I seem to be on a bit of an organizing kick right now. In fact, I’ve discovered I am becoming pretty predictable in my (nearly) middle age and am noticing some distinct behavioral patterns:
- Work on home improvement project.
- Take for-eva to finish home improvement project.
- Neglect housework due to home improvement project.
- Freak out at mess.
- Begin frantically cleaning and organizing.
- Get bored with mundane household chores.
- Decide to start new home improvement project.
The other day, I opened the kitchen drawer that keeps many of my baking/cooking utensils. Of course it was a mess:
So I decided it.must.be.organized.RIGHT.NOW. Never mind the fact that it was 10 p.m. on a weeknight and the rest of the house looked like a refugee camp. I waded through the mess in our basement (another sad casualty of recent improvement projects) and dug out a drawer organizer that was once used in our old office desk. I cleaned out the kitchen drawer, threw away no-longer-useful items, popped in the organizer and found a spot for everything. This is what it looks like now:
It’s little things like this that make me believe there’s still hope.
I was on such a high from my drawer experience that I decided to create a little organized toiletry station for under the sink in my downstairs half bathroom.
One more thing I must confess: I am one of those ridiculous people who likes to keep pretty hand towels in the bathroom that are meant for decorative purposes only.
Do you have any crazy ideas for kitchen and bath organization? Are you like me and you fluctuate between bouts of mass chaos and meticulous organization?