Thursday, May 17, 2012

Organizing inspiration...or nesting in action?

When you live in a small house like ours, being organized and utilizing every nook and cranny to its full potential is a must. Something that I have yet to master. Being truly organized, having a well thought out plan is something that does not come easily for me. Why? I don't know, it's just who I am! But, thanks to this wonderful invention named Pinterest, all that has changed. I might not be able to come up with my own ideas on how to organize, but I can take other peoples ideas and use them for my own! This idea comes from a blog I found on Pinterest Called a bowl full of lemons.

Below you see a picture of the under the sink cabinet. We are about to enter...BEWARE!

YIKES!! We have been living like this for quite some time! Using about 10% of what is in there. After seeing the blog, and seeing what this space could be, I knew it was time. So, first, remove all this junk. The big basket is full of cleaners. Some, I'm ashamed to say are EMPTY! I took all the stuff out, got out what I use daily, cleaned the basket, put all the rarely used cleaners back. Things like the wasp spray, febreez, carpet and floor cleaner. This basket now resides in the laundry room. Next the big plastic drawer. Really just a big waste of space. Got rid of it. It can be used for something else, somewhere else!


Ok, we are empty! I wiped it down good with soapy water. It was gross. (this pic is pre wipe down)

Next, I lined the bottom with contact paper. The blogger raved about targets selection, but it must have been from a later time because their good selection is now online only :( so, I found this bright cheerful color at Walmart. It's really just to add a little something to an otherwise boring space.

And, walah! Ah, it's like a breath of fresh air!

I had a few cabinet organizers that were not being used to their full potential, so I had David move them here to be better used!

I can actually put the dish rack down here! It's great!

With another Anderson addition on the way, organizing is a must. Trying to make life a little less hectic! I plan to continue my organizing itch throughout the house. Poor David! I'm sure you will all hear about how he can't find anything because I keep moving it all! Well, he's right...but hopefully once I find a way to do these things in a good, functional manner, they wont have to be moved again and again. That's my goal anyway!

Thank you PINTEREST for leading me to a bowl full of lemons to help me!


1 comment:

  1. Awesome idea about the door mounted racks down there! My closets are a nightmare, I need to follow your lead!