I thought I would start a new segment, if you will, for my blog. I am hopeful that it will keep me motivated. I enjoy organizing things, but keeping them that way tends to be hard for me. I usually blame it on my creativity, but it boils down to the fact that I have trouble maintaining a clean house. My husband likes the house to be picked up, and I know it isn’t good to crisis clean before people come over. Anyway, I decided that since we were snowed in this week I would start a few re-organizing projects. I have been working on the kitchen all week. I have been cleaning out cabinets, rearranging where things go, getting rid of clutter, and having fun with my label maker. I started this on Tuesday and I am still not finished, but I thought I would share a little of my progress.
The two pictures below are of the office area in our kitchen. I reorganized a set of the upper cabinets to house some of the things that were on the counters.
I also decided that the clean laundry pile in the living room was getting to be too much. So, after setting my timer for 15 minutes three different times the laundry was folded and put away this morning. Of course, there is still more to do as always. With six people in the house, one of whom is in cloth diapers, we create a lot of laundry.
I also wanted to share a project that my husband and I did a few years ago. We inherited two end tables when my grandmother passed away. I didn’t like how they were getting dings and scratches in them from my kids (Surely they would never do anything like that. HA!). My husband decided that he could router out about 1/4″ on most of the top of the tables and then we could lay tile inside. I don’t know how he did it, but he did a great job. The tile fit perfectly. Now the tables are pretty resistant to whatever the kids dish out. We can also set a drink on them without worrying about a coaster, although with a toddler in the house setting a drink on an end table isn’t a good idea anyway. You can also see from the picture a project I am working on. I am nearly finished crocheting another afghan for next Christmas. I probably would have been done by now if I wasn’t doing so many other projects. As my husband says, “Too many irons in the fire”, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.