Organizing Revolution “Prize” Challenge ~ Family Room and/or Playroom

The winners of last week’s Organizing Revolution Kitchen challenge ARE:

1st:  Coat Closet Turned Home Office, Love of Family and Home
2nd: The Closet Under the Stairs, 23 Thirty Blog
3rd: Closet Spaces, hsmominmo

Congratulations!!! We will be putting you in contact with each sponsor so that you can get that prize.

This week we are tackling Living Room and Playroom organization! If you want to always know what challenge is coming up next, make sure to download our calendar.

Organize "Prize" Revolution calendar Download here

To join our week 2 challenge, follow these 5 steps:

1. ORGANIZE YOUR Living room and/or Playroom If you don’t have time to organize all the closets in the house, just pick the one that needs the most work. The key is to just start somewhere.
2. TAKE PICTURES of your organized space. For picture tips see this post.
3. LINK UP Come back to THIS post and link up your Pinterest Board or blog post by Thursday night. If you need help linking up see this post.
4. FOLLOW ALL of the hosts of the challenge on Pinterest & Facebook (below).
5. VOTE (Friday-Sunday) On Thursday we will open up the voting, and you can send your friends here and have them help to vote for your space their favorite space!

*REMEMBER* Anyone who enters every week, and wins one of the top THREE spots, will qualify to be entered into a HUGE Grand prize. The Grand Prize will be from Cricut, Oreck, and Office Depot!!!! So, get organizing and enter your pictures because you might just win something HUGE!


Prize – JOYS Collection $139 Value
Helping you find paper peace. Just Organize Your Stuff or JOYS is a collection of paper organizing techniques, philosophies, exercises and home filing system tools to help you create your personal home filing solution. A fresh twist on the old-fashioned filing techniques fit for your modern lifestyle.

Prize- $101 Scentsy gift pack
Scentsy offers wax bars in over 80 different fragrances and over 75 different warmers in three different sizes. Scentsy has a patented technology that uses a low watt light bulb to warm a wax with a low melting temperature. This ensures lower temperatures to avoid burns and no open flames to avoid fire risks. Scentsy also offers a lot more than just warmers and wax though! Scentsy also has room sprays, scent circles, travel tins, buddies & baby buddies for the little ones in your life, and scent paks. Check out my website to learn more information and shop these great products!

Thirty One Bags

It’s a new year! Time to celebrate organizing with Thirty One! Thirty One offers you a line of bags, totes, and organizational items that can be personalized to make them uniquely your own. Whether you are organizing your home, your car or yourself, Thirty One can offer you some great solutions. From large utility totes to hang up organizers to our new “Your Way” collection, Thirty One has something for everyone! Coordinating items means everything will have a place and will be easy to find! We can help with product suggestions, fabric choices and embroidery ideas. The possibilities are endless!

I know I’ve mentioned before that we live in a small house, and our living room is no exception.  It’s a very small space that is also shared with the dining room.  Because of the small space I have a couple key pieces of furniture that store items that need to be in the living room, and that’s it.  Let me show you.

The most important storage space, in our living room, is this dresser I recently made over. The dresser is in the living room but also right next to the front door so it stores tons of stuff for us.  The top left drawer is organized with baskets and holds all of our running accessories: headphones, sunglasses, headlamp, etc. The right drawer holds my small camera stuff so I can grab it and throw it in my purse if I need to.

The next drawer down holds our Bibles, our notebooks for church and our binders for the classes we are taking.  I know the living room might seem like a strange place to store these things but for us it’s perfect because they’re right by the front door so we can grab them when we’re heading to church!

The next drawer down is where I keep all my Scentsy bars.  My Scentsy burner sits on this dresser so when I need to add more to the burner, the bars are right there! {BTW Scentsy is one of the prizes for this challenge!!}

The other key piece of furniture in our living room is the TV stand {of course}.  Inside the TV stand I have our DVDs nicely organized {post on that will be coming soon} so they don’t take up a lot of space.  Would you believe there are 40 DVDs in there!?  It’s true!

Last year when I did the living room makeover  I took all of Malea’s toys and put them in her room.  I was tired of having lots of toys in the living room so I moved them all out, with the exception of this one bin.  The bin kind of hides next to the couch so it doesn’t bother me, but it holds a few of her games and some books.

I love having a “cozy” living room but I love even more that it’s clutter free!

Now I want to show you a few ways I’ve organized Malea’s playroom, aka her bedroom. In her awesome loft bed, that my husband built, we have open storage under the stairs.  The bottom stairs store a few of her toys and the middle stair hold her plethora of stuffed animals.  The third stair is actually a closet underneath, you’ll see that in a sec.

Under the bed is her playhouse, which is also very organized.  Her kitchen is organized with labels on each of the shelves so she knows where to put everything.  She is very particular about it so if you put something on the wrong shelf she gets mad at you {wonder where she got that from}.

Here’s a look at her Princess dress closet.  All her dresses are hung up in the closet and all her tutus and accessories are stored in the pink and purple bins next to the kitchen.  I love having this little closet for her because it has taught her how to be responsible for picking up her own clothes.

The rest of her toys are stored in her closet.  I’ve used lots of bins to separate them all and it helps keep her toys tidy and easy to find.

Now it’s your turn!!! I can’t wait to see what creative organizing solutions you come up with for your living room and/or playroom!!!

Who are these fabulous organizing bloggers that are hosting? They are listed below. We would love for you to stop by each of our unique blogs and say hi.

The best part of the challenge… Its SUPER easy to enter! Follow each of us on Pinterest, Facebook and our blogs. This is a group of bloggers you will definitely want to follow because we all have some great organizing tips, and we love to work together to bring you fabulous opportunities like this one!





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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. Anna,

    I am in like flynn! What a fun idea! I’m trying to organize all the pieces of paper!