Disclaimer - this is a REALLY long post .. .. sorry.
So, if you are so interested and missed it the first time, you can pop over to this post for day 1 and this post for days 2, 3 and 4.
So, here we go! Day 5 at A Bowl full of Lemons was Under the Kitchen Sink. Instead, I wanted to finish up my desk "re-vamp". After moving the desk out of Nate's room last spring, my desk became my everything space - bills, computer, drop zone, scrapbooking center, craft "room", teaching desk . . . you get the idea. Part of the problem was desk #2 that still lived in Nate's room for no other reason than I needed to clean the basement to make room for it. Well, just a few months ago, we moved that desk downstairs so I finally had a place for my "Craft/Scrapbooking" room. So, my "kitchen sink" is actually my desk drawers:
|So, this is everything I cleared out of one drawer now cluttering up the top of my desk!|
|This was the messy desk "stuff" drawer. Notice the hands?|
|Now it is neat and organized with all of the desk supplies I need. (I do have a filing cabinet in the basement that has one drawer where I keep all of the extra stuff) Notice the hands again?|
|Here's my helper :-)|
|This drawer had housed a bunch of scrapbooking stuff which I moved downstairs. Now it holds my recipe things - the Rolodex cards for typing up recipes, recipes I'm deciding whether to keep, and some little recipe books.|
|And my teaching drawer with the months stuff in it - this also held scrapbooking stuff.|
|This file drawer used to hold scrapbooking magazines, which I moved downstairs also, so now I have a place, other than the desk top , to store my new recipe idea binder, and my holiday control journal|
|I almost forgot this drawer - good thing I didn't!!|
|There is even space now for me to stick my to do folder when I don't want it on my desk top|
|The current final product. I am really happy with how it is turning out. I can actually close the roll top for the first time in forever!|
Ok, day 6 at A Bowl Full of Lemons was Dresser Drawers. Now, I actually need to organize our dresser but haven't got to that yet - that will end up hitting a different day. So, instead, my Day 6 is my basement. Sadly, I have no before pictures (or maybe not so sadly because it was sad!!!)
|This is my wall of storage that is nicely organized :-) I label all of my bins with a # and than keep a master list in my Control Journal with what exactly is in the bin. (And yes, I make it pretty specific so I can find what I need!!|
|Isn't it pretty?|
toy organization. Right now, I don't have a need for this. We keep things pretty well picked up and have a cubby shelf in the living room plus toy boxes in each bedroom. So instead, I'll show you my "other" desk - the craft/scrapbooking area. And, only an after picture of my great desk!!
|Now I just need to find time to work down here!|
Finally, Day 10 is the Laundry Room. My laundry sits on the other side of my "library"/craft area. I only wanted to share you my new shelf that my dad hung for me! Due to lack of closet space, I needed to get creative with where to hang our out of season clothes (I used to hang them in Nate's closet before it was his!). I love this space now - it is also currently our game storage . .. which I think needs to be cleaned out a little but at least it is neat :-)
That's it :-) I'm caught up - at least in the days. So I hope for day 11 I can actually get the dresser drawers organized.
So, the moral of this story - we all have at least 21 areas in our home to organize so jump in and clean out that drawer, closet, cupboard or small room! You will be amazed at how much better you feel when you look at that one space :-)