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January is the month of organizing, is it not?  Fresh start, fresh eyes, the holidays and all of the ensuing craziness is behind us, and we want to find a way to make our lives a little easier and a little more calming solutions.  It sounds a bit silly to type that, but it's true, right?  I have been trying to reorganize one area a week - one drawer, one closet, one little space.  I will share some of these soon, but I thought this week's Pinterest Taught Me How To should include easy, "you could do this in one day" storage solutions. [caption id="attachment_7487" align="aligncenter" width="506"]our fifth house our fifth house[/caption] 1.  How To Make Window Box Storage - I really like to use baskets on a wall as storage, and this idea is so simple and really great looking!  You could take any basket and add a little loop of twine or ribbon to make them hang on the wall, but the baskets used here are actually wicker window boxes from Lowes!  Therefore, they already have the loop, and you know they will be good and strong.  You could buy these and some hooks, and be good to go in an hour or so.

Stringing cranberries for Christmas trees is a tradition that probably began back in the 1840's with the earliest Americans who decorated their trees with fruits, nuts, and candies.  I prefer a simply decorated tree - some white lights and some sentimental ornaments are all I really want or need.  This year, I thought it would be fun to sit down with the kids, listen to Christmas music, and celebrate traditions past by making our own cranberry garland. Here's how we did it...