Sunday, January 20, 2013

Organize-a-palooza Week 2: Link-up

This is a bit of a late start, because we had a bit of an Internet issue last night.

This week we tackled linen & hall closets. I'm still a bit behind, but will be updating my photos as the day goes.

But let me say, I am addicted to making organizers out of boxes. So much so, that I started eyeballing the left over pieces to see if there were some other organizational uses for them. No luck thinking of anything, yet!
Any ideas?


I also realized I hang on to a lot of health and beauty products "just in case." I think I don't want to be wasteful when I don't like a product, or am given something, so I hold onto the item. When I find a product I like, I will use up every last drop, but if I don't, instead of throwing it away, I just squirrel it away in a cupboard. Do I think that if I leave it in the closet long enough I'll suddenly start liking it again? I don't know.

But I'm working on it.

I was also horrified to find yet ANOTHER unpacked box labelled "linen closet." This one was in our bedroom (we may or may not have a bunch of unpacked boxes hidden in our bedroom). My first reaction was "we haven't needed anything in this box in 7 months, so I should just toss it." However, when I opened it, I realized there were items in it that we HAVE needed and couldn't find. So, I guess I'm going to have to go through that one too!

So here are my after pics, which will be updated throughout the day (before pics here)

Downstairs linen closet:

I plan to cover & label the boxtop organizers tonight
Top shelf is medicines, vitamins and supplements

The big change is I moved the diapering supplies to the middle of the cabinet
I also moved first aid & outdoor stuff (sunscreen, bug balm) to the second shelf

Extra paper goods, lightbulbs, electrical stuff & dog stuff
Downstairs hall closet: (coming soon!)
Hall closet is all organized
(No, that isn't an unpacked box, it is full of aquarium supplies)

Lots of good storage space (and labels)

LOTS of labels. I call the top shelf "the guest room" as that is where
the air mattresses, guest sheets, extra pillows and blankets live.


Game closet: (coming soon!)

Upstairs linen closet: (coming soon!)



I can't wait to see/hear what you've been working on!
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5 comments:

  1. Your closets are Coming right along! I just spent the last few nights tidying our desk (you've seen it so you know what I mean) and updating our vital docs files. Next is sitting down to get our emergency plan organized and committed to paper!

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    1. You are so good about getting your emergency stuff together. I don't even really know what an emergency plan consists of.

      I smell a guest post... :)

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  2. You are getting there! Slowly but surely all those closets of yours will be organized. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It feels good to be making headway on these "last 10%" projects! Really just a matter of getting to it!

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  3. http://ournookofthewoods.blogspot.com/2013/01/pantry-challenge.html

    I don't know how to do the linky party...I feel special in a bad way. I am a week late for this challenge, but worth the wait!

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