Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home Organization Week 1 Reveal

Week one was the kitchen and it was a HUGE job for our family.  The kitchen in our dumping grounds, the place where things go from my truck to the house and never progress further.  Where the shoes are kicked off every day and not taken to bedrooms.  It was a cluttered mess.

But no more.

I threw things out and boxed things to donate.  I emptied all of the cupboards and checked the dates on everything.  I cleaned out our medicine cabinet, which was really bad.  I cleared the space above the sink and love how it looks now.  The cat has a new perch in the window behind our table.

First, a little reminder of how it looked before.

Not too pretty, huh?  I didn't like inviting people over because of the clutter and chaos.

But no more!  We had people over for dinner the other night and I was excited to show them my kitchen.  It was awesome!  Ready for the reveal?  If you follow us on Instagram, you've already seen a little sneak peek of it.

I must say, it feels so great to walk into my kitchen every morning and not start the day in a cluttered mess!  I have more counter space now and love it!

Next up is the pantry.  I'm starting that tonight.  Luckily it's not very big, so it shouldn't take long at all!  I can't wait to share more of my home with all of you!

~*~Princess Bee~*~

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Home Organization Challenge: Week 1

Anyone who knows me, knows that clutter is my mortal enemy.  It surrounds me at all times.
I don't plan on it always being present, it just is.
It doesn't help that I'm not the most organized of people and I'm not a fan of cleaning.
I'm allergic, I swear.  Ask Queen Bee.  I get sick every time I clean anything.

But my household is suffering because of the clutter.
My sewing is taking a backseat to stress and distractions because I can't focus on sewing with all this clutter around me and on my mind.

It's time for a change.

A couple weeks ago, someone in one of my groups posted a link to this group on facebook about organizing and I joined on a whim.  I didn't know that the group owner was from A Bowl Full of Lemons and she has a published book on home organizing.  I also didn't know that on January 9, she was starting her 2016 Home Organization Challenge.

Challenge Accepted.

This week, we start with the kitchen.  Mine is a chaotic mess.

I've gotten about 1/4 of it done so far, luckily it's a weekly challenge, so I have until Friday to get the rest done!  I'll be breaking it up over the next few days.

I didn't get a picture of the before of all of our medicines and supplements, but the top space is over the sink and was completely full of different medications and supplements, and the cupboard was a disorganized mess that resulted in having to take everything out just to find a Band-Aid.  Not fun.

And because of the tornado that came through the day after Christmas and us having no power for 3 days, the fridge and freezer are going to be easy!  We've already thrown out everything in there and they're still rather bare.  Restocking everything we lost is taking some time, but that's ok.  We don't need everything all at once anyway.

On Friday, I'll post the rest of my kitchen progress!

~*~Princess Bee~*~