This post is a paid collaboration with Lowe’s® Home Improvement. All opinions are my own. 

As we are getting closer to Christmas, the pressure of selecting the perfect gift gets heavy. As a professional organizer, I love sharing ways to give amazing gifts that bring order to your life. We all get our fair share of perfume, clothes and the latest tech item but by the Christmas, we have forgotten everything we received for Christmas. I recently created a home maintenance center in our garage. This is a place where the entire family can easily get to tools needed to maintain the home on a daily basis. Whether hanging a picture or tightening a loose screw by having a well-organized home maintenance center helps you knock out these task with ease and stress-free because all your tools are right at your fingertips.

In my latest video, I share with you how I created a home maintenance center in our garage in no time. You all know how I am a fan of coordinating just about everything. Well, tools are no different. Lowe’s® has a variety of brands such as CRAFTSMAN® , Bosch, DeWalt®, Kobalt™ and more great prices which makes it simple to coordinate all of your tool essentials to look seamless in your home.

The essential CRAFTSMAN®  tools that I used to create my home maintenance center are:

To bring beautiful order to all my new tools, I found this affordable and very streamline metal pegboard as I was headed to check out. I got so excited because I knew that this was the final piece to bring my home maintenance center to life. My husband Mike and I had so much fun unboxing our tools and organizing them in a way that made it easy for us to access our tools. I think what I love more about this center is the fun that Mike and I had spending time together unboxing the tools and arranging our center. Lowe’s® has some fantastic deals currently so take advantage of this one-stop shop opportunity this Christmas season. Don’t forget to share your home management center with me on Instagram and Facebook. I am excited to see what you and your family create this Christmas! -Nikki

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I go through phases with my handbags.  One month I am infatuated with teal and the next it may be gray.  One thing that I am consistent with is my love for the classic black handbag and accessories.  You can pair a black handbag with any color or print combination and it will look fabulous. You can dress it up or dress it down.  It is a very reliable color when it comes to my style.

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I am also a huge fan of my black Filofax.  It never lets me down.  I have been carrying to for several months and I am still happy with it.  I think I may be carrying it well into Spring.   I recently shared a video giving you a tour of this planner on my YouTube channel.

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Anyone else like keeping your planner simple and classic?  Many of us love to fill our planners with fun stickers and colorful tabs, tags and more!  I do love using stickers in my planner as long as they keep with the clean, classic look that I love.  It can be difficult finding companies that sell simple planning products.  This is why I was so excited when I learned of Sessa Vee.  They sell a beautiful line of planner products that just makes my heart go pitter patter.

I recently ordered some things from Sessa Vee and in the video below I share with you what I purchased.  I hope you will enjoy!

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Finally!  The time has come for me to share my tips on how to organize and maintain your closet.  I have received so many request to give a tour of my master closet.  I am happy to finally be able to share this with you.

It is so important to have a closet that is organized and functions well.  This will save you so much time and stress when trying to get ready in the morning.  My goal with my closet was to make it feel like my own personal boutique.  Each morning when I go into my closet I feel like it is a boutique created especially for me.

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In this video I give you a tour of my master closet along with sharing tips on how to organize and maintain your closet.  I hope you find these tips helpful!  I hope you enjoy my YouTube channel At Home With Nikki.

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In my latest video I share with you how I used the 5 senses of touch, smell, taste, sound and sight to bring the Fall spirit to my home.  I shared how I incorporated the senses of smell through updating my cleaning caddy for the Fall.  One of the key elements in updating my cleaning caddy was using Mrs. Meyers limited edition Fall inspired cleaning products.

Many of you know that I use the Grove Collaborative as my shopping source for all my home cleaning products and supplies.  I have been utilizing their service for over a year now and I have been extremely happy and impressed with their service.  Basically, each month they send me all of the cleaning products that I need to keep my home stocked with the proper cleaning necessities.  I love the fact that I don’t have to go out and purchase these items and the process is so simple and customizable.

So this month the Grove Collaborative sent me the new Mrs. Meyers Fall edition scents to try out.  All I can say is my nose spoke the words Yummy!  These scents are amazing and really gives you the warmth of Fall.

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One of the two Mrs. Meyers Fall limited edition products that they sent me was the Multi-Surface everyday cleaner in the Mum scent.  If you have followed me for some time you know that their multi-surface cleaner gets highly used around my home.  I use it on just about everything!

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I was also sent the dish soap and hand soap in the Apple Cider scent.  Again, these scents were amazing!  The Mrs. Meyers dish and hand soap are a staple in my home.  To be able to switch up the scents from my traditional basil scented soaps is refreshing for the new season.

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I often get asked where I get my cleaning sponges.  These cleaning sponges are also a staple item that is kept in my cleaning caddy.  I love that they are natural and made from renewable plant materials.   Of course they come to me straight from the Grove Collaborative.

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For years I have used simple toothbrushes to clean those hard to reach spaces in my home.  I keep them categorized by their uses due to some require water and some do not.  In the video above I share with you how I use these toothbrushes.  I keep a set in my downstairs cleaning caddy and also a set in my upstairs cleaning caddy.  They are truly the secret weapon of my cleaning caddy.

 I am really excited and happy to have my cleaning caddy refreshed for the Fall season.  It gives me that extra motivation needed to clean my home.  I highly recommend that you check out the Grove Collaborative and give their service a try.  As I stated in the beginning of this post, I am a very happy customer and have been with them for some time now.   They are also a company that gives back.  They are the sponsors of this blog post and informed me that they will be selecting 10 of my viewers/readers that sign up for their service and sending $100.00 per person (10) to the Red Cross for the Hurracain Matthew relief in those viewers/readers names.  They will email the 10 people to inform them they were selected.

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My husband and I recently renovated our entire kitchen on a budget by doing all of the work ourselves (with the exception of installing the granite countertops). It was a lot of work but so well worth it. We planned everything beforehand which was a massive help as there are so many things to remember. We saved a lot of money (and I mean a lot) doing the entire renovation ourselves. The only thing that we did not do was install the granite countertops. Check out the video below where I share with you all the details of our kitchen renovation.

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You can see before pictures on the video below. It was a major transformation which we love! The next area we are looking to transform is the staircase! We have been looking on Pear Stairs and do hope that we see the same metamorphosis in this space too. The kitchen really went from being the darkest place in the house to now being the brightest.

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You will definitely want to watch the video to find out just what I think about this light fixture.

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One way that we saved money was to shop sales. Lowe’s had the appliances we wanted on sale for 20% off. My husband and I went to the store right at closing the last night of the sale to purchase the appliances. The store clerk told us to come back tomorrow because they will be on sale for 40% off! We were so excited. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! This was a huge money saver for us.