticipate each and every one!

  4. That list looks very familiar. What does zhush in the master bedroom mean? I’m interested :).

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