Thursday, January 9, 2014

Time to start cleaning and organizing... I need Peter Walsh to come organize my home!

I have such the bug to start organizing. I feel like our home has hit complete chaos, clutter mode, and I am sick of it! Everywhere I turn there is a pile that I keep meaning to get to. But rather than getting to any of them, I just keep adding to them. Where is Peter Walsh when you need him? O.K. I know he is famous and all, and it would cost a ridiculous amount of money to have him come work over our home, but a girl can dream can't she?

So yesterday was my breaking point. You know that moment... You have tripped over a pile for the last time, or you have knocked a pile of papers off of the counter onto the floor for like the hundredth time. Yep that was me.

My kitchen counter was first on my list. I am embarrassed to say all of the horrible things that were happening on that counter. Right after Thanksgiving I knocked over a wax warmer, and spilled wax all over the counter. Yep it was still there, apparently I never got around to scraping it up.  Now having scraped it up, I see why I put it off for so long.  Then there was the section of counter that still had a filled grocery bag (from like 2 weeks ago) that needed to be put away. I realized the reason I had not moved it, was because it was holding up the stack of books and junk mail I had been meaning to go through. I wish I could say that was all, but it wasn't. What I can say, is now it is all clean, and I have a functioning kitchen counter again.

Second on my list was the girls hair clip drawer in their bathroom. I was at a point where I hated to open the drawer. I could never find two matching clips, and head bands were so jammed in there that we were starting to brake them when we tried to pry the drawer open. So I decided to take an artist canvas and cover it with fabric and ribbon to make a clip and head band holder. It actually isn't completely finished. I still need to add 3 or 4 small coffee hooks to hang their soft hair bands. They will hang just to the right of the headband holders. I think it turned out kind of cute.

Today I plan on tackling the stack of papers on top of the refrigerator, and my horrific bathroom counter. They both make me cringe. I would like to say that I will be all done after that, but not even close. I still need to tackle the coat closet that will not close, my sock drawer which I have started just throwing socks in without matching them up, a craft room that has disaster written all over it, and lets not forget about the laundry room.

I hope you are doing better than I, and did not let your home get away from you over the Holidays. I really don't know how this happened, but I also don't know how I gained ten pounds. Doesn't matter, now it is time to take care of business.


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