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!


  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!

    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... :)

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

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


    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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