Getting Organized, Of Course

Everyone in the whole world wants to organize their lives come January, amirite? I’m right. And I’m no different.

Because my schedule is a bit insane the first two weeks of January (I work 8am-7:30pm Monday-Friday during this time), I don’t get to do the giant purge my heart desires. Rather, I wake up an extra 15 minutes early (ughh 5:45am) so I can tinker for a few minutes before work. It sets my mind at ease, and it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something for ME outside of work.

This means I put away and throw out all the crap I accumulated throughout the holidays (and…ahem..for the past 6 months or so). This morning before work I took 15 minutes and:

  • Put away a canvas tote that’s been next to my microwave since the summer
  • Sorted a cardboard box full of craft supplies that’s been on my guest room floor since about August
  • Put my pile of “things to donate” in an actual bag so it doesn’t get covered with the hair of 5 pets
  • Actually emptied the recycle bin and put away the dishes in the strainer

Whew! That feels like a lot, and doing a few things like that every day really adds up. I got myself some storage bins and gathered together some of my jar hoard and have been corralling/reorganizing things as well.

Our bar got a little cluttered over the holidays and I pared that down a lot as well. Decanting has been helpful- clear glass storage instead of ugly labeled bottles is easier on the eyes. My tequila and whiskey are in a super cute bottles (thanks, SWEESE™!) and it just makes me so much happier to look at these does it does to stare at old torn, ugly labels. Get your own here.

sweese clear glass bottles

On top of the fridge I have acute canvas bin (from Marshalls) to hold all the dog toys/puzzles we leave out while we’re at work. And on top of the cabinet in the entry I have a frosted plastic bin to hold towels, winter shoes, and gloves that we use entering and leaving the house.

storage bin options- cloth and plastic

Up in the guest room I keep all our important paperwork on my desk. I have one pendaflex for bills/tax info and one for pet medical records, corralled into a nice basket from Target.

Next up, I need to tackle the linen closet and my own bedroom closet!

Looking for some more organizational tips? I wrote a whole series on it a few years ago! Check out the landing page {here}.

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