Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Organization Nation

I am on an all-out organizing kick. This weekend, I went to Target (heaven!) and stocked up on all kinds of great gadgets to keep the ever-increasing chaos of our lives in order. I bought one of these.
I'm not planning on using it for shoes though. I'm going to put it on the inside of my linen closet and fill the pockets with all the medication we have stashed all over the house. The bathroom medicines cabinets are bursting, leaving no room for anything else. JM pointed out for safety reasons, we will fill the top pockets first and make sure everything is out of reach of little ones. I also bought a few of these.
We buy bag cereal. It is stored on the top shelf of the pantry and it drives me crazy that the bags fall all over each other and don't stay in one place. I end up clearing off the shelf every time I want a bowl of cereal. No more! I also bought this (well, something similar).
Our spices are housed in a cabinet next to the stove. I have tried all kinds of things to keep it organized, but they always end up all jumbled. That leads to me pulling out half the spices I own to find the Oregano. Not efficient. So I got one of these so you can better see the spices located in the back. When I was putting them back, I also got the brilliant idea for how to arrange them. Instead of alphabetical order, which is what I normally do, I arranged them by the ones we use most. Those ones are now located in the front. We use a lot more Thyme than Allspice at our house. Now, the Thyme is located front and center, but I can still see the Allspice in the back.

That's just a few of the things I have been working on around the house. We also FINALLY hung family pictures. The pictures that have been sitting on the floor since we moved into the house over a year ago. Now on the wall and looking fine! We also bought some window treatments and rods. Hopefully we can get those hung tonight!


Kristina P. said...

I am so unorganized and my kitchen cabinets are a mess!!

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

Yay for organization!

I just bought curtain rods and curtains from Target too. (One set of our blinds doesn't close all the way and I figured, 3 years of flashing the neighbors is enough. Time for curtains.)

rychelle said...

target is close to heaven. it's no san diego, but it's close.

Jessica G. said...

Target is my happy place. And I could use something for the spices, too...I can never find the celery salt.

Mary said...

My spices are a HUGE mess...but hubby does the cooking, so they don't drive me as crazy ;o)

Great job on your organization skilz!!

TuTu's Bliss said...

LOL Our shoe organizer is a Barbie high rise!

4riddles said...

I'm so going to hire you to come and take care of my closets, cabinets, decorating my office...I'll pay you! The house is the same layout, so it would be just like you are doing it at home! ;-)