Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Feelin' Giddy

Organizing things makes me giddy.

I know that's weird.  I know my husband thinks I'm weird for it, but it just makes me feel "put together."

Can anyone else understand this?  Am I alone in this?  It's comforting to me.

I recently read on someone's blog (and I can't for the life remember whose...) that they were in the middle of organizing their house BEFORE Thanksgiving.

How honorable of them.  What a great idea! Then I up and told Grace we were going to do that in her closet over Thanksgiving break.  She looked at me and said, "WHY would we do that?"  Which really means, "You mean I might have to work?" (at this stage in her is just the worst punishment EVER!)

But I thought, what a great time to do this, right before Christmas, when we probably have too much of what we need, and we're close to getting more. 

Excellent idea, I'm on it!

So, not only will Grace's closet get a once over, but also my hall closet.
Now, I don't have any before pictures yet, but let me just tell you, it's the tiniest closet in the house, which is really dumb, because it's for COATS.  Come on home designers out there...who builds SMALL coat closets?  Coats are big!

I'm eyeing something along the lines of this.

I like the shelf on the bottom with the baskets for gloves, hats, etc.  I like the storage underneath for boots and the shoes that my kids usually leave ALL OVER THE RUG!

I would love for Grace's and my own closets to look something like this.
My shoes are in disarray, and I don't know what to do.

My craft area is really in pretty good shape, but wouldn't this look nice?
I think these baskets are swoony and use them wherever I can.
Right now Katie Brown has a line of them at Meijer.  Awesome.

In my entryway, I would literally DIE for a bunch of these.
or these...

I would also like to take all of Grace's shopping bags she has been saving, and frame them like this.  She's so into fashion right now, and this would just fit her room's "image."
So, that's my plan for Thanksgiving break...well, along with shopping on black Friday with Grace (first time ever with her...she's so pumped.) 

What will you be doing, well, besides eating Turkey?


  1. Getting organized for me is very a weights been lifted off my chest. That shopping bag idea ~ what a unique & stylish idea, far more fun than the typical teenager-y stuff!

  2. I too, feel peace when organizing. Must be a genetic issue. I had to laugh remembering that this is not Grace's first Black Friday. Remember the 2 crazy mommas with their double stroller? So funny!

  3. sigh, you now have me pining for more organization in my own home. I always feel so cramped in our small apartment and think that a good clean out and organizing spell would definitely make me feel more "put together" and less stressed.
    also, I work at a chanel counter, if you would like some different sized bags to frame just send me an email with your address and I'll mail some to you! mine is

  4. Oh my, I know what you mean! I'm in a constant state of organization...I keep a Goodwill bag in constant use along with an "Other People's Things" to sell. I only keep things that mean a lot to me. For the past 2 months, I've been painting and re-doing my home...I have my side over for Christmas in December. We just painted the boys' room this week John Deere green and yellow...your hubby would be thrilled! :) This is crazy, but every time I watch the show "Hoarders" on A&E, I get even more of an urge to purge...!


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