52 weeks—-I did something!!


I figured after semi-sort of organizing the past couple of weeks I needed a real problem area to fix.  One cupboard I open every day is my coffee cupboard which also holds my most used leftover containers and the containers I use or DH’s breakfast and lunches that I pack for him every day (excet this morning when I dragged myself out of bed only to realize he had left already, I’m telling you that new drug regimen is helping me sleep really well!).

Anyhoo during my time of figuring out what I was going to do I used my last paper towel and was left with this:

 I wondered if I should start saving them for Iris….http://www.thebeardediris.com/2011/05/03/pootorial/. I mean does she have enough for all three of her kids to have fun?  Besides I love being the person that my neighbor knows I will have whatever she needs like foil, cooking oil, sugar, ketchup and yesterday zit medication!  Yes I found some Oxy spot treatment in my cabinet as little Paisley used Ally’s potty.  Then I gave her some whipped cream:

Okay enough chit chat onto the cupboard:

Not sure why some of my pictures are blurry, sorry…anyway here is what was in the cabinet:

We also had 2 big bag of Costco sized Starbucks French Roast beans.  I am not one of those “I hate starbucks coffee” people…..obviously we  love it:

Well I cleaned out the garage cupboard that held the large bags of coffee, put the cereal up with the other 8 boxes, the pasta with the other pasta and ended up with:

Wow look at that….empty space!!

The garage cabinet went from:

 to this:

Omgosh more empty space!!   See the coffee on the second shelf?  I am only keeping one at a time in the kitchen.  As I was moving all my food around I started to understand why those extreme hoarders, er I mean couponers keep rearranging their food stash.  I felt like I needed to rearrange mine to get all my beans and marinara sauces together:

But I have way too much stuff going on in the next week to deal with that now.  I had a flat of impatients to plant.  My DH’s brother and SIL are arriving Saturday.  We are having brunch here on Sunday.  Monday I have a quilting class AND an appointment with an attorney for a consult on my comp claim.  Then Tuesday we are driving to San Franciso to meet our older daughters for a Giant’s Game.  Before Tuesday I need to finish the quilt tops I bought as kits for them.  I finished one yesterday and will work on the other again tonight during sit on our butts and watch TV time.  Here are the fabrics:

And then just for fun, what do you think is beneath the pillows of our quickly made bed?

It’s this:

Yes he actually did not move as I made the bed around him.  What a lazy ass dog.  The only time he gets to sleep in our bed is when DH is gone, as he was that night/morning since he had play-off tickets for the San Jose Sharks.   He is so smart, that night he jumped out of his usual bed and jumped right up on our bed.  He knew somehow that daddy was gone and he got to sleep with me that night.  Obviously the next morning, he wanted to enjoy the bliss as long as he could!

I know I said I would print my freezer inventory, but I will save that probably for next week, when I will have even less time than I did this week to accompish something.  So my typing it into a list will look like I accomplished something next week!

This week’s questions:

  1. Do you sometimes use limited funds as an excuse not to get organized?  Not really, I’m pretty cheap so I always look for bargains…like my 41 baskets from Kohl’s I got for 80% off!
  2. What’s on your list to organize this week?  I have a busy week with a quilting class on Monday, driving to San Francisco for a Giants game on Tuesday, driving home Wednesday….so it will have to be something quick and easy!  Like this week!
  3. What one task do you notice yourself continually putting off?  Why do you think that is?  Organizing my pictures because I have 32 years worth unorganized and it is a daunting task!

Keep on keeping on everyone who”s participating in Laura’s 52 weeks challenge over at www.orgjunkie.com

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.

6 Responses to 52 weeks—-I did something!!

  1. The Bearded Iris says:

    SWEET! Thanks for thinking of me! You can give me those hoarded paper towel innards when I come over for some of that delicious coffee (that’s the kind we buy too… no surprise there, since you and I are practically twins.)

    Love those fabrics! OMG. And great job on the cabinet. You are on a ROLL. (Get it?) xoxox

  2. Mary says:

    I love to see empy space in cupboards (refreshing).

    And yes, after seeing The Bearded Iris’ pootorial, I have not looked at the toilet paper roll the same.

  3. Michelle says:

    Wow! I’m tired…and all I did is read your post! Good work!

  4. Suzy says:

    Looks great! Love having things for anyone who asks too 🙂 What a blessing!

  5. Becky L. says:

    Good job of moving stuff around cuz you probably use more cereal than coffee…hahaha~I’m a tea drinker so have different kinds and they are in glass jars in the kitchen. Am working on my desk project and got quite a bit done tonight. Still have some to do this weekend. I was quite drawn to a few things for organizing today at Walmart but none of it made it home with me. Maybe in a couple weeks. Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Alexandra says:

    WOW, the cabinets look amazing. I love how you organized everything. Rest up and have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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