Back on the organization train

Hey, hey!¬† Hope you had an absolutely fabulous weekend ūüôā

Just a super quick post to share a video that I put together of an organizing project I was working on over the weekend.¬† My dresser drawers were a hot mess, but I’ve straightened them up a bit.¬† Here is a link to the spring-loaded drawer dividers that I purchased from Target if you’re interested (I couldn’t find this item on Target’s website, but I found it on Amazon and other sites).

I’ve decided to get back on track with organizing projects, as this is one of my big goals for 2012.¬† Do you like or hate these posts?¬† Let me know!!¬† ūüôā

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

I have been working diligently at my 40 days of spring cleaning!

40 Days of Spring Cleaning

Here is part 1 of my progress thus far.

Bathrooms:

1. Throw out expired medications and old cosmetics.  Organize and wipe down these storage areas
2. Clean out areas under the sink in all bathrooms
3. Reseal grout lines in master bathroom (haven’t done this yet, but I bought the materials!¬† Need hubby’s help to finish this)¬†
4. Scrub floors
5. Clean windows and light fixtures

Bedrooms:

6. Wash all bedding, pillows, etc.
7. Wipe down walls and baseboards.
8. Clean windows, blinds, and window treatments
9. Clean out and organize closets and dresser drawers

I’m going to finish some stuff up around the kitchen this weekend, and will post that as part 2.

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of the Goal Called Life¬†Casa!¬† ūüôā

What spring cleaning tasks are you tackling this weekend?

Organization Goal: My closet

I am really embarrassed to share the following photos, but I thought it would be nice to see a true before and after of my closet.

First, let me preface this by explaining that I have entirely too many clothes and shoes for my closet.  In fact, I can only keep half of my clothes and shoes in my closet at a time (I switch it over to warm weather clothes in the spring and summer).

The other thing is that my closet is just too darn small.¬† And I HATE the fact that it has stupid sliding doors, rather than the kind of doors that open out.¬† Ever since we moved into our house, I struggled to organize my closet.¬† In particular, I’ve always had to dig under my clothes to get to my shoes that were stacked on the floor.

All that being said, here are the before photos — this is as bad as it gets, folks:

Note the jumble of shoes on the floor and the tower of hats threatening to topple over at any moment.

I am somewhat of a neat freak (believe it or not!) so it really pains me to put this embarrassment out on the ‘net for all to see.¬† But have no fear, a quick trip to Costco and Home Goods for some supplies, and voila — the afters:

I decided to use all of the shelves on the right to hold my taller boots. The two drawers hold my workout clothes.  Socks are in the basket at the bottom.  On the left, I hung two cloth shoe holders to hold the rest of my shoes.

All of my clothes are grouped by color on matching, space-saving black velvet hangers.

The baskets at the bottom hold my leggings, my baseball hats, and my scarves.

Tops are all on matching hangers!

And pants are all neatly hanging together.

Aaahhhh….one more organized spot in our house brings me a step closer¬†to achieving my 2012 goals.

What are you organizing this weekend?  Any helpful tips for organizing my house and its tiny closets?

Organization Goal: My nightstand

The nightstand:

Looks innocent enough, hmm??¬† Well, inside these three drawers was a mess of all sorts of things that just didn’t¬†belong.¬† This was¬†a quick organizing project, but it gets me one step closer to my goal¬†of organization for 2012!

I took everything out and vacuumed the inside of the drawers.  I had some plastic organizers left over from a kitchen project, so I decided to use them in the nightstand.  Here are the afters:

Easy!¬† This organizing project probably took me 15 minutes, max…but really felt great to complete!

What are some other 15-minute organizing projects you’d like to do around the house?¬† I’d love to get your ideas!