Thursday, January 28, 2010


In my mind, I am an organized person. Or maybe, I would like to be an organized person. I admire and respect organization in just about any form. I own a book about organizing just about anything.

My problem lies in the maintenance of organization. I can have a great system in place, but if I'm too hurried to keep it up, well...this is what happens.
Let me rephrase. This is what happens when things fall out of my pantry when I open the door, or we hear something take a flying leap during our dinner. I had enough and it was time to start I can breathe. After a good scrubbing of all of the shelves, baseboards and floor, I was ready to reclaim my counter space. I discovered a few duplicate items that could be combined, a few things that were past their 'prime', and thing or two purchased on impulse that were just taking up space in the pantry. Jalapeno lemonade mix?!? I restocked the previously labeled shelves and I think it looks manageable now.

I don't think we'll have any more 'jumpers'. What a relief!

It's been about 3 weeks since the last photo was taken, and I'm really glad to say it looks roughly the same. Here's where the story gets interesting...the project has expanded to other closets, cabinets, storage units and other clutter-tending-locales in the house. Entry closet: done. Master bath cabinets: done. Guest closet: done. China hutch: done. Linen closet: in-progress. Basement: let's not get the cart in front of the horse here! (Don't wait up on that one!)

Good luck with your own de-junk-ifying!

1 comment:

  1. I'm headed that way with my inspection glasses on. Shall I bring my work gloves and help tackle the basement? ;-)