Getting Organized

I love to watch the show Mission Organization. In it, a homedweller (my word to encompass homeowners and renters) has some diorganized space that he wants to get under control. So a professional organizer comes in and helps the person purge, sort, and organize his stuff. What’s great is that the homedweller doesn’t have to do any of the thinking. His professional organizer comes up with solutions and goes and purchases the necessary containers, shelves, furniture, whatever.

I sit and watch in awe of what these people can accomplish and dream of the day I have the money to buy just the sort of storage items I need to make every room in my house organized and functional. Until that time, I will just have to make do with my own solutions, but, of course, I have gotten some good ideas from watching Mission Organization.

Today I decided to tackle an organization dilema I have had for some time. The mission: to reorganize my kitchen cabinet so that I can store the majority of the things I have had hanging out on my counters. Apart from the final wiping down of the cabinets, I am finished with my task. The biggest tip for a project like this that I have garnered from my tv viewing is that purging is essential. This was true for me today. I cut my plastic drinking cup supply in half, and that allowed me to move it to another smaller cabinet space, thus freeing up the bigger space for something else.

Now comes the real challenge: keeping the counters cleaned off. This isn’t easy since “old habits die hard” and the island counter is a notorious dumping ground for the kids’ toys as the pass through the kitchen. Here’s hoping! (and trying really hard 😉