Day 1 – The Junk Drawer…sort of

I don’t have enough drawers in my house to have a junk drawer, but I had a desk at our front door that was more of a junk desk.  I used to like the desk, but it really was not of the size to be much benefit in terms of storage.  You see…our house is small and lacks drawers, closets, etc.  Oh, we have a few, but not near enough.

Here is what the desk looked like last week.


Once I had my light bulb moment that I needed a better storage option, I started browsing around for options.  I finally decided on the Hemnes Dresser from Ikea.  Ikea is two hours from here, but we had a free weekend and needed some other things for my organizing mission, so away we went.

Here is the after pictures.  I am SO happy with it and how much additional storage we have now.



I bought drawer organizers at Ikea so I can have some separation in things.


Overall, I am very pleased with this and it was a great investment.  I also bought a piece of glass for the top of it so it doesn’t get scratched up.


Day 4 – The Linen Closet aka bathroom towel closet

I am participating in a 21 Day organizing challenge.  I have been working on it for a while, but just decided to actually create a blog and post my progress.

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I took a picture of my closet as it was when I started.  I’m SO embarrassed!!



Here are all the towels on the living room floor.


There are only THREE people in our house.  Why do we need this many towels?!?


I forgot to take a picture of the rest of the stuff that I pulled out of the closet.  I sorted through all the towels and put some in a different closet to use as cleaning rags.  I separated our wash clothes from my little boy’s.  I also separated beach towels and put those up on the top shelf since we really aren’t going to need those for a while….unfortunately!!

Here is the after picture.