I Heart Organizing

I really do love organizing. If I could spend ALL day organizing I would…..but I’d bore everyone. We spent the whole weekend cleaning out the house…..getting rid of things we don’t need and organizing closets and cabinets. Lisa walked in this morning and asked where did everything go? Success!

Boo and I cleaned her closet and drawers out.  Then we moved her desk from the playroom into her room.  She was so excited….and spend a few hours organizing her desk drawers.  The horse lamp was mine….my dad brought it back from overseas when I was little:

Graffiti Spraypainted Desk Furniture via lilblueboo.com

 

I attacked the pantry and couldn’t believe how much food was expired.  Now it looks bare: CONTINUE READING

10 Ways I Keep Organized

There are tons of tips out there on keeping organized….here are 10 that work for me!

1. Organizing your house doesn’t mean you have to devote entire days to it. I do a TON of multitasking….especially when watching movies or catching up on my reality TV. Every once in a while I’ll just pull out a drawer and put it on the coffee table or the bed and let Boo help me organized it……then I’ll put the drawer back once the movie is over. It doesn’t even feel like I did any work!

 

2. I could spend ALL day EVERY day just returning items to their RIGHT places…..especially since our home is spread out.  I keep a dedicated basket in a high traffic area to throw everything that needs to go back (clothes, toys, brushes, shoes etc). Once or twice a week I spend 30 minutes carrying the basket around returning everything to it’s place:

 

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A Peek Into Our Closets

I think one of the most important ingredients in organizing is shelving!  I designed and built every single one of our closets (I like to surprise Mr. LBB when he gets home from work with a finished project.) I used Easy Closets to design each closet and a few days later the UPS truck showed up at our doorstep with 52 boxes of pre-cut shelving, hardware, instructions etc. Every box was numbered and the instructions went step by step through each closet. It was easy. I went with the simplest systems (white, no molding and brushed nickel hardward) and they are the highest quality (3/4″ thick melamine):

 

Kids Room Closet Organization via lilblueboo.com

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