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Friday, December 28, 2012

I forgot to take a "before"-picture but yesterday I organized a closet in my hall where I keep all sort of handy stuff. Tools – I do have a garage where I can keep tools but mostly I want them quick and if I would have to go outside to get them, I would probably leave them lying around... the same with tape, strings, screws, hooks...

When I moved from my farm I did declutter a lot. Then I boarded with a friend for a year and much of my stuff was packed in boxes during that time. WHen I moved here I had some idea of organisation and tried to follow it... but today I have to admit that it is all a big mess and I often KNOW that I have something but have no idea where and there are too many places to look.

WHen I organised that closet I also made a list of what is in there - knowing tha some of the stuff deep in on the lower shelves will be forgotten until I need them and then I will not know where to look. I had the idea of going through all my storage areas and make lists of all of them - but then I would have the problem of looking through all lists... so the idea now is to make a register in alpabethical order of stuff I have - and a column for where it is stored... sounds a bit overorganisd maybe but as i am interested in all sorts of handicrafts I do have a lot of different stuff for this - pieces of cloth, strings, sparkling things, beads, yarn, tapes, hoop material etc. etc... the Idea of having a register and when I want a .... piece of textile I will not have to go through my boxes and closets to explore my storage of textile (have a lot of that...) to find the right one, because they will be organised.

The newly organised closet looks like this now:

..and before all the shelves were crowded and all the stuff was in heaps, falling out when I opened the door...
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    Great job. I have been trying to go through my spaces too. We moved into this house when I was in school, and my husband organized. I can't find anything in the areas I haven't reorganized. emoticon
    1848 days ago
    emoticon Great job!
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  • BUSYMOM911
    Great job!
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    Doesn't it feel terrific to have control over something in your life!. I love when I have the time to straighten something, declutter, or even wipe down the bathroom. I feel all is not lost.
    1848 days ago
  • OOLALA53
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  • DSJB9999
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    I always feel better when I've sorted things out!

    Donna xxx

    ps Thank you for my New Year spark goodie! Wishing you well too xxxx
    1848 days ago
    Great job!
    1848 days ago
    emoticon It does make life go so much easier to be organized; I've been enjoying working in my newly organized garage so much this winter! Doing the DGK's science fair projects in there this week; was a gift wrap station last week. But when life gets hectic it is easy to let things slip. I'm hoping this new organization keeps that from happening. I hope the same for you! Great to go into a new year organized! emoticon
    1848 days ago
    Nice work!
    1848 days ago
    Oh! Oh! That looks MARVELOUS! Be proud of yourself. I wish one of my closets looked like that!
    I got better at cleaning last year. Maybe in 2013 I will get around to organizing.
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    1848 days ago
    very good proud thats what we need to do..
    1848 days ago
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