Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Great Time To Get Organized

January is a great time to get organized.  It's cold outside, so organizing your pantry, laundry room or office  would be a good thing to get done during the Winter months. The key to keeping organized is to clean up and clear out spaces on a regular basis. How often depends on the space. Some need organizing weekly, some monthly  and some every six months.

How's your Christmas storage? Is it all neat and tidy and organized for next year? Our newly finished basement storage area fit all my Christmas and other Holiday bins...that is BEFORE  I bought 4 new wreaths and a few bunch more ornaments this year. So I need to find some space to put these extra items. Guess it's off to Walmart to buy some more(made in America) plastic storage bins.



A space that needs organizing monthly in our house is the pantry. In your house, it might take organizing weekly to keep it neat,  especially if you have a few kids and a husband going in and messing things up there.


How's your linen closet? Our Master Bath linen closet  stays pretty organized ever since utilizing baskets to keep things corralled. It takes just a few minutes to tidy up the linen closet to make it look as good as this pic. These baskets were a great investment!


How about organizing a new, little space? Think about all the places in your home where things pile up. A couple of baskets, or some faux baskets made from a wine box, would help contain the clutter. 

Our Breakfast Room used to suffer from little piles of magazines and newspapers. That is, until I found a basket to put the miscellaneous reading material in. I have since switched the basket out with a  wooden crate.


Our Master Closet is a space I tidy up both daily and weekly. I pick up clothing that ends up on the floor daily and make the shelves and baskets pretty weekly.

Next space on the list to be organized is our office. Nope, not going to show you how bad it looks right now because it looks like a Christmas wrapping bomb went off in there. Seriously. My work table is piled high with boxes, tissue, wrapping paper and ribbon that need to be put away. Definitely a two day job.

So what space do you need to organize at your house?

Pam

15 comments:

  1. I still have to put the Christmas away. I need some more containers too. Your storage all looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Pam! I could get orgnaized if I had that sort of space. Your home has it, and I love it. I am somewhat organized in the attic with the totes and all. It's the closets, don't open one up, you just may get pillowed!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Please share what type of labels/adhesive you are using on your Sterlite containers? I've been using Post It Super Sticky notes + packing tape and they aren't sticking. I need a new method. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job Pam! I love being completely organized and January is the perfect time to do it. I love all of the baskets. They really make closets look nice.

    Happy New Year.
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  5. Funny thing... I just organized several kitchen drawers this morning! You start on one....and before you know it you have finished four! Anyway, they look SO much better after throwing out all those unused, and where-did-this-come-from items. I'm with you totally on getting organized at this time of year!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your organized spaces are awesome!!! You have given me some good ideas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've got a ton of organizing to do. Luckily, once I get it done it stays organized for awhile. All of your stuff looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  8. For me, it's my Office, My Office, always my office! ;) I love your bin storage in the basement! I want honey to do something similar for us in our garage.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What space?...definitely my closet and the guest room closet...You certainly have great organized spaces!

    ReplyDelete
  10. My hubby, love that man, just built me a new studio 16X12 and we are in the process of finishing the inside, What I would not give to have you come and work it out for me, but am writing down ideas from your blog and will see how it works.
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  11. Organization is not one of my problems, getting my Christmas stuff down seems to be, I still have stuff to get down.

    Cynthia

    ReplyDelete
  12. love the storage baskets on the wall in the master closet. what did u use to put the baskets on the wall.

    ReplyDelete
  13. There are many ways to go about organizing your closet. Different methods make more sense depending on your space and what you’re storing. No matter which method you choose, these closet storage solutions  definitely helps you to reduce the space usage. Once again great post man! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment and let me know you stopped by! If you are not on blogger, leave me your email or some other way of getting in touch with you in the comment. That way I can reply to your question or comment.