Currently, I only have two things on my mind. Organising and decluttering! Well there would be just two, if i didn't have B4 invading my headpsace every few seconds, but that's a given!
Every morning I have been waking up with thousands of projects on my mind, hardly able to follow my schedule (more on that later!) before ripping into a new area of the house that needs a purge!
blame worship Jen over at IHeartOrgansing for this sudden obsession. Since discovering her blog a couple of weeks ago, I have been devouring every single post she made since starting the blog! I'm only just now hitting her May 2010 entries, heading backwards through the blog. And considering the number of projects she has conquered in 12 months, you can imagine that seeing all of this in the space of 2 weeks means my head is reeling with the possibilities of applying these projects in my own home!
So I thought I would give you a look at a few quick and easy decluttering and re-organising projects I've been inspired to do since discovering the blog!
Above the Fridge
|So after about ten minutes of purging and re-organising, it looked like this! The old dish rack we never used went to charity, along with some old placemats while some of the hundreds of paper napkins went to our camping supplies bin. All of our disposable party crockery got stacked neatly in one tub, on top of my rarely used, but highly cherished trays passed on by my mum. A home for B4's new super cool, train dinner set, a thrifty gift reduced to $15.95 (down from over $30) at one of my favourite thrifty shops, Trade Secret. And some of my cake decorating supplies went into B4's old snack containers. A huge improvement, no money spent and a little giving to charity makes Cassie a happy girl!|
The Pen Drawer
|Keeping only pens that I had multiples of, and that worked (see my scribble pad) I began putting them back in the drawer...|
The Kitchen Drawer
|This drawer could use a little work on the right hand side, as it holds alot of my 'daily items'. I think I'll make that a project today and see what I can purge or 're-house' elsewhere...|
|Organising ALWAYS gets worse before it gets better!|
|After about 30mins of rethinking the set up and re housing the items, i came up with a neat system for our teatowels, oven mits, aprons, straws, first aid kit, batteries, blutak, and B4's new lunch box containers...|
|...A banana saver from Trade Secret ($4.95), a fantastic new lunchbox found at Kmart ($9.00), and some super cool sandwich cutters I got over at Lime Tree Kids, that I couldn't resist for my train loving little man! I was so happy to have a designated 'lunch spot', and now I smile while I'm grabbing my fresh tea towel!|
Under the Laundry Sink
|Is it weird that I think plastic baskets are pretty?|
Under the Kitchen Sink
|And boy I'm glad I did it because some of them had developed a bit of mould after some humid months here in Brisbane. Ewwwwww! After a wipe over, and a wipe out.....|
|...everything went back in! My friend had arrived during the wipe out stage and got to witness my feat while totally suprising me with pregnancy news! What a fab afternoon!|
Phew!! My posts always tend to be longer than I plan, but each of these projects took less than an hour, and made life so much easier!
So perhaps if you've 'Got 15' minutes to spare (thanks again Jen!), you could tackle a little 'Hot Mess Spot' today! Let me know how you go, I'd love to hear about it!
Next post, I'll tell you all about a Thrifty Shopping Spree I went on recently, don't we all just love a Spreeeeee!