Saturday, August 27, 2011

UPDATED: I'm one of those awesome housekeeping bloggers now.

Last night, for the first time, I went to bed in my new house with all the dinner dishes still scattered across my kitchen, food dried to a crust on them.  Woke up, wondered what that smell was.  Oh right.  I'm a lazy pig.  

Aaaaaand...this house is now our home.

It's not a total loss, though.  I'm still making considerable progress towards the life of my Pinterest fever dreams. What was I doing instead of washing dishes last night, you ask?  Why, I was unpacking dozens of small, coordinated storage boxes and baskets, labeling them, and stacking them neatly in the spare bedroom.  I now know where the glue is at all times, you guys.  It's in the green Rubbermaid shoe box labeled "Glue & Tape."  Elmer's glue, glue sticks, Super Glue, Gorilla glue, hot glue gun?  All there.  Duct tape, Scotch tape, packing tape, masking tape?  CHECK.

This post really needs photos.  I don't think you're getting the full picture here of how gorgeous my labeled storage containers really are.  I have green IKEA boxes:
My pretties.

One is labeled "Instruction Manuals," and believe it or not, it actually contains instruction manuals.  So Martha, right?  The others are happily empty, waiting to be filled by my highly organized crap.  And the plastic shoe boxes!  I have one for "Batteries."  And one for "Post-its & Note Paper."  And one for "Pens & Pencils," and one for "Craft Markers."  And one for "Magnets."  Yes, I have that many magnets.  I don't know.  But they have a place, and a label, and all is well.

I'll post photos.  You guys have no idea.  Just wait.

Watch out, Jen at IHeartOrganizing.  I am so moving into your turf.  (I love that blog, btw.  Read it obsessively. It fits perfectly into my fantasy life where people wash dishes and decorate their homes.)


Here are some photos.  Brace yourselves for the awesome, ok?

OK that's totally underwhelming, now that I look at it.  Shut up.  It's a work in progress.  For a reminder of what I'm working with here, please see this post.  Now.  Isn't this amazing?  Thank you.

Oh, and just because, here's a shot of another corner of that same room.  My reading corner.  It makes me happy.

Pay no attention to the, um...Princess.  This is one of those times when the title is ironic.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the love, and congrats on your newly organized space! I would heart to see pictures, and isn't it the best feeling to know where everything is? Life will only be better from here on out!

    happy organizing!


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