Storage + Organization

Easy DIY Built-In Closet Shelving | One Room Challenge – Week 4

How are you, friends? For this week’s One Room Challenge we’re tackling the closet in our girls’ shared bedroom. Built-in closet shelving may not be the most exciting project, but it’s essential for small spaces. Here’s a quick recap of our projects and progress during the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. WEEK 1: A Shared …

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DIY $60 Corner Bookcase | One Room Challenge – Week 3

I hope everyone is still well and in good health. Or as best health as can be expected given the current circumstances. Eric has returned to his normal work shift, so we’re slowly adjusting to our ‘new’ schedule again. We’re missing friends and family and have been trying to occupy ourselves with some projects around …

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Home Tour: Our Montessori-Inspired Schoolroom and Playroom + A Free Guide to Designing Spaces for Children

Maria Montessori believed a child’s environment is vital to fostering independent learning and exploration. According to her, the environment must be prepared to facilitate a child’s freedom of movement and freedom of choice while also meeting their developmental needs. When it came to designing a space for a child, she advocated for the following: A …

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Nurture your child's creativity and artistic expression by making their art supplies and materials easily accessible. Read more about how to create a simple art station for kids + tips to keep it neatly organized at www.freeandunfettered.com. #montessoriathome

Tips on Creating an Accessible + Organized Art Station for Kids

A new year always brings about a desire in me to clean and organize our living spaces. I’ll be tackling the schoolroom over the next week or two as I’ve wanted to swap a few things around and refresh the shelves. I hope to post a complete tour of it by the end of the …

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ikea favorites: the most loved products in our montessori-inspired home and how we use them in our schoolroom, kitchen, and shared kids bedroom

IKEA Favorites: The Products Most Loved in Our Montessori-Inspired Home

It’s no secret that I love IKEA. Most of their products are usually affordable, simplistic in design, of good quality, and are often available in a neutral color scheme. When I purchase items I look not only to what purpose it may serve now but also whether it’s something that will be useful five years …

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create a corner desk using IKEA Besta frames

IKEA HACK: Create a Corner Desktop for Kids Using Besta Shelves

It’s been a couple weeks since we finished our corner desktop in the schoolroom, and I have to say I really, really love how it turned out. More importantly, though, it’s serving our children’s needs well. When we first walked through our new home, we both immediately agreed the third bedroom would make a great …

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