Time for another round of 15 minute organizing! My house is going to be so KonMari-ed by the end of this stay at home phase! I can’t figure out why my family isn’t as excited about it as I am. I keep telling them it’s magic! The magic of tidying up. Someday I’ll see some joint enthusiasm. Someday. ;)
I’m working on some bigger projects, but thought I’d share a few quick wins with you all today. If you’re home but feeling like time is still tight because now everyone else is home too try to carve out just 10-15 minutes a day to organize something. You’ll be amazed at the progress you can make and having something organized is an instant upper! This is a time when we can all use a little something to boost our moods. Exercise and cleaning a drawer are my go-tos. :)
First step is to put on your stay at home organizing clothes. Leggings – check. Cute and comfy tee – check. Favorite house shoes – check. Now we can organize!
(Sidenote: speaking of cute and comfy clothes.. Nordstrom just started a huge Spring sale – up to 40% off! I’ll add some favorites and things I’m looking at at the end of this post. All of the items from my last post are marked down now too!)
Ok.. I know this isn’t an awful “before.” But this drawer has been organized before. The problem was that I had so many items in it that when everything was clean this drawer was hard to close! I actually took this picture after I had taken some stuff out.
After! So much better! I vacuumed out all of the crumbs and only put back the items I use every week. Some items I never use I tossed.
Then the rest of the items I don’t use as often I corralled in this gray tray in the drawer below my ovens. To the right I store all of our grill/BBQ items but I had extra room in this drawer so now it’s also holding kitchen items I need but don’t use as much. Things like the ice cream scoop, potato masher, rolling pin. I only need those items once in a while so it’s nice to have them out of the way and not taking up space in the drawer I’m in and out of 5 times a day! Mom.. I’m sure you’re happy to see that I kept the rolling pin for you since you bought it to use when you’re visiting. You and I both know that baby isn’t getting used otherwise. ;)
Before of another drawer that wasn’t awful but I had a hard time closing when all the dish towels were inside. I vacuumed out the crumbs and tossed old towels. Many were missing from this pic because they were in the wash! I had too many. (These are my favorite dish cloths/towels by the way!)
Put everything back inside nice and neat. It won’t stay looking this perfect for long since El is in charge of folding all towels and she doesn’t appreciate neatness the same way I do.. ha. But that’s ok. It just feels good to have only favorites and to have the drawer vacuumed out. I don’t know how we accumulate so many crumbs in random kitchen drawers around here but we do! I’m always wondering if my kids just stand over them and eat crackers when I’m not looking.
Not too hard to imagine!
For the life of me I haven’t been able to keep this container drawer clean. I finally matched all of the lids to the containers (said good-bye to pieces that didn’t have a match) and came up with a better system.
Now THIS I can keep organized! I’m obsessed with these clear expandable deep drawer dividers! Perfect to separate containers from their lids and so much easier for me to find what I need.
You might remember in my last 15 min. organizing post I mentioned wanting to find a drawer divider that would work for this deep drawer I use for garbage/grocery sacks. I knew The Container Store wouldn’t let me down! These dividers come in a set of two and are so nice. They would be perfect for organizing inside clothes drawers too.
Cute Ad just snapped this pic of me finishing up my top kitchen cabinets.
I finally cleaned out this cupboard above my ovens! Forgot to take a before pic. I designed this cupboard when we built our house with dividers to hold all of my baking sheets. It was so stuff full of things I don’t use anymore! Nice to have just the essentials and I added some of my larger cutting boards on the right. (And you can see to the side of this pic our hall molding is up! I’ll share more pics on the blog soon!)
This entire corner of my kitchen is finally clean and organized!
Feels so good.
I gave my silverware drawer a quick clean out a few weeks ago.
And this hot mess of a drawer I finally started to tackle. What even is all of this!?
This drawer isn’t done (I’m not even sure I want all of this in the kitchen!) but I spent 15 minutes going through it and at least made some progress.
Small wins! They add up to big ones. And are keeping me sane at the moment. :)
Below are some favorites marked down at Nordstrom! So many cute things are on sale including my favorite Celine throw. Also right now Anthro is having a fun spring sale with 25% off all HOME and FURNITURE. They don’t do that very often! Time to do my part to help our economy. ;)
Anyone else working on fun organizing projects with your extra time at home? I’d love to hear what you’re chipping away at!