Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time to Get Organized

A while back I made a list of things I needed to get done around the house and once the holidays were over I decided it was time to get it all done. At the top of my list was of course to get organized!! I am an organizer in life, I love it and I get really excited about it, so this was a fun project for me to start with.

First off our living room was in serious need of a redo. We typically watch TV in this area as well as this is the kids' play area. It is gated off so the kids can play as they please without getting into anything that they shouldn't be. Before our redo we had a bench toy box that the kids' toys were thrown into. After a few birthdays and holidays the "toy box" was over flowing with toys and could never be closed. It drove me crazy how messy this area looked even when all the toys were put away. 

To help this area I purchased a cubical shelf unit and fabric containers from Target and the area looks SO much better, well at least when the toys are actually put away and cleaned up that is. Check out the before and after pictures:


Before

After

Next I worked on our closet which is constantly a work in progress. Since it is used and thrashed on a daily basis it is hard to really get it perfectly clean and "together". But before I reorganized it we had stuff everywhere, nothing had a particular home and the shelves were not organized at all. I literally just did some cleaning, putting things away and purchased tons of plastic bins to organize all the stuff into. It is not a huge looking difference because there is so much stuff in our closet but it is SO nice for everything to have a place and for it to look cleaner. Check out the before and after pictures: 


Before




After



Besides our closet and the living room I did some organizing in the kids' dressers, closets and the kitchen and it feels so great to have things more in order around here.. 
Thank you for taking a look and I hope this inspires you to get a little more organized in your life.


Nichole

19 comments:

  1. We've been stuck inside for days, you should see my sewing room. Most ridiculously organized room ever!

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    1. Oh how fun! I would LOVE to have my own craft room. I would have so much fun organizing it too :) Hope you get out of the house soon!

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  2. Very nice. I just got us one of those bookcases for Emma's room. We need to build it this weekend so I can store her toys in there.

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty easy to build but I would recommend not moving it by yourself while you are making it, I cracked mine flipping it from one side to the other :( they are so flimsy until you really get every part on it and screwed down.

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  3. Very nice! I always do much better when things are organized. I feel out of control otherwise.

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    1. Thank you and same here! Its always a sense of relief once something is organized and together again :)

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  4. I just can't seem to do anything constructive until I get things cleaned up and decluttered. I so love plastic see thru containers for their handiness. I watch for them to be on sale and try to buy ahead so when I get a cleaning urge I'll be ready. We live out from town a few miles so don't want to have to pay higher prices for the boxes than I need to out of desperation or impulse.
    Your closet looks so great, what a wonderful feeling to have and see how things are so nicely coordinated (for awhile anyway). good for you gal. Keep up good work and inspiring the rest of us.

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    1. Thank you! And same here, I always think about something in the back of my head until it is cleaned and organized and I seem to always start with that before moving onto anything else. I like everything to be in order and neat.

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  5. WOW! Wanna come organize my house? :)

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    1. Haha that would be a fun job but organizing one house is already a lot of work.

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  6. Wow, your closet is so organized! I wish ours was that big! I really, really need to get my booty up and get mine cleaned out and cleaned up (eh, my son's too)!

    Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by my place sometime!

    Demi @ www.afrontporchview.com

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    1. Thank you :) As you can probably see I love having things organized and together, its a lot of fun! Thank you for following :)

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  7. Hi! I'm a new follower stopping by from the Thumping Thursdays Blog hop. I love love love your blog and I myself am a bit obsessed with the color pink =) I hope you will stop by and check out my blog as well!

    Amy @ The Stitchin' Mommy
    http://thestitchinmommy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Amy! Pink is pretty awesome :) I absolutely love your hats and follow you as well.

      Nichole

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  8. Wow! I need to get start organizing too :( Our family room is full of my daughter's toys! Haha..I'm working on the playroom but still haven't finish it yet. I wish I'm as organize like you. :D

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    1. I would be in heaven if I had a playroom for the kids! Our house isn't that small but there just isnt room for it with having an office and the kids having their own rooms :( ENJOY your playroom once it is done.

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  9. Looks like you did well! It's got to be so much easier to find things too now that everything has a home :)
    xoxo

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~Nichole~

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