Organization

Closet Clean Up

Well, my plan worked!

I was able to clean out part of the garage and the guest bedroom closets and cabinets in the loft. This is what I started out with (I know….pictures are bad. I’ll work on it, but for now I am working on the closets not the pictures. sigh…)

BEFORE

      And all of THIS had to fit in the closets….

Christmas and Seasonal

All my Christmas and seasonal decorating needed to come out of the garage and into manageable totes for me to handle when I needed them.

AFTER

Space for Guests Clothing
Christmas Decorations
Seasonal Decorations

While I was at it, I cleared out the second guest bedroom closet….

Space for guests clothing and suitcase. I added a bench for extra blankets

I used a cute little IKEA cart to store gift bags, tissue paper and ribbon
Gift wrap storage

So happy to complete this project! I am working on redecorating the large guest room, fireplace redo, master bedroom closet and garage. Whew! Stay tuned….

The Great Cleanup of 2017 {Home Version}

My belief is that when you organize your spaces, you clear your mind. Being organized helps you to have a sense of calm and control, save money and set goals more easily. 

So, I mentioned last week that Hannah moved to her own little place, chemo ended and I was slowly getting my energy back. My body hasn’t recovered as quickly as my mind. I am moving at a fast pace to do a ton of things, but we will see how it goes.

One things is for sure, things are changing!

I aim to complete one task per week until this house is in order! I read this book by Marie Kondo:


and although I believe I am an organized person, Marie takes it to a new level. I will be organizing and purging A LOT! Three piles: keep, donate and sell! I will be having a yard sale in September and I will share my best tips. Time to get started!

Here’s my master organization list:

  • Move Christmas to large guest room closet (formerly known as Hannah’s room)
  • Move other seasonal decorations to large guest room closet
  • Organize games, crafts and office supplies in loft closet
  • Organize family photos and mementos into small guest closet
  • Rearrange wrapping paper and ribbons ( build a wrapping station?)
  • Complete redo on Master Bedroom Closet (!)
  • Garage Redo including floors!
  • Clean and organize outdoor shed

I hope to get the Christmas and seasonal decorations closet done in twp days and share with you all!

Let’s go! Tell me what closet you need to organize!