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