Organization Around the House

2.24.2010
I think I'm in the nesting stage of pregnancy for sure. I feel the need to organize every room in my house! Here are some ideas I've come across to help me with my messy house:

I'd like to do this in my kitchen:

Found here

We currently have hooks for keys, but I never know where to put my mail and paperwork. I need it to be somewhere visible so I don't forget about it, and it usually ends up on the dining room table. It works, but not so attractive.

And I'd like to do something like this in my master bedroom:

Found here

We currently have a built in section of cabinets and drawers that is attached to a rad cover. Not only is it unattractive, but we will be getting rid of the radiator shortly (we put in a MUCH smaller and less noticeable one), so the whole structure will have to go. I love how this looks and I love its function even more. I could really use more space for shoes, jewelry, purses, etc. I'm not a fashion diva by any stretch, but we don't have a lot of closet space to begin with in our tiny 1930's Tudor.

This is an adorable solution for our closet-less nursery:

Found here 

IKEA Lack shelves + a Bygel rod = Easy, breezy, beautiful. 

I also want to create a household manual. My filing system has kind of gone south. I haven't really been keeping up with it. I'd like to create something that functions better for me. Plus I don't really need a huge filing cabinet full of papers. 

Hopefully I'll have that finished by next week sometime. In the meantime, you should definitely check out Organized Home. It's an awesome site with tons of ideas and tips. A Nestie recently posted a link to a ton of printable pages to use in your household manual that will be assisting me with my task:

 I can't wait to sift through all of these and print them out! 

Finally, don't forget to check out Lauren over at Pure Style Home. She is doing weekly organization challenges. She's currently doing a Christmas shoot with Better Homes & Gardens (sooo awesome), but has still managed to keep up with her weekly organizational goals!  

If you have done an organization-related posts lately in your blog that you'd like to share, I can use all of the inspiration I can get! (Or if you have a favorite organization link to share in general) Just link to your favorite one via McLinky here:


 

11 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of lists! Our mail and paperwork gets out of control in our kitchen, too. We need a better system.

    I liked to my organization posts so far (which aren't all that exciting), but I do have plans to organize our pantry soon and I'm looking forward to that!

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  2. I am a huge fan of checklists. I am excited to go through those you posted. I am hoping to find a way to reduce paper too!

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  3. I made a house manual a little while ago, and it's so easy to put together. I'm also keeping contracts and appropriate receipts in there as well, so if we ever go to sell our house all of our paperwork will be filed in one place!

    Organized Home has some great checklists, and I love using them!

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  4. I know what you mean about the closet space! AND the nesting! I've been trying to figure out how to organize my house too, since we keep growing and our space isn't. I have papers EVERYWHERE! Not to mention the clutter. One of my resolutions is to work on organization...just baby steps to start. We have a mini version of those paper holders in our dining room that also holds our keys. It's kind of a bad place for it but I can't figure out where would be better yet.
    I'm going to check out all of those organization blogs. I need all the help I can get.

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  5. I added in my one big organization project from this year. I love that first image you posted, I might have to steal it for my home!

    Also, I love this blog for inspiration: http://theorderobsessed.blogspot.com/

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  6. What's a nestie?

    And is the Organized Home related to the book by the same name?

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  7. Labeck - A Nestie is a person who posts on a forum I like to check out - thenest.com :)

    And I'm not sure if it's related to the book or not - I'll have to check that out!

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  8. Labeck - A Nestie is a person who posts on a forum I like to check out - thenest.com :)

    And I'm not sure if it's related to the book or not - I'll have to check that out!

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  9. What's a nestie?

    And is the Organized Home related to the book by the same name?

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