52 Weeks and I am channeling Laura


I can’t believe it.  I am on topic again!!  I think Laura from www.orgjunkie.com has some sort of mental telepathy going with me….  Well I had the “welcome to middle age exam” (otherwise known as a colonoscopy) this week.  So Tuesday prep day (otherwise known as I will never eat orange jello again day) and Wednesday were out for organizing projects.  I knew I needed to do an easy project quick!

Well you know where you have your eating utensils, probably in some rubbermaid type organizing thing?  If yours is as old as mine it is even in avocado green!   Have you ever noticed how little bits of stuff fall into the nooks and crannies until you are totally grossed out and wonder how in the world are you eating with those forks and spoons?? 

Well I finally used the PROCESS and got them all cleaned out.  I dumped everything on the drainboards:

Then I threw the organizing containers in the dishwasher.   Luckily it was full and needed to be ran:

Then I rearranged everything back into the drawer:

I ended up getting rid of this stuff….well not getting rid of it, but putting it in a plastic shoebox and sticking it out in the garage:

I have another drawer where our cooking utensils are next to the stove and a container next to the stove where the most used things stand up.  I did not take a picture of those, but they are looking pretty good.

I spent most of my time this week working on a quilt for a great-niece and great-nephew.  I will post pictures when they are done. 

I also decluttered a lot of weeds from my yard…does that count??

Check out everyone’s posts to get inspiration for your own projects to whip your life into shape!  It’s really working!!

Also since all I talk about is my granddaughter, I thought I would post a picture of my oldest daughter and my husband (they are the two in the middle) at a recent San Jose Sharks game.  We live about 7 hours north of San Jose.  My daughter lives in Reno.  They had a great time even though the Sharks lost….badly…..

She is single if anyone has any single 30 something year old available good man in mind for her!  She is an ultrasound tech in Reno, Nevada, but is probably moving to the South where my youngest lives and my middle daughter is moving in less than a month!  Please submit resumes and pictures to me!   HAHA!

What do you think it means that all 3 of my daughters are moving about as far away from Northern California as you can get and still be in the continental US???

Ooops forgot the questions!:

1. Have you got a drawer that needs a little organizing?  Will you tackle it this week or something else?  I have lots more drawers that could use some help!
2.  Was last week an organizing success for you?  Yes, a small success.
3.  Has the habit of just doing one thing at a time helping to keep you from feeling overwhelmed?  Totally!  I can’t believe I am sticking this out.  I am terrible at follow-through generally, but vowed this year would be different.  So far it is working and I am very happy!

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.

7 Responses to 52 Weeks and I am channeling Laura

  1. sara d. says:

    I also have more drawers to tackle…they can get cluttered so easily!!
    Great job!

  2. margo says:

    Good job on cleaning and organizing your utensils. Also, you have a beautiful family!

  3. The Bearded Iris says:

    Stop those girls from moving!!! Get a bear trap or something. Or fly paper them to your couch. Or dig a well and send lotion down to them in a bucket saying “It puts the lotion on.” I don’t know… but moving away from my mama was the worst thing I ever did. Especially after I had kids. Kids need Grandparents and girls need mamas!!

    Great job on the drawer. I never thought to stick the plastic holder in the dishwasher!! Great idea! Thanks!

  4. MonicaB says:

    Oh yes….the little bits of stuff in the silverware drawer! I always wonder what it is. Great job cleaning and organizing.

  5. Becky L. says:

    Good job on cleaning drawers. I know what you mean about those itty bitty things in bottom of silverware holder. I clean mine out occasionally. Thanks for the reminder. Mine’s brown but just like yours.
    My daughter is 31 and unmarried and loves basketball. One of these days…the right man will come along. Hopefully sooner than later.
    Happy Easter, my friend!

  6. Kathy Ransom says:

    Well, interesting information from the seminar – I will be very interested to see how your tomatoes turn out!

  7. Natacha says:

    Great job so far! I absolutely have to reorganize my silverware (again) myself. Today, I did my linen closet, probably blogging about this later 🙂 It’s so good to see I am not the only one getting organized! Thanks for visiting my blog! It really made me happy!

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