Spring is almost over, and even though it feels like Summer down here in So Flo, we're not quite there.We ARE getting ready for it though! The past few weekends we have been cleaning things up around the house. Well, the boy has. I've been helping/supervising.
We cut the lawn (I actually did this...), the boy trimmed the neighbors trees that have been intruding into our backyard, I helped pile it all up out front for bulk pickup, he cut up our non-functioning hot tub, I helped stack that up out front.... and then we successfully looked like white trash for 4 days until the truck came and picked it all up....
And then this past weekend, the boy pressure cleaned the patio, the sidewalk, and the windows. He's such a hard worker, even on his days off...
There was absolutely nothing I could do to help with this task except to keep his coozie full with a nice cold Budweiser. I finally decided that I needed to be productive too, so I took to organizing some stuff on the inside of the house!
I like to stay pretty organized, but every now and then even my most organized areas need a little sprucing. It seems to work best to just pull everything out and start over. So that's exactly what I did.
The linen closet was the first victim.
I emptied everything out... and then started putting it back in.
I keep all my seasonal and extra scented oils, and travel items in these stackable bins. I love these little bins. I got them at Target and they are all over my house.
See? This is my guest bathroom cabinet.
I also use them in my deep freezer.
So after I sorted through everything and put them in their respective bins, I put everything back in.
I know it looks like there is much more stuff in there now, and there is. I actually had a huge stack of towels on the table that I had been needing to put in, but I was putting it off because it was such a mess that I knew they wouldn't fit. I rolled up the beach towels, instead of folding (I think I can fit more this way) and I moved around the junk up top. I'm gonna get some more bins for the extra soaps and such on the right next time I hit Target.
Next up, I decided to re-do the junk drawer in the kitchen using some bins I got at Staples - 3 for $1!
I emptied that whole mess out onto the counter. Set out my bins, and then started the sorting.
Some stuff had to find a new home. And that new home may or may not have been the garbage can.
And then there was the talking beer opener. It definitely needed a new home. It went to live in the garage on the beer fridge, where I believe it should have always lived. I have no idea how it wound up in the junk drawer. Or why it's still in it's package....
So there it went to live. Still in it's package.
And I had a pretty organized junk drawer!