Friday, March 1, 2019

Getting Your Ducks, Chickens or Life in Order

 


Happy March!

Ours will be coming in like a LION
as we have ANOTHER Winter storm
on our doorsteps for Saturday night
into Sunday morning! Oh boy.

Well let's get back to March shall we?

I think most of relate March to Spring
and "Spring cleaning." If you are up
on trends recently you know that tidying
and decluttering are what you should be
doing in you life and home.
A lot of people I know are following a
gal named Marie Kondo. I believe her
key statement if "finding spark in
your things." My version of her statement.
I find her to be a declutter fireball.

March's Country Living Magazine had
a great article on organization that I
found more helpful because truthfully
most of our things are "sparkly" to me.
Their article goes from kitchen to craft-
room suggestion way to organize the
items in each of these spaces.

In each of the spaces the start out with
a three tired galvanized stand.

Kitchen:
Their stand holds breakfast and tea
items.
They also suggest using:
A wooden beverage crate for spices.
Enamelware roasting pans for cook-
books, crocks and jars.

Bathroom:
The stand holds those items you have on
your countertop--beauty supplies, tooth-
paste and toothbrush, vitamins etc.
All in cute little containers.
One thing they suggested is to go through
your make-up and toss the items that are
expired or well used.

The Mudroom:
In this space the stand holds all those
things we toss. Keys, change, candy and
sunglasses. Don't forget the pups in your
life. They put a small crock with dog treats
with the leash next to it there to.
Some of the other things in the stand were
a small calendar, notecards with a muffin
tin holding stamps.

More suggestions:
Open mail when you pick it up. Recycle
what you can throw away other stuff
and put away what you are keeping.
Corral all magazines etc in containers
of your choice. When I finish with mine
I take them to school and put them in
our staff lounge.

The Craftroom:
So many uses for the stand in this space.
Ribbon spools, markers, pens, pencils
and scissors. Glue, paints, stamps and
Wasi tape. Fabric, pin cushion, tape
measure are some of their suggestions.

Crocks can be used for a lot of things.
Picnic baskets can hold specific projects
or as they suggest and I actually do this
one put your yarn , needles other supplies
in one. Plus they are transportable.

As always when tidying or decluttering
donate as much as you can. Thrift stores
are great but think outside of the box.
Check with the schools, churches,
scout troops women's groups/shelters,
community centers to see what their
needs may be.


Happy tidying!

~Keep on Dreaming~

10 comments:

  1. That is a nice list for organizing and decluttering. I watched Marie Kondo's TV series, several episodes. She is a whirlwind of organizing and so cute.

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    1. She most definitely is. A bit too much foe me.
      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      Come back soon.

      M : )

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  2. Some of the containers you can find for organizing these days make anyone's stuff look so cute and tidy. I started Marie Kondo's book years ago, but found her too hardcore for me. I have a lot of sparkly things, too.

    It looks like we're going to be sharing that winter storm with you this weekend. Must be a big one.

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    1. Yes, I think nontraditional containers are much more fun
      than traditional ones.

      Marie has some good ideas but I
      think I'll stick to my way of doing things.
      I think we are done with snow here though we are in for rain later this week.

      M : )

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  3. I especially like the advice of opening your mail. I get so frustrated with all of the junk mail that I bring home and have to dispose of. Thanks for sharing...

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    1. You are quite welcome.
      Enjoy your week.

      M : )

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  4. Thanks for the tips! Off to look for that issue of Country Living Magazine!

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    1. Hope you found the magazine.

      Have a great week.

      M : )

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  5. Cool, I will have to dig up my Country Living Magazine. So behind on looking through them. I love that magazine! Have a great week :)
    Great photos, and I love that shade of blue! Beautiful flowers and looks like an gorgeous day out.
    Joy@Books&Life

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  6. Hope you found the mag. I try to get through them and et them out of here
    by getting them to work so someone
    else can enjoy them.

    Enjoy your week.

    M : )

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