I have a dear friend whose cupboards are beautifully organized,
much to my envy, I admit.
Finally, I took the plunge to organize my own cupboards and spaces.
The result was a quick addiction...possibly a new obsession.
Once one space was organized,
I felt so much satisfaction and content with it,
I would just go open the door and stare at it, a euphoric glaze in my eye.
My first project was the miscellaneous closet in the bathroom
containing all kinds of herbal remedies,
a plethora of first aid supplies,
and all kinds of other medical stuff.
Gathering baskets I purchased at the dollar store,
I emptied the random and chaotic mess in the closet.
I then began making groups,
and eventually worked out appropriate smaller groups for the baskets.
The effect so elated me,
I immediately began making plans for the next area.
Like a drug, with just one try, I was hooked.
Next I moved on to the children's bathroom,
where multiple bottles of shampoo, conditioner, face wash, body wash, and bubble bath
vied for position on the shower shelves,
often ending up knocked over and used liberally by the littles,
to the horror of the true owners.
My techy daughter, Rose, found this idea on Pinterest.
It is working wonderfully.
I bought a tension rod and hung it over the wall side of the tub/shower.
Back at the dollar store,
I found baskets with handles and shower curtain rings to hang the baskets on.
Now each big person has their own basket for their stuff, out of reach to smaller people.
I just had to organize something else, so down to the cellar I went.
Oh the delight of an organized food storage area.
The 40 gallon cans in the middle of the floor are for big staples
such as flour, sugar, rice, wheat, and salt.
My most recent little project was the most miserable cupboard in the kitchen.
The one where everything falls out as soon as you open the door.
You probably guessed it,
the storage container cupboard.
Again Rose came to the rescue with the idea of using a dish drainer for all the lids.
We put them in smallest to largest.
Loving this one.
Who knew the sheer joy awaiting the one who organizes!