Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kitchen Organizing Tips: Tying it all Together!



This is the final post in the kitchen organizing tips series!  For those of you who follow my blog regularly, it probably felt like this series would never end.  I started it back in November... put it on hold... twice... and here I am nearly 6 months later... finally wrapping it up.  Thank you so much for hanging in there with me!

I have one final tip for you today and I'll show the whole kitchen and how it fits together (since most of the posts just showed small areas). 

Monday, April 21, 2014

365 Items in 365 Days Challenge: April Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 111th day of the year today so your target is to have purged 111 items by now.  But don't worry if you're behind ... there's still lots of time to declutter!

Our 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group continues to grow!  I'm still adding new people on a regular basis and you are jumping in and sharing pictures, asking questions, and encouraging others.  It's amazing to be part of.

If you haven't joined yet, click here and ask to join and I'll add you.  It's a great way to be encouraged by others who are decluttering and find motivation to continue when you're feeling discouraged. I often see someone else's decluttering posts or pictures and think, "I should purge that too!"

Today I want to share what I've been decluttering this month.  My hope in doing this is to give you ideas on items you can declutter too.

I'm seeing progress in my decluttering efforts which is exciting!  Here's how I can tell...

I actually commented on Saturday night to my hubby that this was the first Easter in a long time that I didn't have a minor meltdown before hiding eggs for the kids.  In the past our home was so cluttered that it was hard to tell what was left behind by the bunny.  Which always made me feel bad.  But this year our home was less cluttered and fairly tidy.  Yay!  #itsthesmallthings

Friday, April 18, 2014

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Furniture for Kitchen Storage




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

Earlier this week I shared how I used an old microwave stand for extra storage in my kitchen.  It got me thinking about other pieces of furniture that could be used in a kitchen.

Here are a few creative ways to re-purpose furniture from other rooms in your home to give you extra storage in your kitchen!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3 More Storage Solutions for the Kitchen


How is your kitchen organizing going?  Have you been applying lots of the tips I've shared in this series? Along the way, I've showed you lots of storage solutions for your kitchen, and today I want to show you 3 more items I used in my kitchen. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Organizing my Organizing Supplies




Do you keep organizing supplies and products so you can use them when you're organizing?  Empty baskets, bins, jars, or other containers that you no longer need in one place in your home that can be used when you organize another?  Or maybe you bought some fantastic organizing containers on sale but haven't actually done anything with them yet? 

Yeah... me too.  I don't buy a lot of things without having a specific plan in mind, but I do pick up some items that I know I use regularly if I see a great deal on them. 

The trouble is, with all the decluttering I've been doing, I'm ending up with a lot of empty containers from other parts of my home too!  Plus, to be more cost effective, I'd been keeping a bunch of empty food containers to use for organizing. 

My organizing supplies needed organizing.