Monday, October 13, 2008

Organizing!

Organizing is truly one of my favorite things to do. These cabinets in my laundry room really give me a headache though because they just seem to always stay messy. I can honestly blame this on Cody though. :) He goes in there to find a household tool and if he can't find it, this is what it ends up looking like.
BEFORE:


I decided to separate and label items to make it easier to use them and find them. The best part is that he knows where it goes when he is finished using it.
AFTER:
The other cabinet is truly a catch-all cabinet. It pretty much hold things that my pantry and kitchen cabinets cannot fit.

BEFORE:

I moved my laundry supplies somewhere else (check back later to see!) and I just keep things that are too tall for my other cabinets in here.

AFTER:

So far, it has all worked!

75 comments:

At Home In Georgia said...

Wished my cupboards looked that nice...good job.

Darlene said...

Shannon,

If you ever take a trip to Oklahoma can you please come and organize my whole house????? lol

Your cabinets look FABULOUS!!!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

It looks awesome. I so love to be organized too.

Can't wait to see more.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I loooove a good, organized cabinet!! Lookin' good :)!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I laughed at your post because you labeled things, where they are supposed to go. My hubby goes to the cupboard where things are supposed to be and huffs and puffs when it is not there...fully knowing he was the one that used the giant wrench and he didn't put it back.
I love how you organized things, now if you can get him to put things back....oh how wonderful!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Deb said...

Don't you feel like you want to leave the cabinets open so that everyone can see how beautifully organized it is? I showed off my handiwork to my hubby when he came home and then he would catch me just standing in front of the linen closet just smiling. He of course just shakes his head at my eccentricities. Nice job.

Domestic Diva said...

Very nice! Gosh, I wish I had that much room in my cabinets! Great job!

Wendy said...

Oh, I love organizing too...the cupboards look great!

Katy said...

It looks fantastic!!! I love before and after pics! :) I love to organize too!!!! :)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Looks great! Love to organize!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Looks great! I need some help in my laundry room. I don't know how it became the catch all room.

Chris said...

I'm with you--I love to organize! We must have a problem! ;) Everything looks wonderful!

Nikki said...

Hi Shannon, everything looks wonderful. I like organize too, but sometimes have a hard time keeping it that way. I'm still a work in progress.

the undomesticated wife said...

I'd love to have cabinets in my laundry room! Instead I have shelves. Meh!

Jennifer said...

Shannon,
How funny!
I have spent my morning doing the same thing... Those look great :)
I love the labeling idea as the cabinets are so high!

Susie Harris said...

You just go girl!!! When you finish please help me too..
Did you hear my husband after the game? We just couldnt believe it... Go hogs go!

Rambling Girl said...

Looks great! I just need hubby to put us cabinets up in my laundry room. We just built our house in July so I have that on the list among other things. Right now I just have some shelves up and thanks goodness they are not full. Now as to my pantry that is another story. Thanks for the heads up on the organizing tips. Love them!

tidymom said...

Looks GREAT!!! Feels good too doesn't it? I've been working on the same thing (see my blog for my clean outs)

Looking forward to seeing more!!

~Tidymom

Glitter and Bliss said...

OK....you are motivating me to get busy on my "behind the scenes" projects. Thanks!!!

Alex and Jill said...

I love organizing as well...I feel so accomplished afterwards.

Still looking for pics on what you decided for the top of the washer/dryer!

The cabinets look great, by the way...good job! Good luck in training your hubby to keep them that way. :)

Have a great week!

georgie said...

yes can i sign up to have you come here and help me out!
that looks great...

The SSS list is growing-look for an email with your exchange partners info in the coming weeks

Blissfully Enamored said...

thank you SO much for the bible study ideas! i will definitley look into them!! :) i hope you had a GREAT and very blessed weekend!

Brittany said...

Please come to my house and organize my cabinets like this! The before pictures are a norm as far as cabinet organization standards in my house! (Also closets, shelves, pantry and drawers) :)

Marie said...

You are a saint. I despise organizing. We are attempting to do that this very second in our garage. Well, my husband is. I'm reading blogs. :oX I can't ever decide to get rid of things. HELP

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love organizing too, it's a rush really! :) Great job!

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

I love organizing too...one day I will post my pantry. Looks wonderful!

Happy organizing!
Tami

Jennifer said...

Just call me when you are ready to come organize my cabinets!Haha!

You do need to come over again soon and see Brody!:)

Amber said...

We have a hall cupboard that is kind of a catch all too, and I just bought organizing bins at the dollar store last week to attempt to make some order out of the mess of tools that are taking up shelf space in there! Don't you just love the feeling of having things organized?!

P.S. I tagged you on my blog. :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Your "before" pictures look better than some of my "after" pictures! HAHA!

My home - My life said...

I LOVE organizing too! It is like a high for me. I feel so accomplished when I am done. Hubby thinks I am nuts.

Your shelves look great!

Scrapper Mom said...

Good Job, Shannon. I wish I had the energy to tackle some of my cabinets.

l e a h said...

*drooooooooool*

I love posts about organizing and whatnot. But you probably knew that already.

Have I thanked you for the sweet note that you sent? Thank you. I was getting the mail in the dark, well, not completely dark because there was a streetlight above...and I had been expecting a note from a friend, so I thought that was who the tiny little envelope was from, but then, I could faintly make out that the writing was so neat with clean edges, and I was like "no, it can't be from that one friend" (because her writing is NOTHING like yours)...and then I recalled you telling me about your uppercase printing...and saw that it was from you!

