Saturday, January 01, 2011

Day 1 and I'm on a roll...

I was very excited to start the 21 Days to get Organized project today.
Challenge #1: Organize the dreaded junk drawer (or drawers..I have about 5)!
I started with kitchen junk drawer..
I had a phone book, batteries, old birthday cards and christmas cards stashed in there!

Here is the before:

And now the after:

I didn't buy any fancy organizers (I forgot), but I did put to use some of the GAZILLION Glad and Hillshire Farms reusable lunch meat containers!


After the main junk drawer I moved over to my Kitchen Utensil Drawer.
Before: there was so much crammed in that most times I had a hard time closing it.

After: I used more of my reusable containers and did some basic organizing. I do want to get a regular drawer utensil holder but for now these will work.
Looks a lot cleaner and it closes easier too!


I feel much better that those 2 drawers are now clean and "organized!"

I'm going to tackle these drawers next.....

This is a small entry side table that has been the catch-all for anything and everything...it's the drawer that I toss things in while doing a last minute walk through before company comes over....

another junk drawer in my hutch.......I know I can get it organized too!

8 comments:

Sally said...

Wow, you did great! That's an awesome way to re-purpose those containers. I think I have some floating around, too! You just gave me a great idea. :) Thanks, girlie!

Toni said...

Using the gladware is a perfect idea! Thanks for sharing. :) Toni

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Great work!

Megan said...

Wow! So ambitious!! My utensil drawers are on notice too. I think I need to get some organizers for those though. Not looking forward to it.

CityMom2 said...

I love the re-purposing of those containers! You are doing well. So I guess it's "ok" to do more than one drawer a day? Hah!
Citymom

Amanda said...

looks great. i used the same containers

Sassy Sites! said...

We are hosting "Operation Organization" over at Sassy Sites this month too! I would love to have you come over and link up with us!

xoxo
Marni

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites! Great job on using the plastic containers! Keep up the good work and keep linking up your progress with us too! :)