Solution to a wet bathroom: shower splash guard

Well since this blog is called Smart Mommy Solutions, I thought that maybe I might post a solution that I just implemented.  When my son leaves the bathroom after taking a shower, the bath mat is soaked, and the bathroom floor is really wet.  He can’t seem to keep the water from getting past the shower curtain.  He should be able to (my daughter is successful), but it has just become frustrating, so I made my way to Lowes and {Read More}

Office corner clutter

I work from home in a sense in that I am an Occupational Therapist that travels to people’s houses.  I have my own toys and therapy equipment that I bring with me, so I need to keep all of my therapy stuff somewhere.  Our office had been dismantled due to a flood, so I am just getting things put back together, so my therapy stuff is just put in a corner.  Here is my organization progress so far.  First is {Read More}

Sewing Desk

This desk was a freebie.  It was unwanted in it’s old home, and I usually don’t turn away freebies.  It is a computer desk that was used in a credit union.  It lived in my daughter’s room for quite a while, but it is huge, and her room is small.  It was taking up too much space.  I put it in the corner behind the door in my room, and waited to decide what to do with it.  It started {Read More}

office organization

I have been organizing the office while my husband is away, and was inspired to beautify as well. This closet office and the nice color coordinated boxes was a source of inspiration.Here is my first area of the office that I did this organization/beautification to. I can’t just say organization because it is already organized. It just doesn’t look that great. I bought large boxes at Michael’s. They had horrible loud, busy pictures on them. I spray painted them with {Read More}

Washing toys

I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and I treat kids in their homes. This means that many times I bring my own toys to work with. It is such a pain to have to disinfect the toys after each use. Sometimes I will try to only use one toy with one kid so I don’t have to clean them as often. Just a couple of weeks ago, I suddenly had a lightbulb go on. I now put my plastic toys {Read More}

home made charging station

In my continual efforts to manage the chaos, I have been looking at charging stations for cell phones, ipods etc. The ones that I have found are $40, and that is at a discount store. I just couldn’t pay that much. I found the materials, and I made my own for $6.00. I am quite proud. Here it is, and then I will tell you how I made it.I found the wooden box unfinished at Michael’s for $6.00. I made {Read More}

organizing laundry room

There is a sight called orgjunkie.com, and she has an organizing theme for each month. November’s theme is the laundry room, and it was on my list of things to do as well, so that motivated me to get started. The laundry room tends to be a dump all room where if we have something that needs fixing, or have something that we need to put somewhere else, it gets stuffed in the laundry room. To the right are the {Read More}

cool new material to make therapy stuff out of

I have discovered this great new material that is easy to use to make some positioning chairs out of. It is called coroplast, and it is a corrugated plastic that looks like cardboard, but is plastic. It is what advertising signs are made out of. I got the idea to use it because people use it to make the bottom of guinea pig cages out of, and I got some for that. I realized how sturdy it can be, easy {Read More}

The secret to organizing

I guess I haven’t really found the secret to organizing, but I do have some things that are necessary for me to stay organized.  The most important thing is time.  I have to block out certain times and designate those times to do certain things.  There is always something that needs to be done for my product, so I could keep every spare minute filled with working on that and never get anything else done.  I have to consciously tell {Read More}