I have started working on a few of my goals for 2013 that I shared earlier this week HERE. One of the goals that can be tackled and checked off first, is ORGANIZING.
I am guilty of having everything in a room picture perfect, as long as you don’t open a drawer or door. Things like 14 pens in my bedside table drawer.
Pasta from 6 years ago in the pantry. Throw pillows put up in a closet 10 years ago that have never seen daylight. REALLY!!?? I preach a really good sermon on organization at the design studio and we do a good job of having everything in the office in its place.
At home….that’s another story. So I have resolved to tackle these hidden spaces one at a time over the next few months. I have listed the areas that will get my scrutinizing eye. I want things tidy by Spring, so just like any design project that needs to be completed on a deadline, I am planning and scheduling for the beauty that will await.
My pantry was organized and labeled last weekend. Here is what it looked like BEFORE:
It may have taken me 8 hours, but everyone’s mornings are much better thanks to an organized breakfast bar bin and labeled cereals.
Now, onto the children’s closets this weekend. The main goal there is that when I am done, they are finally able to reach their clothing in order to select their clothing for the day without my help.
Is organizing part of your goals for 2013? Do you have any tips for making fast work of cleaning those closets, drawers and storage rooms?