One more drawer – organized.. BAM!

Boy, that felt great! I opened up my “tupperware” drawer and happily tossed almost everything into the recycling bin. The stack of lids with no bottoms that match, the cool whip container, the bottoms with no tops…out you go! Why? Well, Amazon just delivered my three new sets of take-out containers! We went to our…

Micro-Organizing

I’ve lost track. I’m not sure what phase of organization I’m in right now, but this is the “micro-level” for sure. I have bins (oh, do I have bins!) with all kinds of sewing and crafting stuff: buttons, velcro, beads, colored pencils, jingle bells, construction paper, paint, miles of ribbon, crayons..yes, crayons. (My youngest “child”…

The vision is (finally!) taking shape..

Well, the new furniture was delivered on Saturday and we love it.  What struck me immediately as I sat on the sofa was this: what a view!  We have never had a couch in that room before and relaxing there with a cup of coffee yesterday morning made me realize how nice it was to…

Finding new spots for old things..

The last few weeks at our home have quite literally felt like a game of musical chairs, and tables, and lights and shelves… I keep moving things around, desperately searching for new spots to place old things. I must have put ten miles on a set of rattan chairs yesterday sliding them from room to…

To keep or not to keep..

This “life-re-org” is getting serious. I’ve moved from Phase One (clothes, pots n pans, small appliances etc) to Phase Two (bigger, more expensive stuff) The decision to pitch the treadmill that’s been hogging the corner of our bedroom and causing the carpet to ripple was easy..our exercise bike will most likely accompany it out the…

Bye Bye George…

So our unpacking saga continues..along with more than a few embarrassing revelations highlighting our tendency to lose track of “inventory” and overbuy when things are on sale. Exhibit A: I am the proud owner of 9 bottles of cooking oil; 4 olive and 5 canola. My husband is the equally proud collector of ridiculous quantities…