Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Organizational Inspiration

Despite having written myself a list of goals for the year, I have yet to start on anything.  I decided to review some of my better organizational projects over the past couple of years in the hopes that it would motivate me.

Summer 2009:  I took my pantry from A to B, and then when I decided the wicker baskets weren't working, from B to C.  Today it still pretty much looks like C, and just occasionally needs a little tidying up.



Fall 2009:  my master bathroom vanity area goes from A to B when Craig and my dad turn my vision into a reality and make medicine cabinets for me from leftover kitchen cabinet doors.


January 2010:  the computer desk gets cleaned up and all the paraphernalia hidden away behind a simple fabric curtain.


March 2010:  my kitchen cabinets get a little more user-friendly when Craig makes me a second pull-out shelf on the top.



December 2010:  I created safe ornament storage with plastic cups.



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18 comments:

April Westerhold said...

I am totally going to do that with the baskets and my pantry. My pantry is the exact same style as yours.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think my favorite was the pantry makeover. The plastic bins really do make a difference! I'm slowly, but surely working on ours. :)

The Cannary's, est. 1984 said...

I love looking back at things I've accomplished - makes me feel like I'm gettin' somewhere! I like the way your pantry turned out with the plastic baskets - more user friendly!

Monique said...

I so love your ideas. It has me really thinking how I can do some of them in my home. Love your blog also.

Richella said...

Good for you! Your ideas are great. . . and isn't it nice to look back and see things you actually DID get done??

I need to get off the computer and get busy filling Deborah the Dumpster with all this junk. I'm finally realizing the truth of FlyLady's advice: You can't organize clutter. She's right! And so much of this stuff is just clutter!!

Toni said...

I like your pantry idea. Never thought to use baskets in my pantry. Where are the little chalk board labels from? Those are great!

Tonya said...

Great ideas! I really like your blog! I will definitely be back to visit! Thanks for sharing!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Love these tips...especially the ornament one...next year I'm doing that!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Ugh...can your hubby come over and make me some of those pull out drawers????

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, how I need to work on my pantry and I am sooo totally jealous of your pull out drawer things in your cabinets. I need to get some of those!!!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

NICE! Don't you just love it when everything is organized? Thanks so much for stopping by Threeboys. I love your blog!

Meg said...

I love the ornament idea.

Safe and Healthy Solutions said...

Love the ornament storage idea! So creative and frugal! I would love if you would link up to "Simplify for the New Year" over at A Home Made by Kiki! I am a new follower too!

Jeanette said...

Love the pantry redo!! The ornament idea is also awesome!!

Robbie said...

I love the ornament idea!! Why didn't I think of that.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Way to go for all of the organization! Smart idea to use the fabric panel to hide all of the computer mess.

Jen.Jensen said...

I am wishing for some drawers in cupboards. I swear the pans get lost in the back!

Emma @ Furniture Stores said...

these are such great ideas! now that the Christmas holiday has passed you bring a great idea for organizing ornaments. there are so many solutions for organizing a room/space. after things are organized the next thing, sometimes more difficult, is maintaining it.