Saturday, January 24, 2009

Getting Organized: I'm on a role!

Like many of you, I too have been bit by the organization bug! My girl Bethany has been going crazy getting her house organized and she's asking her readers to share. I had planned on posting my before and after photos anyway and now this just gives me another excuse to give her a plug!

It seems I can't turn a corner without seeing a pile of useless things we don't need taking over our home! I wish I could just lock myself in my house for a week and have at it but I just make do with a few hours here and there.

I have several hot spots in my house. You know, the places that seem to be overflowing with junk that you look at everyday but it's too overwhelming to actually do anything about it! I'm only going to share two of them with you tonight and hopefully I'll continue to stay motivated and post more.

Hot Spot #1- My Jewelry












AFTER

It may not look that bad from where you're sitting but trust me, it is NO fun hunting through a jumbled pile of earrings when you're running late to work! The pic to the left is showing my necklaces taking over a picture in my bathroom. I have to be careful when I pull one off that I don't pull them all down, which I've done. So awhile back I purchased a door hanger style jewelry organizer from Avon and finally decided to put it to use. I love this thing. It even has an empty pouch at the bottom for me add more jewelry (hint, hint to my hubby!).


Hot Spot #2: My niece's toy corner

It may also not look bad from where you're sitting. If you look close though, there's a lot of empty and unused space on the shelves which means she has toys strewn over the house! Plus you might see a white basket with a pink liner. That's a basket I let her put toys in until I could get the shelf organized but I really want to use the basket in another part of the house.


BEFORE



AFTER










Just those two little things make a big difference.

8 comments:

Bethany said...

Nice job, stefani! I love your daughter's cute little kitchen set. :D

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your organization before and after's! :)

(By the way, I just wanted to let you know that when you post comments on my blog, for some reason, it's sending me to simplemidwestmom.com, and that leads me to an empty page. I fortunately know your blog URL is simplemidwestmom.blogspot.com, but just thought you might want to know about this so others who read your comments can click on your link and get to your blog!)

Have a great Sunday!

momstheword said...

Very nice! I love organization!

lindanuts said...

I love to organize things. I do closets and drawers regularly. Of course, I have OCD but I think organizing is fun....

littletoesandcheerios said...

You are doing awesome! I love the jewelry organizer.

You should put this on Tackle it Tues over at 5minutesformom.com

Muthering Heights said...

What an inspiration! Everything looks great. :)

As soon as I stop vomiting, I need to get on that!

Simple Midwest Mom said...

Morning Sickness, yuck? Don'y worry girl, you're almost in the second trimester and hopefully that will go away.

Stacy said...

You go girl, I was just there Friday night so I really see how you've moved!

Beth in NC said...

Ha ... our daughter's have some of the same toys. I just recently painted her room -- took down the nursery decor (yes, she is 3 1/2 ... it was time). I will be posting the before and after pics soon.

Those toys take up so much room!!!