While he was home, he largely took the children off my hands so I could reorganize, plan, and the like. It proved to be a God-send to revive me and help me be prepared for the coming months. (We also enjoyed adventuring, working, and lounging as a family!)
I've created more proper places for things, even tractors:
This is my favorite change: I cut the legs off my first dining table from my single days! Tony and I both have back issues and are convinced sitting in chairs (as I'm doing now) is not a good habit. We've enjoyed having this table available for working while sitting on the floor. It also reflects light quite well, to keep us all chipper!
I designated this "tv" armoire (Craig's list bargain!) for homeschool items that only I remove -- mainly math and geography for now. When my husband was here, he added the two lateral shelves, then I recently added the individual puzzle map shelves. It was completely nonfunctional before the changes.
This may seem small, but it's huge: This is the lego oasis! George loves his legos, as do the others, but this rug is set apart away from all the other toys and books.
I've made several other changes in physical storage and organization, but the above are my favorites!
Have you come across any great, new storage ideas that work well for your family?