Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organizing: Days 4 & 5

Today I made up for not working on anything yesterday. Actually, I worked on lots of stuff yesterday but, not my organizing project. So, today I tackled the top of our refrigerator and our coat closet.

I've always considered myself a fairly organized and clean person but, when I started this project, I realized just how messy our coat closet was. I guess I just never really thought about what it looked like and yikes, it needed some help!

Here's what I did:
Step #1 Use matching hangers. I took everything off the hangers and got the white matching hangers from our bedroom closet and re-hung everything on matching hangers.
Step #2 Go through all hats/scarfs/mittens/jackets and put any we don't need into a bag for the thrift store.
Step #3 Find cute containers to put hats/scarfs/mittens into. I searched around my home and couldn't find any containers so, I called my mom to see if she had any extra baskets that I could use. She brought me the ones you'll see in the picture. They are too small but, they will work until I get bigger baskets. Now, I'll be keeping an eye out for the right baskets.
Before: (embarrassing!)


After: (Better but, I still need new baskets)As far as organizing the top of the refrigerator goes, it was more a project of just de-cluttering it. The top of our refrigerator has been a place to hold awkward shaped appliances that we don't use frequently enough to have on the counter. Clutter bothers me so, today I made it my mission to find a home for these things that is out of my sight.

It's amazing how you can actually find "homes" for things if you really try. I thought our cupboards were already pretty full but, after a little rearranging, I was able to put all of these things away in cupboards. Hooray for a clutter free refrigerator top!
Before:


After:

5 comments:

  1. Wow, Angela, you are on fire!!! Good for you - you are so inspiring! Everything looks great. Our coat closet could use some organizing for sure... I'll be a copy-cat on some of these projects. :) Thanks for sharing.
    PS: The pictures of Paisley are just ADORABLE!

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  2. Dear Angela -
    Thank you for dinner and for sharing your organizing journey...how inspiring (the dinner and the organizing)
    Have a FUN day
    Love, Mom

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  3. Looks great. I'm especially impressed with decluttering the top of your frig. Finding homes for all that stuff is challenging. You rock!

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  4. Impressive! Love that you were able to re-organize and get those "in - sight" things out of sight! That is awesome! Love that you had to match the hangers too!

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  5. Thanks ladies! I'm having fun with this project. It's giving me something to do with myself that's not part of the normal daily grind. Thanks for the encouragment.

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