Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Organization

This drawer was driving me nuts.  I have been known to be completely obsessed with the tiniest details of keeping our home clutter-free, and yet here is this drawer.  And to make it worse, this drawer is entirely mine;  I can't blame anyone else for how bad it looks.

I mean seriously, just check out the blob of stuff in the right corner.  This drawer is in our kitchen so tell me why I would have floss in there.  That's just gross. (I promise I haven't been flossing in the kitchen while stirring something on the stove).  And that curler?  What, in case someone rings the doorbell I can quickly spruce up my coiffe?  

There are two hand creams, an empty lipstick holder, 5 highlighters, 26 pens, 2 markers, and some essential oil.  Underneath the flyers there are 8 notepads, business cards, store cards and coupons (like Mark's Work Wearhouse, Cleo, Staples, you name it), bookmarks, two identical calendars, and a manual for the internet router we had 4 years ago.   Yep, this morning something needed to be done.

I shopped our house (I have heard a lot of bloggers use that phrase - love it.) and found an old tackle box that I used to use for my pottery hobby (um yeah, my pottery hobby.  Well, I took a course and at the end I was the only one in the class who couldn't actually make a mug. I was only able to make a 1-inch high pot.  The instructor called it a jam pot so that I wouldn't feel bad about making something that was completely useless.  It houses the SOS pad now.)  

Anywho,...I robbed the top insert from the tackle box and found a shallow plastic basket that wasn't doing anything.  I also threw out or moved a bunch of the stuff that was in here and now:

Pure bliss.  I can actually find the cords when I need to juice up my phone or camera.  The pens are contained (I swear they were breeding before) and I can see everything in this drawer.  Perhaps most importantly, I am able to quickly get out the little rubbermaid container with the Tempatations in it.  The cats appreciate this immensely.


Deneen said...

Check out my utensil organizer it might help too! This is a good idea!

WobiSobi said...

I just cleaned out my junk drawer too, I know you feel so much better. I had everything but the kitchen sink in mine. Thank you so much for checking out my blog Terry. I hope you have a wonderful Day!! Hugs, Anne

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I so need to do this. I would love if you followed my blog along too Terry. I host the newbie party weekly and look forward to visiting my participants.

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