I have been in the process of organizing my apartment for the past month. I guess you could call it “Early Spring Cleaning”. But I shouldn’t use the word Spring to all of you east coasters… I understand it’s a sensitive subject.
My first accomplishment was taking three 13 gallon garbage bags FULL of clothes to Goodwill. Ahhh a refreshing feeling….until I go back to my closet and realize that I still have a ton of stuff. I guess the “joy” of living in an apartment is that your closet is storage for EVERYTHING!
I have rearranged my kitchen numerous times. There is limited cabinet space so I have to be smart about my storage. I have to say this can organizer was a GREAT investment.
(although it does look a little like a store)
I decided to separate my items into a few categories and for each category: a bin. That makes for easy find.
Snacks and goodies Pastas and dry soups
What used to be my misc paper stasher, I now have a nicely organized spice holder!
Top- frequent users (s&p) & Italian spices
Middle- Mexican and spicy spices
Bottom- spice packets, grill seasonings, and random things like Dill weed
All of my other cabinets are your usuals… Cups, wine glasses, Tupperware, mugs, oils/coffee stuff. Nothing worth showing.
The start of this supercharged task evolved from my purchase of this Ikea shelf.
Another smart investment. I love this closet and it serves a huge purpose, but there was so much middle space not being used. Insert shelf, and you have a nice organized, maximized purpose closet! (by the way.. that Dirt Devil is the greatest vacuum. Thanks black Friday)
Since I painted my two side tables… (which I am very proud of might I add) I have been able to organize them as planned. Kitty also enjoys this new change.
Bottom: cat toys, top movies (he can help himself. Now I just need to train him to put them away.)
Bottom:Various cables and cords
Top, manuals for all my electroics and corresponding CDs
Next will be my desk, but Renny’s dad kindly offered to fix it up for me. He is doing a MUCH better job then I would have! (THANKS) Until then, Here is my desk, and everything that goes in it…
Next time, I will show you the great new and improved desk, along with my book shelf, coffee table and the TV stand….
on a side note, we lost a family member today. She lived a VERY long time…. Love you Schmockers.