On the road to simplicity this year (Simplicity being my one-little-word for 2012!), it was a given that I’d have to focus on organizing. If my home is cluttered and messy, the chaos in my surroundings seeps into me. If everything is streamlined and orderly I feel serene.
It’s January, what better time to start!
I walked through the house the other day and looked at things through a different filter. Did it make sense to have the pots and pans in this cabinet? Why are half my food items in a spinning cabinet and the other half in the pantry?
The placement (misplacement) of things astounded me! Looking at each room with new eyes has been kinda fun and I’m in the process of making a to-do list to help me know what to tackle first!
In the mean-time, I’ve been hanging out on Pinterest getting a bit of organization inspiration for the upcoming projects and I wanted to share a bit with you!
This little cupboard is perfect with all the jars for storage! Jars are my favorite way to store pantry items! (Storage and Glee)
Here are a couple more great looking pantries from Pinterest, I love that they are neat and orderly as well as pretty! I could care less about order without pretty!
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Look at this linen keeper where the sheets are stored inside pillowcases! Brilliant idea! (thank you Martha!)
Here’s another bright idea from Martha’s website!
We buy some things in bulk (toilet paper, paper towels, baggies, coffee…) and store them on shelves in the basement. I’m forever forgetting what we have and buy more when I’m at Costco. The Husband would be so impressed if I had a list!
More pretty storage from Crafty Storage…I absolutely love those little tiny drawers.
Bet I don’t need to tell you that this is also from Martha~ I could never get The Husband to keep our rakes that clean but I love the way everything is hanging in it’s proper place!
And speaking of Martha, I just heard that the Hallmark Channel canceled her show. I’ve gotta tell you, sometimes Martha annoys me with all her perfection, but I’m sad about her show getting canceled. Sniff, sniff, sniff.
(Also, to add insult to injury… The Home Depot is going to stop selling Martha’s paint! If you know me at all, you know I only use Behr Ultra Paint with Primer, nevertheless I’m feeling very sorry for little ole Martha)
Okay, are you doing any organizing this month? If so, in what area of the house will you start???
~Have an simply organized day my friends~