Organizing Things

In case you’ve missed me, I have been busy organizing and cleaning.

It’s coming up on our 1 year wedding anniversary and there were still boxes in my laundry room that had wedding stuff in them — still not unpacked.  The office put me in an “I can do it!” mindset and I figured I should roll with it.  I didn’t manage to get photos of the “befores” for all these areas…but let’s suffice it to say that it was embarrassingly cluttered.

Also, I’ve been reading a lot of Young House Love.

Here’s the dining room.  It used to have a wrinkly reddish rug under the table — but then I saw on HGTV that having lots of rugs down in a room makes the space seem smaller — we don’t want that!  So the rug came up.  the table was also covered with crap.  I kid you not, this table was a catch all.

Now it’s all cleared out and clutter-free!

Next up on the docket, the laundry room! This place is also a catch-all for crap.  You can’t imagine how much crap was hauled out of this house to get this room looking decently organized!  But now it’s clean and wonderful.

On the opposite wall I put a little table that had been in the dining room.  This will be the crap table.  When we walk in the door we can throw stuff on this table.  When it get’s full (which won’t take long) it’s time to clean it off!  I hope it works.

Now for my pride and joy:  THE WRAPPING STATION COAT CLOSET!  I’ll let the picture speak for itself.

Here’s what you need to do it:

  • Some bins (plastic and lightweight)
  • Bungees
  • Scotch mounting tabs
  • Scotch hooks (to hook the bungees to)

Now, I just need something to wrap!



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3 responses to “Organizing Things

  1. spikeandrox

    A little shelf unit w/ pegs to hang on the wall above the table would help take care of some ‘inevitable clutter’ even though there are containers on the table. Designate containers & shelves for each of you so that one person does not take up all space. Is this also a good place to put mail picked up on the way home?

  2. spikeandrox

    …love that tablecloth…you have done at home what you always do in the classroom….

  3. Thanks! I know! I thought to myself one morning, “Whitney, you do this all the time at school! You can do this!” and I did! woohoo!

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