Remember how I said organization would be a big theme around here early this year? Well, let’s start things off with a small, easy project.
I usually want to start big, or start everything at once. Then I get overwhelmed and frustrated and never finish. So, I’m trying things differently in 2014. Starting small. Taking one day at a time.
And reorganizing our kitchen “junk” drawer is a good way to start.
I say “junk” because this drawer isn’t really full of junk. If it were junk, I’d just get rid of it. But it’s full of the little items we frequently need: scissors, tape, ibuprofen, packets of flower food, rubber bands, etc. Even though I added a few organizers to this drawer shortly after we moved in two years ago, all the items still seemed to get jumbled together. The other problem is that this is one of the spots where we stash things as we’re rushing to clean up for a party. Just shove it in a drawer!
But, I’ve had enough of the tape getting friendly with the twist ties, and random stuff piling up. Like one singular, lonely blue button, and a couple of screws. So, I emptied everything out of the drawer and got to work.
I should create a scavenger hunt out of this photo for you guys. The single lonely blue button should be easy to spot. Also, I am a mint-tin hoarder. All five of those Altoid tins are empty.
I played around with configuring the organizers to see what would fit where.
Then I filled them up:
The things we use most frequently are right up front in easy reach: scissors, tape, restaurant gift cards, a little something for a sweet tooth. And yes, I do go through a fair amount of flower food. I almost always have fresh flowers around our house, and the grocery store always includes more packs than are needed in their bouquets.
Is organization a big theme for you this time of the year? Do you start small or prefer to get the big stuff out of the way?