Top 5 Organising Projects of 2011

Somehow between my first year of blogging, working part time, kindy drop offs and being a part time stay at home mum I managed to complete a few organising projects in 2011.  Some were big, some small, but they all have had a HUGE impact on how we live our lives.

THE PANTRY

The Organised Panty

This was a HUGE job.  Our pantry had NEVER been organised.  It was full of expired lurkers at the back and general chaos at the front.  Nothing had a place and no systems existed.  After a little shopping for some container ideas and a few days  culling, sorting and ordering we had a “new” pantry!  This project was life changing and I am very happy to say that thanks to all the containers it has stayed organised!!!

 THE BATHROOM

The Organised Bathroom

This was another BIG project.  The bathroom was a dumping zone.  A hundred bottles of deoderant, messy make up and things that just don’t belong in a bathroom!  The drawers have needed reorganising a few times but the cupboards have stayed organised!

THE BAG

The "OiOi" Carry All ~ That really carries all!!!

I literally think about this life changer every day!  This bag never leaves my side and thanks to it’s brilliant design I am always organised and can find everything at my finger tips!

THE ORGANISATION STATION

The Family Organisation Station

The Organisation Station took a few attempts to get it right!  We are still working on keeping this system going but it works.  Most of all having the one family calendar has been a life saver!  

THE WARDROBE

The "INSTA- Shelf"

If there was a time to get emotional it was all about the wardrobe.  The culling of the oh so gorgeous baby clothes is enough to make anyone cry and I had whole containers of it!  But the end product of weeks of work was two sorted and organised wardrobe’s with some great systems in place to keep them that way!!!

  • The school zone – A place to keep under control the mountain of paper work associated with a little one at school, a place to do homework, to keep home readers and to get organised for learning.
  • A bag zone – For handbags, swimming bags, beach bags, grocery bags!
  • Outdoor Equipment – A way to store all of that outdoor craft and play equipment and some much needed play area makeovers!
  • The Linen Closet – A final solution for this space
  • The Entryway – A system for when we enter the house and to beautify the area!
  • Two picture boxes – Two picture boxes that are bland and one that is a dumping ground for keys!
  • Two photo galleries – Finally getting around to creating some family photo display areas!
  • A Display area – A seasonal area to display trinkets and pictures.

Oh I could go on for ever!!!!  But there you have it the projects of 2011 are inspiring me to continue on into 2012!!!  

What needs organising or beautifying at your place?

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I love the pantry I really need to do that it seriously depresses me every time I open it. I am glad you said it took a few days to do sounds more achievable doing it over a few days

  2. I’ve loved all your organization tips last year!! I still am in love with that bag!!!

  3. Looks great and I love how you are slowly taking the time to organise your home. It makes a huge difference. Looking forward to your projects this year. N x

  4. Argh, well done! Our three bedrooms have built ins with one high shelf. They are disaster zone areas. I haven’t been able to think about what could possibly ‘work’ up there to be practical and not to expensive… guess that is a job for me during 2012!

  5. Love these posts! I’m working on almost every room in our house this year. I’m starting on our lounge room.

  6. Your bathroom cabinet looks amazing!! I’m working on our pantry at the moment. I can’t believe the amount of stuff I’ve thrown away…such a waste of space and money. Looking forward to seeing more of your organisational projects this year.

  7. A very organised household!! I love it!! My pantry, kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms all need organising.. which I am slowly starting.. but we’re about to have renovations start so kids rooms and kitchen can wait as everything from the lounge is being dumped there for a few weeks..

    I cried when I packed up my girly baby clothes… Hoping to pass them on to someone soon! 🙂

  8. and I just opened my pantry door and Cocopops just fell on my head.. did ur blogpost just jinx me?? xxx

  9. YOU are very organised. I want a house so I can get that way too!!!!

  10. I was inspired with all the ideas. Thanks a lot. I will definitely reorganised my home soon.

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