{SFS} Ways To Organize Pet Accessories…

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I love dogs! I have three enormous pups: two Newfoundlands, Armelle and Titan, and a Golden Retriever mix, Peaches.  Admittedly, I spoil my dogs, but they’ve accumulated quite a collection of toys… and I can’t exactly tell them to clean up after themselves.

Sarahs Dogs

Most of the dogs’ collection fits in one of these categories:

  • Food
  • Grooming
  • Toys and recreation

Food

I’m a huge fans of plastic tubs to keep everything in and hungry pups out!  I set their entire bag of kibble into a tall container like this one from Target, that way I can easily see the label.  I also keep dog biscuits in a similar, smaller container, as well as mini dog biscuits in jars around the house were I most reward them —like by the back door.

Grooming

All three of my dogs have long fur and live in the house, so grooming is almost constant to keep shedding down!  I use a duffle bag as kind of a jumbo-sized “beauty bag” for the brushes, combs, and nail clippers.  I’ve also seen people who create a sort of “grooming station” in their homes.  For my dogs, it’s easier to have the grooming tools come to them and brush a little at a time!

Toys

For toys, I keep a big basket tucked in the corner and throw all their plushies, ropes, and other chew toys in.  I prefer to use something without a lid so the dogs can help themselves if needed… it’s always adorable when they let us know they’re ready to play! Tennis balls live right next to the back door, so I can have them ready to go if an opportunity to play fetch presents itself.

Leashes

I try to take them to the dog park, or at least on a walk, every day (weather permitting) so I need to keep leashes somewhere they can be grabbed quickly and quietly to avoid a furry frenzy!  Wall hooks work perfectly, and there are several fun options available, some can even come personalized with your favorite breed or pets’ names.

These BÄSTIS hooks from IKEA totally made me smile!

Source {IKEA}

Source {IKEA}

I also keep a small drawstring backpack full of “travel essentials”, so I will always have tennis balls, poo bags, and treats packed for an impromptu trip.  Once the leashes go on, we’re in a rush to get out the door, so I keep everything prepared ahead of time… nothing like 300 lbs. of excited dogs to keep you organized and ready to go!

How do you keep your dog’s accessories organized?

Until next time,

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Let Me Introduce You…

… to Sarah Gilbert!  Sarah is my wonderful new intern that started this week {jumping for joy!}.  She loves to blog .. and travel .. and .. why am I spoiling all the fun.  I should just let you read her post. 🙂

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Traveling abroad in Australia

Traveling abroad in Australia

Love the quote! :)

Love the quote! 🙂

Hanging with Cam Newton ;)

Hanging with Cam Newton 😉

Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I couldn’t be more excited to start this internship with Pure & Simple… I hope to be Jennifer’s right-hand girl over the next semester, helping with projects, talking to all you sweet folks online through social media, and plenty more… I’ll even bring her coffee if she asks nicely! 😉  {OH MY!}

One of the things I’m especially stoked about with the internship is that Jennifer has graciously welcomed me into her little online “home”.  She has invited me to do some re-occurring guest posts on the blog.  Keeping with the overall theme (or lack there of) here, I don’t have any specific subjects I’ll always cover.   I do have lots of ideas and projects to show everyone, so we’ll see where this goes.  I’m a bit new at blogging, so I’d absolutely love to hear from readers for feedback and just to say, “hi”!

Of course, no one likes to talk to strangers, so here’s a little bit about myself:

I’m currently a junior at UNC Charlotte where I’m studying Marketing and Managerial Information Systems. {And a Business Honors Student .. just like me!} Once I graduate, I hope to transition into something with online/viral advertising or eCommerce… not quite sure yet, I’ll see where life takes me!  Until then, I’m working part-time at the mall and sneaking in fun wherever I can!  In my free time I do lots of crafts, watch a bit too much TV, and play with my three big, beautiful dogs.  I also love traveling (both internationally and in my own town), the Carolina Panthers, and fancy lattes… but who doesn’t love a good fancy latte?

Again, I’m so excited to be working with Jennifer and to have the chance to talk to everyone here!  Don’t forget to say hello 🙂

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I couldn’t be more happy about having Sarah come on board!  There are projects high and low to start on — so we will keep you all up-to-date! 🙂

Sarah’s post will appear in the “Something From Sarah” category over there —–>

Under “In the Meantime..”  And like she said, don’t forget to give her a warm welcome! 🙂

Until next time…

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