One of my goals for 2011 is to simplify.
That means going through all our stuff
and spreading the love...
ya' know what I mean?
I am a collector of much. You can never have too
many notebooks or books or clothes
or shoes or art supplies right?
Well, just ask my poor house.
It is stuffed to the brim and
more than ready to part with a few things.
Two of my blog friends Jen and Leanne have been working on this very thing, too and have given me that kick in the pants I needed to get started. See how Leanne cleaned up a kitchen cabinet and what Jen did with her bathroom.
So, as if I didn't have enough to do already I took Monday and cleared 1 huge bag of junk out of our bathroom and bedroom. I went through every cabinet and drawer, keeping only those items which we use. Here are a few of the results...See this makeup? Before it was everywhere. I mean I had my mascara in a make-up bag, lipsticks in my purse and blush in the drawer. I could never find any of it! Now it's all nice and neat in this basket I already had. My facial cleansers and lotions are to the left.
|All my makeup is now in one tidy basket.|
|AL hair products in one spot!|
This is a shot of our linen closet. Before I organized this space it was just stuffed with all this plus towels. That was not working!! Now I enjoy opening the door to find this tidy space.
|All extra soap, deodorants, lotions and nail products are here.|
See that lamp? My Mom used those back in the 1960's. I think it adds a vintage charm to our room.
|My fave family photo, jewelry box and fave lamp.|
My next organizing goal is my kitchen. Oh, boy is that gonna be work! Not only am I going to wipe everything down...I am taking everything out of the cupboards, sorting, purging then putting back in a neat and tidy way. I think I am going to create "stations", too. A place for all my baking ware, etc.
I highly recommend the book "Organizing from the Inside Out". Julie has hundreds of ideas to get your place in shape. I am loving it!!
Are you a very organized person or is this something you struggle with? What are some spaces you are working on now or want to very soon?