As you all know by now, I've been pretty obsessed with getting organized in 2013. Last week I shared my first "de-cluttering project," my painting studio, so this week I thought there would be no better way to start off a Monday morning (wah, wah...) than to share my latest project & one of my main focuses over the past weekend, our "dining area." I call it our dining area, but honestly, it's become our most-used "room" in the apartment, and has also taken on the role of my office, Ben's telework office, our storage unit, and our kitchen spillover area. Fun, right?
Since getting married in October and receiving lots of *wonderful* household gifts, our cabinets, floors, and corners have slowly filled with boxes of serving bowls, wine glasses, pots & pans, and other much-needed, yet very large items. Thus, our need for some major shelving and storage options (to get everything off of the floor!) and a major revamp of this multi-use room.
So, this past weekend we got to work! Take a look below for some fun "before" and "after" shots of this space...
Images of two more little household projects are below:
I've been using sticky post-it notes all over my house as reminders to "encourage" myself to organize certain
areas :). They say things like, Task: Closet. Remove all clothing items no longer worn. Helpful Hint: Organize into named piles, Never Worn, Sentimental, Keep, etc. Hopefully this will help keep me on track!
Genius, isn't it? Thanks, Kristy! I think I may do the same thing around my house, as it can be easy to forget about organizing projects as January slips away...
I hope that you, too, can find a way to make small--yet important--changes in your life this week.