So February for me was all about trying to get my house better organized. Getting rid of things we don't need or use and finding a home for everything else, thus making it easier for the house to stay in order.
February was also a bit of an insane month with more commitments than usual, so the organization challenge is still not quite finished. I have organized (and purged) my pantry, my closet, the desk full of art supplies and the girls' bathroom. Still on the docket: the hall closet, the girls' closet, the scrapbook supply shelf, the kitchen cupboards, the computer desk and the garage.
I have been extremely happy with what I have done. Especially the pantry. I bought a few Tupperware Modular Mates when they were on sale at the beginning of the month (my neighbor had a party) for the sugar, flour, oats and rice. The rest of the the containers are just normal, cheap Sterilite shoe boxes. I have actually been using those in the pantry for several years now, thanks to my mom. I just re-labeled everything and re-arranged. Then I bought an over the door rack at WalMart for about 15 dollars to make a bit more room. Now that I'm doing Grocery Game I need my pantry to be more effective and hold more food. I also have several shelves out in the garage that are full of food, but those need to be better organized at this point.
I didn't actually think to take a before picture, but you can enjoy the functionality of the current state of my pantry....except, my kitchen is way too small, and short of standing on top of the fridge, it is impossible to show you the whole thing in one picture.
Here is the most comprehensive look:
A better view of the Sterilite containers:
Better view of the bottom part, and my new Tupperware Modular Mates (I want more!):
The top three shelves of the over the door rack (it has five in all):
Finally, the bottom two shelves, and for cuteness' sake, Sophie stacking the stuff on the bottom shelf. Also, please ignore the fullness of my garbage can...it isn't my job to empty it, but looks like I will be doing that after I hit the publish button:
Now, my question to all of you:
What are your best bathroom storage/organization ideas? I have two bathrooms which are very small and no linen closets. The closet space in this house is severely lacking (except the pantry...that's pretty great). Like I said, I got the girls' bathroom pretty much organized, but that leaves my bathroom stuffed to the hilt with stuff...most of it stuff we actually need and use, but I will be purging some things when I get to it. Towels are smashed under the sink, the two small shelves I have above the toilet and the towel rack really aren't enough to hold everything. So if you have any great and inexpensive storage solutions, I'd love to hear them!