You gurls know that I’ve been painting the interior of the house. It is probably boring to most of you since I decided to paint every room the same color. Before that, my rooms have been different colors, but they all flowed together in one way or another. But, all of the rooms were dark, and I was ready to lighten up my house. I get so much more done when it is light and airy. Because I’ve been making the house appear brighter and lighter, I’ve been purging and cleaning out all of the clutter. I guess this is a Marie Kondo cleaning. If it is not an essential item or doesn’t spark joy, then it is finding a new home. So, for today’s Friday Favorites, I am going to share with you some of my favorite finds when it comes to organizing. I bet you never saw this post coming. Lol!
Baskets for storage
Storage is a huge issue for most of us. I have way too many blankets and throws, but I don’t want to part with them. So, I have a couple on a bed, couch, or chair, and the rest are on display stored in a gorgeous basket. For me, mine is in one or two of my hundreds of Longaberger baskets. Lol! But, I’ve seen so many cute baskets online that I’ll share a few of my favorite ones for you. But, before you order anything, make sure that you check out the dimensions on the product and also the area where you plan on locating it. Photos can be deceiving.
Last week on my Friday Favorites, I showed you some of my favorite beauty products that I use. I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes, lots of blushes, brushes, and lipsticks. So, I’ve been looking for a way to store and organize those things to make my bathroom look better. Here are the things that I am considering ordering for myself.
I have loads of jewelry. Keeping it all organized is not easy, but I do have a system that I use. For all of my vintage jewelry, Joe bought me a vintage chest that I converted into a large jewelry cabinet. I try to have each drawer color-coded so that I can pick the drawer with all of the red or blue items. All of my other jewelry is in a huge over the door organizer. The first one is like mine, but I’ll do some others in case you want something smaller or different.
Store things under the bed
If you are like me, you might not want all of your organization out on display or even in your drawers. That is where under-the-bed storage comes in. I use under-the-bed storage for things like my winter or summer shoes, large winter sweaters, or my totes that I use just occasionally.
Getting my drawers in shape
Drawer organization is also another area that I am tackling. I organized a lot of my clothing drawers last year, and for the most part, they are still nicely organized. However, I’ve noticed that because I didn’t add “organizers” to the drawers, the clothing has shifted, making them look messier. So, these are the items that I have in my cart to try.
Kitchen Cabinets & Drawers
While I am organizing my clothing drawers, I am also working on my kitchen cabinets and drawers. Some of these are things that I already have, and some are things that I am ordering also.
Pantry & Fridge
I am also slowly organizing my pantry so that I can find things better. Some of these food storage containers have been here for years, and I am just now putting them to good use. Lol! So, here are some ideas for the pantry and refrigerator.
You might have noticed that I’ve not been near as engaged in comments, FaceBook, Instagram, or Instagram Stories. I have been burning the candle at both ends and am simply exhausted. We are having the house painted, and every room is in shambles.
This is what my bedrooms look like.
This is my kitchen. I usually don’t have an armoire sitting in my kitchen. Lol!
This would be my dining room. I don’t think that we will be eating on the table any time soon.
My living room is becoming a catch-all room. Most of this stuff is either going into the garage or going up into cabinets.
This is my eat-in area. This is where We spend most of our time.
This is what my office looks like. I can’t blame this on the painting; instead, it is all the Nordstrom stuff that I bought.
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