I’m really terrible at organizing! Honestly, nobody should be taking me as an example. Just have a look at the before pictures and you’ll understand. So I’m not here to give anyone advices on how to organize, don’t worry. I just felt like I finally achieved something in that domaine, and I decided to share that with you :).
My main organizing failures were the entryway and the craft bookcase. It could hardly be any worst than that.
For the entry way I bought this pretty piece of furniture at Target, but I soon realized that it is a catastrophe.
Main issues: not enough space. Semi decorated. Constant mess.
1. DIY shelf that my hubby added.
Now I can have that pretty pair of shoes exposed, and the comfy one hidden underneath:).
2. Big chunky basket.
Perfect place for scarfs, gloves, baby shoes and my bag.
3. Practical decor.
Now the painting is actually hiding the light switch. There is a bowl for the change and the keys.
4. Lighting. Adding the 4$ Target lamp was pretty much the best idea ever !
And now please have a look at my personal failure , the craft/ kid activity bookshelf.
Main issues: zero organization, huge mess, old projects mixed with supplies and books.
The disastrous before:
1. Saying goodbye.
Throwing away old projects, coloured through books, and unused cookbooks really made a change.
2. Adding storage options.
As much as baskets are a great organizing solution, throwing everything in one, doesn’t actually solve the organizing problem (lol). So I added different sized jars from IKEA to contain the weirdest stuff 🙂
And here is the after :
So if you too feel like organizing a space is beyond your capacities, try :
– throwing away / giving away stuff
– adding baskets and smaller containers
My places to buy them cheap are : Ikea, Target,or Home Sense. You can also try garage sales and Salvation Army.
So, are you good in organization? What are your tips and tricks ? I’d love to know ! 🙂