December 27, 2006

A Fresh Start


As the new year approaches, I do what I always do. I start thinking about how I can get my house organized. I think my love of organizing really stems from my love of baskets. And boxes. And buckets. And tins. And jars. And Shelves. And cubbies. And hooks. And tags. And labels. Sure, it's nice to be able to find things when I'm looking for them, but that's just a bonus.


I can't wait to pick up some new storage totes today and a bulletin board for my studio so I have a place to put all those pictures and things that inspire me to want to create. Oh and a hook to attach to the side of my work table. And maybe I'll roam around looking at all the storage options, always on the look out for something that was designed for a different purpose but that can be used in my effort to contain everything in my house.
Yesterday we organized the spice cabinet, today the Christmas decorations, tomorrow the world...


My heart is racing, my hands are shaking. I have gotten myself all worked up. I am down right giddy at the thought of all those containers. I'll go warm up the car. See you at Target.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, I think I shared your addiction to vintage ornaments...and now we seem to share a need to get organized. I started with my "studio" yesterday. Love the photos!

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  2. oh so simplistically clean and beautiful! Love your fresh approach!

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  3. Hi Jen - I am so with you on the organizing! I love love love the start of a new year so I can make a fresh plan! I have a goal this year to go room by room and streamline and organize each room including closets, drawers, etc. I love to get rid of clutter! Christine

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  4. Me too... me too.. I am the same way. And just dying to get the tree down and move on to my New Year's reorganizing.

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  5. Ohh, I love all those organizing things too...now if only I could GET organized, lol! Love those photos!

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  6. I know what you mean. It's time to purge, organize and regroup. My scraproom needs a major overhaul. I have been struggling with storing all my chipboard alphabets. I know what I want, just can't find it. grrrrr

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  7. How fun! Did you find any new organizing goodies yesterday? Can't wait to see your studio all ready for your creative projects... it is going to be awesome!
    Kim

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  8. I, too oganized my brains out a couple of days ago...labeled every Christmas box and what tree the ornaments go on...I'm ready for a cozy, compulsively neat winter inside my cottage Victorian.

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  9. Hi Jen we must be on the same wave length. I seriously need to tidy up my work room, maybe I will get brave and post a before and after picture but at the moment I am so ashamed to even pop my head round the door and admit that I actually work in this chaos.
    I love your pics - so inspirational.
    Best wishes Ginny

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  10. Oooh.. I love how everything is in it's place. Looking forward to January.

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  11. Oh I totally agree with your love of all things for storage. There's something wonderful about a new year and getting the decorations down and doing a bit of re-organising. I'll be going looking for some new storage too.
    Your baubles almost look as good in their storage box as they would hanging up.

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