A friend once referred me to a woman who needed organizational help. That was very intimidating to me! I truly don't know that I could do it for someone else. Clutter is overwhelming to me and it would especially be hard if the person wasn't up to getting rid of things. I truly think about organizing more than I really do it. Usually it begins when I'm waking up (this is so shameful). I think about the cluttered Tupperware or medicine cabinet and vow to straighten it up. Usually the straightening involves throwing things away and/or giving them away (part of the process of keeping things clutter-free of course).
Having an extra day off, I conquered the guest room linen closet. You know the story - things start out neatly stacked. Then, some extra towels here, some blankets thrown there, some things that really should go to Goodwill... Next thing you know, you shamefully open the closet, start digging for what you need and ask yourself - how did this happen?
I wished I had taken a "before" shot, but I hadn't really planned to blog this. It was only when I finished up and proudly dragged Bill down the hall to show him and he joked, "Are you going to take a picture of this and blog it?" Oh, what a fabulous idea my dear one!
I like the idea of guests staying at our home, feeling very comfortable here and easily being able to find things they need.
See, the true perfectionist would have the towels folded precisely even and all turned the same way. Not me. They are folded decently, in the same place - it is enough to make me happy!
Plus, the labeling is also helpful to me. I was changing the bedding yesterday getting frustrated with pillow cases in between duvets - everything was such a mess.
Ahh, much better. I can see where everything is at!
Since I was in the bathroom with my camera, I snapped a shot of the bathroom drawer. This was actually an inspiration from my friend, Jeannie. I have been a guest at Jeannie's many times. If I forgot my hair dryer - just look in the cupboard. Oops, forgot my toothpaste - yep, she's got that too! I love that. Here is the "Jeannie Drawer" I've kept up since I owned my first home with a spare bathroom. It's got all the necessities - your own soap, toothpaste, lotion, floss, Q-tips and even emery boards. Love it.
Only problem was my friend Carin saw our friend OJ had her own toothbrush, so she had to make an even bigger label to mark one for her too! Love that!