There's something about the New Year, right?
That whole first week of January I find myself unusually motivated to compulsively purge every closet, cupboard, and drawer and organize them far beyond my usual level of neurotic. I'm pounding water bottles left and right (as per my resolution to drink more of it), and filling trash bags with reckless abandon. It's quite a sight, trust me.
So I've got a few projects lined up for around the house, and I'm pretty excited about them in an overzealous way only I could be.
First up is a new dresser. Granted this isn't an organization project, but our tall, thin dresser is just not cutting it anymore, despite purge after purge, so next weekend Ryan and I (and our favorite little sidekick) are going to trek to IKEA for the Hemnes Dresser. I'm pretty pumped up about it. Following in the footsteps of many a blogger and Pinterest lover, we'll replace the knobs, just not sure with what yet.
Our current setup.
Once we have a long, low dresser as opposed to a tall, thin dresser, I'll want to change the photo situation on the wall. Does this sound like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie yet? So I'm cooking up some ideas for that and welcome yours as well.
p.s. those new shoes on the pouf might be the exact same shoes you see here, and I'm nerdily and pathetically excited to wear them this Spring.
I've already purged the fridge, freezer, our cupboards, and the front hall closet and have my eye on the pantry next. I need some serious organizational ideas for that bad boy so I'll be trolling Pinterest like a crazy.
I've got some new storage furniture coming for Liv's playroom in the hopes that it will contain her perpetually overflowing bins of dress up, puzzles, and gawd knows what else. My mother got this for their playroom in Maine and I loved it so much I ordered it.
Here's the before and after:
I was able to get rid of the set of cubes and her small bookshelf once we added this so we have one less piece of furniture in the playroom, which makes it feel less cluttered.
I'm working on a little family organizational wall to the side of the kitchen - here's what I've got so far.
Not much, but it's a start. Next up are the closet and pantry.
I'm confident I'll run out of steam about halfway through these projects, so keep me motivated - what are you all working on for New Year's projects??