Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10 Minutes to Happiness

stencil desk

Do you ever have days where you feel so overwhelmed when you come home from work or school or running errands (for some of us it's all of the above) to a bit of chaos?

And, it's everywhere you look...

...the bathroom still has stuff out from this morning because little Johnny had a boo boo on his finger that needed Momma's attention that only she could give, or...

...that load of clothes you put in the dryer (yesterday) haven't magically folded themselves and been tucked away.

 Even though it might look overwhelming, it's pretty neat (pardon the pun) what 10 short minutes will do for you!!

Today, I chose my desktop and inbox in my office.  You can choose any small project that YOU would like to tackle.  Just make sure it's a small one!  The goal here is for YOU to find a little happiness in 10 short minutes!

Don't try to tackle the entire room.  You will get such a huge bang for your buck if you just keep it small!  

There will be plenty of other days to tackle the bigger picture.

home office

So....look around...

            go ahead...

              finish that snack...

                  put down the techno...

                         choose YOUR spot...

                               set the timer...and  GO!!!

Be sure and come back to tell me what you did!

You are already AWESOME!

Happy Organizing!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Master Closet Reveal

For as long as it has taken for me to post my reveal, I should have a completely renovated closet with built-ins and chandeliers!

Not so much!

I've just been super busy in other areas of my life and my blog has been neglected.  So thank you for hanging in there and coming back!

Moving on to the reveal....

master closet makeover

I was so excited to redo my closet that I forgot to take before pics but trust me when I tell you it didn't look anything like this!
The center shelving unit originally only had five shelves.  My awesome sister, Pege came in town a few years ago and helped me install four more shelves which now holds my pants.

Macbeth paper

About six months ago, I purchased this blue & white contact paper for another project and ended up not using it.  I love how it brightens up the shelving unit and the closet.

My everyday shoes used to sit on those shelves that now hold my pants.  I added this "over-the-door" shoe rack which works much better.

This is a shot of the right side.  This side holds my dresses, robes & scarves. 

 Winter hats & gloves are stored on a shelf in one of the clear containers along with boots and larger scarves in the other two.

I put rarely worn hats on the top shelf because I need a step stool to reach them!

The two beige and cream containers on the floor hold my purses and small travel bags I use for toiletries and jewelry.

 I love this idea I found on Pinterest for hanging scarves and had to incorporate it into my closet. 

Here's a look at the left side of the closet.  This side holds all of my tops & blouses on the top rod and sweaters and jackets on the bottom.  There is a shelf in between that I lay my overnight travel bags on.

The shelf on the top has baskets that hold small hand bags and less frequently used shoes.

So, it's certainly not Oprah's closet but I am thrilled with the changes!

Since September is already halfway through, I will start the monthly challenge up again for October!

Happy Organizing!