Sunday, February 17, 2013

Organization run amok!

I think I'm turning into one of those crazy people that have to organize everything.  A couple of weeks ago it was my pots and pans now it's wrapping paper.

I saw a similar back of the door on Pinterest of course and improvised slightly.  I had this scrap piece of pegboard leftover from making our tack sale display and mounted it on the back of the basement door.  I ordered the white Rubbermaid baskets on eBay and wired them onto the peg board.  This would have been easier to do BEFORE I mounted the pegboard but luckily since the door isn't flat, it worked out okay.  There's also a piece of wire holding all those rolls of wrapping paper from falling all over but you can't see it!  A few peg board hooks for my scissors and wire cutters and we have organization!!!

But this wasn't all...oh no it wasn't!  I also organized my supply of crystals and crafting stuff.  Scrapbooking supplies also went in a bigger plastic tub but it didn't match these so I didn't include it in the picture. I still have a few more to do - these were on sale at Meijer for $0.97 so I bought 7 of them.  Originally I had this idea to organize pantry items by recipe for each day of the week but the reality is, I don't actually use all that many pantry items each day because I use so many fresh or frozen they are getting repurposed.

My other big organizing thing of the weekend was inventorying my freezers and then figuring out what to make with everything so ALL of it gets used up.  If all goes as planned, we should use up just about everything in the freezers in 30 days.  If I can get by with just buying staples like milk and fruit, my grocery bills should be next to nothing!!  That will make me smile. Then maybe I can defrost the big freezer and possibly not use it any more to save a little electricity.

Next weekend I'm thinking about tackling the basement stairway and even the basement to get that area cleaned up and ORGANIZED.  Uh oh.

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