Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolution #1 for 2012: Get organized!!!!

One of my massive problems has always been disorganization at home. The funny thing is when I am working in a business or at a friend's house I keep everything as neat and orderly as possible. However, at my own home I tend to just throw things wherever they will land and then out of sheer laziness I leave them there.

I was watching a show on  the DIY network a few nights ago and there was a statistic that the average person spends a year of their lives looking for misplaced things in their homes. Not a day, not a month, but an entire YEAR!!! This was a wake up call that hit me like a ton of bricks because I realized how much time I waste looking for stuff.

I began researching ways to organize my tiny space and remembered my pal Kim Sonefeld of Hummingbird Invitation Studio had an awesome idea to organize toiletries. She put them in a shoe organizer. BRILLIANT!!!

With this in mind I went to Wal-Mart and found three shoe organizers on sale for $5.50 each and bought em all! I have one on my bathroom door, one on my closet door and one in my pantry. The one in my panty is actually working out quite nicely and is making finding my sauce bottles and what nots easier to find. Best part is it freed up an entire shelf in my pantry and I'm now using what was wasted space. See:

Now that I have reclaimed three spaces that were simply not being used, I am looking for other ideas to continue organizing stuff. I can't wait to have a place for everything and everything in its place.

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