I started a project last week when the hubby left on his trip. I had planned this for months. All the time I was in Ohio helping out with his family stuff I was thinking “I really need to get my house organized”. I think it was because the house there was in such a cluttered state. It drove me crazy and until I could get a handle on it I was crazy!!! I vowed that when I got back “home” I would get my act together.
And so it started. First I attacked the pantry. My friend, Diane, over at Musings of a Southern Mama, got me started. She ate some stale oatmeal and it got her started on her purging of the pantry. It sounded like a good place to start. I had a lot of stuff that needed to just go. I forgot to take the before picture. But I did take the after!!!
The funny thing was that Chris was a little worried. He asked me if he was going to come home and find me crumpled up crying on the kitchen floor like he did when we first moved into the house . I am not a fan of this pantry. Nothing fits in right and it is hard to get to the stuff at the back of the shelf. But I assured him I would be fine and I conquered it.
Then it was on to the mother of all projects. My office. Since it is just Chris and I and two furry children here we have used 2 of the 5 bedrooms as offices. Mine is a lovely soothing green color. But the closet —oh the closet. I had stuff crammed in there for all my crafting and it was not pretty. Add to it I had stuff that I had packed up and taken to Ohio to use and I still had to figure out how to fit that stuff back in. So the project of all projects started. I pulled everything out.
It was ugly. Very ugly. Target had Closet Maid on sale this week so several trips there and I got all that I needed. To say that I have a bruise on my palm from using the screwdriver is putting it mildly. Fortunately things went together better than I had anticipated and I got the configuration that I wanted and that I had in my head. I am very happy with the results. My supplies are not totally organized (I want to get my paper sorted according to colors and patterns but that can wait for another day) but I do have a handle on it and I can find stuff again! Is it perfect? No, probably not but it is going to work for me. Now on to the next project……the basement exercise room which has become the catch all. I will get back to you on that later!
Another great thing—I am being featured over at Living on Less today!!! Michele has become a great friend in a short time and she asked me to answer a few questions and be on her blog today!!! I was thrilled and accepted wearing my tiara and my gown!!! Thanks, Michele, for making my day!