Saturday, January 8, 2011

Organizing is a Habit

Organizing is a habit.  One I don't quite have yet, but I do observe this wonderful habit in friends who are organized.  Like Mrs. Brookes at Simply Brookes, who is doing posts on organizing to help people like me.  Yay!
Yesterday I saw her post on organizing under the sink, and I thought of this mess.  It's embarrassing.  That icky stuff on the left is water damage.  Lovely.  I also see a lot of cleaners that ended up here because I was too lazy to walk 10 more steps to the laundry room and put them away where they belong.

[Can I digress here for a minute?  There is such a thing as cleaning product clutter.  Some of us buy every cleaning product known to mankind.  Stop!  It's making your house messy.  All we really need are a few basics.  Resist the rest people.]

10 minutes later ... Voila!

1.  Cut a piece of thrift store wallpaper for the bottom (hot glued dots on the corners)

2.  Put away the cleaners I don't need in this room.

3.  Used my Target Dollar Spot bins (I use them everywhere): 1 for cleaners and 1 for sponges and brushes.

4.  Put the recycle bin back under the sink.  We are apparently a very trashy family because took the recycling out 3 times a day with this little can so instead I'm using it for grocery store bags to return to the store.  Those things are popping out of every nook and cranny of my kitchen.

After you clean something, do you walk back and look at it several times that day because it makes you so happy?  Oh, yeah, that was me.  Open the cupboard doors, stop and gaze, close doors, go back to what I was doing.  I know my husband thinks I'm crazy. 


Kristy said...

Seeing other organized people does motivate me to organize as well!! One cupboard/drawer/closet at a time!! Looks great!

Donna's Daze said...

There is something about a neat sink area that makes me smile. I did a post on the same subject last year. Thrifty Decor Chick calls it "decrappifying", I think that word sums it up perfectly.

Jenny said...

Funny, I just did under our sink yesterday! ;-)

Simply Brookes said...

Yeah, Heather! You weren't kidding when you said you were inspired. Do we not LOVE organized spaces? Thanks for the double shout out. Who's the best? Love your new under-counter space. Feel good, girl.

Nancy W said...

Thanks for the reminder! It's been way too long since I organized under the kitchen sink! I think I will do that when I get home from work tonight! hugs from conroe, tx!

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