Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Organizing This House - The Game Plan

When we moved into a rental,
we knew we weren't going to be here long.
So we haven't completely unpacked.
There are still TONS of boxes 
shoved in closets & the garage.

We have all but decided
we are going to stay in this house for another year.
The price is right and we aren't really 
sure what we are going to do in another year.

So since we are staying a little longer,
I am going to attempt to organize the 
boxes and stuff a little more

My desire for order comes and goes.
Sometimes I seriously just feel so defeated
I don't really care.
Then I get aggravated (or motivated) and try to do something
about it.
But I am "frugal" and don't want to go spend
a bunch of money for storage solutions.
But you will often hear from professional organizers that

Everything needs a place.

With that in mind...
I am going to try and find a place for everything!
And it is easier for EVERYONE
if you know where everything goes!
Stuff is constantly getting misplaced
because it doesn't have a home.

I am going to use this blog as my motivation
to keep this desire for order going!
This will be a feature
that I hopefully will be able to keep going.

Another motivation,
is totally financial too...
there is a TON of stuff that we need to get rid of.
We got rid of a lot of items before we moved...
A LOT!!!
But not enough,
we moved a lot of unneeded items 
because I just couldn't go through and 
get rid of it all 
while managing 4 kids 
and trying to keep the house spotless
while we tried to sell.
So a lot of items got shipped so I could
deal with it here...
Well - its time to deal with it!

Once we have gone through one box at a time
and pulled out what we are not keeping
and repacked what we are...

We will figure out what to do with it:
Garage sale

And to be honest - 
there are a few things that I am just having a hard
time getting rid of.
Like the infant car seat that all 4 have been in...
I was planning on selling that
and the bases
and the stroller
all as a set.
But I think I want to keep the single stroller
a little longer.
Its is a nice stroller and in great shape.

(This is a big problem for me, ask my husband!)

So I have developed somewhat of a game plan
for organization...

The Game Plan:

* Clean & organize boys' closet
* Clean & organize Ms. Priss' closet
* Clean & organize Mr. T's closet
* Re-purpose downstairs closet
*Organize downstairs playroom
* Organize laundry room/pantry
*Clean & Organize Small Master Closet
* Clean & Organize Large Master Closet
* Reorganize Upstairs Loft/Game Room

The problem I have is budget.
I have tons of great solutions and great ideas,
but they all cost more money than I am willing to put into each project.
So my goals has always been to figure out what to do
then find a way to do it as cheaply as possible!

I am not scared of work,
I am not scared of DIY,
we are very much DIY-ers in this house!

My biggest "problem" - 

Wish me luck!

In the meantime - I need ideas on how to label these
fabric bins...

I would like them to be changeable, but not easily.
I have velcro & a laminator but 
Mr. T will rearrange them for us,
so not keen on that idea.

What other ideas do you have?
Budget & kid friendly 
but will look good in a main
living area.

Thanks in advance!!

1 comment:

  1. HI! I'm visiting from Circle of Moms =-) I think my favorite thing about the contest has been finding other homeschool families and getting to get a peak at their journey!!!

    I am always trying to organize our house....it seems so hopeless at times... but I try none the less =-)

    I blog at Living Life Intentionally (currently #27 on the list) and would really like to get into the top 25!!! I would appreciate it so much if you would give me a vote!! Thanks for considering and Happy Homeschooling =-)