What a great discussion going on over at my last post. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your comments- what an inspirational, insightful bunch you are! I love knowing there are so many other women out there doing their own thing, holding down the home front. On those days when the isolation gets to me, it helps to know I am not alone! Speaking of holding down the home front… there was a certain area of my house that needed some special attention, and yesterday, it finally demanded my time. Our pantry is right off the kitchen, in the stairwell leading to the back door. Because there is a door closing it off from the kitchen, it can easily become that “out of sight, out of mind” dumping ground.
My mission was to make our pantry organized and user-friendly, so that when I was running out to the grocery store, I could quickly assess what we need, and what we already have. I went through the piles of random things that had gathered in this space- tossing food that had expired, or been left open for far to long. Before you know it- everything was in its proper place.
I tried to use things I had laying around the house, such as empty clementine boxes, pretty baskets and empty jelly jars, to aid in the organizational effort.
I also used the extra space to store a box containing a wide variety of gift bags and packaging envelopes. I am always scrounging around trying to locate these things…now they are neatly organized in one area!
So…nothing major here. No renovation project involving tearing down walls or jack-hammering through floors…but my goodness…it feels like an entirely new space! I always feel like I am living in a brand new home when I organize my closets and drawers and de-clutter. Am I a bit nutty, or do you ever feel the same way?