Monday, September 19, 2011

Organizing 101

Who am I to talk about Organizing?  Most the time my house is in complete shambles and in CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome).  But I DO know HOW to organize, and I'm pretty good at it, I just have to do it and keep it that way.

So here is my brief and over simplified way of organizing.
1. Decide what you want your space to be.  Is it a linen closet, coat closet, etc?  This cabinet had everything from dishes to fabric.  
2. De-junk.  One of the greatest things I've ever learned is, "You cant organize clutter"  so get rid of it!  I do this by pulling things out one at a time making piles.  Keep.  Give Away. Trash.  
If the thought of doing it all is to overwhelming do it in stages.  Like in this cabinets case, I did one shelf at a time over the course of a few days.  
3. After putting away your piles to their various locations it time to put back what you do want in your space, organized!  I needed this cabinet to be my craft space.  So only craft/sewing supplies are welcome here.  

 I even added the hardware on the drawers that have been sitting in my basement for a couple of months. 

Don't forget to think outside the box as far as storage containers are concerned. My tall containers are cereal containers from the kitchen section at Walmart.  I still need to buy a paper tray organizer but that will come soon enough. 

 I love my new craft space, it is so easy to find what I need and so easy to clean up when I'm done!


  1. I love the new look! Fabio! I love your organized space. What a dream come true! Can I just come over and play? XOXOX awesome storage ideas!

  2. looks lovely. can you come to my house and do the same??? or just come visit!