Where did you get your return address stamp? I love it!

my thrifty victorian home said...

Ooh, I love organizing too! There always seems to be some cupboard that I just don't want to tackle though. Makes me want to go organize:)

Harris Family said...

You always inspire me...i need to get more organized!!! I know how to do the roll on the actual blog, so it must be bloglines. Do you know how to do that?

Vanessa Greenway said...

It looks very nice! Good job! xo Vanessa

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Isn't organizing the most rewarding thing?!

duchess said...

Looks good - I'm getting ready to organize my daughter's room....want to come help??:)

Vashti said...

Shannon I need you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow Shannon! Thank you for the much needed inspiration. I really needed it. Way to Go!!!!
Mary Lou

Laurel MacD said...

From one organizing guru - looks like it was fun.

Jennifer said...

Looks great! I'm working on some organization projects today too. What a way to spend a day off. :)

Betsy said...

Love, love, love organization! Nothing else beats it!

les_mason_curt said...

i so need to do this. i was very afraid that i was the only one in the whole world that had cabnites that looked like this... thanks for making me feel normal.. organizing, that is something I need to be doing more often!

Sue said...

I love reading your blog!! I want to be organized and I really do know the proximity of everything---this makes me want to get my cabinets over my washer and dryer done just like yours!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Who else wish that her Before, was your after? ME!!!

Jennifer said...

Yay for organizing! I love it when you can see actual results from being productive. Great job!

Marci said...

Hi! I came over to your blog from Kelly's Korner. Your blog is adorable.

Busy Bee said...

I love organizing things...the cabinets look great! What a fun blog!
Stephanie

HeathahLee said...

Oh, my word. My laundry room shelves are so messed up from my husband putting stuff in them I don't dare move stuff. Not that I don't want to... : )

Erin said...

I love your cabinets! There is nothing better than an organized room! Keep up the good work!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Very soothing to see the before and after...I love the organization! :)
Carrie

Shea said...

I can not keep things straight. I constantly live in clutter!! Congrats on the great job!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Awesome Job Shannon...I need to do this...but in every room of my house. I have too much knick knackies. Thanks for the inspiration...I sooo need it. cherry

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh how I wished mine looked that neat. Those laundry room cabinets I struggle with. Yours look great. Jackie

Sarah said...

Wow...I love to organize too! My husband always teases me about it. :) I love my labelmaker!

AndreaLeigh said...

You know, I desperately try to do this in my home, but my husband continues putting things back in the wrong place, even when the cabinets are organized and labeled! I just can't win. Got to love the hubs!

Angie said...

I need to do some organizing too. It helps so much to have things in bins that are labeled. I always think I'm going to remember what's in a certain box, but I never do. You have inspired me to get busy and get organized!

Cali Girl said...

oh, it looks great!

thanks for all the comments and thank YOU and your best friend for the iced tea help.. hehe. I will try it and let ya know how it turned out!

THANKS!!! :o)

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh my word, your making me want to organize. Your cabinets look great all nice and organized. :-)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love to organize - it's so therapeutic.

Amber said...

Awesome job!

I also LOVE to organize. It's funny you should post this today. I just wrote a post earlier this evening on our revamped and reorganized pantry. I'm posting it tomorrow. My husband put built-in shelving in the pantry and I finished putting everything back today. It looks so nice! Fun stuff!

Cari said...

Feel free to come to New England and organize me too! Thank you for your advice on No Other Gods. I will check that out for sure. Sadly, in my state there are no BSF's. However, the new church I went to seems to have some great studies so I will check those out as well. Thanks again!

AJ said...

Oh I love organizing! Truly makes me giddy:):)

bec4 said...

I thought you got into my laundry room and took a picture of my cabinets. They look identical to your before picture, complete with the roll of painter's tape. I better get in there!

J. Leigh Designz said...

Can you come and do mine next? LOL!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Looks great! I wish you could come to my house to organize! hahaha

Liz said...

Wow! Look at those... I'm super impressed. I cringe if a guest opens a cabinet door in my house. :)

Emily said...

You did a fantastic job! Wish I knew how to be so organized!

Tausha said...

OK-now I feel like a total slacker. I WOULD NOT share pics of the inside of my cupboards. I personally find it invigorating to open a cupboard and not be able to find ANYTHING! Maybe that is part of the insanity that comes from being a mom of 3 crazy monkeys!
I am with Darlene-if you are ever in Utah-make sure to let me know-not to organize silly-we would shop and do lunch!

Blissful Nikki said...

STOP ORGANIZING! Your making the rest of us look bad! :) hehehe

Sandy Toes said...

Looks great! I love the feeling of being organized! I hope it will stay like that! It never does in my house!
-Sandy Toes

Our Complete Family said...

Looks awesome girl! You were a busy bee in your laundry room! Can't wait to see the rest! I have a window above the counter above my front load washer/dryer. So, no room for a cabinet. It's a HUGE mess on the counter. I need inspiration~ can't wait to see what you did on your counter! Happy Thursday! Hugs, Les

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love to organize, too! You did a great job!

AliceAnderson said...

Am I the only one that loves before and after organizing pictures? Inspires me to get to work. Great job!

Monogramchick said...

Will you come to my house? :)
I love to organize but never find the time...everything looks GREAT in your cabinets.