Memory boxes- Why they are a game changer

Every picture tells a story, every child is an artist, and we always want to be able to take a trip down memory lane. 

We get it! Managing all the kids’ important papers is one of the biggest struggles our clients and followers talk about.  What do you keep? Throw away? What will your child REALLY want to look at 20 years down the road? 

One thing we know for sure is that NO ONE will want 15 storage bins filled with miscellaneous items from their childhood. Read below for our top 5 tips on how to decide what to keep and what to let go.  

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Gift Giving: The clutter free gift buying guide for kids

It doesn’t matter how many kids you have. When any holiday or birthday rolls around, it seems like your home becomes an explosion of gifts, clutter, and more stuff that you have to house.

The Home Sanctuary team has gift giving on our minds lately as all of the THS kids have spring/summer birthdays. How do we give our kids gifts that they truly love and are excited about that won’t be broken, lost, or forgotten in a sea of other toys in two days?

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Kari's Deck/Patio Refresh

Every homeowner has one. The much dreaded list of projects that need to be done around the house… cleaning out gutters, power washing the house, laying new mulch, fixing a  leaky pipe, painting the front door, and the list usually goes on and on. Am I right? I challenge you to fine ONE homeowner without said list!

My husband and I tackled one of these projects over the weekend and, man oh man, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! As much as we were dreading it, it’s crazy to be finished! Afterwards, my immediate thought was WHY IN THE WORLD DID WE WAIT TWO YEARS to do what literally took us one day to complete?

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Artisan Signature Homes Pantry

We had SO MUCH FUN staging and styling the pantry for the Artisan Signature Homes showcase house! It is not every day we get the opportunity to have a totally blank slate with a project, and it is an understatement to say that we were thrilled to receive so much positive feedback and interest once the project was complete. So, we thought it would make the perfect blog post to take you through the journey of how we brought the project (and the pantry) to life!

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Spring Cleaning Challenge!

The magic spring air and sunshine has given The Home Sanctuary all the energy to tackle spring cleaning in our homes.  We LOVE the feeling that we get when we clean the clutter and chaos from our lives (and our clients lives) and we want to challenge YOU to do the same.  Let’s all feel the freedom of letting go together!

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Everything You Need to Know About Downsizing

Are you planning to downsize soon? Or maybe your parents are in the process? If so, we are guessing that there are a lot of emotions going on with you and your loved one, including a lot of overwhelm! You probably feel like you have a huge mountain to climb to get the house on the market and it often seems IMPOSSIBLE. Chances are there is a ton of “stuff” to go through and there are an endless amount of memories tied to each item and every room…

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February Recap

THS has had a very busy start to the new year! We are just catching our breath and we realized we have announced several changes/updates this month so we wanted to do a quick recap in case you missed something.

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Taking Down Christmas Decorations

Somehow getting the decorations put away is never as fun as they are to put up. On the bright side, there is definitely something to be said about a fresh start. Having proper storage containment for all the things definitely helps. We have gathered up our top 5 organizing items to help make your process of taking the decorations down much easier...and maybe even a little fun!

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Behind-the-Scenes: Our Homes Decorated for the Holidays

Kari & Katie give you a peek into their personal Christmas decorations!

Katie and I have never claimed to be professional Christmas decorators, but we do enjoy decorating our own homes. We feel like holiday decorations can reveal so much about a person or family...or at least that is how we like it!

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Holiday Gift Guide- 5 Easy Gifts

Hey all! The holidays are right around the corner and we thought we would share our top 5 organizational products that your friends and family (and even you) would love to recieve! Everybody wants to be organized, but often people just don’t know where to start. These items will help give your loved ones the boost they need!

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The Top 5 Things We've Learned During our First Year of Business

While we have worked to update our website and brand, we have spent a lot of time reflecting over all things THS, so for this blog we thought it would be appropriate to share the top 5 things we have learned during our first year of business in a blog for all of you!

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Prepping Your Closet for Fall

Fall is upon us! Bring on the earlier bedtimes (we can hope!), all the pumpkins, cozy cardigans and boots. Along with the change in season, comes a time when people are in their homes more.  Kids are in school, you aren’t traveling as much, and most people start to spend more time indoors. During this “hibernation” season we want you to feel calm and at peace inside your home.

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