Saturday, March 23, 2013

I ain`t pickin` that up!

**Disclaimer: I am not an English teacher, never was, no desire to be one. Please pardon my usage of the word "ain't".

I ain't pickin' that up, uh I mean, I am no longer picking that up. Nope, not me, not anymore! I will take the blame for some of this, but not all of it. I designate spots for certain things, I buy the storage bins, I use Pinterest to gather my thoughts and ideas on how things should be. I say things like "Surely that could work in my house". 

See that basket, it runneth over! Do any of you have that problem?

Or anybody have this problem: Kids throwing junk everywhere? Not picking up their stuff? Look closely and you'll see Hummingbird's school project of astronaut Mae Jemison. 

Or maybe it's you. After coming home from a long day, you're too tired to put stuff where it belongs. Yep, that sounds familiar to me. Some days I am motivated, other days, not as much. Every now and again, the creativity bug hits me and I go into wannabe crafter mode. This post is proof that I have been bitten. 

A few weeks ago, I was on one of my weekly trips to Kohls (love this store, I only shop clearance racks and I must have a coupon to use). There were tremendously marked down storage bins, regularly priced at $34.99, marked down to $7.99, even lesser with my coupon. So, I bought a few of those because our master bedroom closet needed some order. MonkeyMan actually started this back in November 2012. For my birthday, he got me shoe storage and a cute lil storage bench for our closet. I figured I would keep the momentum going by finishing my side of the closet but bringing some of my OCD behavior to his side. The only thing I would want to change is having the colors coordinate. But the cheery colors make walking into our closet fun and bright!

My spoils from Kohls
Birthday gift from MonkeyMan - Storage bin 

Gonna take him a little bit of time to catch on, but it's a start. I know, it's seems quite daunting starting an organization project. Especially trying to get everyone on board. I felt overwhelmed, so I  started breaking the projects into mini projects. Doing a few things in one room, then moving on to the next. Getting in the mood for spring, so I started with the mantle. Just a lil something, but it's a start. 

And that's all it takes, a start. I still have a ways to go but I like the direction we are headed. Yes, I said "we". They are getting on board. In the meantime, Gladiators, rise up and beat that clutter down!


  1. Hi there!

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  2. hahaha! it's me again! Can I borrow you to organize my home? I live with all males :(. hahaha! I've got an offer for you - Would you like to be one of my co-hosts? My favorite post section hit the jackpot and it looks like I will be doing it again. By myself, I had garnered 60. I am in hopes that with a few more people co-hosting we can get a network going. Let me know and email me at :)

  3. Well done on the organizing.. I'm a new follower can't wait to see how you transform your closet to an office