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.

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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!

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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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