Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ah, Sweet Organization

You might not guess it from a quick walk-through of my house, but I'm actually a very organized person. At least I prefer to be. I've discovered since having kids that maintanance is sometimes all I can manage. Damage control. Basic tidiness. But my heart's desire, if time and children were no object, would be to spend my time at home organizing. I absolutely LOVE stores like The Container Store, and the aisles at Target, Lowe's, etc., where they keep bins and shelves and drawers and other organizing mechanisms. I can walk up and down them for hours (Ok, minutes) and just dream of how organized my house might be if I had all those storage containers.


When I see ones like these, my heart beats faster...







And ones like this make my eyes twinkle with excitement...






And these just might make me slightly weak in the knees....






I actually own this one, and it is one of my prized posessions...




So the other day, when it was warm and my kids were outside playing, I took a rare moment to orgainze. I had a bowl where all my hair accessories were kept: headbands, little clippies, big clippies, alligator clips, bobby pins, ponytail holders, and a bunch of other junk that got thrown in there. I could never find anything and would have to wade through all the headbands just to find one tiny alligator clip.



So I got my old jewelry carousel and....

VoilĂ !


Sweet Organization. A place for everything, and everything in it's place. It may have been a small thing, but I was high on the feeling of accomplishment for days. And I still smile every time I easily grab a clippie.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I definitely like to be organized, and I like the idea of it. But I'm horrible at the maintanence part!

rychelle said...

great idea! i bought the cutest little wire tree thing to organize all my neckalces.

SO said...

I am horrible at organization. Horrible.

The Payne-Rinne Family said...

You are a woman after my own heart. I absolutely love it too. It doesn't mean I'm organized, but I could look at organization magazines all day long. For our next outing maybe we should hit IKEA's organization section and share secret organization fantasies.

Nicki said...

I feel exactly the same way - I could spend hours in the Container Store!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. We could be BFF! I LOVE organizing stuff. My idea of heaven would be a Container Store close to my house, but oh well....

Christie said...

I like to be organized too, but I've given up for the time being. I can barely survive right now - I'd go crazy if I tried to organize the chaos.

Tanja said...

organization makes me weak at the knees too!

Jen said...

We could really use those car ones. I am not an organized person, sometimes I wish I were though.

Shawn said...

Ohhhhhhhhh---I am having serious jealousy feelings about your armoire with the drawers----oh---you suck!

I love to be organized also---but my family keeps screwing it up.

L. said...

I'm organized! I keep everything I own in my station wagon so it will be right on hand when I need it. I know it's in there somewhere.

(Whadda ya mean, Ari, that my car looks like white trash?)

André said...

I like organization but I like procrastination better. Since I am on my computer all the time, though, I sometimes find myself organizing all the files and folders.

Melissa said...

Oh I am an organizer as well! If only the boys I live with would keep it that way!!

Chadlock said...

Yes there is someone out there that feels the way I do! But its ten times worse now that im pregnant and nesting and cant do anything about it at the moment!

tiburon said...

how very ingenious. I highly recommend you do what we did with the girls hairstuff for when Daphne is older :)

http://utahtib.blogspot.com/2007/08/lets-talk-organization.html