Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bringing Some Order...

I was so fortunate this past weekend to have my in-laws and my parents keep Myla one night a piece. It was a much needed break and allowed me to get some things done around the house that I have been wanting to do. I have really been wanting to organize several places in my house and as anyone with a toddler knows, it is much harder to do these sorts of things in their presence! I just had to share pictures (embarassing as they may be) to show off my hard work!
The Guest Room Closet
I will start with the worst place in the house! This closet has been a disaster virtually since we moved in! The guest room has been referred to on more than one occassion as "the store room". It has been my goal to clean it up for sometime now, so I decided this would be my first place to take on! The room is still full of things to be donated, but once that is done, it should all be cleared out. My main goal was the closet....so here you go...
Guest room closet BEFORE...
...and AFTER! I am so excited!! I am SO sorry Mr. Guest Room Closet...I promise to never let you be treated with such disrespect again!

Master Bedroom Closet
While I had closets on the brain, I decided to tackle mine and Michael's closet as well. It is unfortunate to say that it had gotten almost as bad as the guest room closet. I guess this one is just a little bigger so it handled all the junk a little better! I didn't touch any of Michael's clothes since his side pretty much always stays pretty tidy. It is said that "opposites attract".

BEFORE....
and AFTER.

Kitchen Pantry

I decided next to move to the kitchen pantry. It was a little disorganized to say the least. I didn't actually have to throw a lot away, just get it in some type of order. I was getting tired of opening it up and not knowing where anything was or what I even had for that matter. So....
Top of pantry BEFORE...
and top of pantry AFTER!

Bottom of pantry BEFORE....

and bottom of pantry AFTER!
This leads to a whole new story that I'm sure no one cares to know, but I was tired of digging my pots and pans out of my smaller cabinets, so I decided to move them into the bottom of the pantry where the shelves are taller and deeper. I like it much better although I still go to the wrong place when I need something, then remember that I moved it!
Okay, boring post, but I am just so glad that this got done that I had to share!!!!

6 comments:

White Family said...

You are such a goober!! That is why I love you so much!!! Hope to see you soon!!

Matt and Mandi said...

Of course this cracks "Mrs. Anal" up...and yes, my closets / drawers still look the same as they did in college...however, I can promise you have much more fun in life than me because I drive myself nuts!

Clay and Michelle McArdle said...

I LOVE to clean out and organize! I'm jealous that you got to do it without "help" from your little Myla. Olivia and Jackson are definately the main two reasons I can't get mine done. Good job!!

Angela said...

not a boring post!!! i love posts like these, and i'm now addicted to reading other people's blogs to look for ideas like yours...

Woodman said...

Ha!! You make me laugh!!! We are so much alike!! :) Nice job on the organizing!!

Jared and Kristin said...

Meredith! I just love you.You crack me up, seriously! You did a great job, it looks really nice and organized now. :0)