Simple Solutions for Home Organization {$100 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway!!!}

We’ve been taking some simple steps toward getting a bit more organized this month! As part of the pantry challenge, we wanted to get the pantry and freezer(s) better organized. Plus we have one little corner in the hallway that needed some serious help! After a trip to Lowe’s with just under $100 spent, we came up with some simple solutions!

First up, the “shoe corner”. When we decided on this house just under 2 years ago, we sacrificed some storage for location. Our laundry room (right inside from the garage) is very small–just enough space for the washer & dryer. I would LOVE a large laundry or mud room to put shoes, hang bags, etc. But in our house it just isn’t happening. And, we typically don’t wear shoes inside the house. No one really likes wearing them. Plus, I think it keeps the house cleaner to not be tracking dirty shoe bottoms all over the carpet! So, the routine has been that everyone in our family just kicks off their shoes right after coming inside. We have a tile hallway that leads from the garage & laundry room, then into the kitchen and family room. This little corner has become the shoe kickoff spot and it looked terrible!!

I didn’t want to completely change the routine (i.e. decide that shoes could no longer go there), but we needed something more organized. After browsing around Lowe’s, we found some great ClosetMaid options perfect for the corner there. After a little assembly, we now have a MUCH improved corner! See?! Now, we each have a bin for those shoes that we kick on & off throughout the day (like flip flops, slippers, etc). And, a place for Big Brother’s school papers and the diaper bag. A super simple solution that looks SO much nicer!!!

While we were at Lowe’s, we also snagged an over-the-door shoe organizer that is going to serve another purpose in the office &  wire rack perfect for the pantry door…Stay tuned for the pantry organization post coming soon! In the meantime, you can visit Lowe’s Creative Ideas for all kinds of home improvement & DIY project ideas!

But first…


Lowe’s is giv­ing one lucky Mom Endeav­ors reader a $100 gift card!!!

WINNER: Congratulations to lucky comment #43!!!

Amanda, hope you enjoying finding some things to update your room!!! :)

To Enter:

1. Just leave a com­ment telling me what organization & home improvement project(s) you’re wanting to tackle around YOUR house! :)

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(up to 4 entries per per­son: if you’re already fol­low­ing, thank you! Just make sure you leave a com­ment & let me know!!)
Give­away will end on January 31st at 10pm PST. Win­ner with a valid entry will be selected at ran­dom using and be noti­fied via email (win­ner will also be posted on this post). They will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is selected. Open to U.S. Residents, 18 years and older.

Dis­clo­sure:  I am a mem­ber of the Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas Cre­ators & Influ­encers Net­work and received Lowe’s gift cards to com­plete my projects. As always, all opin­ions and expe­ri­ences are my own.


  1. Nicole Wellensiek says

    You are motivating me to stick to one of my New Year’s Resolutions……clean out/ organize the closets! Something I’ve been putting off for awhile, but I’m going to get it done now!

  2. tiffany pfaff says

    Our problem is toys! Everywhere I look are toys… toys … toys! I have 3 kids ages 7 (boy) 3 (girl) and 8 months (boy) for the 2 older kids I put all their toys in their rooms to help cut back on the over flowing baskets of toys but now they r just … Baskets of toys in their rooms. Our Hm isn’t big enough for all these darn toys. Lol no I’m not a toy hoarder either, I promise lol Plus the babies thing are in our living room so now its over cluttered. Plus imagine the bouncy chair, the jumper and a swing! So even if I don’t get the gift card what is a way all u mom’s keep toys organized in your home?

  3. says

    What doesn’t need to be organized should be the question. Now it is a close tie between my office/craftroom/wine storage/dumping of everything space and the toy room.

  4. says

    Do the kids actually take the time to put their shoes inside the drawers of that beautiful shoe cabinet or simply leave them on the floor in front of it (as I can only imagine mine will)?

    As for the Lowe’s gift card give away, I need to reorganize the kids’ rooms DESPARATELY!

  5. Heather BH says

    I would love to use it to help my mom repair the flooring in the entry way which has all been broken and come up. :(

  6. says

    We would love to further the garages organization as well as my craft area and the girls bedrooms, two girls and all their ‘things’ makes for interesting organizing issues.

  7. pam says

    My bathroom cabinets need it bad,. I have started throwing away or getting rid of one item a day then will take the good items to goodwill each month

  8. Leah Geary says

    I am repainting rooms and I am making shelves to organize items…it is a long process.

    Leahforlove at aol dot com

  9. Kimberly Sterne says

    Ooo! I could so use this gift card…now which room do I pick, because they could all use some organizing ;) I would have to say our nursery could use some organizing in the closet for our new arrival coming soon. My second choice would be a pantry re-do, I will definitely be watching for your pantry post!

  10. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I really need to organize and update my bedroom. it is really dull and I need a better way to organize all of my clothes

  11. Ashley Hatten says

    I am wanting to tackle my 2 yr old son’s room its a disaster! thank you for the chance to get it a little more organized!!

  12. Carol Dee says

    Love the cubby to catch stuff in the foyer. I got my pantry cleaned ! And another closet in the kitchen. Bought some tubs to help organize and clear up the coat closet (I am on a rill.) THNAKS. O.K. I am procrastinating on teh freezeer.) LOL

  13. Gina M Maddox says

    I would love to organize my kitchen cabinets – particularly our cookware storage.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  14. says

    LAUNDRY IS TAKING OVER MY HOUSE. I’d like to add a few stylish hampers in areas it tends to end up. I’d also like a better shoe organization system. We have a basket for them now which is OK but could be better.

  15. says

    LOVE Lowe’s. I could walk around that store for hours.

    My next organization project is the pantry. Then, the baby clothes! (I’m due with our third in early April). :)

  16. Rhiannon says

    I would try to keep the kids bathroom clean. Little laundry hampers, stools, too cute can already imaginaine it

  17. amy long says

    I really want to do a shoe bin like you have, we also have a huge pile of shoes and it drives me nuts. Please enter me in the lowes giftcard giveaway!!

  18. karin says

    the Bedroom needs massive reorganization– and the closet doors need to be put on! They are standing in a far corner of the room surrounded by stuff.

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  23. DeAnna says

    Easy! That would be my craft supplies so I can spend less time looking for what I need. Ahhhh that would be nice.

  24. Meghan Finley says

    I need to organize little ones room. It was my office but we’ve got nowhere else to put desk so it looks exactly like an office still. But with a pink bed and toys.

  25. Kathryn C. says

    I would like to tackle a backsplash in my kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway. This would be a great start to that backsplash.

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. says

    We’re getting ready to move so where can’t I use the help??? I just figured out what to use for lego storage though, and it’s at LOWES! A large galvanized tub. Pretty, durable – I won’t mind leaving it out in the main living space.

  27. says

    i need something to put my childrens toys and books in, and still have it look stylish. and i need a bench with storage or something like that so i can have more seating for guests. :)

  28. Ryana says

    I just moved into a 100 year old home. Our next project is the staircase. we are going to make a storage area under the stairs.

  29. Barbara says

    I need help organizing the shoes and the area around the front door. I swear the shoes have a plot to kill me. They are never put up neatly. :)

  30. Jill Franklin says

    I have so many projects, so many, but I think I would like to start with my laundry room. It needs MAJOR organizational help and this gift could definitely make it happen. Thanks.

  31. Adriana Garcia Hoard says

    Right now I’m working on turning my downstairs bathroom closet into a mini mud room, in order to try ans organize the entry from the garage into the house.

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