Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Getting Organized

I have a little confession... I am not an organized person. I have big hopes and dreams of being one of those people who are totally organized. As in, you open the cabinet and everything is neat and tidy and there is a spot for every little thing. This...is not me. This is both my mom and my mother in law. These ladies have it going on.

My mom HATES {and I was always taught not to use this word} clutter. Every few months {er weeks..} she will go through and throw away. She cannot stand to have anything in the house that is not being used at that time. I strive to be like Ruth.

Whenever she comes to visit we spend the majority of the time going through and organizing any and everything that is nailed down. Last time it was my kitchen. I'll give it to her. She is good at what she does.

My goal this year was to get {and stay} organized. Yes, it's the middle of February and I had yet to even start working towards this. Toddlers, and a baby that doesn't nap have gotten in the way. Yesterday the universe was on my side! Both of my kids napped. At. The. Same. Time. {this is huge!} I spent the first half of the nap relishing in the fact that I didn't have a single person needing anything from me at that time. I cozied up on the sofa for the first time in what seems like forever and watched my trashy TV shows. Bravo...DUH! Vanderpump rules was on. Side note..if you know me well you know that anything on Bravo is my jam!  After I had a little "me time" I decided that I would get off my butt and make use of this precious time.

First up...the bathroom! We have a big cabinet in there that has become quite the catch all. Lots of half used products, samples, some hair supplies, really...just a bunch of junk that NEVER gets used.

Now...I am sitting here owning the fact that I know I am not a neat person. So don't go judging the state of this cabinet.

I have to say, this little project took no time at all. 2 trash bags of junk and 1 bag to give away later this closet is now neat and tidy. I sent my mom a before and after pic and her response "yeah! Doesn't it feel good?" Why yes Ruth, it does feel good.


My babies were still asleep so I decided to tackle under my sink...again this is a disaster area.  5 minutes and 1 trash bag full later I can now actually see what is under that sink.


I now have a neat and tidy bathroom that is clutter free! This little project took maybe 20 minutes total. I really have no excuses as to why I can't tackle something like this at least once or twice a week.

Next up...my closet! I'm sure like most everyone, I have a closet full of clothes and wear the same 5 things every day. I am going to clean out and get rid of!

Today I am spending the day with both kiddos at home. Lets hope that the decide to have another rock start nap time!

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Have you finished read tidying up yet? if you haven't, skip to the part about organizing by category instead of by space--this strategy has been SUPER helpful for me in getting and staying organized. :)

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