Monday, April 28, 2008

Organization

I have always been a tad obsessed when it comes to organization. Some people get an adrenaline high from jumping out of a plane...me, I get one from sorting out my mitten and scarf basket. My pantry has gotten me quite a few remarks, like, you could put that in a magazine. So, what if I like to have all my labels facing the same way, I say. I just like to know where everything is.

My kitchen is in a constant state of movement. Friends and family will come by and things will have been moved since the last time they were over. Me? I am always thinking that maybe the said item will serve a place better in a different spot. So, I have to try it....Eventually it will make a home somewhere. A spot that remains the same.

Since we have moved into the house I have been pret'near giddy every time I get a new shelf or a basket. Look, here's my new spice stuff. K and I filled and labeled all the little jars. See how nicely they fit into my drawer? Never again will I have to move spices all around in the cupboard to find what I need.



And this? This is the shelf in the mud room. Used to keep all the shoes from piling up all over. I even have 2 empty shelves on it left to fill! And the little coat rack...hung at just the right height so my little guy can hang all his sweatshirts and ball caps.



Here is where all the craft stuff goes...all nice and tidy in separate little labeled drawers so the kids know just where to look for it and so they know just where to put it when they are done.



At the last house we had a school closet. This one we have a school shelf. Here you will find paper, pencils, pens, anything one may need to finish a homework assignment.



This one? My most favorite so far. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE it. My root cellar shelves.(which there will be more added later!) Now I can keep all my canning stuff neatly in place. My empty jars and my filled jars. Ahhh....it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

8 comments:

Mim said...

oh, it's all so beautious! Can't wait to see what your orginizational OCD comes up with next. LOL My house is waiting!

Gnightgirl said...

ooo, I love organizing too. And an efficient kitchen; you have to be able to work goodly in there! I have tons of spices, and I keep them low on the pull out shelves, after writing the names on the lids with a sharpie. Keeps me from shuffling through the cabinet. I also store them in ball jars, and keep a tiny teaspoon in each jar. I think you can get the spoons from Ikea, a dozen for a couple bucks or something.

We're building our new kitchen now too, and so excited about cooking and organizing. whoo hooo!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh myyyyy, I am in heaven for you!!! When the going gets rough over here, I start cleaning out my pantry. My husband teases me mercilessly for it, too! I think this means that we are control freaks, Marcee...and if we can't control our outside world, we seek to control what we can...in this case our cupboards and shelves! But hey! Who cares - it feels so good! Your shelves and cupboards and hangy thing looks GREAT!! :-)

farm mom said...

Wow! A girl after my own heart. I'm envious!! :)

Christy said...

I like organizing too, I just don't do it very often. All your things are so beautiful. I especially like the organized spices. Ours are a mess.

frugalmom said...

mim: It is always something, right?

gnightgirl: Did Plint get the cabinets picked out?

Danni: A control freak, me? No...that cant be. It is not possible....

farm mom: It makes me all warm and fuzzy just to look at it. i walk around the house just looking at everything in its place. And then I smile. Okay, fine, Danni may be a tad bit right....

christy: The spice stuff is all new to me. Before I just put them all in a 9x13 cake pan and pulled it out of the cabinet every time. So I am loving the spice drawer. It is much easier to utilize.

Mikki said...

Where did you get that drawer spice organizer?? I want one!!!

frugalmom said...

mikki: I got it on Amazon. I love mine.