As much as I love organizing there are areas in my home that fall between the cracks.
Like the cabinet in my laundry room. It’s a cabinet where many things are stored but really very very few items are used often. But sometimes when you don’t have a use for something or you hold on to items that have lost their usefulness you end up with this.Clutter and disarray!
What I want to show you today is that you don’t have to have a cabinet that looks magazine worthy. A tidy cabinet is lovely in its own way. I like all the cabinets I see with baskets and containers to hold my items but is that truly the only way to be organized?
Don’t let the fact that you may not own baskets and containers keep you from making your space tidy and workable for you right now.
My daughter has an Etsy shop – Roadrunner Stop! (you might want to check it out – she has some really cute pillowcases and kids aprons) and she has material everywhere. (organizing is not something she thrives on unlike me) 🙂 So I decided to give her this cabinet for her material.
Dealing with One Problem Always Leads to Another but in the End They All are Solved
The problem was I had to deal with all that stuff! I began with the drawers under my washer and dryer. Of course, there was no empty space in them either so I had to work on that first. I had a lot of sponges and rags and t-shirts saved in case I needed more rags. That won’t be awhile since I have so many already. 🙂
After I cleaned out my two drawers, I began on the cabinet. I’ve mentioned it before but when you get rid of clutter it is so freeing!! There were things in there I had not used for years. Seriously.
After I cleaned out the cabinet of my things, I was able to fit my daughter’s material in with room to spare. Amazing.
By dealing with things I no longer needed or used I cleared up space and made it functional for our current needs.
It’s not magazine perfect but it is tidy and workable.
Do you feel guilt over your spaces not looking magazine worthy?