I certainly hope you are making progress during our organize-a-thon. I am tackling every square inch of my house this month. Let me tell you, I have purged and assessed and you know what? IT FEELS GREAT!
I wanted to show you a few photos of a "quick" project I tackled on Saturday.
My start time:
My finish time:
Items I accomplished in under an hour?
* 4 kitchen drawers organized
* 3 kitchen cabinets organized
Ready? Here we go...
Junk drawer #1 had a drawer divider, but nothing else going for it. What do I need in this drawer? Dry erase markers for the calendar, post its, pens, pencils, tape, fish food, occasionally a coupon or receipt.
After: (a little blurry but you get the point)
Junk drawer #2 also had a divider, but again...not much organization happening. You know what I found? Drapery hardware, tools, extra buttons, tons and tons of push pins, box tops, expired coupon books, art supplies, J-U-N-K!.
Drawer #3 is my "wrapping" drawer. I keep all my ziptop baggies, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, parchment paper, lunch making supplies in this drawer. Not a lot to do with it, so I wiped it out and restocked it.
And the worst drawer ever? Drawer #4. I'm not sure what happened to this one. Items included balloons, hot glue gun, Easter decorations, plug-in air fresheners, 9 pocket sized tissue packets, and more J-U-N-K.
Next items on my list, the cabinets. Cabinet #1 was an atrocious mess. I couldn't use my cookbooks, my paper towels, the paper plates...everything would fall out when you opened the door.
Cabinet #2 is where I store things rarely used. Interesting find: For a family of four - we had nine lunch boxes... Why?
Cabinet #3 is under my kitchen sink. I'll spare you the details, but let's just say... J-U-N-K!!!
In showing you all of these photos, my point to you is simple. In less than an hour, I organized all of my trouble spots in the kitchen. Now, this doesn't include my pantry or the refrigerator, but those areas I keep up with pretty regularly.
Today my challenge for you is to take 20 minutes and attack a drawer or two - you may get going and tackle the whole kitchen... the point is -- start somewhere!
You can do this! You can get organized!
Only By His Grace,
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