52 weeks of Organizing!

I had a crazy week, my get up and go got up and left, but I really felt like I needed to do something, so I decided to work on something small, the junk drawer in the kitchen.  It is not very exciting, but it does look better.  I had fun going to the Dollar Store and getting some organizing containers.  I am trying to decorate/organize in blue and white, inspired by some of those Flickr photos of lovely work spaces.

Here is my drawer before:

And here is the after:

 I used two woven baskets from the Dollar Store, and put my rolling pin in another drawer!

That’s it for this week.  I have a ganglion that is preventing me from doing too much, but I did manage to work on this:

These made really cute pinwheels.  I think i am going to put a wrist brace on and try and work on this little quilt this weekend.  I am going to keep truckin on in the organizing department.  I am anxious to see what everyone else did this week.

Questions to ponder this week:
1.  What did you accomplish this week on your 52 weeks list? Just the drawer.
2.  Have you had a negative conversation check with yourself lately? I have many reasons to break this pattern and learn new positive affirmation for organizing, fibromyalgia and my fear of flying!
3.  Are you beginning to see new habits developing yet? Yes I really am seeing things differently, but the fibro throws me off somedays, today being one of them.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

5 Responses to 52 weeks of Organizing!

  1. Tamarah says:

    The draw looks great! I hope that you are feeling better soon. You will be in my prayers 🙂
    Peace & Blessings 🙂

  2. Becky L. says:

    I love what you did with your drawer. I was at a friend’s house this weekend for a get together with girlfriends. In the course of getting utensils out of a drawer, I noticed how organized it was with 4 plastic containers. I might be able to do something like that with mine but it’s not as wide as hers was. I need to do one more seam on sweater and buttons and then it’s done! It’s been a struggle getting to it but am gonna do it!

  3. Heather says:

    Sometimes it is something as simple as a drawer to make your life a little easier! I hit up the dollar store too and the baskets make such a difference in my bedroom drawer!

  4. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love what you did with your drawer. The dollar store is such a great place to pick up the perfect size organizer. I love this challenge, it really has me looking at things around my house differently.

  5. Martha(MM) says:

    You did a great job!! Working on little things a bit at the time will add up to BIG things. Remember a couple weeks ago the only thing I organized was my snack basket – but that got me moving on other projects 🙂

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