Monday, November 29, 2010

First time building furniture!

So I hope every one's holiday went well. We had a great week off. I got a few things done among the cooking and cleaning.

I BUILT a bookcase (shoe storage) by myself with a little help from Anna has some great, easy to execute plans. I have only build one of the two bookcases so far. I plan to build the second this week. It cleaned the shoe corner near my back door perfectly. I need to get baskets still but so far so good. It made the whole corner feel much bigger. I will post pics as soon as I get the baskets but so far this non building non organizeed mess of a homemaker is pulling things together YAY!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So I had a really busy couple of weeks. I did manage to get a few small projects done. I reorganised my kitchen drawers with these, lined and organised my dresser drawers, organised my linen closet, bought bins 10 for 16$ they are the shoe box size at Bed Bath & Beyond. I have used two of them for the kids blocks and one for the craft odds and ends. It is AMAZING how much the small things I was able to get done these past few weeks have inspired me to do more. Slowly it is turning into a fun job and less of a chore. I hope to get some photos up soon. I am going to attempt building a bookcase that I am turning into a shoe bench for next to the sliding door(the main door that is used) If I do find time I will try to remember to take pics of the process. I found the plans here It looks pretty simple. I post if it is truley simple to do for the non-crafty/organized person. =)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New to blogging

Hi my name is Beth and I am a mom of a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old diva! I am tired of dealing with all the clutter that two small children can bring into a home. I have never been a great organizer but I have always had a clean house. Now I have a house filled with toys, school papers and projects, craft stuff, book, books, and more books. So I am on a mission to tackle the clutter and learn to organize. I am going to document my journey and hopefully pass along any helpful tips and tricks I come across. I am a newbie to blogging as well. =)
So I will take on the front room this week and creating a clutter free “toy zone” in my family room as well. Take care and here’s to new beginnings. YAY