A Place for Everything

I'm so happy January is here! I know a lot of people get a bit of depression after the holidays but that has just never been the case for me. I look forward to January because I wholeheartedly welcome the fresh start. I relish the chance to evaluate where I am and where I would like to be. Plus, I LOVE packing up all the Christmas decor and seeing my home through fresh new eyes.

I am currently in an organizing frenzy. So many things get put on the back burner for me during November and December. Right now I'm tackling paper clutter. Like most families, we have become overtaken by mail, school calendars, bills, catalogues, etc. etc. etc. Where does it all come from and why can't I see my kitchen countertops anymore?! In an effort to make the best use of our space and to hopefully make my life more efficient, we had this little hutch built in the corner of our dining area. It looks like a typical hutch but it now stores our paper shredder, necessary electronics like our router, and two filing drawers. We used the same cabinet maker from our kitchen remodel two years ago and installed the same countertops so the two rooms now feel like one cohesive space.




I still need to style the open shelving but I'm so happy to not have to run down to the basement every time something needs to be shredded before thrown away. Are you organizing anything in your life right now too? How do you decide what project to take on first and how do you keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed? I'm asking for a friend. ;)

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  1. I really like the white cabinetry with the black hardware and drawer pulls. Best of luck with your organization and decluttering!

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    1. Thank you! I love the hardware too.

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  2. I love this! Are you putting your packaging and twine here or do you store them in a different place? I want to buy tins for my spices and organize my pantry because its chaos. I tackle projects by what is driving me crazy the most. Lets just say my house has a lot of organizing potential. Ha! I think there is a new home grace period right?

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    1. I store my packaging and twine in another cabinet. I'm with you on tacking projects by what is causing the most frustrations at the moment. And yes, there is most definitely a new home grace period. Best of luck on your projects! xoxo

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    1. Me too Alyson! Thanks for being here. xoxo

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