I’m bummed that I didn’t get to post over the weekend, I have some fabric dye & men’s undershirts calling my name for a Samster dress project I concocted but I just haven’t felt up to it the last couple of days. A bit of a bug I suppose. Today I decided to keep taking it easy but do a small project so I could feel a little better about spending the majority of my day on the couch.
At the beginning of the year Centsational Girl did a few posts about organizing your home that totally got me motivated to de-clutter. I don’t have time (or energy) to do my whole house (or even one whole room) at once but I figure if I do one drawer or closet a day it’ll really start to add up. Today I decided to tackle my arch nemises…the junk drawer.ICK! This is where everyone dumps their junk & it drives me crazy when I have to find something like the charger cord for the monitor & I have to dig through a tangled mess. Even Samster contributes to the mess…But after a drawer organizer from IKEA and some repeating of “Do I need this? Do I LOVE it?” (another Centsational Girl tip) here’s the result!YAY!!! Sigh, I just can’t stop opening and shutting it, it’s amazing what a little decluttering can do for your mood. In fact I just couldn’t stop. Here’s the next door drawer….before- every manual for every appliance we’ve ever bought and a slew of take out menus…And after there’s actually room to spare!
Now I just couldn’t stop…next, the “pen drawer”. You know, that random place you go to find a pen, post-it or lighter? Before I could never find anything…And after! Those little plastics bins came from the $1 bin at target, you can also sometimes find them around the cosmetics/travel toiletries area. Hopefully they’ll keep everything from rolling all around the drawer & mixing. Even the battery drawer looks better with a little organization…So there’s my tidbit for the day. It’s no crazy extreme makeover but I dunno, little things like this make me happy. I filled two trash bags with the un-necessities from those drawers a couple of cabinets & boy does it feel good to know all that junk is out of my house. Try doing one drawer next time you’re waiting for the water to boil, you’ll see how rewarding it can be. (Or I’m just an anal-retentive freak.)