My house needs a good, thorough organizing.
I knew it before, but after seeing Sue Smith Moak’s photos (Sue writes the Rockinrsranch blog), that she shared on our Living Large Facebook page yesterday, which showed how neatly even her closets are organized, I hung my head in shame.
A couple of weeks ago, Dale and I found some see-thru plastic containers with a good seal at one of the Big Box hardware stores and we purchased six of them so I could begin organizing the basement of The Belle Writer’s Studio.
I store some canned goods, as well as other things I use in the kitchen that will not fit into the house there and it is a disaster. Most of the stuff lives in cardboard boxes that were moved here from the city and I end up having to go through these boxes looking for what I need. Other items are moldy and need to be tossed (this happened before we put in our dehumidifier down there).
I still haven’t gotten down there yet. While it isn’t as hot down there, it is still pretty toasty with no air in the basement and I’m going to wait to tackle that and the large storage building when it cools off.
Now, back to the house. I know for many, you will need to get kids back into school within the next month. It is also too hot in much of the country to do much else outside, so this is the perfect time of the year for an organizing party.
Each week, I will focus on a different room of Our Little House and you might want to play along as well. After all, it’s much more fun doing chores when you know someone else is doing them too, even if it is virtually.
We can use the forum to share organizational tips and report progress. To help motivate, I’ve come up with at least a couple of giveaways to correspond to different rooms of the house. Check back here each Thursday for those.
In the meantime, here’s what I did this week to prepare for the challenge.
- I made a list of everything that needs to be done in each room of the house to help organize.
- Made a list of what to do each week, so I am not overwhelmed looking at the entire house. (We’ll be starting in the kitchen, so if you want to make your own list and compare it with my kitchen list next week and maybe give any tips you have on organizing the kitchen, that would be great!)
Now, we just need to set aside a couple of hours each weekend to accomplish our tasks. Are you with us? Go!