Sunday Night Check-In: Organized

 

Last week was a big week at work for me. Our training event that had been in the works ever since I arrived on Whirlpool soil was held, and I think it went very well. But I had some early starts, and I was worn out by the end of each day. So, my house and me got short shrift last week. I didn’t eat well, I didn’t exercise, and my house was a disaster. I promised myself I’d do better over the weekend and would get back to normal this week.

Before and after…

 

One of the issues with my house is the lack of closet space on the main floor. There are some tiny closets, but houses that are 100 years old are just not made to hold all of the stuff we collect these days. My shoes were all over the floor, and I couldn’t make those shelves hold all of the things I crammed on them. Every time I looked in my closets or tried to find anything, I got frustrated and started to think I was going to have to remodel my house already. I was exhausted just thinking about it. .

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My friend Angel told me she was one of those household organizers when I saw her in Chicago. I texted her and sent pictures of all of my problem closets. She sent me some suggestions, and I checked out her company’s website – Organizing Boston. I got some great ideas from their Facebook page, and I headed out to TJ Maxx to see if they had some stuff I could use to get organized. If not, I planned to head to Mishawaka IN which is the closest large shopping district to me.

Before and after linen closet…

TJ Maxx had more than enough baskets and bins for me to organize my tiny closets, my bathroom and my makeup drawer. I still need to do something with my jewelry, but I feel so much better now that my things are put away nicely. I feel so much better than I made lunch for tomorrow, and I am making plans to get out and exercise early. This week is going to be a better week.

My hall closet… I wish I had a before picture. It was awful.

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If you have any great tips on organizing jewelry, drop me some suggestions. Angel suggested this cork board! I think it’s pretty cool.

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