Are you wondering what happened to my week 2 update? Yeah, well, I didn't really have any progress. This week I kicked my butt in gear and got SOMETHING accomplished. I started this week by revisiting Laura's PROCESS to get organized. My Basement doubles as a storage/play room, so I still need to be a bit creative. My biggest problem is the clutter and I need to purge! Another problem I have is my darling sons constantly get into stuff that they aren't supposed to because I have it left out in the open. First, I finished organizing the only closet in the basement to house those items.
If you remember, this is what my closet looked like last time:
Here is the final product:
On the left hand side, I put on my Thirty One supplies. On the right side I have my craft/school supplies organized. I wanted to make sure I put these items in the closet because Little Bro would have a heyday with the markers, stickers, glue and anything else he could get his hands on. I LOVE having a spot for everything. Luckily, I already had the containers on hand. The clear shoe boxes were a bargain find at Kroger for $0.15 each this past summer. I went a little crazy with the labels, but I love knowing what is in every box.
All of this is leaving my house!
My Garage Sale Pile
While I was purging, I also found two projects that required my immediate attention. The first was this entire laundry basket containing a little bit of everything. I am pretty sure it was the result of an unexpected visitor. I must have grabbed everything I could, stuffed it in the basement, and forgot about it.
My other little project was this bin filled with greeting cards. I originally had what I thought was a great way to organize them, but obviously it wasn't working.
This is my new system:
It is questionably whether I will finish by Wednesday, but I am motivated to finish this project as soon as possible. I am hoping with 2-3 hours of work each night, I will at least get the totes gone through and eliminate at least half! Wish me luck!