There is something about this time of year that makes me want to clean out closets, drawers, cubby holes, and cabinets. I don’t know what it is but I have been on a mean cleaning and organizing kick lately! And apparently I am not alone! I had to laugh when I saw Sunny Side Up’s blog this week because it was the same thing that Jenny and I had both been doing too!
There is just something so therapeutic for me in cleaning and organizing! I got to clean up my office, my spice and baking cabinets, my hall closet and even organize our games/crafts/arts &crafts bins/and puzzles!!!
Jenny sent me the link to this blog yesterday because she could totally relate! And so could I! Especially and specifically where our office/craft/exercise room is concerned. And this is the WORST room to contain the mess because this is where I need to go to be creative and crafty but it is SO HARD when it looks like this……
UGGHHHH!! I can actually see part of the desk which is an improvement from the previous day. But SERIOUSLY! Look at all that stuff! I LOATHE piles of junk and this was seriously cramming my style (and as you can see above cramming my desk, the cubby holes, etc….)
SO I decided to remedy this situation today. I bought really cute little blue bins from Target, (only $1 a piece right now ladies!) and got all the cubby holes organized again! Then I started going through the PILES and got rid of those too!! And now I feel like I can breathe as I sit at my desk!!
See… it’s better now!!
And I really like the blue bins I found! The hubby did think they were a “little girly” but then he was thrilled that they were only $1 each!
SO I totally forgot to take BEFORE pictures of the rest but I was so excited to just get this stuff cleaned up! So here are my AFTER photos- I feel so much better just looking at them!
My spice cabinet!! This cabinet is an odd shape and I finally broke down and bought a 3 tiered organizer for my spices and I am kicking myself for not doing that 6 years ago when I moved in! Notice my GINORMOUS Taco Seasoning jar from Costco, I have made a LOT of chicken tacos with that over the past 10 years! (Okay, really it is NOT that old but it has lasted FOREVER!!)
These cabinets hold most of my small baking supplies and are super skinny and tiny so I am always trying to shove as much as I possibly can into them! But they look so neat now!!!!
And I also got to spend some time on our large hall closet right in front of our front door! I always try to make sure it looks fairly put together since you can see right into it as you walk into our home if the door isn’t shut and since our kids games/puzzles/art supplies are stored there, they ALWAYS leave it open (Pet peeve alert!) .
We got out ALL our kids puzzles and put them ALL together to make sure we had all the pieces and chucked the ones that were missing pieces! It was great, the kids were totally helpful on this one!
All in all, it has been a productive week! And it feels so GOOD to have things organized!!
SOOOOOO……..what are you gonna go clean out now?? (Or not, you could just find another fun blog to read too!!)