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?