Now that we have been in the house for six months, we have discovered some of our rhythms, how we use things, where we use things, etc. It definitely is a process being in a new house, isn't it?
One of the selling points of our new home were the beautiful built-ins. Some of the first boxes that I unpacked when we moved in were book boxes. I was so excited to fill those glorious built-ins with books.
However, I have also found them to be a bit of a challenge on the organization front, particularly the cabinets. They are deep and tallish and I just haven't known what to do with them. So I decided to tackle them for this challenge.
Round rug from Zulily
When I started, this is what they looked like – a mess of videos, baby bibs, books, random wires, etc. It was bad! Plus there were also a pile of coloring pages and misc. stuff piled on the shelf above too.
I decided that I really wanted to convert the use of the cabinets to be almost exclusively for kids stuff – kids games, art supplies, DVDs, etc.. Anything extra in there needed to find a new home.
My first step was to empty everything out.
Then the challenge was determining what would stay in the cabinets, what needed a better organization solution to stay in the cabinet, what needed to go somewhere else and what needed to be put in the garage sale we are planning for mid-May.
In less than 45 minutes, here's what the result was.
SO much better! I hope y'all have enjoyed this little series (check out part 1: the craft room and part 2: piles). It motivated me to do something small each week, and those something smalls made a big difference. I told Matthew I wish Tsh would do this every week. 🙂
Do you have a put-off project that you can tackle this week?