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IHeart Organizing

IHeart Organizing
I often hear that storage is so expensive! And it absolutely can be! But what I love most about the organizing process is the challenge of staying within a budget. Looking at organizing and storage solutions that I crush on and adore, and pushing my creative envelope to implement the look for less. Whether building an entire wall of built-ins or covering a simple shoe box with decorative paper, there are endless ways to achieve a beautiful piece of storage for without tapping into your savings. So this month I thought I would challenge all of you to join along with me in achieving your high end storage wishes on a low end budget.

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DIY Sweater pillows - cozy up! This project is a great way to cozy up your couch in the Winter time! Not only does it add warmth and texture to the room they just inviting. Aren’t they? let’s get started! Materials: Simple Dimples: Organization Binders DropBox download added/Updated Photos Dec. 10,2012 How the Binders are Organized Here are a few FREE PDF's of the templates I made to use inside my binders. Please check back as I will continue to update this list as I design more pages ;) I’ve added a DropBox download option since so many had problems with Google Drive. You can download all the files in a ZIP file from Dropbox HERE Binder 1: Family

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