Monday, November 17, 2008

Organizing Before and After ~ Giving Thanks

I'm concentrating on my kitchen drawers today. Sorry for the dark pictures, my kitchen light wasn't working.



Here are my "after" pictures...
For my kitchen junk drawer I found this neat organizer at Walmart. The top tray slides up and down and there are plenty of little sections. I measured the width, but never thought to measure the depth and length.

No matter how hard I tried, I could not get it to fit. I ended up using the smaller section, along with another organizer I had. It's amazing how much "junk" I ended up getting rid of!

A few weeks ago I found a big bag of vintage hem bias tape and lace trim at the thrift store, so I put all of it in the larger section of the organizer.



I moved my wooden spoons to a mason jar on my stovetop.

I also gave Phillip's office a deep cleaning. Daisy likes to sneak pencils under his desk and chew them up.

She also likes empty milk dud boxes.

Can you tell she gets away with anything and everything? ;0)

Our poor doll house has been empty (except for junk and dust) for several months. When Daisy was a puppy she liked to eat the furniture, so I put everything up until she was older.

Grace had fun going through everything this afternoon.

And she did a *wonderful* job setting everything up again!


TJ said...

Don't we all have drawers like this? Mine was straightened out when a piece of the drawer broke, and hubby had to dump it all on the floor while fixing it. I really wonder how many of the pieces in the drawer I need.

. said...

Oh, you must not look at my drawers. They need so much a good decluter and cleaning...


Adrienne said...

I'm working on cleaning and organizing. Always working on it, or so it seems. I've been cleaning my office - sorting and tossing and recycling and shredding. Amazing what you find when you do that! Thanks for your inspiration. The kitchen drawers should be next but I think they will have to wait a bit until something more urgent is redone.

glorv1 said...

Mine is definitely worse than your pictures. ;) I'll have to check back and see the after. Take care.

Marianna said...

Eek...don't remind me! It's simply amazing to me how junky a junk drawer can become in three short months!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, I think your kitchen drawers look like they are used by a very good cook. :-) Love, Debbi

Scott and Kerri said...

Hi Kelli,
I have a puppy that likes toilet paper. She likes to take it under the computer desk and shred it! I am in an organizing frame of mind. I just sent my husband to walmart to get me some totes. I'm organizing the seasonal items I have. (Thank you for sharing how you do it:)
Love Kerri

Kelli said...

Daisy likes toilet paper, napkins, and dryer sheets, too. :0)

Jules said...

wow-great organizing skills. thanks for sharing it gives me a few ideas. what brand was that drawer organizer you bought at wallyworld?

Sarah said...

I love the dollhouse~!

Brenda said...

We are all cleaning and organizing lol.
Oh yea I didn't see my name on a card =( looks like I am going to miss one great meal.

Susie Homemaker said...

It feels so good when the projects that we least like to do get finished...Thanks for giving me the push I needed to take care of some everday tasks that needed tending to...


Leigh said...

I CAn see from those puppy dog eyes why she gets away with things! Ohhh!

And the dollhouse looks great!

Lady Katherine said...

Your drawers look wonderful, I am always digging to find something. The doll house is done so lovely.