Friday, August 22


Open your drawer. yes, the one right next to you. Do you find it a cluttered mess? Pens, pencils, tape, package of portable tissue...That's ok. I understand. I have lots of messes too. I try to deal with them one at a time. That's really the only way to do it.

I have found that one of my favorite things to help organize is baskets. Any shape would do, but the best are rectangular or square. Any size would do. A person can always set a smaller one inside a larger one.

Silverware containers do alright as well to separate the chaos--that is what it is--chaos. Ok, you can take a deep breath and just admit it. My drawer is chaotic. I need to fix it. I can and I will.

Sometimes there are adorable containers at the thrift store or maybe even an antique shop if you're into that sort of thing. I personally prefer cheap. Maybe inexpensive is a better choice of word. Sounds better, doesn't it? Inexpensive.

I re-use boxes, too. I took a dryer sheet box and set my extra bars of soap in it. It was better than having them scattered on the shelf in my laundry room.

I have a three teired hanging basket hanging from the ceiling of my basement next to my elliptical machine to hold a towel, my bottled water, MP3 player and the remote to the VCR.

I use little plastic baskets from the dollar store to hold my mix packages in the kitchen. Oh, and the metal cans that held my espresso pods now hold the kids' Koolaid packages.


Christine H. said...

You have a new look to your blog. It's nice and bright!

I love organization. Thanks for the tips!

try2bAsunbeam said...

I thought that seeing as my blog name is Organizational Determination, I should try to post on the topic! lol

Jessica said...

I love baskets and containers too!! Everything seems to look so much more organized when there are containers instead of things just being stacked or sitting out.


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