I'm so excited that I recently re-organized two small areas in my house. Nothing extreme, by any means (I haven't had the courage to start on my hoarder's den-of-an-office yet), but definitely a great start to my Spring Cleaning Fever!
I LOVE my house. We have a flat-roof, stucco, southwest style house, built in the 50s or 60s. The only bad part about the house is that back in those days, most houses had really small bathrooms and closets. So my masterbath is not big enough for a full-size vanity. As a result of this, I put makeup on and do my hair in our room and use a dresser as the place to store all my goodies.
This is what my dresser usually looks like...
Disturbing, right? This scene has electrical/trip hazard written all over it. Poor my husband - every time he tried to get into his sock drawer he'd end up tangled in my blow dryer or extension cords...so, it was time to get organized.
I found these cute matching baskets at Dollar General for $4-$6 each. Not bad, huh?
Next, I tackled my entryway table.
This is what the entryway table usually looks like...papers stacked everywhere. I love piles - piles of unopened mail, piles of opened but not sorted mail, piles of junk mail...etc. I desperately needed to get organized.
I ordered some nice containers from The Container Store and re-organized. The bottom shelf includes a file organizer. The files are labeled - To Be Paid, To Be Filed, To Take Action On, Marcie's Work, Jeremy's Work/School.
I ordered three magazine holders - one for catalogs I want to save, one for Jeremy's 4Wheeler Magazines, and one for my Martha Stewart and Parenting Magazines.
On top I have two boxes - incoming mail (that hasn't been opened or sorted) and outgoing mail that needs to be taken to the post office. My husband thinks the mailboxes are redundant and we won't end up using them...but we'll see. I think it's going to work nicely! I especially like not having piles of unopened mail for all to see as they walk in!