Well I'm jumping in 10 days late - but in my defense we've been reno'ing the basement so I haven't had much time to do anything else! Lucky for me, I tackled a few of the projects in Nov/Dec so I'm going to be sneaky and put up my old posts....instead of redo'ing it! A girl can only organize and reorganize so much! I was all ready to jump in on day 6....but it was the dresser drawers and my hubby was sleeping all day (shift worker extraordinair). So these are the ones I have done....I'm hoping to do the other ones too.
Day 1: The Junk Drawer - check out my new and improved junk drawer. As you can see I started a Get'er Done series in hopes that I would be inspired to tackle some of the bigger projects around the house.....as you can also see...the junk drawer is the first and last project in that series....eek.
|Check out that gorgeous wall paper under there!|
Day 7: The Pantry - dun dun dun. This one needed it REALLY badly so I'm soooo glad I found a few extra minutes between coats of paint to pull everything out and organize. Here's a before:
My biggest problem was the never-ending collection of bags. They all had tiny little amounts of...whoknowswhat and because I couldn't always see what all was in there, I kept buying more and more. Ugh.
As much as I love beautiful containers, I opted to make use of what I had - canning jars, pickle jars and various plastic containers. All my bulk items went into their own jars. I already had a cute set of glass containers from the dollar store that I used for smaller amounts.
I did splurge and bought two pretty bins for my flour. I've started buying it in 20kg bags from Costco (cheap like borscht!) so I needed bigger bins so I wasn't trekking downstairs once a week to filler up.
I also bought the burgandy stackables on the right of the top shelf. In there, I keep my tea towls, dish cloths and onions/garlic. No more onion and garlic paper all over!