Thursday, January 6, 2011

Days 2 & 3

Day #2 was to clean the top of your desk, but I had already done that before the challenge started because my mother in law was coming.  I didn't want her to think I'm a terrible wife and mother so I cleaned the kitchen desk  which gathers all the CRAP that comes into the house!  Needless to say, I did not take pictures so I can't share that with you, plus I don't think I want to show the world that mess! 

So, on to  Day #3 which was clean your Tupperware cabinet.
I have two of those type cabinets and they both needed cleaning!  I threw away a garbage bag FULL of plastic that I will never use and it felt awesome!  

Cabinet #1 before:
What a MESS!!!!

How pretty!  I used some baskets I got at Family Dollar to help organize.  They aren't very cute, but no one will see them except me so who cares.  

Now, Cabinet #2 that holds all the plastic bowls on one shelf and Crock Pot and Griddle on the bottom shelf...
and AFTER:
I tossed every top that didn't have a bottom and every bottom that didn't have a felt GOOD!  I used a larger basket to hold all the lids.  Now maybe I can find the one I need!  It feels so much better to open these cabinets now!  Go on over to A Bowl Full of Lemons and join the challenge, go on, you know you want your cabinets to look as good as mine!  

2011: Year of the Organized House

ok ok , you can stop laughing at the title now!  If you know me, you know this probably won't last the entire year, or even the month of January, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway!  One of my constant New Year's resolutions is to get the house organized, but I've never been able to quite get there.  I'll get one room done and then be so overwhelmed that I give up.  Maybe because I always try to get it all done at once and then burn out. So, I'm trying a new strategy this year and taking it slow.  I know it's gong to be a long process, but if I can see progress, maybe I'll keep going...maybe?  Anyway, I found this awesome blog the other day while wasting precious organizing time and decide to join Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons in her 21 Day Organizing Challenge.  So far, I've done pretty good, only missing one day so far, but I'll catch up this weekend on that one. The first day was to clean a junk drawer and I can't believe I'm posting these pictures and then inviting people to see my messy drawer, but here it is!  Ok, I do have another one to go, but this one was the worst!  

Since this drawer barley closed with all this valuable stuff crap stuffed in, I dumped everything in a box and went to work purging and organizing.  My hubby sat in his chair and laughed about how long it was going to stay organized, but I trudged on, determined to get it straight!  I'm still not sure why we had 13 hair combs in the kitchen drawer, but whatever!  They are now all back in the bathroom and they are gong to stay there!  lol 
My drawer now looks like this:

So far, three days later, it is still organized!  YEA!!  I even got the hubby to fix the track so it closes correctly now!  On to challenge #2...

Happy Organizing!