Today has been a day. Everything in this town is shut down thanks to the weather (good for me, I got to work from home), I had one of the WORST conference calls to date, and I may or may not have gone home to cry. Im so glad I am down to the last few minutes of the day and I will be shutting down EVERYTHING. UGH!
Lately I have been feeling like I am totally drowning in things and I HATE that feeling. I feel like out house is a total mess all the time (it is) and things are everywhere.
So I instituted a household purge. Nothing left untouched. I will be honest, I am not half way through the house yet but it has been almost freeing!
I have been selling a few things online at prices so low I am surprised people actually take the time to come get what they need. I figure I have already spent the money (or found the items for free), so it isnt like I am really taking a total hit for what I am charging.
My guest bedroom closet is SO MUCH easier to find things. All those board games I never play because I have no one to play with, I can reach them finally. That wedding dress I have yet to have cleaned and do something with, oh it is there out of kitty’s reach.
The kitchen, as you know, is still a frustrating room for me. We ended up finding this kitchen cart at IKEA and adding this to the room not only added SO MUCH STORAGE, it made the room seem cozier. I have yet to paint/stain it because I am not sure what I want to do, so I am going to live with it for oh I would say about two years before I do anything (I hope not!).
The day after buying the cart, I basically removed everything from the cabinets and reorganized. It was a mess, but freeing. In my kitchen we have a total of FOUR drawers. Isnt that crazy? I searched the all mighty Pinterest and found a few ideas that I tackled and they were SUPER easy. Go ahead….do them yourself. Betcha you’ll feel just as free!!
First: I reorganized the spice drawer. It was pretty much genius moving our spices to the drawer. So easy to find things. I made it much easier by buying the small IKEA containers and printing labels on the lids for easy IDing.
While I was still hot for organizing, I tackled the silverware drawer. There are so few options for organizing the drawer you probably access daily. I mean, yeah, you could get a coolish silverware holder, but my experience has just made for a lot of wasted space. Exhibit A
I happened to have some wood scraps sitting around that was actually PERFECT for this project! I cut them down and stained them to a color that was pretty darn close to the drawers. Once I placed them in the drawer, I ended up screwing them to the sides so there was no movement.
It has been so much easier with the silverware this way. I dont know how, but it has. And you trust everything I say!
The last drawer that needs organizing is the utensil drawer (we have another drawer but that is just Ziplocs and trash bags…booorrring). The utensil drawer is a bit of a puzzle for me, but I may have a layout I like and after donating some unused items, I think it will be less of a headache to deal with. UPDATE:
So that was a LONG post about drawers. Why do you put up with me? Off to binge on a new Netflix series! Thanks Facebook friends for the suggestions!!