Friday, August 07, 2009

Airing the Dirty Laundry!

My Week One goal for Operation Organization was the laundry room. Now if I'm honest, I don't really have a laundry room. It's more of a laundry, food storage, workbench, and miscellaneous stuff storage closet. Since it serves many many purposes it's important to keep it somewhat organized. That's also the reason that oftentimes it looks like complete and total mayhem.

Operation Organization

I spent a little while each day on sorting through some things and general tidying. Now, I can actually walk to the washing machine without tripping and falling on my head!

Operation Organization

As you can see, I have a few plastic baskets for things, but I'm also using a lot of cardboard boxes from products at the supermarket because they're readily available and FREE. I also discovered that we have enough haircare products and bodywash to last until 2032.

I know the shelf above the dryer doesn't actually look very improved, but I went through a bunch of things and found a huge empty storage bin that I can use somewhere else for something. I was hoping it would be huge enough to store our down comforters in, but it's just a tad too small for that.

I think for week 2 I will be going through some of the clothes cabinets in the bedroom. I asked Martijn if he'd help me go though some of his 900 million tee-shirts and see if there are some that can go! I have plans for some of the discards... maybe I can use the giant storage bin I found to store them in until I get to that project. We'll have to see what happens.

If you missed week 1, you can still join in! Click the picture below to find out more about Operation Organization, hosted at Coming Clean- Confessions of an Imperfect Parent!

8 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

Good job. Now get a plane ticket and come over here and organize something for me. I challenge you.

Melinda said...

That is one tough job, mub! I am impressed with the difference!! Wow. I bet it's so much nicer to walk into that room now. My daughter is LOVING her new room. Seeing her enjoy it so much made all the work worth it! Good luck this week! Thanks for being such a great cheerleader to all the other ladies in the challenge!

Christa said...

I think it looks fantastic! The under the shelf baskets are my favorite - I'll have to get some of those at some point.

Noodle said...

wow you are a wonder woman... My laundry is still in a pile larger then me.... But at least it is clean... I need my nesting phase to kick in so I can be driven to deep clean my house...

Sonya said...

Looks great!! I see you have the milk in the small cartons.I couldnt believe it when I saw those here. I was like,you can just buy milk like that and keep it on the shelf until you need it? Im still weirded out by that but we bought it once and it was fine..lol

Amy said...

Oh, that is so impressive! Isn't it the most wonderful thing ever to have a clean and organized home? Good job.

Mrs4444 said...

Great job! It looks MUCH better. If you run out of closets to clean, come on over!

Suz said...

Great work... I need to get motivated too!

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