Thursday, January 20, 2011

31 Days of Organizing Challenge

So brilliant people come up with brilliant things... I am not one of those people! But, I get to use other brilliant people's ideas! SOOO I am going to participate in A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS, 31 Days of Organizing Challenge.








I know I have signed up to participate in a lot of stuff lately, but I NEED the inspiration! I need the accountability! I need the drive and motivation! SO LINK UP BABY!

Now I will not be doing every day of course, I have too much on my plate for that, but on the days she posts a challenge that I CAN do... it's on!

Today's challenge is: Mail centers...


I have a basic organization for this BUT it has gotten messy and I haven't kept up with it... so I ended up with mail going three different places instead of THE PLACE. 

My desk is the HUB.. my clear container on the side contains bills, coupons, lists, items I need to keep up with like a confirmation letter...after I have paid a bill and no longer need it I throw it away-- it is all online now!  If it is something I need to keep like a banking statement or something I put it in a box.  I would like a small filing thing like   A BOWL of LEMONS has because I would like it organized a little better, but I love the look of my small clear container, so I will have to think on that.  It might include a trip to the Container Store to see what my options are!  Poor me!  :)



But alas for now I will simply straighten and keep my current system.  I will however move the mail from THESE two other places, so that it is all back in ONE place. 








So here is everything straightened.. .back to it's natural state!



Say Hello to Mr. Demi!


I used the small brown insert to specifically keep our Netflix movies in.. they are always ALL over the place!



I put the battery bag (I want a battery organizer.. I need to put it on my Want list!) in the brown odd shaped holder.  The pastel container held candles, I am out right now--- gotta go to IKEA.  Poor ME!  But I would like a container more in tune with my brown stuff!  Of course I am going to start working in the kitchen soon so all of this might change!



I cleaned out the other clear container on the school shelf.  I really, really like this to be clean.  I feel like I have soo much school stuff that the cleaner looking I keep it the happier I feel!



So that is that.. nice, neat and organized!

Now go take the challenge or organize something!





7 comments:

aneisa said...

Whoo hoo! I LOVE organizing!

Lisa said...

It looks great! Good job!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Well done!

Kristal said...

It is only 21 days, not 31 days and YOU CAN DO IT!!!! One day at a time... ; )

Becky@OrganizingMadeFun said...

Doesn't it feel great to have it tidy and neat and organized? I know it feels great when I get stuff done - I also worked on getting some files in order today and it was so much easier than I always think it is! You did a great job! If you ever want more organizing inspiration, I'd love for you to come by and see my blog! I've lots of it too!


Becky B.
www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
Organizing Made Fun

H-Mama said...

you've gone to steppin' on my toes. if only you could see my bedroom right now. it's a work in progress... and it must get mess-ier before it gets better? right?

great job. ;)

Brenda said...

CARRIE DADGUMIT LIKE I REALLY HAVE TIME TO SIT HERE AND LOOK AT 17 DAYS WORTH OF LINK UPS TO SITES THAT ARE SO COOL I WANT TO LOOK AT MORE THAN JUST THE ONE POST. THANK YOU A WHOLE LOT!!!!!