Thursday, June 30, 2011

52 Weeks of Organizing - #25 Don't just think about it

After participating in Simple Mom's Project Simplify this spring, a fellow blogger introduced me to Org Junkie's 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Laura, the Org Junkie herself, touches on an issue near and dear to my heart (well, in my face and troublesome anyway)...procrastination.  She challenged readers to pick a small space in our house, an area that we've been avoiding because we either think it will take too long or that we're stumped about what to do with it, and get it organized.

I'm pleased to share with you a little organizing job I undertook last week as I turned my attention to my kitchen.  Anyone who has eaten at my house knows that we use cloth napkins (and if you are a grandparent who has been kind enough to stay with the kiddos while Running Man and I have been away, you've probably been frustrated by the lack of paper napkins and towels).  I switched over to cloth napkins several years ago and between that time and now we've amassed way too many.  Let me present to you exhibit A - the two drawers of cloth napkins and tea towels that are so stuffed to the brim that I had a hard time opening and closing them.

With about 15 minutes of effort, this is what I managed to purge.

And this is what my only remaining drawer of napkins looks like now.

I used the empty drawer to store Miss Intrepid's PlanetBox and our reusable snack bags in close proximity to her siblings' lunch boxes.

Two unorganized drawers down, a couple dozen throughout the house to go. In the meantime, I'm linking up to Org Junkie's 52 Weeks: #25.

Happy Thursday, friends!

"The best way to get something done is to begin."  ~Author Unknown

1 comment:

  1. Okay I need to empty my drawers too. We use both fabric napkins and paper napkins. I can't help but buy some cute ones on sale sometimes. Great job!