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! :)

Get extra entries (leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):

2. Like Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book (and share about the give­away if you’re so inclined)
4. Tweet: “Time for some DIY projects? Enter to #win a $100 @Lowes gift card via @momendeavors”

(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. 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. AAF of Lowe’s Creative Ideas on FB

  5. Already your fan on FB

  6. I need help with my laundry room and guest room

  7. Like Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book
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  9. 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!

  10. 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. :(

  11. Heather BH says:

    Liked Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book and shared the giveaway in a private giveaway group ^^

  12. Heather BH says:

    Liked Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook :)

  13. Heather BH says:
  14. Following you now on facebook.

  15. tweeted the give away.

  16. 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.

  17. Our closet needs organized, specifically our shoes!


  18. 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

  19. I’d love to reorganize my garage.

  20. I Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book with my username Mary Happymommy and shared.

  21. I Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  22. tweet–!/mami2jcn/status/162977340866048001

  23. Ashley H. says:

    I’d like to organize my garage.

  24. Ashley H. says:

    I like lowe’s on facebook.

  25. Ashley H. says:

    I like mom endeavors on fb.

  26. 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

  27. Leah Geary says:

    liked mom endeavors!

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  28. 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!

  29. Kimberly Sterne says:

    I like mom endeavors on facebook!

  30. Kimberly Sterne says:

    I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook!

  31. Kimberly Sterne says:

    I tweeted:
    Time for some DIY projects? Enter to #win a $100 @Lowes gift card via @momendeavors

  32. We need to organize our garage

  33. I like your Facebook page as Elena Istomina and shared this giveaway

  34. I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  35. desperately need a master bedroom makeover. there is mass chaos in there! thanks!

  36. i like mom endeavors on facebook, thanks!

  37. 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

  38. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  39. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like lowes creative ideas on fb

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  41. 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!!

  42. Ashley Hatten says:

    I like Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book and I shared the giveaway

  43. Ashley Hatten says:

    I Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook (Ashley Hatten)

  44. Ashley Hatten says:

    shared on twitter!/shuggysmommy/status/163065616184512513

    thanks :)

  45. 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

  46. we need to reorganize our closets!!

  47. i like you on FB steph sweeper

  48. i like lowes on FB steph sweeper

  49. getting my kids bedroom organized from electronics, toys, books and clothing

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  50. Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook (michelle b)
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  51. like on facebook (michelle b)
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  52. I am planning on redoing my bathroom

  53. I like you on fb

  54. i like lowes on fb

  55. Laura Jacobson says:

    I need to organize Carters playroom and all the toys everywhere

  56. Laura Jacobson says:

    I like you on facebook and shared the giveaway

  57. Laura Jacobson says:

    I Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook

  58. Laura Jacobson says:
  59. Gina M Maddox says:

    I would love to organize my kitchen cabinets – particularly our cookware storage.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  60. Gina M Maddox says:

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  62. Gina M Maddox says:
  63. I need help organizing my kitchen cabinets.

  64. I need to organize my office room

  65. Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook

  66. we need a new vanity in our bathroom

  67. like you on FB

  68. i like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on FB

  69. 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.

  70. I DO like Lowe’s Creative ideas (get their magazine) and now I’ve liked them on facebook.

  71. I would also like to tackle the pantry, seems like I can never keep it organized.

  72. 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). :)

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

  74. 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!!

  75. I already liked momendeavors fb page. Please give me an extra entry in the giveaway.

  76. I also liked lowes creative ideas fb page. Please give me an extra entry in the giveaway! Thanks!

  77. Mandatory Entry: i would really like to tackle my garage! Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway

  78. I tweeted here:!/anashct/status/163606784886587393
    Thanks for the chance!!
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  79. 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.

  80. I like you on face­book (Karin A-g)

  81. I Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook. (Karin A-g)

  82. i am going to texture paint my living room and build some shelving

  83. I like you on FB

  84. I like them on FB

  85. My office/craft room closet needs some major organizing help!! I would love to completely redo all the shelving!

  86. I like you on Facebook and will share the giveaway!

  87. Yea!! I organized my pantry last night. Still have a lot more organizing to do–all my closets!!!

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

  89. I like Mom Endeavors on facebook. :-)

  90. I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas on facebook.

  91. I’d love to organize my home office. It needs it. Bad.

  92. I “liked” Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook! :)

  93. I “liked” Mom Endeavors on Facebook. (Two Twenty One)

  94. the playroom! augh! drives me insane!!! thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  95. i like ya on fb! :)

  96. 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.

  97. Meghan Finley says:

    I Like Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book

  98. Meghan Finley says:

    I Like Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas on Facebook

  99. Meghan Finley says:
  100. 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.

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  101. Kathryn C. says:

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  102. Kathryn C. says:

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  103. Kathryn C. says:

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  104. 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.

  105. I like them on FB too.

  106. 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. :)

  107. i like momendeavors on facebook.

  108. i liked lowes creative idea on facebook.

  109. I really need to organize my shoes. So, I would love to get some of those shoe cubbies for my closet.

  110. I like LCI on FB.

  111. 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.

  112. I like you on FB

  113. I like lowe’s creative ideas on fb

  114. We are actually about to start building a garage soon…. SO EXCITED! And that will require lots of organization stuff!!

  115. I like you on facebook.

  116. I like Lowes Creative Ideas on Facebook!

  117. I would love to put up some shelving in my office, it seems like I am just stacking things on top of eachother and it’s chaos!

  118. Jill DuBose says:

    I need to tackle the small pantry((anxious to see yours), my closet and the boys toys!

  119. Jill DuBose says:

    I like you on Facebook. ( and in person)

  120. Tweeted!

  121. 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. :)

  122. 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.

  123. 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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