Saturday, August 28, 2010


(insert huge sigh of relief here)

Lately, my house has been cluttered to the max. We have been busting at the seams! I keep saying to myself that maybe we just have too much stuff and need to not only declutter, but just get rid of stuff! The biggest issue lately has been all my craft stuff. It's everywhere. It occupied the second desk in our office, part of the kitchen table, a few shelves on our entertainment center, and don't even get me started on my craft table upstairs in my bedroom.

If you're a fan of the show Friends, it totally reminds of me that episode where Ross dates that girl (played by Rebecca Romijn) that has an apartment like an episode of Hoarders and Ross literally has to move a pile of stuff over just to put his jacket down!

Yah, my craft table totally looked like that!

I just didn't know what to do with it all till I finally figured out that I had the perfect spot...if I could just get organized! In our house, the laundry room is upstairs and is a pretty large space. Shelves line on entire wall, floor to ceiling. But most of the stuff in there was just scattered, not organized, and taking up way more space than it needed to. So I cleared it out, bought a ton of clear plastic bins, and started organizing.

And wah-lah! Now every item has a's amazing!

Even my craft table got a facelift, that is, you can actually see it's surface now!

I should have taken before and after pictures, but truth be told, I didn't want CPS to have proof that my house actually looked like it did at one point in time. :0)

I just have to say that my house seems to always be a work in progress. Next week I plan to take a room a day and get it organized. We'll see how that goes. It seems I am always getting overwhelmed with the clutter and lack of organization at my house.

So, is your house organized exactly how you want it and does it stay that way?


  1. Ah, I seriously LOVE clear plastic containers!! I've bought tons of them. Definitely my favorite organization item.

    I'm actually working on going through every room of my house cleaning out and organizing. I'm nearly done except the basement -- oh, the basement. Ugh.

  2. oooh, i love what you did! i wish i had the space, time and motivation to do the same. :)

  3. Wow Kim! That is awesome. :) Every once inawhile I get a on a decluttering kick, but most of the house is not organized at all.

  4. Haha - you said organized the way I want it?!?! Not a chance, but I love what you did! Good job! Maybe I'll be motivated to tackle a job soon. :)

  5. Very impressed with your new organized space! My house is always a work in progress, and it seems hard to keep every spot clean and organized all at the same time. A hazard of two kids I guess. LOL

  6. Um, great Friends reference!! And what a fabulous job with the organizing-love the boxes on the shelves!