Friday, August 17, 2012
Insta-Friday in real life, organization edition
Everywhere you look, summer seems to be winding down. Children have gone back to school in some areas. People are talking about wanting to wear sweaters again. (Not me.)
Swimming lessons are finished, and badges earned. Or, not earned in the case of my daughter. She made great strides in overcoming her fear of the water, though!
My kids don't go back to school until September 4, so they are still enjoying the summer. This week, my son (above right) enjoyed a visit to Canada's Wonderland with a friend.
He also went paintballing with another friend. It was a good opportunity for us parents to do something with the daughter alone, so we went to see Ice Age: Continental Drift. Not my first choice, but cute for kids.
With the husband and I home for the summer, that means time to spend on our ongoing quest to organize all the STUFF in our home. With people talking about the end of summer, I am taking stock of our work, and seeing just how little we appear to have accomplished.
Recent book sales mean more books piled around.
My ongoing thrift store/garage sale shopping means dishes with no home (currently on the dining room table).
I have managed to accomplish a few things. This is my bathroom cupboard, post re-organization. I forgot to take a before shot, but, trust me, it was not good.
Here is my bathroom drawer, organized using trays from the dollar store.
I bought a tray for my most-often-used makeup.
Unfortunately, this is what's left over from my bathroom clean-up. This is the floor of my closet right now. All this stuff was in the laundry basket at some point, but my dog, Jolene, pulls things out when she's bored.
Another small victory...a nicely organized games closet in the basement.
I just might have a solution for my dishes dilemma. Canadian Tire has some cupboards on sale. Stay tuned.
Did you accomplish what you wanted to this summer?
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