Those of you that have been in my kitchen (or in my house for that matter) will laugh that I am posting about any kind of organization. Let's just say I am not by nature a super organized person. I am rather laid back, and my house reflects that. I do, however, like a somewhat minimal and clean home, so I need all the help I can get to keep it that way.
So today, I am posting tips for the organization of the naturally unorganized.
Part One: Fridge Junk
Part Two: Pet Gear
Part Three: Counter Clutter
I keep my counters as bare as possible. With the food, homework, dishes, etc. that end up on the counters everyday, I just don't like to add extra clutter in the form of lots of decorations, or too many appliances or anything. And yet we still end up with that inevitable pile of stuff everyday. You know the stuff, the merit badge applications, report cards, assignments, brochures, mail, catalogs, etc. Well here's what I do. First of all, I recycle all junk mail as soon as I take it out of the mailbox. It never even makes it into the house. This step has saved me a TON of work since I started doing it. Catalogs I want to look at (Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, etc.) are the exception. For those, I simply put them on the magazine shelf on my entry table until I can look at them. Every few months I sort through the magazines, and toss the out of date catalogs.
And that's it! Organization tips from and for the unorganized. I can't wait to do more January cleaning and organizing. And I have GOT to get rid of all the Christmas decorations.
Speaking of Christmas decorations. I know we are all sick of Christmas, but I wanted to let you know my Candyland Christmas door was featured on a fun online magazine, Front Porch Ideas and More, and you can see the feature here.
Happy New Year and Happy Organizing!
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