Wyatt's Godmother and my best friend Shelly came in this weekend, and I was determined to give her maternity clothes back, so here goes the next edition of Project De-Clutter (my lifelong journey and sometimes Constant Sorrow). I am not planning to have my closets done professionally any time soon, and there are PLENTY of clothes that I probably need to get rid of. But I am trying to make a workable space with the shelving I have. I will post finished product pictures, well, when I have a finished product, but I did some work during Wyatt's Friday morning nap. (I know, baby naps, Momma naps, but sometimes the Project takes precedence.)
Let's take a look at our tools first. I have some Rubbermaid shelves (from college) in there and decided to re-organize a bit. After a busy school year and soccer season, these were full of warm "ski" socks, gloves, scarves, undershirts for school outfits, yadda yadda...just a mess! Thanks to C. Cowboy we have the Brother label-er which we use for our office needs, and it came in handy for the closet.
|The bedroom as the madness starts|
|Have to get these out of the ordinary drawers. You just don't need them all year.|
After a trip to Target, I've got a couple of bins for socks to clear out room in my dresser for t-shirts and shorts and whatnot, a larger Rubbermaid to store my maternity clothes, and well, some other knick knacks like picture frames that one of course needs, not for the closet, but for something right? Like I said, I will post fully organized closet picks later, but I've got some work to do.
Also in Project De-Clutter is a plea for help. I'm a flat surface addict. Give me a flat surface, I will make an office out of it. See evidence below:
|The wrap around counter|
|Close up--wrap around counter|
|Phone area (and this is NEAT for me)|
And you haven't even seen the coffee table. I need suggestions for dealing with my clutter. There are things that I need to deal with -- packages to mail to friends, thank-you notes to write, Wyatt's baby album to work on, notebook for jotting down ideas, bills, magazines -- Help!
Do you have any suggestions? You can see my space. How do you organize items that you need out and about on a daily basis so you don't forget to deal with them?