Ask anyone who knows me, I’m an ultra-organized person. I get really excited when I see a mess that I can get my hands on and make into an organized, reasonable, well-thought out pile of stuff. I don’t remember, but my mama’s mantra must have been “everything has a place, and everything in its place” because that’s the way my orderly little mind thinks.
Below are some pictures of some areas I’ve organized. I’ve posted the first two closets before – they’re in my third bedroom which is now an office. I like to scrapbook and sew, and I wanted a place to organize those supplies plus just everyday things like cards, stationery and gift bags. As I mentioned before, I took off the doors for those two closets and started there.
This is an up-close picture of a garage sale shelf that keeps my scrapbooks nearby.
Some paint, stamps and a great carousel of scissors with different cutting designs that Carrie bought me last year – so handy! I recently bought these plastic drawers for stationery, gift bags, tissue paper and Christmas bags and cards. I put temporary labels on the drawers but I would love to put vinyl letters – that would be much cuter!
These are some soft baskets for my iron and other supplies in my laundry room. I put tags and labels on everything to help me keep things in their correct place. These baskets were a drab green so I painted the polka dots on and found the little wood labels at Walmart.
Although I don’t really like to cook, I like to keep things orderly in the kitchen. This is my pantry and I had a little help on the labels from Sarah – she’s much neater than I.
This hardware drawer gets more use than probably any in the house, so I bought cheap little baskets and connected them with bread ties. That way the basket fits the sizes I need and still compartmentalizes well.
Hall closet keeps extra sheets, towels, paper products.
The master bedroom closet doesn’t escape my organizational madness! It’s not a huge closet but you can tell from the pictures that I use every inch of it.
Lest you think everything is well organized at Maison Mickle – think again! These pictures show just a few projects for this year!