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7 Secret Downsizing and Storage Planning Ideas an Empty Nester Needs to Know

7 Secret downsizing and storage planning ideas an empty nester needs to know | Innovate Home Org | #EmptyNester #StorageOptions #DownsizingHome
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After you dropped Jack off to start his freshman year at Ohio State it finally hits you. Unless his older brother Jim or sister Stephanie ‘boomerang’ back you’re finally an empty nester. And since Stephanie is due in a few short months, living in Chicago, and game fully employed (Thank God) the boomeranging child effect is unlikely to happen – at least with her.   

Somehow you thought being transformed into an empty nester would feel more…

3 Cluttered Spaces You Need to Conquer Before Holiday Guests Arrive

3 cluttered spaces you need to conquer before holiday guests arrive | Innovate Home Org | Columbus, Ohio | #MudroomStorage #EntrywayStorage #PantryStorage #MurphyBed
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You decided to host the big holiday gathering. Now you’ve come to your senses and the reality of this big-time commitment is slapping you in the face! You’re saying to yourself, “Oh crap (OK – you’re using some ‘choice’ swear words, but this is a family-friendly blog, so I cleaned it up) my house is a cluttered disaster!”

Your mind wanders to the ‘state’ of your guest bedroom, your pantry and your mudroom entryway (areas your guests will…

Mudroom Storage Moves Beyond the Mundane at the 2018 Columbus BIA Parade of Homes

Mudrrom Storage moves beyond the mundane at the 2018 Columbus BIA Parade of Homes | Innovate Home Org | #MudrromStorage #ParadeofHomes #DreamHomes
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I grew up when there was no such thing as a mudroom (and there wasn’t much need for one either).

As a kid I entered my small ranch home at the side door (which BTW had a built-in milk chute – if there is anyone else out there who remembers what one of those was for). I simply flung my coat over on the available hooks by the side of the door and that was that. I didn’t own a bookbag. I don’t even remember anyone having a bookbag back in…

5 Critical Lessons to Live Through a Major Renovation and Turn Your House Into a Home

Critical Lessons to Live through a major renovation and turn your house into a home | Innovate Home Org | Bexley, Ohio | #HomeRenovation #Remodel #ClosetStorage

What a perfect world it would be to find a home designed exactly to your family’s needs. This home would include the perfect master suite for you and your husband. A large yard for your 2 young daughters and would be easy for your Mom to navigate (who needs the assistance of a wheelchair) through any floor level of the home. Oh – one last thing – this home would also work within your budget (oops – sorry I had to say the dreaded ‘b’ word!).

If…

7 Powerful Tips to Squeeze More Space and Beauty into a Narrow Walk in Closet

7 Powerful Tips to Squeeze more space and beauty into a narrow walk in closet | Innovate Home Org | #WalkInCloset #HangingSpace #TinyCloset
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Do you feel you have to go on a diet just to walk through your narrow walk in closet?

You’re fighting hanging clothes which are spaced as closely together as weeds in a jungle.

Your single closet rod is under so much pressure you think ‘this baby could blow at any moment.’

Your scarves live in a jumbled mess on a flimsy wire hanger you inherited from the cleaners.

Your sweaters resemble a leaning Tower of Pisa on the rickety wire top shelf.

And oh…

A ‘Simply Plain’ Home Captures a Sophisticated Uncluttered Life

A Simple Plain Home Captures a Sophisticated Uncluttered Life | Innovate Home Org | #HomeOrganization #ContemporaryHomes #EmptyNester
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Lou Slangen immigrated to the United States from Holland as a young man with 2 simple suitcases, a boat-load of dreams and the perfect formula for success. He exuded passion, persistence and eventually found the perfect partner for his journey – his wife Linda.

He and Linda raised 4 kids while moving around to multiple cities during his journey. He led large sales teams for a multinational healthcare products firm - rising to become the…