Did I really say I would find a place for EVERYthing? In my house, everything is a lot of stuff.
This is the picture of the cabinet under the sink in my kids’ bathroom. I’ve said before that I sometimes pretend this bathroom doesn’t exist. Although I’ve tried to acknowledge it lately with the daily checklist, I’ve avoided opening any doors. See why?
Almost everything in here got thrown away, except for the full bottle of shampoo, books?, boxes of Kleenex that got moved to their real “place” on the shelf in the adjoining cabinet. Now it looks like this.
I’m keeping the fishbowl because I know I’ll give in and get another fish at some point. And the three rolls of shelf paper (one of which should have covered the very old green stuff)? I have no idea what to do with them. Throw them out? Save them because I know I might possibly-for-sure use them someway/somehow in the future?
I have issues.
And here’s something else I found down there. A partial cute little bathroom set in a color that doesn’t match this bathroom at all. I’m pretty sure I got it on DEEP discount because one of the pieces was missing. Obviously, it was a wise investment since it was down in the abyss for the last few years. So I split it up and used the pieces.
I needed something for the kids’ toothbrushes.
And I put the soap dispenser in the guest bath, because it’s pretty and it’s a lot more practical to put pretty stuff in there than in the kids’ bathroom.
I’ll put the blue holder into the garage sale so that someone else can get it for a steal and “surely do something” with it.
Then there’s the state of the Wii area. My husband’s side of the family got our kids a Wii system for Christmas. I’ve avoided video games like the plague, but I actually like the wii. It’s active, and has been a lifesaver on some of our frigid, no-outside-play-possible days. But it’s a system. Meaning it has lots of parts, accessories, etc. And I hadn’t organized it yet so it was growing.
Here’s the before: (bad picture because I couldn’t use the viewfinder on my old camera since the batteries were so low; a search for batteries reminded me of how MANY junk drawers we have in this house.)
And here’s the after. I’d like to find something pretty to store the accessories in, but for now I’m going to be happy with having an area designated for them.
And I finally cleaned out the bottom part of my only true storage cabinet. It is a laundry hamper kind of thing that I used as a dumping ground for outgrown clothing. I moved the clothes to the garage to join the 10 foot high pile of garage sale items. The stuff on the floor is what I took out. The stuff in it is a few costumes, some of the kids’ clothes I can’t bring myself to part with, and two or three things I’m going put on ebay because I know they’ll sell.
So there’s my progress on my New Year’s Resolution of finding a place for everything. As I’ve said so many times, these are the types of projects I put off for a VERY long time because they seem so daunting. In reality, each project took less than 30 minutes. All done over the course of the past two mornings.
I have issues.