Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mission: Organization

The title isn't really accurate. I'm a very organized person most of the time. It drives me batty if there are things out of place around here. I'm not sure if it is fortunate or unfortunate, but Chloe Jo inherited my OCD nature (or CDO...I like the letters in order...).

Moving on...How is it that we can accumulate so. much. stuff. in a short amount of time? It never ceases to amaze me. I have sent several bags of things to our local Twice as Nice to donate in the last few months. I cleaned out Chloe Jo's toys and got rid of the remaining infant toys that she doesn't play with anymore. I ridded out my closet and chunked a bunch of clothes that I no longer wear and I got rid of some kitchen appliances like a small crockpot that we replaced with a larger one a few weeks ago and a rice cooker that we have had for a year that I didn't use even once.

The biggest things I have done, though, in the last week are organizing/ridding out my scrapbooking stuff and cleaning out the entertainment cabinet drawers.

I didn't have much excess in the way of scrapbooking stuff, but I had a very disorganized plastic bag of ribbon and I had a ton of stickers I needed to go through. I ended up giving a bunch of stickers that I would never use to Chloe Jo and went through the ribbon and managed to fit all my SIX ribbon boxes and one other box that I emptied. The biggest project was sorting all of my paper! I finally went through it and sorted into boxes by color. Everything will be so much easier to find now that I don't have to search through 4 boxes of paper just to find one specific color.
The next thing was to clean out the entertainment cabinet drawers. We have 2 drawers in our cabinet and they were both stuffed so full that it gave me an anxiety attack just opening them. Plus, there wasn't room for Chloe Jo's DVD's so they were being stored on a shelf in her room. Russ and I went through everything a couple of days ago and got rid of most of the cases for the CD's and DVD's and put them all in cases that take up much less room. We also ridded out the ones that we don't listen to or watch and that freed up a lot of space. There was enough freed up space that we were able to get all of Chloe Jo's DVD's in a small case.
Everything looks so much better! It gives me great pleasure to have things organized in a way that will be easier for us to use.


Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Great job,I love organizing things!

Ashley said...

Organized spaces make me oh-so-happy! I need to do that to some areas of my house FOR SURE! It is just making the time to do it :)

Amy Powell said...

hooray for organization! I love getting things all put together nicely & it seems like you've done a great job!