First things first – I had an internal battle as whether to use ‘organizing or organising’. I’m thinking ‘z’ is now more commonly used when in this context?
Would you agree this is not a good look for a kitchen table?
You’d be right. Fortunately today is ‘purpose and place day’ at Chez Wright.
Part of the weekend has been spent decluttering. I’m now teaching my much improved habits to my children. Great fun was had making 3 piles of, ‘to keep’ ‘to decide’ and ‘to throw away’ in my 7-year-old’s bedroom and playroom.
Our kitchen table was designated the holding bay for paper, pencils and associated paraphenalia that hadn’t yet been rehomed.
Did you spot the empty boxes at the back?
For the fridge? No. I like an organized fridge, but these Aldi boxes don’t do it for me. Rather more suited for other organization, me thinks.
As someone who professes to have slight hoarding tendencies, and now keeps them in check, paper can still be my achilles’ heel.
It’s apparent my daughter could also become rather attached to paper.
(anyone else wishing they had a real Daniel Robot?)
We’re keeping that potential attachment in check. After all she doesn’t want to follow the same path as Mommy, does she?
It’s okay to let go and move on. Everything has a life span. Everything.
(This lot’s off to the recycling)
We can be quite creative with the recycling.
One thing I’ve learnt is that everything needs a home. A great way to house dolls, with lots of accessories, is in their own box. Made out of the original packaging in some cases.
My daughter loves these boxes so much, and as a consequence the dolls get put back in them at the end of the day.
So, what did I do with the Aldi boxes if they weren’t destined for the fridge?
I’ve been meaning to organize the Kid’s pens and pencils more effectively for a while. So thinking outside the box, or at least outside the suggestion on the packaging, these boxes looked the perfect solution.
Also ideal for my cake decorating bits and pieces, which can be difficult to store and keep tidy…
Your turn…any organizational outside the box tips to share?