Monday, January 31, 2011
Clear the Clutter
It's the next week of 52 weeks of organizing. Check out my other posts if you would like to see my progress.
I took everything out and checked the expiration date. I only had a few things that had to be tossed, so that was a relief. I hate throwing food out. Then I designated each shelf. For instance the bottom shelf is baking supplies: sugar, floor, etc. I did the best I could with the designating, but some things just didn't work and needed a home, so It's not perfect, but that's fine. Here's a look at what it looked like when I was done. Now I know what I have and what I was I needed.
I have also been getting these wonderful containers from Ikea and Oxo. I really like them because I can see what I have and so can the kids. As I see a need for a new one I make a mental note and when they are on sale I'll pick up one or two.
The other project I worked on I forgot to take pictures, but it's not that exciting. I cleaned the junk drawer and organized our batteries. We had batteries everywhere. Now I have one place for them all and I realized I don't need AA or D batteries for a long time.
It's amazing how just cleaning and de-cluttering the smallest area can make you feel good. Next time you open a drawer or cabinet and shutter, step aside 15 minutes to straighten it up. Next thing you know it's done and you will feel great.